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

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

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  1. Boonville Redemption (2015) Played by Nicholas Neve (as Shakespeare)
  2. London Fields (2015) Played by Barrington De La Roche (as Shakespeare)
  3. Opening Night (2014/I) Played by Mitchell Jarvis (as Shakespeare)

  4. "G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense"
        - The Shop of Ghosts (2014) TV episode, Played by Kaiser Johnson (as Shakespeare)
  5. "Whatever Goes TV" (2014) TV series Played by Tony Galtieri
  6. The Lego Movie (2014) Played by Jorma Taccone (as Shakespeare)
  7. "Blank Verse"
        - Act 5 Scene 2 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - Act 5 Scene 1 (2013) TV episode, Played by Xander Williams (as Will Shakespeare)
        - 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)
          (12 more)
  8. "Key and Peele"
    ... aka "K&P: Key and Peele" - USA (long title)
        - Episode #3.8 (2013) TV episode, Played by James Callis (as Shakespeare)
  9. "Happy Hour Sketch Comedy"
        - Shakespeare Succumbs to Product Placement (2013) TV episode, Played by Steve Cassling
  10. Color (2013/I) Played by Ryan Tygh (as Shakespeare)
  11. Hail to the Chief (2013) Played by Ari Torbin
  12. "Philosopher Cat" (2013) TV series Played by Peter Bishop
  13. Ne khochu umirat (2013) Played by Semen Rosovskyy (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "I Don't Wanna Die" - International (English title) (festival title)
    ... aka "I Don't Want to Die" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
  14. The Adventures of Shakespeare and Watson: Detectives of Mystery (2013) Played by David Blatt
  15. "Arthur"
        - Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story/Sue Ellen Vegges Out (2012) TV episode, Played by Bruce Dinsmore (as Shakespeare)
  16. Prison Dancer (2012) Played by Nicco Lorenzo Garcia (as Shakespeare)
  17. "Inside the Legend"
        - Shakespeare (2012) TV episode, Played by Vanessa Ragland
  18. I Venditori Di Patate (2012) (V) Played by Ken Bright (as Shakespeare)
  19. William (2012) Played by Nicholas Watson
  20. A Midsummer Nightmare: The Betrayal (2012) Played by Randy Hurst
  21. Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011) Played by John Geoffrion
  22. Anonymous (2011/I) Played by Rafe Spall
  23. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare (2011) TV episode, Played by George Watsky
  24. Legend Movie 2 (2011) Played by Kerr McNicol (as Shakespeare)
  25. The South Side Chapter (2011) Played by Tim Cerchia (as Shakespeare)
  26. Keep It in Your Pants (2010) Played by Brett Newton (as Shakespeare)
  27. The Bard (2010) Played by Jaimie Bust
  28. When Tarantino Met Shakespeare (2010) Played by Chris Metz
  29. "Wingin' It"
        - Dramarama (2010) TV episode, Played by Julian Richings
  30. Brooke Beckman: Haunted MD (2010) Played by Michael James Faradie
  31. The Shakespeare Procedure (2010) Played by Matthew Deicke (as Dr. William Shakespeare) / Joshua Ingle (as Dr. William Shakespeare) / Justin Bowen (as Dr. William Shakespeare)

  32. Shakespeares Sonette (2009) (TV) Played by Inge Keller (as Shakespeare)
  33. The Good Guy (2009) Played by Andrew Stewart-Jones (as Shakespeare)
  34. My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) Played by Nicholas Asbury (as Shakespeare)
  35. Tales of the Fourth Dimension (2009) (V) Played by Adrian Rawlins (as William Shakespear)
  36. "Important Things with Demetri Martin"
        - Brains (2009) TV episode, Played by John Oliver
  37. What If? (2009/I) Played by Ron Sparks
  38. "Easy to Assemble"
        - Gotcha! (2008) TV episode, Played by Greg Pritikin (as Shakespeare)
        - Actors Anonymous (2008) TV episode, Played by Greg Pritikin (as Shakespeare)
  39. Spring Break 2008: Pretty Smart (2008) (TV) Played by Eric Valdes (as Shakespeare)
  40. The Vanity Project (2008) Played by Mark Christie (as Shakespeare)
  41. Shakespeare's Revenge (2008) (V) Played by Philip Reissman (as Shakespeare)
  42. Killing Mark Twain (2008) Played by B.T. Wall (as Shakespeare)
  43. "Say What"
        - Pen Ultimate (2007) TV episode, Played by Kasey Panus (as Shakespeare)
  44. "Doctor Who"
        - The Shakespeare Code (2007) TV episode, Played by Dean Lennox Kelly (as Shakespeare)
  45. Miguel and William (2007) Played by Will Kemp
    ... aka "Miguel y William" - Spain (original title)
  46. Malcontents (2006) Played by Elizabeth Grant (as Shakespeare)
  47. A Midsummer Night's Rewrite (2006) Played by Tim Woodward (as Shakespeare)
  48. Legit (2006) Played by Richard Strimer (as Shakespeare)
  49. A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) (TV) Played by Rupert Graves
  50. Shakespeare's Happy Endings (2005) (TV) Played by Kevin Eldon (as Shakespeare)
  51. "Stella"
        - Paper Route (2005) TV episode, Played by Eugene Jones III (as Shakespeare)
  52. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV) Played by Ross Atley (as Shakespeare)
  53. "Arrows of Desire"
        - William Shakespeare (2004) TV episode, Played by James Rhodes
  54. Elizabeth Rex (2004) (TV) Played by Peter Hutt (as Will Shakespeare)
  55. Shakespeare's Dilemma (2003) Played by William R. Vitanyi Jr. (as Shakespeare)
  56. Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction (2003) (V) Played by Maurice LaMarche (as Ghost of William Shakespeare)
  57. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Josef Bierbichler
  58. Bringing Down the House (2003) Played by Linus the Dog
  59. "Frontline"
        - Much Ado About Something (2003) TV episode, Played by Scott Ainslie (as Shakespeare)
  60. "The Fairly OddParents"
    ... aka "Oops! Fairy Parents" - Japan (English title)
        - Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) TV episode, Played by Carlos Alazraqui
  61. "The Zack Files"
        - Zackeo and Juliet (2002) TV episode, Played by Stephen Ouimette (as Shakespeare)
  62. Much Ado About Something (2001) Played by Scott Ainslie (as Shakespeare)
  63. Soft for Digging (2001) Played by Wayne Nickel (as Shakespeare)
  64. "The Drew Carey Show"
        - Drew's in a Coma (2001) TV episode, Played by Patrick Gorman
  65. "Goede tijden, slechte tijden"
    ... aka "Good Times, Bad Times" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
        - Aflevering 2028 (2001) TV episode, Played by Colin Vosveld (as Shakespeare)
  66. "Mentors"
        - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of (2001) TV episode, Played by Stephen Ouimette
  67. "Wheel of Fortune"
        - Halloween Week 4 (2000) TV episode, Played by Richard Simmons
  68. "Sofies verden" (2000) TV series Played by Mark Tandy (as Shakespeare)
  69. Ryan's Babe (2000) Played by Chad Waughtal (as Shakespeare)

  70. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) Played by Colin Firth
  71. "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)
  72. Sofies verden (1999) Played by Mark Tandy
  73. "Cosby"
        - Will Power (1999) TV episode, Played by Tom Conti
  74. "Histeria!"
        - Writers of the Purple Prose (1999) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
  75. "The Secret Files of the SpyDogs"
        - Granny/Founders (1999) TV episode, Played by Billy West
  76. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  77. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Duncan Preston
  78. Lover's Knot (1996) Played by Byrne Piven
  79. "Mike & Angelo"
        - My Pal Puck (1996) TV episode, Played by Jasper Britton
  80. Oki Doki Doc (1996) Played by Woody (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "Oki Doki Doc: The Movie" - Philippines (English title)
  81. "Ghostbusters of East Finchley"
        - Episode #1.4 (1995) TV episode, Played by Richard Clifford
  82. "Northern Exposure"
        - The Graduate (1995) TV episode, Played by William Salyers (as Shakespeare)
  83. La poudre aux yeux (1995/I) Played by Marc Jolivet (as Shakespeare)
  84. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Xander Berkeley (as Shakespeare)
  85. Witch Hunt (1994) (TV) Played by Gregory Bell (as Shakespeare)
  86. "Without Walls"
        - The Night Show - A Midsummer Night's Scream (1994) TV episode, Played by Gerard Logan (as Will Shakespeare)
  87. Kings and Queens of England Volume II (1994) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  88. Le songe d'une nuit d'été (1994) (TV) Played by Alain Gabriel
  89. The Punk (1993) Played by Peter Miles (as Shakespeare)
  90. Kings and Queens of England Volume I (1993) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  91. "The Simpsons"
        - Treehouse of Horror III (1992) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta (as Shakespeare)
  92. "Yo Yogi!"
        - To Tell the Truth for Sooth (1991) TV episode, Played by Pat Harrington Jr. (as William Shakesbear)
  93. "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)
  94. "Theatre Night"
        - Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) TV episode, Played by David Suchet
  95. "A Different World"
        - The Power of the Pen (1990) TV episode, Played by John H. Francis
  96. "227"
        - Where Do We Go from Here? (1990) TV episode, Played by Jack DeLeon

  97. Final Cut (1989) Played by Eddie Clarke (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "Lights! Cameras! Murder!" - USA (video box title)
  98. King Lear (1987) Played by Peter Sellars (as William Shaksper Junior the Fifth)
    ... aka "Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear" - USA (video box title)
  99. The Comedy of Errors (1987) (TV) Played by Timothy Daniel Furst
  100. "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
  101. "Cagney & Lacey"
        - Power (1985) TV episode, Played by Myron Natwick (as Shakespeare)
  102. "The Twilight Zone"
        - Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) TV episode, Played by Bob Dishy
  103. "Fantasy Island"
        - The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) TV episode, Played by Robert Reed (as Shakespeare)

  104. "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
  105. "Estudio 1"
        - Un drama nuevo (1979) TV episode, Played by Gabriel Llopart (as Shakespeare)
  106. "The Muppet Show"
        - Lynn Redgrave (1979) TV episode, Played by Richard Hunt
  107. "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)
  108. Alex and the Wonderful Doo-Wah Lamp (1978) Played by Dennis Ferden
  109. "Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein"
        - Shakespeare lässt bitten (1977) TV episode, Played by Herbert Tiede (as Shakespeare)
  110. "The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People"
        - Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare (1977) TV episode, Played by Tom Aldredge
  111. "Rentaghost"
        - Episode #2.3 (1976) TV episode, Played by Johnnie Clayton
  112. "The View from Daniel Pike"
        - Credit Where It's Due (1973) TV episode, Played by Alex McCrindle (as Shakespeare)
  113. "Witness to Yesterday"
        - William Shakespeare (1973) TV episode, Played by Barry Morse
  114. "Thirty-Minute Theatre"
        - Bypass (1972) TV episode, Played by Simon Carter (as Shakespeare)
  115. "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
        - Archaeology Today (1970) TV episode, Played by Eric Idle
  116. Christoffel Marlowe (1970) (TV) Played by Jo De Meyere (as Shakespeare)
  117. "It's Tommy Cooper"
        - Episode #1.5 (1970) TV episode, Played by Tommy Cooper

  118. Ich spreng' euch alle in die Luft (1968) Played by Leopold Rudolf (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "Nitro Trap" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
  119. Doctor Dolittle (1967) Played by Geoffrey Holder (as William Shakespeare X)
  120. Historia de la frivolidad (1967) (TV) Played by Agustín González (as Shakespeare)
  121. "I Dream of Jeannie"
        - The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday: Part 2 (1966) TV episode, Played by Martin Ashe (as Shakespeare)
  122. "Doctor Who"
        - The Executioners (1965) TV episode, Played by Hugh Walters
  123. "Pekka Lipposen seikkailut"
        - Skorpionin merkki (1964) TV episode, Played by Yrjö Kallionpää (as Shakespeare)
  124. "Twilight Zone"
    ... aka "The Twilight Zone" - USA (original title)
        - The Bard (1963) TV episode, Played by John Williams
  125. "Sir Francis Drake"
        - Johnnie Factotum (1962) TV episode, Played by Philip Guard
  126. Mary Had a Little... (1961) Played by Tony Thawnton (as Shakespeare)

  127. "Private Investigator"
        - The Flight Captain: Part 2 (1959) TV episode, Played by David Graham (as Shakespeare)
        - The Flight Captain: Part 1 (1959) TV episode, Played by David Graham (as Shakespeare)
  128. The Story of Mankind (1957) Played by Reginald Gardiner
  129. "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)
  130. The Silver Star (1955) Played by Michael Whalen (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "The Sheriff" - USA (alternative title)
  131. Tygers Hart (1954) (TV) Played by Alan MacNaughton
  132. "You Are There"
        - The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597) (1954) TV episode, Played by Douglass Watson

  133. "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
  134. Un drama nuevo (1946) Played by Jesús Tordesillas (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "A New Drama" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
  135. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1946) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  136. Time Flies (1944) Played by John Salew

  137. Forged Passport (1939) Played by Cliff Nazarro (as 'Shakespeare')
  138. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1939) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  139. The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (1938) (TV) Played by Clement McCallin (as Will Shakespeare)
  140. Will Shakespeare (1938) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar (as Will Shakespeare)
  141. Master Will Shakespeare (1936) Played by Anthony Kemble-Cooper
  142. Immortal Gentleman (1935) Played by Basil Gill
  143. Lady for a Day (1933) Played by Nat Pendleton (as Shakespeare)
  144. Elstree Calling (1930) Played by Gordon Begg (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "Hello Everybody" - USA (short version)

  145. The Dragnet (1928) Played by Leslie Fenton (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "The Drag Net" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), USA (poster title)
  146. Old Bill Through the Ages (1924) Played by Austin Leigh
  147. Glastonbury Past and Present (1922) Played by Neil Curtis

  148. Master Shakespeare, Strolling Player (1916) Played by Lawrence Swinburne
  149. The Real Thing at Last (1916) Played by Leslie Henson
  150. 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)

  151. 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 "Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code (#3.2)" (2007)
Shakespeare: So, tell me of Freedonia, where women can be doctors, writers, actors...?
Martha Jones: This country is ruled by a woman.
Shakespeare: Ah, she's royal, that's God's business, though you are a royal beauty.
Martha Jones: Whoa, Nelly. I know for a fact you've got a wife in the country
Shakespeare: But Martha, this is town.
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