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Othello by William Shakespeare

Set in the late sixteenth century, during the wars between Venice and Turkey. Othello, a Moor and Desdemona, an Italian marry and attempt to build a life together despite their differences in age, race, and experience. Their marriage is sabotaged by the envious Iago who convinces Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 30

  1. 1. Kenneth Branagh 36% 
  2. 2. Martin Scorsese 20% 
  3. 3. Richard Eyre 6% 
  4. 4. Tim Burton 6% 
  5. 5. Sam Mendes 6% 
  6. 6. Quentin Tarantino 3% 
  7. 7. M. Night Shyamalan 3% 
  8. 8. Atom Egoyan 3% 
  9. 9. Spike Lee 3% 
  10. 10. Ridley Scott 3% 
  11. 11. Tim Blake Nelson 3% 
  12. 12. Shekar Kapur 3% 

Cast Results

Othello Total Votes: 40

  1. 1. Taye Diggs 17% 
  2. 2. Denzel Washington 15% 
  3. 3. Laurence Fishburne 10% 
  4. 4. Samuel L. Jackson 10% 
  5. 5. Jamie Foxx 10% 
  6. 6. Chiwetel Ejiofor 7% 
  7. 7. Chiwetel Heliodor 5% 
  8. 8. Dule Hill 2% 
  9. 9. Morgan Freeman 2% 
  10. 10. Hugh Quarshie 2% 
  11. 11. Blair Underwood 2% 
  12. 12. Derek Luke 2% 
  13. 13. Isaiah Washington 2% 
  14. 14. Malcolm-Jamal Warner 2% 
  15. 15. Dennis Haysbert 2% 
  16. 16. Don Cheadle 2% 
  17. 17. Djimon Hounsou 2% 

Desdemona Total Votes: 41

  1. 1. Kate Winslet 29% 
  2. 2. Bryce Dallas Howard 7% 
  3. 3. Emmy Rossum 7% 
  4. 4. Kate Beckinsale 4% 
  5. 5. Romola Garai 4% 
  6. 6. Katie Holmes 4% 
  7. 7. Emilia Fox 4% 
  8. 8. Penelope Cruz 2% 
  9. 9. Courtney Cox 2% 
  10. 10. Daisy Wood-Davis 2% 
  11. 11. Halle Berry 2% 
  12. 12. Carly Pope 2% 
  13. 13. Jessica Alba 2% 
  14. 14. Emily Blunt 2% 
  15. 15. Keira Knightley 2% 
  16. 16. Thandie Newton 2% 
  17. 17. Samantha Morton 2% 
  18. 18. Rachel Weisz 2% 
  19. 19. Rachel Weiz 2% 
  20. 20. Natalie Portman 2% 
  21. 21. Eva Green 2% 
  22. 22. Rachel Hurd-Wood 2% 

Iago Total Votes: 40

  1. 1. Joaquin Phoenix 15% 
  2. 2. Alan Rickman 12% 
  3. 3. Kenneth Branagh 10% 
  4. 4. Matt Damon 10% 
  5. 5. Edward Norton 10% 
  6. 6. Andy Serkis 7% 
  7. 7. Brad Dourif 5% 
  8. 8. Tim Curry 5% 
  9. 9. Tim Roth 5% 
  10. 10. Peter Sarsgaard 2% 
  11. 11. Paul Bettany 2% 
  12. 12. Ewan McGregor 2% 
  13. 13. Jude Law 2% 
  14. 14. Hayden Christensen 2% 
  15. 15. David Thewlis 2% 
  16. 16. Daniel Day-Lewis 2% 
  17. 17. Ian McDiarmid 2% 

Cassio Total Votes: 27

  1. 1. Kenneth Branagh 18% 
  2. 2. Ben Affleck 18% 
  3. 3. Cillian Murphy 14% 
  4. 4. Adrien Brody 11% 
  5. 5. Russell Crowe 7% 
  6. 6. Ioan Gruffudd 7% 
  7. 7. Jeremy Irons 3% 
  8. 8. Freddie Fox 3% 
  9. 9. Tom Welling 3% 
  10. 10. Brad Pitt 3% 
  11. 11. Josh Hartnett 3% 
  12. 12. James Marsden 3% 

Emilia Total Votes: 23

  1. 1. Rachel Weisz 21% 
  2. 2. Natalie Portman 17% 
  3. 3. Maggie Smith 13% 
  4. 4. Emma Thompson 13% 
  5. 5. Emmy Rossum 13% 
  6. 6. Romola Garai 8% 
  7. 7. Judi Dench 4% 
  8. 8. Kathryn Prescott 4% 
  9. 9. Charlize Theron 4% 

Roderigo Total Votes: 17

  1. 1. Orlando Bloom 35% 
  2. 2. Brendan Gleeson 17% 
  3. 3. Antonio Banderas 17% 
  4. 4. Adrien Brody 17% 
  5. 5. Gael Garcia Bernal 5% 
  6. 6. Joshua Jackson 5% 

Bianca Total Votes: 16

  1. 1. Rachel McAdams 37% 
  2. 2. Femi Taylor 25% 
  3. 3. Sophie Okonedo 18% 
  4. 4. Lindsay Lohan 6% 
  5. 5. Rebecca Atkinson 6% 
  6. 6. Kate Hudson 6% 

Senator Brabantio Total Votes: 20

  1. 1. Al Pacino 25% 
  2. 2. Ken Page 15% 
  3. 3. Ed Harris 15% 
  4. 4. Ian McDiarmid 15% 
  5. 5. Tom Wilkinson 15% 
  6. 6. Bernard Hill 10% 
  7. 7. Alan Rickman 5% 

Montano Total Votes: 15

  1. 1. Hugh Grant 60% 
  2. 2. Nicholas Farrell 13% 
  3. 3. Callum Blue 13% 
  4. 4. Daniel Radcliffe 13% 

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Comments

  • Lynskeyium: Romola Garai should definitely play Desdemona. To me, she is the perfect choice for the part.
  • American: Great. Not this Kenneth Brangh-MUST-direct-every-single-Shakespeare dapatation nonsense.
  • American: 1) No. I'm not a Troll. 2) He didn't produce Othello. He only starred in an adaptation. 3) Just because he's good at Shakespearean adaptations ...
  • Spoon: Well, for me, the point I made in the other thread still stands: "Yeah, I realize it's a little predictable to pick Branagh for Shakespeare, ...

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