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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

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Philip Henslowe
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Hugh Fennyman
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Lambert
Tim McMullan ...
Frees (as Tim McMullen)
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Will Shakespeare
Steven Beard ...
Makepeace - the Preacher
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Dr. Moth
Patrick Barlow ...
Will Kempe
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Richard Burbage
Sandra Reinton ...
Rosaline
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Tilney - Master of the Revels
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Queen Elizabeth
Bridget McConnell ...
Lady in Waiting (as Bridget McConnel)
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Lady in Waiting
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Henry Condell
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Viola De Lesseps
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Nurse
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Lord Wessex
Desmond McNamara ...
Crier
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Nol
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Ralph Bashford
Paul Bigley ...
Peter - the Stage Manager
Jason Round ...
Actor in Tavern
Rupert Farley ...
Barman
Adam Barker ...
First Auditionee
Joe Roberts ...
John Webster
Harry Gostelow ...
Second Auditionee
Alan Cody ...
Third Auditionee
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Wabash
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John Hemmings
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James Hemmings
Simon Day ...
First Boatman
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Lady De Lesseps
Amber Glossop ...
Scullery Maid
Robin Davies ...
Master Plum
Hywel Simons ...
Servant
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Sir Robert De Lesseps
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Ned Alleyn
Timothy Kightley ...
Edward Pope
Mark Saban ...
Augustine Philips
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George Bryan
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James Armitage
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Sam Gosse
Roger Frost ...
Second Boatman
Rebecca Charles ...
Chambermaid
Richard Gold ...
Lord in Waiting
Rachel Clarke ...
First Whore
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Second Whore
Patricia Potter ...
Third Whore
John Ramm ...
Makepeace's Neighbor
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Paris / Lady Montague (as Martin Neeley)
The Choir of St. George's School in Windsor ...
(as The Choir of St. George's School Windsor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlisle Antonio ...
Indian (uncredited)
Steve Apelt ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
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Nobleman (uncredited)
Matthew Christian ...
Queen Elizabeth I Party Guest (uncredited)
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Theatregoer (uncredited)
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Christopher Marlowe (uncredited)
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Lady Capulet in play (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Madden

Written by

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Marc Norman ... (written by) and
Tom Stoppard ... (written by)

Produced by

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Linda Bruce ... associate producer
Mark Cooper ... line producer
Donna Gigliotti ... producer
Julie Goldstein ... executive producer
Marc Norman ... producer
David Parfitt ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... producer
Edward Zwick ... producer

Music by

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Stephen Warbeck

Cinematography by

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Richard Greatrex ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Gamble

Editorial Department

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Christine Campbell ... first assistant editor
Cleone Clarke ... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Haren ... trainee: editing
John Heath ... grader
Kate Higham ... additional first assistant editor
Robert Laycock ... additional first assistant editor
Julian Pryce ... second assistant editor
Simon Astbury ... colorist (uncredited)
David Hamme ... colorist (uncredited)
Mike Stainer ... color grader (uncredited)

Casting By

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Michelle Guish

Production Design by

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Martin Childs

Art Direction by

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Steven Lawrence ... (as Steve Lawrence)
Mark Raggett ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Jill Quertier

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Julie Dartnell ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tina Earnshaw ... makeup designer: Gwyneth Paltrow
Karen Ferguson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Kay Georgiou ... hair designer: Gwyneth Paltrow
Philippa Hall ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Deborah Jarvis ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Veronica McAleer ... senior hair stylist (as Veronica Brebner) / senior makeup artist (as Veronica Brebner)
Lesley Smith ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Lisa Westcott ... hair designer / makeup designer
Anita Burger ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Demelza Rogers ... daily hair/makeup (uncredited) / makeup artist (uncredited)
Caitlin Tanner ... dailies makeup artist (uncredited)
Vicky Voller ... crowd hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Samantha Thomas ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Gabbutt ... second second assistant director
Toby Hefferman ... third assistant director
Olivia Lloyd ... second assistant director
Terry Madden ... first assistant director second unit
Deborah Saban ... first assistant director
Richard Styles ... first assistant director: additional photography
Arthur Wooster ... second unit director

Art Department

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John Addison ... carpenter
Steve Alder ... carpenter
Robert Allen ... construction buyer
Harry Alley ... painter laborer
Joe Alley ... carpenter
Les Andrews ... standby propsman
Christopher Arnold ... props trainee (as Chris Arnold)
Michael Bailey ... stagehand
Tracy Ann Baines ... assistant sculptor
Frances Bennett ... standby art director
Michael Biesty ... carpenter
Stuart Blinco ... painter
Steven Bovingdon ... stagehand
Raymond Branch ... stagehand
Adam Campbell ... painter
John Campbell ... supervising painter
Trevor Carey ... stagehand
Darryl Carter ... carpenter
John Casey ... stand-by carpenter
Joe Cassar ... carpenter
Jane Clark ... storyboard artist
Chris Corke ... carpenter
Martin Day ... carpenter
Gill Ducker ... property buyer
David Edwards ... supervising carpenter (as Dave Edwards)
Andy Evans ... construction manager
Fred Evans ... sculptor
Glyn Evans ... painter
John Franklin ... carpenter
Ian Fryer ... dressing props
Giovanni Giacotto ... painter
Anthony Goddard ... painter
Lee Goddard ... painter
Lee Gooch ... carpenter
Michael Gooch ... carpenter
Matthew Gray ... draughtsman (as Matt Gray)
Ian Green ... assistant construction manager
Brian Groves ... stand-by painter
Frederick Gunning ... carpenter
Ralph Harrison ... carpenter
Darren Hayward ... carpenter
Frank Henry ... carpenter
Andrew Hobbs ... carpenter
Danny Hunter ... property master
Jason Ivall ... painter
Nick Lloyd ... carpenter
Christopher Mansey ... carpenter
Tony Mansey ... carpenter (as Anthony Mansey)
Danny Margetts ... carpenter
Andrew Mash ... carpenter
Hugh McKenzie ... carpenter
Peter Murray ... carpenter
Stephen Murray ... carpenter (as Steve Murray)
Colin Mutch ... chargehand standby propsman
Keith Pain ... draughtsman
Christine Parkin ... art department assistant
Reg Patterson ... carpenter
Graham Pearce ... painter
Gary Pledger ... supervising carpenter
Clifford Rashbrook ... stand-by stagehand
Larry Rashbrook ... stagehand
James Reid ... carpenter
Lee Reilly ... carpenter
Cornelius 'Ted' Restall ... painter (as Ted Restall)
Bernard Ryan ... carpenter
Steven Sallybanks ... scenic artist (as Steve Sallybanks)
John Shergold ... painter
Steve Sibley ... painter (as Steven Sibley)
Barry Smalls ... carpenter
Colin Smith ... supervising stagehand
Danny Smith ... stagehand
Dean Smith ... carpenter
Roy Smith ... stagehand
Tony Snook ... carpenter
Robert Stagg ... painter laborer
Nathan Turner ... dressing props
Paul Turner ... property storeman
Brian Webb ... chargehand stagehand
Michael Webb ... stagehand
Kevin Wheeler ... chargehand dressing props
Clive Whitbread ... painter
Stuart Williams ... carpenter
Paul Wiltshire ... supervising painter
Paul Woods ... carpenter
Robert Wright ... carpenter
Robert Allen ... construction buyer (uncredited)
Lee Biggs ... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Jackson ... carpenter (uncredited)
Rachael Jones ... assistant sculptor (uncredited)
Sophie Tarver ... propmaker (uncredited)
Louis Turner ... set dresser (uncredited)
Ian Zawadzki ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Brigitte Arnold ... adr editor
Keith Batten ... boom operator: second unit
Paula Boram ... foley artist
Colin Chapman ... additional sound editor
Clive Copland ... sound recordist: second unit
John Downer ... supervising sound editor
Howard Eaves ... foley editor
Stephen Gilmour ... sound maintenance
Peter Glossop ... production sound mixer
Pauline Griffiths ... foley artist
Jenny Lee Wright ... foley artist
Dominic Lester ... re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills ... Cover as sound mixer (2wks) / boom operator / sound mixer: 2 weeks cover main unit
Sarah Morton ... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
James Seddon ... sound consultant: Dolby
Ken Somerville ... foley mixed by
Ian Tapp ... preview re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Stuart Brisdon ... special effects supervisor: United Special Effects
Nik Cooper ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Angus Cameron ... digital supervisor: The Magic Camera Company
Matthew D'Angibau ... loader: visual effects unit, The Magic Camera Company
Max Dennison ... digital matte artist: The Magic Camera Company
John Grant ... digital film scanning: The Magic Camera Company
Robin Huffer ... 2D digital artist: The Magic Camera Company
Antony Hunt ... visual effects supervisor: The Magic Camera Company
Andrew Jeffery ... digital and optical co-ordinator: The Magic Camera Company
Tori Martin ... production assistant: The Magic Camera Company
Rick Mietkowski ... camera operator: The Magic Camera Company
Daniel Pettipher ... Domino artist: The Magic Camera Company (as Dan Pettipher)
Andy Stevens ... focus puller: visual effects unit, The Magic Camera Company (as Andrew Stevens)

Stunts

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David Cronnelly ... stuntman (as David Cronelly)
Gabe Cronnelly ... stuntman (as Gabe Cronelly)
Paul Herbert ... stuntman
Paul Jennings ... stuntman
Phil Lonergan ... stuntman
Mark Mottram ... stuntman
Seon Rogers ... stuntman
Mark Southworth ... stuntman

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kirsty Argyle ... camera trainee
Trevor Carey ... rigger
Ross Chapman ... electrician
Ian Coffey ... clapper loader: second unit
Steve Costello ... gaffer
Jason Curtis ... sparks rigger
Robert Diebelius ... rigger
Alfie Emmins ... best boy
Warren Evans ... electrician
Raymond Flindall ... rigger
Mark Fox-Potten ... rigger
John Gamble ... focus puller: second unit
Pat Garrett ... grip
Martin Goddard ... rigger
Mark Goldeman ... rigger (as Mark Godelman)
Brad Larner ... focus puller
Tom Lowen ... sparks rigger
Vince McGahon ... steadicam operator: second unit
John McSweeney ... grip assistant: FT2
Ronald Miles ... rigger
Paul Mills ... stand-by rigger
Dave Moore ... electrician
Jose Romero ... rigger
Joe Russo ... rigger
Ed Rutherford ... clapper loader
Philip Sindall ... camera operator
Reg Smith ... rigger
Laurie Sparham ... stills photographer
Mike Valentine ... underwater unit cameraman: second unit / underwater unit co-ordinator: second unit
Paul Wood ... electrician
Tim Wooster ... camera operator: second unit
Rohan Berry Crickmar ... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Goodwin ... Underwater Camera Technician (uncredited)
Vince McGahon ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Kevin Roberts ... electrician (uncredited)
Gordon Segrove ... focus puller: underwater unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kerry Barden ... casting: US
Julian Carter ... extras casting
Billy Hopkins ... casting: US
Ilenka Jelowicki ... extras casting: 20/20
Gaby Kester ... casting assistant
Suzanne Smith ... casting: US
Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting associate: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Clare Banet ... costume maker
Sean Barrett ... milliner
Sue Bradbear ... costume maker
Melanie Carter ... costume maker
Ruth Caswell ... chief costume cutter / chief costume maker
Claire Christie ... chief costume cutter / chief costume maker
Wendy Cole ... costume maker
Gill Crawford ... costume maker
Heather Dickins ... costume maker
Emma Fryer ... costume buyer
Dan Grace ... wardrobe assistant
Jane Grimshaw ... costume maker
Annie Hadley ... chief costume cutter / chief costume maker
Jenny Hawkins ... wardrobe assistant
Andrew Hunt ... wardrobe assistant
Joe Kowalewski ... wardrobe assistant
Linda Lashley ... costume maker
Jane Law ... chief costume cutter / chief costume maker
Kay Manasseh ... costume buyer
Debbie Marchant ... chief costume cutter (as Debbie Marchent) / chief costume maker (as Debbie Marchent)
Wayne Martin ... costume maker
Ruth McCornish ... costume maker
Sue Meyer ... costume maker
Tanya Mould ... costume maker
Sophie Norinder ... wardrobe assistant
Alison O'Brien ... chief costume cutter / chief costume maker
Debbie Scott ... assistant costume designer (as Deborah Scott)
Sunita Singh ... wardrobe assistant
Marcia Smith ... costume maker
Clare Spragge ... costume supervisor
Susan Stevens ... costume maker
Roslyn Tiddy ... costume maker
Joanna Weaving ... costume maker
Dominic Young ... costume maker
Anthony Brookman ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Jason Gill ... daily costume assistant (uncredited)
Lester Mills ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Rachel Neale ... location manager
Mark Sanger ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Becky Bentham ... music supervisor
Catherine Bott ... soprano soloist
Chris Dibble ... music mixer / music recordist
Cathy Giles ... musician: cello
Andrew Green ... assistant to composer
Isobel Griffiths ... musicians' contractor
Nick Ingman ... conductor / orchestrator
Erik Jordan ... assistant music mixer / assistant music recordist
Roy Prendergast ... music editor
Maggie Rodford ... music supervision
James Shearman ... additional orchestrator
Tony Stanton ... copyist / music copyist
Stephen Warbeck ... orchestrations
Gavyn Wright ... orchestra leader
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Rachel Bolt ... viola (uncredited)
Peter Davies ... musician (uncredited)
Terry Davies ... conductor (uncredited)
Bruce White ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brian Agar ... unit driver
Bert Berry ... driver: honeywagon
Tony Bird ... transport manager: Aeroshoot Film Services
John Cornelius ... driver: construction stand-by vehicle - Cavalier Transport
Jimmy Coutts ... driver: dining bus
Mike Crawley ... unit driver
Jeff Derby ... driver: makeup vehicle
Phil Foley ... driver: dressing props vehicle
Rob Fowle ... camera driver
Len Furssedonn ... unit driver
Paul Grahame ... unit driver
Georg Grohmann ... unit driver
David Gwyther ... driver: minibus
Paris Leonti ... transportation captain (as Barry Leonti)
Jim Magill ... unit driver
Ian Maskell ... driver: wardrobe vehicle
Mark Russell ... driver: construction vehicle
Simon Saunders ... unit driver
Harry Smith ... unit driver
John Smith ... unit driver
Kieran Smith ... driver: props standby vehicle
Mark White ... production driver (uncredited) / transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Colette Appleby ... stand-in
Kim Armitage ... script supervisor
Sean Barrett ... milliner
Liz Barron ... financial controller
Barbara Berkery ... dialogue coach
Irena Brignull ... script editor
Debbie Brodie ... food stylist
Tabitha Burrill ... cashier
Cleone Clarke ... assistant: David Parfitt
Meighan Dobson ... assistant: Julie Goldstein
Nicholas Du Boulay ... floor runner
Carlos Fidel ... floor runner
Mark Friedman ... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Peter Graffham ... supervising rigger
Christine Hathway ... rehearsal stage manager
Rebecca Heller ... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
William Hobbs ... fight arranger
Paul Jackson ... health and safety advisor
Russell Jackson ... text consultant
Catherine Jardine ... production assistant
Debbie Kaye ... horse co-ordinator
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Helen Manley ... accountant: art department
Jon McCrory ... production runner
Steve Morphew ... stand-in
Zoe Mylchreest ... unit publicist
Michael Neithardt ... assistant: Bob Weinstein
David Oliver ... stand-in
Zelda Perkins ... assistant: Donna Gigliotti / coordinator: Miramax/UK
Mari Roberts ... floor runner
Quinny Sacks ... choreographer
Caroline Sax ... script supervisor: second unit
Barbara Schneeweiss ... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Rick Schwartz ... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Sophie Shand ... assistant: Gwyneth Paltrow
Louis Spiegler ... assistant: Bob Weinstein
Nicki Sung ... assistant: John Madden
Katherine Teakle ... unit nurse
Margaret Teatum ... post production accountant
Katharine Tidy ... food stylist (as Katherine Tidy)
Mike Valentine ... coordinator: underwater unit
Andrew Wade ... verse consultant
Fiona Weir ... production co-ordinator
Philip Wilson ... performance consultant
Jami Wrenn ... assistant: Geoffrey Rush
Iain York ... coordinator: Miramax/UK
Joseph Bracken ... adr (uncredited)
Ben Robards ... runner (uncredited)
Emma Short ... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Margaret Teatum ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Simon Wookey ... underwater crew (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jane Annakin ... in memory of
Mick Audsley ... special thanks
Henry Braham ... thanks
Denis Carrigan ... thanks
Vicki Cherkas ... thanks
Stephen Greenblatt ... thanks (as Dr. Stephen Greenblatt)
Jon Gumpert ... thanks
John Hadity ... thanks
Marshall Herskovitz ... thanks
Kevin Hyman ... thanks
John Logigian ... thanks
Chris McGurk ... thanks
Neil Mockler ... thanks
Clive Noakes ... thanks
Paul Olliver ... thanks
Meryl Poster ... thanks
Robin Sales ... special thanks
Mathilde Sandberg ... in memory of
Lady Saye and Sele ... thanks (as Lady Saye & Sele)
Lord Saye and Sele ... thanks (as Lord Saye & Sele)
Casey Silver ... thanks
Paul Webster ... thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines ...A Comedy About the Greatest Love Story Almost Never Told... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Shakespeare in Love (Shakespeare enamorado) (Spain)
  • Zaljubljeni Shakespeare (Slovenia)
  • Shakespeare apasionado (Mexico)
  • Szerelmes Shakespeare (Hungary)
  • Erotevmenos Shakespeare (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,224,426, 10 Jan 1999
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $289,317,794

Did You Know?

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Trivia Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter are married in real-life, and in this film, they play the same role. Imelda Staunton plays the Nurse off-stage, and Jim Carter plays the nurse on-stage. See more »
Goofs In the 1590s, Wessex owns "tobacco plantations in America". There were neither tobacco plantations nor English colonies in America in the 1590s. The Roanoke colony at North Carolina (called Virginia at the time) failed in 1587, and tobacco monoculture did not begin in Virginia until after 1607. The filmmakers knew this. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Trek: Insurrection/Jack Frost/Shakespeare in Love/Psycho/The General (1998). See more »
Soundtracks The Play & the Marriage See more »
Quotes William Shakespeare: You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.
Viola De Lesseps: Nor you, for me.
William Shakespeare: Goodbye, my love. A thousand times goodbye.
Viola De Lesseps: Write me well.
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