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November 05 2012

The Operative takes on Shakespeare. Watch Ejiofor perform Shakespeare's Hamlet and make an appearance in the 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?.

That was beautiful. After listening to that, I think Joss wrote 'The Operative' in a modern Shakespearean vein. It's time for my semi-yearly Serenity watch, so I'll have to keep that in mind this time :)
I was very impressed with his performance. He is such an incredible actor.
That's Joss Whedon in a nutshell:

He would drown the stage with tears
And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,
Make mad the guilty and appall the free,
Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed
The very faculties of eyes and ears.

I would listen to him read the phone book. swoon..
I love Shakespeare and all, but as a spaniard, such british and american obsession with him gets me puzzled; there is so much more to english literature than old good Bill...
Chiwetel Ejiofor also did a modern-day-setting version of "Othello" in the title role. I think it aired in the U.S. on BBC America (Christopher Eccleston played Iago).
Chiwetel Ejiofor also did a modern-day-setting version of "Othello" in the title role. I think it aired in the U.S. on BBC America (Christopher Eccleston played Iago).

Shapenew | November 05, 18:54 CET


Hmmm...I thought it was Ewan McGregor who did Iago, but maybe it was a version of Othello with a slightly different cast, since I'm sure it was Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello as well. Donmar Theatre production, if I remember, right. Think I might have a DVD of the performance. Or is that the David Tennnant-Patrick Stewart Hamlet? Hmmm...
Shapenew, I think the version you're thinking of is one with Eamonn Walker in the role of Othello.

I can't find any evidence that Ejiofor ever did a TV version.

He did do a stage version with, as BlueEyedBrigadier says, Ewan McGregor in the role of Iago. Also with Tom Hiddleston as Cassio.

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