Othello

(1955)
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The earliest British televised production in existence of the play Othello, with black American actor, Gordon Heath, in the title role. This was the first televised version of the play to feature a black actor in the title role. Gordon Heath, an American, came to Britain in 1947 and was cast by Kenneth Tynan to play Othello in his 1950 Arts Council production. The play takes place in Venice and Cyprus and the original production was part-live, with recorded Venice sequences

  1. Tony Richardson

    Director

  2. William Shakespeare

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gordon Heath

    Othello

  2. Rosemary Harris

    Rosemary Harris

    Desdemona

  3. Paul Rogers

    Paul Rogers

    Iago

  4. Robert Hardy

    Robert Hardy

    Cassio

  5. Nigel Davenport

    Nigel Davenport

    Lodovico

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Othello

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 15, 1955
    U
    TV

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    All ages admitted, there is nothing unsuitable for children.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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