The third film in our series of contemporary re-imaginings of Shakespeare's work is an adaptation of Act I Scene II from Julius Caesar. It documents Brutus and his conspirators plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar.

The film is directed by Pedro Martín-Calero and stars Mark Stanley (known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Dickensian) as Brutus and Tony Osoba as Julius Caesar. The film was shot on location at the Treasury Bowl and in various locations in the Foreign and Commonwealth office, with Durbar Court being the striking marble floored room that Brutus sits in.

About the Shakespeare Lives film collection

This year the British Council has commissioned a series of films using Shakespeare's works as inspiration as part of Shakespeare Lives 2016; an unprecedented global programme celebrating William Shakespeare’s work and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.