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All is True

Synopsis
Starting in 1613, this is a biographical drama written by Ben Elton about the final years in the life of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon after the Globe Theatre burned to the ground. Kenneth Branagh stars as Shakespeare and directs, with Judy Dench playing Anne Hathaway and Ian McKellen as Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The film speculates on the cause of the death of Shakespeare’s son Hamnet and the impact it had on his family and on the meaning of the ‘second best bed’ that was bequeathed to Hathaway in Shakespeare’s will.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2018
Notes
Named for the alternative title to Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Kenneth Branagh
Cinematographer
Zac Nicholson
Writer
Ben Elton
Music
Patrick Doyle
Production Design
James Merifield
Cast
Alex Macqueen 
Ian McKellen 
Jack Colgrave Hirst 
Judi Dench 
Kathryn Wilder 
Kenneth Branagh 
Lolita Chakrabarti 
Lydia Wilson 
Matt Jessup 
Michael Rouse 
Sam Ellis 

Distributor

Name

Sony Pictures Releasing (UK)

Web
http://www.sonypictures.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7533 1111
Address
Europe House
25 Golden Square
London
W1R 6LU
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