Ralph Fiennes with Vanessa Redgrave at a ‘Coriolanus’ screening
Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, two fine old blue-eyed British thespians, pose together at a "gala screening" of the film Coriolanus at The BFI London Film Festival. This was at the Odeon West End in London, England, on October 16, 2011. Coriolanus is one of William Shakespeare's lesser-produced plays, perhaps because the hero is a bloody general and then he gets killed in the end anyway. (Oop, spoiler!) Fiennes played the general, Coriolanus, and Redgrave played his mother, Volumnia, who unwittingly does him dirty by convincing him not to sack Rome. That choice doesn't go well with his chums.