Cyrano de Bergerac 38 years old

As incomparable in swordplay and wordplay as he is, the gallant soldier, philosopher, and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is as timid as a schoolboy before the fair Roxanne. Derek Jacobi delivers an electrifying award-winning portrayal of Rostand's legendary log-nosed swordsman in this highly acclaimed production from the world's premier theatre troupe, The Royal Shakespeare Company. The bold Cyrano boasts he can defeat a hundred men in a swordfight, but because of his grotesque nose lacks the confidence to court the woman he loves. Yet so entranced with Roxanne is Cyrano that he uses the eloquence of his poetry to woo her for a rival.


Cyrano de Bergerac Cast

Name Character
Sinéad Cusack She was 37, now 76 years old as Roxanne
Pete Postlethwaite He was 39, 64 years old when he died as Ragueneau
Derek Jacobi He was 46, now 85 years old as Cyrano de Bergerac
John Bowe He was 35, now 74 years old as Le Bret
Christopher Benjamin He was 50, now 89 years old as Montfleury
Christopher Bowen He was 25, now 64 years old as Le Vicomte de Valvert / Gascony Cadet
Ken Bones He was 35, now 74 years old as Carbon de Castel Jaloux
John Carlisle He was 42, 69 years old when he died as Le Comte de Guiche
Tom Mannion He was 84, now 123 years old as Christian de Neuvillette
Edward Jewesbury He was 67, 84 years old when he died as Brisaille
Raymond Bowers as Jodelet
Richard Clifford He was 30, now 68 years old as Cavalryman / Gascony Cadet
David Glover He was 37, 66 years old when he died as Marquis 2

Cyrano de Bergerac Crew

Name Department
Michael A. Simpson as Director. Directing
Terry Hands as Director. He was 44 (79) years old when He died Directing
Edmond Rostand as Screenplay. He was 117 (50) years old when He died Writing
Cyrano de Bergerac (38 years)

  • Release day: Friday, July 26, 1985
  • Runtime: 176 minutes