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Synopsis
Feature film. A political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare - Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.
Language
English
Country
Germany; United Kingdom; United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2011
Duration
129 mins; 11,691 feet

Credits

Director
Roland Emmerich
Producer
Larry J. Franco; Robert Leger; Roland Emmerich
Cinematographer
Anna Foerster
Screenplay
John Orloff
Music
Harald Kloser; Thomas Wander
Production Design
Sebastian T. Krawinkel
Costume
Lisy Christi
Cast
David ThewlisWilliam Cecil
Derek JacobiPrologue
Edward HoggRobert Cecil
Helen BaxendaleAnne de Vere
Jamie Campbell Boweryoung Earl of Oxford
Joely RichardsonPrincess Elizabeth Tudor
Mark RylanceCondell
Rafe SpallWilliam Shakespeare
Rhys IfansEarl of Oxford
Robert EmmsThomas Dekker
Sebastian ArmestoBen Jonson
Sebastian ReidEarl of Essex
Sebastian ReidRobert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
Tony WayThomas Nashe
Trystan GravelleChristopher Marlowe
Vanessa RedgraveQueen Elizabeth I
Xavier SamuelEarl of Southampton

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Authorship
Related items
Anonymous Discussion

Notes

Notes
Also available on Blu-ray. DVD extras include: Commentary with director Roland Emmerich and writer John Orloff; Who Is The Real William Shakespeare?
Reviews
David Jays, Sight & Sound (vol.21, 11. November 11, 2011)

Production Company

Name

Centropolis Entertainment

Name

Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures

Distributor

Name

Retail outlets

Name

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Web
http://www.sonypictures.co.uk/ External site opens in new window

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