Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi
, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin
 I last met any Shakespeare at
school, where sitting down, reading it out aloud did a damn good job
of putting me off, though I did enjoy Polanski's Macbeth. This is similar - real 'ac-tors' doing real 'ac-ting', nearly all of them
household names. It takes a while to get used to the prithey-ing and
thou-ing and Branagh's extra scenes added nothing for me.
However, it gets better as it goes on; the battle scenes are well
staged and it's easy to see why Branagh has been critically
acclaimed. For being different...