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If Newsreaders Did Shakespeare... Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Sunday, 16 October 2011 15:28

You may have heard by now that Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus boasts a stellar supporting role from one Channel 4 news presenter (cleverly taking on the Messenger lines in the play), a casting choice which prompted a major title change in my mind:


Jon Snow Coriolanus


Given this excellent use of the multi-coloured-tie-wearing broadcasting legend, which you can see for yourself tonight at the London Film Festival, here are some other newsreaders that we want to see tackle Shakespeare...


Trevor McDonald IS...

Trevor McDonald Othello


Fiona Bruce IS Lady Macbeth IN...

Fiona Bruce Shakespeare


Huw Edwards IN...  

Much Ado About Nothing Huw Edwards


Krishnan Guru-Murphy IN...

Krishnan Guru-Murphy Merchant of Venice


Natasha Kaplinsky IN...

Natasha Kaplinsky 10 Things I Hate About You


And finally, from the ITV news studio...

ITV newsreader Timon of Athens


For Shakespearian newsreadery goodness, head this way to read our Coriolanus LFF review.