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William Shakespeare (Character)
from Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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Alternate Names:
Dr. William Shakespeare / Ghost of William Shakespeare / Shakespear / Shakespeare / Will Shakespeare / William Shakesbear / William Shakespear / William Shakespeare X / William Shaksper Junior the Fifth

Filmography

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  1. Opening Night (2014/I) Played by Mitchell Jarvis (as Shakespeare)

  2. "G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense"
        - The Shop of Ghosts (2014) TV episode, Played by Kaiser Johnson (as Shakespeare)
  3. The Lego Movie (2014) Played by Jorma Taccone (as Shakespeare)
  4. "Blank Verse"
        - Act 4 Scene 4 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - Act 4 Scene 3 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - Thanksgiving Special (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - Act 4 Scene 1 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - Act 3 Scene 4 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
          (10 more)
  5. "Key and Peele"
    ... aka "K&P: Key and Peele" - USA (long title)
        - Episode #3.8 (2013) TV episode, Played by James Callis (as Shakespeare)
  6. "Happy Hour Sketch Comedy"
        - Shakespeare Succumbs to Product Placement (2013) TV episode, Played by Steve Cassling
  7. Hail to the Chief (2013) Played by Ari Torbin
  8. "Philosopher Cat" (2013) TV series Played by Peter Bishop
  9. The Adventures of Shakespeare and Watson: Detectives of Mystery (2013) Played by David Blatt
  10. "Arthur"
        - Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story/Sue Ellen Vegges Out (2012) TV episode, Played by Bruce Dinsmore (as Shakespeare)
  11. "Inside the Legend"
        - Shakespeare (2012) TV episode, Played by Vanessa Ragland
  12. William (2012) Played by Nicholas Watson
  13. A Midsummer Nightmare: The Betrayal (2012) Played by Randy Hurst
  14. Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011) Played by John Geoffrion
  15. Anonymous (2011/I) Played by Rafe Spall
  16. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare (2011) TV episode, Played by George Watsky
  17. Das Shakespeare Rätsel (2011) (TV) Played by Alexander Villiers-Dunne / Jason Szulc / Chris Eldon Lee
  18. Whatever Goes TV (2011) Played by Tony Galtieri
  19. Keep It in Your Pants (2010) Played by Brett Newton (as Shakespeare)
  20. The Bard (2010) Played by Jaimie Bust
  21. When Tarantino Met Shakespeare (2010) Played by Chris Metz
  22. "Wingin' It"
        - Dramarama (2010) TV episode, Played by Julian Richings
  23. Brooke Beckman: Haunted MD (2010) Played by Michael James Faradie
  24. The Shakespeare Procedure (2010) Played by Matthew Deicke (as Dr. William Shakespeare) / Joshua Ingle (as Dr. William Shakespeare) / Justin Bowen (as Dr. William Shakespeare)

  25. Shakespeare Sonette (2009) (TV) Played by Inge Keller (as Shakespeare)
  26. Tales of the Fourth Dimension (2009) (V) Played by Adrian Rawlins (as William Shakespear)
  27. "Important Things with Demetri Martin"
        - Brains (2009) TV episode, Played by John Oliver
  28. What If? (2009/I) Played by Ron Sparks
  29. Shakespeare's Revenge (2008) (V) Played by Philip Reissman (as Shakespeare)
  30. Killing Mark Twain (2008) Played by B.T. Wall (as Shakespeare)
  31. "Doctor Who"
        - The Shakespeare Code (2007) TV episode, Played by Dean Lennox Kelly (as Shakespeare)
  32. Miguel and William (2007) Played by Will Kemp
    ... aka "Miguel y William" - Spain (original title)
  33. A Midsummer Night's Rewrite (2006) Played by Tim Woodward (as Shakespeare)
  34. A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) (TV) Played by Rupert Graves
  35. Shakespeare's Happy Endings (2005) (TV) Played by Kevin Eldon (as Shakespeare)
  36. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV) Played by Ross Atley (as Shakespeare)
  37. "Arrows of Desire"
        - William Shakespeare (2004) TV episode, Played by James Rhodes
  38. Elizabeth Rex (2004) (TV) Played by Peter Hutt (as Will Shakespeare)
  39. Shakespeare's Dilemma (2003) Played by William R. Vitanyi Jr. (as Shakespeare)
  40. Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction (2003) (V) Played by Maurice LaMarche (as Ghost of William Shakespeare)
  41. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Josef Bierbichler
  42. Bringing Down the House (2003) Played by Linus the Dog
  43. "The Fairly OddParents"
    ... aka "Oops! Fairy Parents" - Japan (English title)
        - Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) TV episode, Played by Carlos Alazraqui
  44. "The Zack Files"
        - Zackeo and Juliet (2002) TV episode, Played by Stephen Ouimette (as Shakespeare)
  45. Much Ado About Something (2001) Played by Scott Ainslie (as Shakespeare)
  46. "The Drew Carey Show"
        - Drew's in a Coma (2001) TV episode, Played by Patrick Gorman
  47. "Mentors"
        - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of (2001) TV episode, Played by Stephen Ouimette
  48. "Wheel of Fortune"
        - Halloween Week 4 (2000) TV episode, Played by Richard Simmons
  49. "Sofies verden" (2000) TV series Played by Mark Tandy (as Shakespeare)

  50. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) Played by Colin Firth
  51. "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
    ... aka "Sabrina Goes to College" - USA (promotional title), USA (fifth season title)
    ... aka "Sabrina" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Jealousy (1999) TV episode, Played by David Stifel (as Shakespeare)
  52. Sofies verden (1999) Played by Mark Tandy
  53. "Cosby"
        - Will Power (1999) TV episode, Played by Tom Conti
  54. "Histeria!"
        - Writers of the Purple Prose (1999) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
  55. "The Secret Files of the SpyDogs"
        - Granny/Founders (1999) TV episode, Played by Billy West
  56. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  57. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Duncan Preston
  58. Lover's Knot (1996) Played by Byrne Piven
  59. "Mike & Angelo"
        - My Pal Puck (1996) TV episode, Played by Jasper Britton
  60. "Ghostbusters of East Finchley"
        - Episode #1.4 (1995) TV episode, Played by Richard Clifford
  61. "Northern Exposure"
        - The Graduate (1995) TV episode, Played by William Salyers (as Shakespeare)
  62. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Xander Berkeley (as Shakespeare)
  63. "Without Walls"
        - The Night Show - A Midsummer Night's Scream (1994) TV episode, Played by Gerard Logan (as Will Shakespeare)
  64. Kings and Queens of England Volume II (1994) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  65. Le songe d'une nuit d'été (1994) (TV) Played by Alain Gabriel
  66. Kings and Queens of England Volume I (1993) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  67. "The Simpsons"
        - Treehouse of Horror III (1992) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta (as Shakespeare)
  68. "Yo Yogi!"
        - To Tell the Truth for Sooth (1991) TV episode, Played by Pat Harrington Jr. (as William Shakesbear)
  69. "Tiny Toon Adventures"
    ... aka "Steven Spielberg Presents... Tiny Toon Adventures" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), USA (complete title)
        - Weirdest Story Ever Told (1991) TV episode, Played by Clive Revill (as Shakespeare)
  70. "Theatre Night"
        - Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) TV episode, Played by David Suchet
  71. "A Different World"
        - The Power of the Pen (1990) TV episode, Played by John H. Francis
  72. "227"
        - Where Do We Go from Here? (1990) TV episode, Played by Jack DeLeon

  73. King Lear (1987) Played by Peter Sellars (as William Shaksper Junior the Fifth)
    ... aka "Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear" - USA (video box title)
  74. The Comedy of Errors (1987) (TV) Played by Timothy Daniel Furst
  75. "Saturday Night Live"
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "SNL" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" - USA (first season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" - USA (sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" - USA (fifteenth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" - USA (twentieth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" - USA (twentyfifth season title)
        - Robin Williams/Paul Simon (1986) TV episode, Played by Jon Lovitz
  76. "Cagney & Lacey"
        - Power (1985) TV episode, Played by Myron Natwick (as Shakespeare)
  77. "The Twilight Zone"
        - Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) TV episode, Played by Bob Dishy
  78. "Fantasy Island"
        - The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) TV episode, Played by Robert Reed (as Shakespeare)

  79. "Meeting of Minds"
    ... aka "Steve Allen's Meeting of Minds" - USA (complete title)
        - Shakespeare on Love: Part 1 (1979) TV episode, Played by Harris Yulin
        - Shakespeare on Love: Part 2 (1979) TV episode, Played by Harris Yulin
  80. "Estudio 1"
        - Un drama nuevo (1979) TV episode, Played by Gabriel Llopart (as Shakespeare)
  81. "The Muppet Show"
        - Lynn Redgrave (1979) TV episode, Played by Richard Hunt
  82. "Will Shakespeare"
    ... aka "Life of Shakespeare" - USA (alternative title)
        - The Living Record (1978) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry
        - Rebellion's Masterpiece (1978) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry
        - The Loved Boy (1978) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry
        - Of Comfort and Despair (1978) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry
        - Alms for Oblivion (1978) TV episode, Played by Tim Curry
          (1 more)
  83. Alex and the Wonderful Doo-Wah Lamp (1978) Played by Dennis Ferden
  84. "The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People"
        - Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare (1977) TV episode, Played by Tom Aldredge
  85. "Rentaghost"
        - Episode #2.3 (1976) TV episode, Played by Johnnie Clayton
  86. "Witness to Yesterday"
        - William Shakespeare (1973) TV episode, Played by Barry Morse
  87. "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
        - Archaeology Today (1970) TV episode, Played by Eric Idle
  88. Christoffel Marlowe (1970) (TV) Played by Jo De Meyere (as Shakespeare)
  89. "It's Tommy Cooper"
        - Episode #1.5 (1970) TV episode, Played by Tommy Cooper

  90. Doctor Dolittle (1967) Played by Geoffrey Holder (as William Shakespeare X)
  91. Historia de la frivolidad (1967) (TV) Played by Agustín González (as Shakespeare)
  92. "I Dream of Jeannie"
        - The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday: Part 2 (1966) TV episode, Played by Martin Ashe (as Shakespeare)
  93. "Doctor Who"
        - The Executioners (1965) TV episode, Played by Hugh Walters
  94. "Twilight Zone"
    ... aka "The Twilight Zone" - USA (original title)
        - The Bard (1963) TV episode, Played by John Williams
  95. "Sir Francis Drake"
        - Johnnie Factotum (1962) TV episode, Played by Philip Guard

  96. The Story of Mankind (1957) Played by Reginald Gardiner
  97. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1955) TV episode, Played by Alan MacNaughton (as Shakespear)
        - Will Shakespeare (1953) TV episode, Played by Peter Wyngarde (as Will Shakespeare)
  98. Tygers Hart (1954) (TV) Played by Alan MacNaughton
  99. "You Are There"
        - The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597) (1954) TV episode, Played by Douglass Watson

  100. "Kraft Theatre"
    ... aka "Kraft Television Theatre" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Kraft Mystery Theatre" - USA (new title)
        - To Dream Again (1949) TV episode, Played by Lauren Gilbert
  101. Un drama nuevo (1946) Played by Jesús Tordesillas (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "A New Drama" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
  102. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1946) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  103. Time Flies (1944) Played by John Salew

  104. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1939) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  105. The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (1938) (TV) Played by Clement McCallin (as Will Shakespeare)
  106. Will Shakespeare (1938) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar (as Will Shakespeare)
  107. Master Will Shakespeare (1936) Played by Anthony Kemble-Cooper
  108. Immortal Gentleman (1935) Played by Basil Gill
  109. Elstree Calling (1930) Played by Gordon Begg (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "Hello Everybody" - USA (short version)

  110. Old Bill Through the Ages (1924) Played by Austin Leigh
  111. Glastonbury Past and Present (1922) Played by Neil Curtis

  112. Master Shakespeare, Strolling Player (1916) Played by Lawrence Swinburne
  113. The Real Thing at Last (1916) Played by Leslie Henson
  114. Loves and Adventures in the Life of Shakespeare (1914) Played by Albert Ward
    ... aka "The Life of Shakespeare" - UK (original title)
    ... aka "The Loves, Adventures and Life of William Shakespeare" - USA (review title)

  115. Shakespeare Writing Julius Caesar (1907) Played by Georges Méliès
    ... aka "La mort de Jules César" - France (original title)
    ... aka "The Death of Julius Caesar" - USA (alternative title)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Ade in Adland" (2013) TV series Played by Terry-Thomas
  2. "Doctor Who Confidential"
        - Is There Life on Mars? (2009) TV episode, Played by Dean Lennox Kelly (as Shakespeare)
  3. "60/90"
        - La taquigrafia i la Viagra (2008) TV episode, Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  4. Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo (2008) (TV) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  5. 51 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia (2007) (TV) Played by Will Kemp (as Shakespeare)
  6. Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  7. "MGM Parade"
        - Episode #1.11 (1955) TV episode, Played by Anthony Kemble-Cooper
        - Episode #1.12 (1955) TV episode, Played by Anthony Kemble-Cooper

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Quotes:
From "Twilight Zone: The Bard (#4.18)" (1963)
William Shakespeare: But she has the most definitive line of the play. In the epilogue, I took it from Twelfth Night.
[trumpets play during the following quote]
William Shakespeare: If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die.
[Act 1, Scene 1 by Duke Orsino-not mentioned by Shakespeare]
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