Othello (2001)

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Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.


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18 January 2003 | AlabamaWorley1971
| Brilliantly conceived and acted
From the writer who brought us the devilish Francis Urquhart in the HOUSE OF CARDS series comes this wonderful modern retelling of the Shakespeare play. After John Othello (Eamonn Walker) is given the job of superintendent in the wake of a racial police scandal, Ben Jago (Christopher Eccleston) schemes to ruin his one-time friend. Christopher is perfectly lean and hungry as Jago. Eamonn Walker plays the role so soft-spokenly, it becomes even more nerve-wracking as he's driven mad by jealousy. Originally aired in the US on MASTERPIECE THEATER, and beautifully shot for a TV production. (8/10)

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28 January 2002



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UK, USA, Canada

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