22/04/2016 12:04 BST | Updated 22/04/2016 12:22 BST

12 Stars You'll Be Surprised To Find In These BBC Shakespeare Classics

The BBC Store is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

To celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, the BBC Store has made available all 37 of the Bard's plays on its digital service, and there are some surprising names in the cast-lists. 

Other works available on BBC Store include the RSC's 'Hamlet' starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, 'ShakespeaRe-Told' modern adaptations from writers including David Nicholls and Sally Wainwright from 2005, and 'Macbeth on the Estate' from 1997 starring Ray Winstone.

Check out the BBC Store collection here, and see the surprising stars below: 


  • Phil Daniels as Puck
    Phil Daniels as Puck
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • John Cleese
    John Cleese
    Taming Of The Shrew
  • Leonard Rossiter
    Leonard Rossiter
    King John
  • Felicity Kendall as Viola
    Felicity Kendall as Viola
    Twelfth Night
  • Brenda Blethyn as Cordelia
    Brenda Blethyn as Cordelia
    King Lear
  • Jenny Agutter
    Jenny Agutter
    Love's Labour's Lost
  • Alan Rickman as Tybalt
    Alan Rickman as Tybalt
    Romeo and Juliet
  • Roger Daltrey as Dromio
    Roger Daltrey as Dromio
    The Comedy of Errors
  • James Bolam as Touchstone
    James Bolam as Touchstone
    As You Like It
  • Helen Mirren as Cymbeline
    Helen Mirren as Cymbeline
  • Robert Lindsay as Benedick
    Robert Lindsay as Benedick
    Much Ado About Nothing
  • Bob Hoskins as Iago
    Bob Hoskins as Iago