Romeo and Juliet (1968) is a British-Italian romance film based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and starred Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.


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


  • Director: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Producers: John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • Writers: William Shakespeare (play); Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli (screenplay)
  • Music: Nino Rota


Romeo and Juliet ♥ 1968 * Original Trailer H Q !!!

Romeo and Juliet ♥ 1968 * Original Trailer H Q !!!

Academy AwardsEdit


  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design


  • Best Director
  • Best Picture


  • This version was popular among teenagers of the time partly because the film used actors who were close to the age of the characters from the original play for the first time.
  • Laurence Olivier spoke the film's prologue and epilogue and reportedly dubbed the voice of the Italian actor playing Lord Montague, but was not credited in the film.