A film by Stuart Burge of John Dexter's production of Othello at the National Theatre.

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall.

It is, so far, the only Shakespeare film in which all the principals were nominated for Oscars. Finlay (Iago) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor despite having the role with the most lines in the play: 1117 to Olivier's 856. Olivier did, however, appear on screen three minutes longer than Finlay.

Laurence Olivier as Othello
Maggie Smith as Desdemona
Joyce Redman as Emilia
Frank Finlay as Iago
Derek Jacobi as Michael Cassio
Robert Lang as Roderigo

Certificate U
Running Time 170 mins
Region 0
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date 22/08/2011

Number of Discs 1
Special Features
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