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The BBC Television Shakespeare (1978– )
TV Series

BBC adaptations of all 39 plays wholly and authoritatively credited to William Shakespeare.
Seasons
7   |   6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Writer
William Shakespeare (play) (play "Richard II")
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 3, 1978

Release date (First episode)
Dec 3, 1978 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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186 cast members
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Richard Pasco
Brutus / Jaques Brutus / Jaques   See fewer
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Charles Gray
Duke of York / Julius Caesar Duke of York / Julius Caesar   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Chorus / John of Gaunt Chorus / John of Gaunt   See fewer
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Christopher Strauli
Benvolio / Claudio Benvolio / Claudio   See fewer
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Tony Church
Duke Senior / Prologue Duke Senior / Prologue   See fewer
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Jeffrey Holland
Duke of Surrey / William Duke of Surrey / William   See fewer
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David Dodimead
Bishop of Lincoln / Lord Ross Bishop of Lincoln / Lord Ross   See fewer
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Mike Lewin
Herald / Palace Lord Herald / Palace Lord   See fewer
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Derek Jacobi
Richard II Richard II   See fewer
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Helen Mirren
Rosalind Rosalind   See fewer
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Kenneth Colley
Duke Vincentio Duke Vincentio   See fewer
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John Stride
Henry VIII Henry VIII   See fewer
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Rebecca Saire
Juliet Juliet   See fewer
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Brian Stirner
Orlando Orlando   See fewer
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Kate Nelligan
Isabella Isabella   See fewer
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Jon Finch
Henry Bolingbroke Henry Bolingbroke   See fewer
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Julian Glover
Duke of Buckingham Duke of Buckingham   See fewer
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Keith Michell
Marc Antony Marc Antony   See fewer
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Ronald Pickup
Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury   See fewer
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Wendy Hiller
Duchess of York Duchess of York   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
Capulet Capulet   See fewer
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David Collings
Cassius Cassius   See fewer
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Barbara Kellerman
Anne Bullen Anne Bullen   See fewer
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James Bolam
Touchstone Touchstone   See fewer
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Timothy West
Cardinal Wolsey Cardinal Wolsey   See fewer
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Clive Francis
Oliver Oliver   See fewer
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Mary Morris
Duchess of Gloucester Duchess of Gloucester   See fewer
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Joseph O'Conor
Friar Laurence Friar Laurence   See fewer
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Elizabeth Spriggs
Calpurnia Calpurnia   See fewer
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Richard Easton
Duke Frederick Duke Frederick   See fewer
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Laurence Naismith
Prince Escalus Prince Escalus   See fewer
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David Swift
Duke of Northumberland Duke of Northumberland   See fewer
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Sam Dastor
Casca Casca   See fewer
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John Rowe
Cromwell Cromwell   See fewer
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Anthony Andrews
Mercutio Mercutio   See fewer
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Clifford Rose
Bishop of Carlisle Bishop of Carlisle   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Provost Provost   See fewer
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Lewis Fiander
Duke of Suffolk Duke of Suffolk   See fewer
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Jon Laurimore
Flavius Flavius   See fewer
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Charles Keating
Duke of Aumerle Duke of Aumerle   See fewer
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John Quentin
Le Beau Le Beau   See fewer
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Alan Rickman
Tybalt Tybalt   See fewer
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Adrienne Corri
Mistress Overdone Mistress Overdone   See fewer
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Alan Leith
Sergeant-at-Arms Sergeant-at-Arms   See fewer
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John Sterland
Marullus Marullus   See fewer
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Jacqueline Hill
Lady Capulet Lady Capulet   See fewer
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Richard Owens
Thomas Mowbray Thomas Mowbray   See fewer
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Maynard Williams
Silvius Silvius   See fewer
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Claire Bloom
Katharine of Aragon Katharine of Aragon   See fewer
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Garrick Hagon
Octavius Caesar Octavius Caesar   See fewer
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Janet Maw
Queen Queen   See fewer
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John Bailey
Griffith, Gentleman-Usher Griffith, Gentleman-Usher   See fewer
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John Clegg
Froth Froth   See fewer
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Brian Coburn
Messala Messala   See fewer
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Leonard Preston
Titinius Titinius   See fewer
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William Sleigh
Barnardine Barnardine   See fewer
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David Troughton
Surveyor Surveyor   See fewer
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Jeremy Bulloch
Henry Percy Henry Percy   See fewer
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Paul Henry
Peter Peter   See fewer
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Tom McDonnell
Amiens Amiens   See fewer
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Alexander Davion
Decius Brutus Decius Brutus   See fewer
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Neil McCarthy
Abhorson Abhorson   See fewer
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John Nettleton
Lord Chamberlain Lord Chamberlain   See fewer
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Roger Davidson
Balthasar Balthasar   See fewer
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Charles Lloyd Pack
Lord Sandys Lord Sandys   See fewer
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John Paul
Montague Montague   See fewer
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Andrew Hilton
Lucilius Lucilius   See fewer
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Nigel Lambert
Sir Thomas Lovell Sir Thomas Lovell   See fewer
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Eileen Page
Francisca Francisca   See fewer
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Zulema Dene
Lady Montague Lady Montague   See fewer
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Anthony Dawes
Ligarius Ligarius   See fewer
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Kevin Stoney
Escalus Escalus   See fewer
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Timothy Bateson
Sir Oliver Martext Sir Oliver Martext   See fewer
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Esmond Knight
Old Capulet Old Capulet   See fewer
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Adam Bareham
Sir Henry Guildford Sir Henry Guildford   See fewer
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Roger Bizley
Metellus Metellus   See fewer
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Godfrey Jackman
Friar Thomas Friar Thomas   See fewer
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John Flint
Lord Willoughby Lord Willoughby   See fewer
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David Prowse
Charles Charles   See fewer
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David Sibley
Sampson Sampson   See fewer
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Jeffrey Daunton
Servant Servant   See fewer
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Alan Tucker
First Gentleman First Gentleman   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Gregory Gregory   See fewer
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Carl Oatley
Earl Berkeley Earl Berkeley   See fewer
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John Abbott
Second Gentleman Second Gentleman   See fewer
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John Cater
1st Gentleman 1st Gentleman   See fewer
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Ronald Forfar
Soothsayer Soothsayer   See fewer
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Paul Bentall
Jaques de Boys Jaques de Boys   See fewer
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Bunny Reed
Abraham Abraham   See fewer
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William Whymper
Sir Stephen Scroop Sir Stephen Scroop   See fewer
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David Browning
A Justice A Justice   See fewer
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Jeremy Kemp
Duke of Norfolk Duke of Norfolk   See fewer
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Patrick Marley
Artemidorus Artemidorus   See fewer
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John Barcroft
Earl of Salisbury Earl of Salisbury   See fewer
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Vernon Dobtcheff
Apothecary Apothecary   See fewer
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Peter Tullo
Palace Lord Palace Lord   See fewer
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Geoffrey Cousins
Servant Servant   See fewer
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Jack McKenzie
Sir Nicholas Vaux Sir Nicholas Vaux   See fewer
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William Simons
Trebonius Trebonius   See fewer
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David Garfield
Welsh Captain Welsh Captain   See fewer
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John Savident
Friar John Friar John   See fewer
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Michael Poole
Cardinal Campeius Cardinal Campeius   See fewer
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John Tordoff
Cinna the Poet Cinna the Poet   See fewer
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Desmond Adams
Sir Pierce of Exton Sir Pierce of Exton   See fewer
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Carl Forgione
Duke Senior's Lord Duke Senior's Lord   See fewer
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Danny Schiller
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Tony Friel
First Gaoler First Gaoler   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester   See fewer
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Philip York
Young Cato Young Cato   See fewer
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Max Harvey
Duke Senior's Lord Duke Senior's Lord   See fewer
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Jeremy Young
1st Watch 1st Watch   See fewer
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Sylvia Coleridge
Old Lady, Anne Bullen's friend Old Lady, Anne Bullen's friend   See fewer
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Harry Jones
Second Gaoler Second Gaoler   See fewer
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Jeffrey Chiswick
2nd Watch 2nd Watch   See fewer
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Paddy Ward
Keeper Keeper   See fewer
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Robert Oates
Pindarus Pindarus   See fewer
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John Sarbutt
First Arresting Officer First Arresting Officer   See fewer
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Bruno Barnabe
Abbot of Westminster Abbot of Westminster   See fewer
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Gary Taylor
Potpan Potpan   See fewer
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David Rintoul
Lord Abergavenny Lord Abergavenny   See fewer
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Alan Thompson
1st Citizen / 1st Plebeian 1st Citizen / 1st Plebeian   See fewer
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Nicholas Tudor
Second Arresting Officer Second Arresting Officer   See fewer
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Jonathan Adams
Gardener Gardener   See fewer
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Leo Dolan
2nd Citizen / 2nd Plebeian 2nd Citizen / 2nd Plebeian   See fewer
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Alan Collins
Gardener's Man Gardener's Man   See fewer
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Emma Kirkby
Singer Singer   See fewer
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Johnnie Wade
1st Soldier / 3rd Plebeian 1st Soldier / 3rd Plebeian   See fewer
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Alan Bowerman
1st Citizen 1st Citizen   See fewer
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John Curless
Lord Fitzwater Lord Fitzwater   See fewer
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David Henry
2nd Soldier / 4th Plebeian 2nd Soldier / 4th Plebeian   See fewer
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Sally Home
Patience Patience   See fewer
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Terry Wright
Murderer Murderer   See fewer
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Oliver Cotton
Earl of Surrey Earl of Surrey   See fewer
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Ronald Fernee
Servant Servant   See fewer
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Tom Kelly
Antony's Servant / Claudius Antony's Servant / Claudius   See fewer
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Michael Walker
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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Tim Brown
Herald Herald   See fewer
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Jack Elliott
Messenger / Octavius' Servant Messenger / Octavius' Servant   See fewer
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John Rhys-Davies
Capucius, Ambassador from Emperor Charles V Capucius, Ambassador from Emperor Charles V   See fewer
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Timothy Barker
Page to Gardiner Page to Gardiner   See fewer
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Michael Cogan
Caesar's Servant Caesar's Servant   See fewer
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Phillada Sewell
Queen's Lady Queen's Lady   See fewer
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Brian Osborne
Door-keeper of the Council Chamber Door-keeper of the Council Chamber   See fewer
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Sandra Frieze
Queen's Lady Queen's Lady   See fewer
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John Rogan
Dr. Butts Dr. Butts   See fewer
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Jack May
Lord Chancellor Lord Chancellor   See fewer
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Nicholas Gecks
Volumnius Volumnius   See fewer
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Michael Jenkinson
Dardanius Dardanius   See fewer
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Roy Spencer
Lepidus Lepidus   See fewer
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Terence Conoley
Popilius Popilius   See fewer
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Noel Johnson
Publius Publius   See fewer
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2nd Gentleman 2nd Gentleman   See fewer
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9 / 10 | 21 votes