David Harewood

Series 1 - Episode 5 David Harewood

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Summary

Actor David Harewood delves into Othello, the tragic tale of how an honourable man is transformed into a jealous killer through the psychological manipulation of his alleged friend Iago. Along the way, he hears from Simon Russell Beale - who played Iago to his Othello - Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Adrian Lester and Imogen Stubbs, who discuss their previous portrayals of the play's characters and its most powerful scenes. He also looks back at previous portrayals of Othello and examines how racial prejudice has affected interpretations of the play throughout the centuries.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Harewood
Contributor Simon Russell Beale
Contributor Adrian Lester
Contributor Ian McKellen
Contributor Patrick Stewart
Contributor Imogen Stubbs
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