Ralph Feinnes In Coriolanus

I dunno if it’s the cropped hair, the tattoos, or the bit where Brian Cox says “Coriolanus has grown from man to dragon,” but there is definitely something of the Voldemort to this new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, starring Ralph Fiennes.

A much-feared figure goes off to raise an army in order to do attack an entire community? The end of days? Heck, there’s even a bit where one character grabs another and they both fall out of a building.

All very coincidental stuff, of course – and let’s not forget who wrote what first, shall we? – and with a supporting cast that includes Gerard Butler, as well as Vanessa Redgrave and James Nesbitt, it’s clear no-one’s going to be pulling wands on anyone. Not when they’ve got all of those tanks and big guns and stuff, eh?


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By Fraser McAlpine