Romeo and Juliet (Film 1968)


Set in a 14th-century Renaissance Italy in varying locations:[5]

  • The balcony scene: At the Palazzo Borghese, built by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 16th century, in Artena, 20 miles south of Rome.
  • The church scenes: At a Romanesque church named St. Pietro in Tuscania, 50 miles northwest of Rome.
  • The tomb scene: Also in Tuscania.
  • The palace of the Capulets' scenes: At Palazzo Piccolomini, built between 1459-62 by Pope Pius II, in the city of Pienza, in Siena province.
  • The street scenes: Also in Pienza.
  • The fight scenes: In Gubbio, a town in the region of Umbria.


According to Franco Zeffirelli's autobiography, Paul McCartney was originally asked to play the part of Romeo.[6]

Main characters

  • Leonard Whiting as Romeo
  • Olivia Hussey as Juliet
  • John McEnery as Mercutio
  • Milo O'Shea as Friar Lawrence
  • Pat Heywood as The Nurse
  • Robert Stephens as The Prince
  • Michael York as Tybalt
  • Bruce Robinson as Benvolio
  • Paul Hardwick as Lord Capulet
  • Natasha Parry as Lady Capulet
  • Antonio Pierfederici as Lord Montague
  • Esmeralda Ruspoli as Lady Montague
  • Keith Skinner as Balthasar
  • Roberto Bisacco as Paris
  • Laurence Olivier as Chorus (uncredited)

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