Front Row asks actors, directors and writers to give their personal take on a favourite Shakespeare character, to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.
Judi chooses one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic female characters.
David chooses the troubled Prince of Denmark.
Adrian Lester chooses Othello, consumed by jealousy.
Romola chooses the nun Isabella from Measure for Measure.
Kenneth chooses Leontes from The Winter's Tale.
Kim chooses the great Egyptian Queen.
Ian chooses one of Shakespeare's darkest characters.
Noma chooses loyal and outspoken Paulina from The Winter's Tale.
Juliet chooses Rosalind from As You Like It.
Lucian Msamati chooses Iago from Othello.
Catherine chooses clever and funny Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing.
Simon chooses Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing.
Barrie Rutter chooses Falstaff from The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Zoe Wanamaker chooses Emilia from Othello.
Hugh chooses Malvolio from Twelfth Night.
Janet chooses Portia, Shakespeare's beguiling heroine of The Merchant of Venice
James chooses one of Shakespeare's smallest roles.
Don chooses the tragic figure of Lear.
Charles chooses the Roman general