With an ability to quote Shakespeare like most men can quote Anchorman, Kenneth Branagh is an unmistakable authority on the Bard. More importantly, of course, he’s brought us some of the most memorable adaptations of his work to-date.
And when we recently caught up with the man himself for a chat, Branagh hinted that there might yet be another to add to that esteemed list, revealing that he’d love to direct Tom Hiddleston in an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
Having already directed Hiddleston in 2011’s Thor, Branagh is keen on a reunion with the star who’s currently earning glowing West End reviews in Coriolanus, seeing him as the perfect fit for the character of Benedick:
"It would be great to do. Tom is a fantastic comedian, great in Shakespeare anyway. I remember us having a conversation about it, where I said, from my point of view, Benedick was the most fun character to play and experience - and I know he’d be marvellous in it, so we must try and do that."
Whether it be for the stage or screen remains to be seen, although whatever happens it’s clearly not going to be much ado about nothing.