Richard Johnson (Cymbeline)Michael Pennington (Posthumus)Claire Bloom (Queen)Robert Lindsay (Iachimo)Helen Mirren (Imogen)Michael Gough (Belarius)Michael Hordern (Jupiter)John Kane (Pisanio)Hugh Thomas (Cornelius)Nicholas Young (Lord)Aimée Delamain (Gentlewoman)Paul Jesson (Cloten)Geoffrey Lumsden (Philario)Patsy Smart (Helen)Allan Hendrick (Frenchman)Nigel Robson (Singer)Terence McGinity (British Captain)Graham Crowden (Caius Lucius)
Cymbeline (Richard Johnson), the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen (Dame Helen Mirren) has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus (Michael Pennington), who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed as a boy) goes in search of her husband, who meanwhile has boasted to his pal Iachimo (Robert Lindsay) that Imogen would never betray him. And Iachimo's determined to prove him wrong.