8 things you didn’t know about Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet turns 20 this year and that means I was 10 when I first saw it... scary stuff. Like so many others at that age I was totally entranced by the film, its soundtrack and Shakespeare. It was the grungy music video film that spoke to an entire generation of MTV youngsters. Australia director Baz Luhrmann took Shakespeare and bard speak to the next level. This film introduced me to so many more of Shakespeare’s great works, as I’m sure it did for others. Oh Baz, if only you could make them all! To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, here are some facts you might not know.