Much Ado About Nothing
Movie Details

Much Ado About Nothing

May 7, 1993 | 1h 41m

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director

Kenneth Branagh

Cast

Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, Kate Beckinsale, Brian Blessed, Gerard Horan, Richard Clifford, Richard Briers, Ben Elton, Patrick Doyle, Jimmy Yuill, Imelda Staunton, Phyllida Law, Teddy Jewesbury, Chris Barnes, Andy Hockley, Conrad Nelson, Alex Scott, Alex Lowe

Producer

Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh

Writer

Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare

Synopsis

Don Pedro has defeated his brother Don John in battle and returns victorious to the home of his friend Leonato. Don Pedro's man Claudio falls in love with Leonato's daughter Hero and plans to marry her, but the devious Don John hatches a scheme to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Don Pedro brings together his woman-hating second in command with Leonato's niece Beatrice.

Awards

  • Co-Winner for the 1993 National Board of Review Award for Top Ten Films
  • David Parfitt Co-Nominee for the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
  • David Parfitt Co-Nominee for the 1994 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Emma Thompson Nominee for the 1994 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
  • Emma Thompson won the Evening Standard Award for best actress for her performances in "Much Ado About Nothing" (Great Britain/USA/1993) and "The Remains of the Day" (USA/1993).
  • Kenneth Branagh Co-Nominee for the 1994 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Nominated for two 1993 Spirit Awards by the Independent Feature Project/West, including best film and best actress (Emma Thompson).
  • Phyllis Dalton Nominee for the 1993 BAFTA Award for Costume Design
  • Stephen Evans Co-Nominee for the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
  • Stephen Evans Co-Nominee for the 1994 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature

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