Tim Supple’s 2003 television movie ‘Twelfth Night’ provides a multi-cultural contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s play on confused identities.
Supple places the lead characters Viola/Cesario (Parminder Nagra) and Sebastian (Ronny Jhutti) as refugees in an exotic Illyria (21st century London). He provides a back story in which the twins witness their mother being beaten and arrested during a military coup.
Duke Orsino is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Malvolio is played by Michael Maloney. Claire Price, who recently starred in the BBC series, Rebus, plays Olivia. Feste, played by Zubin Varla, is portrayed as a popstar favourite of Olivia’s household.