Director Sir Kenneth Branagh (William Shakespeare), Dame Judi Dench (Anne Hathaway), Kathryn Wider (Judith Shakespeare), and Michael Rouse (Francis Collins) appeared in Murder on the Orient Express (2017). See more »
When talking to the Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare repeatedly addresses him as "Your Grace". When addressing an Earl, the correct form is "My Lord" (only a Duke would be addressed as Your Grace). Shakespeare spent enough time around nobility to be well aware of the correct title to use. See more »
I appreciated this thoughtful film, and Branagh did a marvelous job helming it while also portraying Shakespeare. Another reviewer scoffed at the historical inaccuracy due to the real-life age difference between Branagh and Dench. This chronology was not distracting to me, because both actors gave convincing portrayals. Costumes and set design were outstanding. The gorgeous English countryside stood in as another character, of sorts. During the pre-release screening (USA), the director revealed a fascinating fact: several of the interior scenes were lit by candles, absent of any set lights. I was taken by Branagh's passionate and studied approach to Shakespeare, and this film is a fine example.
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