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

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Alternate Names:
Bill Shakespeare / Ghost of William Shakespeare / Shakespeare / Will Shakespeare / William Shakespeare X / William Shaksper Junior the Fifth

Filmography

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  1. The Lego Movie (2014) Played by Jorma Taccone (as Shakespeare)
  2. Hail to the Chief (2013) Played by Ari Torbin
  3. The Adventures of Shakespeare and Watson: Detectives of Mystery (2013) (V) Played by David Blatt
  4. William (2012) Played by Nicholas Watson
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare: The Betrayal (2012) Played by Randy Hurst
  6. Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011) Played by John Geoffrion
  7. Anonymous (2011/I) Played by Rafe Spall
  8. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare (2011) TV episode, Played by George Watsky
  9. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Played by Patrick Stewart (as Bill Shakespeare)
  10. The Bard (2010) Played by Jaimie Bust
  11. When Tarantino Met Shakespeare (2010) Played by Chris Metz

  12. Shakespeare Sonette (2009) (TV) Played by Inge Keller (as Shakespeare)
  13. What If? (2009) Played by Ron Sparks
  14. Shakespeare's Revenge (2008) (V) Played by Philip Reissman (as Shakespeare)
  15. Killing Mark Twain (2008) Played by B.T. Wall (as Shakespeare)
  16. "Doctor Who"
        - The Shakespeare Code (2007) TV episode, Played by Dean Lennox Kelly (as Shakespeare)
  17. Miguel and William (2007) Played by Will Kemp
    ... aka "Miguel y William" - Spain (original title)
  18. A Midsummer Night's Rewrite (2006) Played by Tim Woodward (as Shakespeare)
  19. A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) (TV) Played by Rupert Graves
  20. Shakespeare's Happy Endings (2005) (TV) Played by Kevin Eldon (as Shakespeare)
  21. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) Played by Ross Atley (as Shakespeare)
  22. "Arrows of Desire"
        - William Shakespeare (2004) TV episode, Played by James Rhodes
  23. Elizabeth Rex (2004) (TV) Played by Peter Hutt (as Will Shakespeare)
  24. Shakespeare's Dilemma (2003) Played by William R. Vitanyi Jr. (as Shakespeare)
  25. Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction (2003) (V) Played by Maurice LaMarche (as Ghost of William Shakespeare)
  26. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Josef Bierbichler
  27. "The Fairly OddParents"
    ... aka "Oops! Fairy Parents" - Japan (English title)
        - Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) TV episode, Played by Carlos Alazraqui
  28. "The Zack Files"
        - Zackeo and Juliet (2002) TV episode, Played by Stephen Ouimette (as Shakespeare)
  29. Much Ado About Something (2001) Played by Scott Ainslie (as Shakespeare)
  30. "The Drew Carey Show"
        - Drew's in a Coma (2001) TV episode, Played by Patrick Gorman
  31. "Wheel of Fortune"
        - Halloween Week 4 (2000) TV episode, Played by Richard Simmons
  32. "Sofies verden" (2000) TV series Played by Mark Tandy (as Shakespeare)

  33. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) Played by Colin Firth
  34. "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)
  35. Sofies verden (1999) Played by Mark Tandy
  36. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  37. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Duncan Preston
  38. Lover's Knot (1996) Played by Byrne Piven
  39. Tromeo and Juliet (1996) Played by Brian Fox (as Bill Shakespeare)
  40. "Ghostbusters of East Finchley"
        - Episode #1.4 (1995) TV episode, Played by Richard Clifford
  41. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Xander Berkeley (as Shakespeare)
  42. Kings and Queens of England Volume II (1994) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  43. Le songe d'une nuit d'été (1994) (TV) Played by Alain Gabriel
  44. Kings and Queens of England Volume I (1993) (V) Played by Ian Brooker (as Shakespeare)
  45. "The Simpsons"
        - Treehouse of Horror III (1992) TV episode, Played by Dan Castellaneta (as Shakespeare)
  46. "Tiny Toon Adventures"
    ... aka "Steven Spielberg Presents... Tiny Toon Adventures" - USA (complete title)
        - Weirdest Story Ever Told (1991) TV episode, Played by Clive Revill (as Shakespeare)
  47. "Theatre Night"
        - Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) TV episode, Played by David Suchet
  48. "A Different World"
        - The Power of the Pen (1990) TV episode, Played by John H. Francis

  49. King Lear (1987) Played by Peter Sellars (as William Shaksper Junior the Fifth)
    ... aka "Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear" - USA (video box title)
  50. The Comedy of Errors (1987) (TV) Played by Timothy Daniel Furst
  51. "The Twilight Zone"
        - Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) TV episode, Played by Bob Dishy
  52. "Fantasy Island"
        - The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) TV episode, Played by Robert Reed (as Shakespeare)

  53. "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
  54. "Estudio 1"
        - Un drama nuevo (1979) TV episode, Played by Gabriel Llopart (as Shakespeare)
  55. "The Muppet Show"
        - Lynn Redgrave (1979) TV episode, Played by Richard Hunt
  56. "Life of Shakespeare"
    ... aka "Will Shakespeare" - UK (alternative title), USA (DVD 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)
  57. Alex and the Wonderful Doo-Wah Lamp (1978) Played by Dennis Ferden
  58. "The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People"
        - Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare (1977) TV episode, Played by Tom Aldredge
  59. "Rentaghost"
        - Episode #2.3 (1976) TV episode, Played by Johnnie Clayton
  60. "Witness to Yesterday"
        - William Shakespeare (1973) TV episode, Played by Barry Morse
  61. "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
        - Archaeology Today (1970) TV episode, Played by Eric Idle
  62. Christoffel Marlowe (1970) (TV) Played by Jo De Meyere (as Shakespeare)
  63. "It's Tommy Cooper"
        - Episode #1.5 (1970) TV episode, Played by Tommy Cooper

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

  70. The Story of Mankind (1957) Played by Reginald Gardiner
  71. Tygers Hart (1954) (TV) Played by Alan MacNaughton
  72. "You Are There"
        - The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597) (1954) TV episode, Played by Douglass Watson
  73. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - Will Shakespeare (1953) TV episode, Played by Peter Wyngarde (as Will Shakespeare)

  74. "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
  75. Un drama nuevo (1946) Played by Jesús Tordesillas (as Shakespeare)
    ... aka "A New Drama" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
  76. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1946) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  77. Time Flies (1944) Played by John Salew

  78. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1939) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar
  79. The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (1938) (TV) Played by Clement McCallin (as Will Shakespeare)
  80. Will Shakespeare (1938) (TV) Played by Henry Oscar (as Will Shakespeare)
  81. Master Will Shakespeare (1936) Played by Anthony Kemble-Cooper
  82. Immortal Gentleman (1935) Played by Basil Gill
  83. Elstree Calling (1930) Played by Gordon Begg (as Shakespeare)

  84. Old Bill Through the Ages (1924) Played by Austin Leigh

  85. Master Shakespeare, Strolling Player (1916) Played by Lawrence Swinburne
  86. The Real Thing at Last (1916) Played by Leslie Henson
  87. 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)

  88. 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. "Doctor Who Confidential"
        - Is There Life on Mars? (2009) TV episode, Played by Dean Lennox Kelly (as Shakespeare)
  2. "60/90"
        - La taquigrafia i la Viagra (2008) TV episode, Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  3. Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo (2008) (TV) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  4. 51 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia (2007) (TV) Played by Will Kemp (as Shakespeare)
  5. Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Played by Joseph Fiennes (as Will Shakespeare)
  6. "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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From Shakespeare in Love (1998)
William Shakespeare: A broad river divides my lovers: family, duty, fate. As unchangeable as nature. See more »

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