In war-ridden Rome, former soldier and hero Coriolanus (Fiennes) is banished , siding with his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius
(Gerard Butler) to take revenge on his city.
The on-going war is used as a metaphor for other conflicts faced by protagonist Coriolanus (Richard Lynch), including his rivalry with Volscan leader Tullus Aufidius
(Richard Harrington) and his strained relationship with his mother Volumnia (Rhian Morgan).
Spitting out Shakespeare's speeches and soliloquys with visceral relish, Fiennes elaborates Martius' primordial code: he lives to kill and the man he most yearns to kill is his loathed enemy, Volscian leader Tullus Aufidius
He despises his people, ignites riots, then joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius
(Gerard Butler) to try to destroy the big Roman society.
He despises his people, ignites riots, then joins forces with sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius
(Gerard Butler) to try to destroy what might today be called the 'big Roman society''.
The 42-year-old star's latest film 'Coriolanus' - an adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name - sees him play Roman army commander Tullus Aufidius
, and he hopes appearing in the movie will encourage people to read more of the playwright's work.
Vanessa Redgrave stars alongside as his screen mum Volumnia, Gerard Butler as arch-enemy Tullus Aufidius
and Jessica Chastain as his wife Virgilia.
EoACA Gerard Butler: "He was working on Coriolanus which was directed by Ralph Fiennes for the role of Tullus Aufidius
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Gerard Butler Menenius Brian Cox Volumnia Vanessa Redgrave Virgilia Jessica Chastain Gen.
He's also playing Coriolanus so for me it's jumping in and playing his arch enemy Tullus Aufidius
, he now addresses me as his Tullus Aufidius
To Orson Welles's infamous pre-war production of Julius Caesar, where actors wore fascist and Nazi-type uniforms, can be added the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1959 production of Coriolanus, directed by Peter Hall, during which Coriolanus (Laurence Olivier) was strung up by his heels, and his dead body was stabbed by Tullus Aufidius
(Anthony Nicholl) ("Coriolanus .