Romeo, Henry V and Hamlet are three of Shakespeare’s greatest characters. Loads of actors have tried them on for size. Here are eight who made our list of hits and misses.
To be or not to be in a Shakespeare production, that is the question. The answer, for actors looking for a little respect, some credibility and maybe critical acclaim, the answer is yes, yes, and by my throth, yes! Just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hiddleston, Kenneth Banagh, Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, David Tennant and, by my troth, even Mel Gibson.
Whether it’s playing a character inspired by Shakespeare, or adapted from his plays, or f…
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