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All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 10 May 2019 (USA)
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A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.


Kenneth Branagh


Ben Elton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... William Shakespeare
Judi Dench ... Anne Shakespeare
Ian McKellen ... Earl of Southampton
Nonso Anozie ... Actor Playing Aaron
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Stratford Landlady
Darryl Clark Darryl Clark ... Mr. Wheeler
Jack Colgrave Hirst ... Tom Quiney
Doug Colling Doug Colling ... Douglas, Shakespeare's Servant
John Dagleish ... Rafe Smith
Eleanor de Rohan ... Margaret Wheeler
Clara Duczmal Clara Duczmal ... Elizabeth Hall
Phil Dunster ... Henry, the Student
Freya Durkan Freya Durkan ... Young Judith Shakespeare
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Hamnet Shakespeare
Sean Foley Sean Foley ... John Lane


A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


In 1613 William Shakespeare Retired. He Still Had One Last Story To Tell - His Own. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Screenwriter Ben Elton previously wrote Upstart Crow (2016), which also revolves around the life of William Shakespeare and he also co-wrote Blackadder II (1986), Blackadder the Third (1987), and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989), which often spoofed the Bard's plays. 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). The real William Shakespeare spent enough time around nobility to be well aware of the correct title to use. See more »


William Shakespeare: I'm not a good gardener, it's true. I find it easier to create things with words.
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Fear No More
Performed by Abigail Doyle
Music written by Patrick Doyle
Words by William Shakespeare
Published by Patrick Doyle Music Administered by Air-Edel Association L T D
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just beautiful
30 August 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

First, its special beauty has as source the status of hommage to William Shakespeare by Kenneth Branagh. If you do not ignore the great adaptations of the plays by Branagh, you understand why "All Is True" is a real special film. Second - for splendid photography . And for magnificent portrait of Anne Hathaway by Dame Judy Dench. And for the moments when the Shakespeare resemblance becomes almost...magic. And the music, off course. And the delicate use of themes.

Sins ? For me , it seems too...didactic. You know the life, you know the plays, you do not forget the verses. And you need a Shakespeare alive, of small gestures, not a package of explanations. I feel the meetings with the Earl of Southampton and Ben Jonson not real inspired used. Cliches, again and again, parts of lessons and something who you know deserves be better.

But, I admitt, I love it. For beauty, with so many faces and sources. And, off course, for "sins". And my old admiration for Kenneth Brannagh is more significant at the end of this film.

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Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,211, 12 May 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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