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Shakespeare in Love (3-Dec-1998)

Director: John Madden

Writers: Marc Norman; Tom Stoppard

Music by: Stephen Warbeck

Producers: David Parfitt; Donna Gigliotti; Harvey Weinstein; Edward Zwick; Marc Norman

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Wager

William Shakespeare undertakes the writing of Romeo and Ethel, the Pirates Daughter; he meets Lady Viola, dressed as a boy so that she can join the cast of the play as Romeo. And though Viola is engaged to Lord Wessex, she commences a torrid affair with the young Shakespeare. But this cannot last, as she knows she must return to Wessex whom she does not love. Won 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Leading and Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay; received 6 additional nominations including Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ben Affleck
Actor
15-Aug-1972   Good Will Hunting
Simon Callow
Actor
13-Jun-1949   British theatre actor
Jim Carter
Actor
19-Aug-1948   Mr. Carson on Downton Abbey
Martin Clunes
Actor
28-Nov-1961   Dr. Martin Ellingham on Doc Martin
Judi Dench
Actor
9-Dec-1934   Mrs. Brown
Joseph Fiennes
Actor
27-May-1970   Shakespeare in Love
Colin Firth
Actor
10-Sep-1960   Pride and Prejudice
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor
27-Sep-1972   Shakespeare in Love
Geoffrey Rush
Actor
6-Jul-1951   Shine, Quills
Imelda Staunton
Actor
9-Jan-1956   Vera Drake
Tom Wilkinson
Actor
12-Dec-1948   Shakespeare in Love
Mark Williams
Actor
1959   The Borrowers

CAST

Gwyneth Paltrow   ...   Viola De Lesseps
Joseph Fiennes   ...   Will Shakespeare
Geoffrey Rush   ...   Philip Henslowe
Colin Firth   ...   Lord Wessex
Ben Affleck   ...   Ned Alleyn
and
Judi Dench   ...   Queen Elizabeth
Simon Callow   ...   Tilney, Master of the Revels
Jim Carter   ...   Ralph Bashford
Martin Clunes   ...   Richard Burbage
Antony Sher   ...   Dr. Moth
Imelda Staunton   ...   Nurse
Tom Wilkinson   ...   Hugh Fennyman
Mark Williams   ...   Wabash
Steven O'Donnell   ...   Lambert
Tim McMullen   ...   Frees
Steven Beard   ...   Makepeace, the Preacher
Patrick Barlow   ...   Will Kempe
Sandra Reinton   ...   Rosaline
Bridget McConnel   ...   Lady in Waiting
Georgie Glen   ...   Lady in Waiting
Nicholas Boulton   ...   Henry Condell
Desmond McNamara   ...   Crier
Barnaby Kay   ...   Nol
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
David Curtiz   ...   John Hemmings
Gregor Truter   ...   James Hemmings
Simon Day   ...   First Boatman
Jill Baker   ...   Lady De Lesseps
Amber Glossop   ...   Scullery Maid
Robin Davies   ...   Master Plum
Hywel Simons   ...   Servant
Nicholas Le Prevost   ...   Sir Robert De Lesseps
Timothy Kightley   ...   Edward Pope
Mark Saban   ...   Augustine Philips
Bob Barrett   ...   George Bryan
Roger Morlidge   ...   James Armitage
Daniel Brocklebank   ...   Sam Gosse
Roger Frost   ...   Second Boatman
Rebecca Charles   ...   Chambermaid
Richard Gold   ...   Lord in Waiting
Rachel Clarke   ...   First Whore
Lucy Speed   ...   Second Whore
Patricia Potter   ...   Third Whore
John Ramm   ...   Makepeace's Neighbor
Martin Neeley   ...   Paris / Lady Montague
Choir of St. George's School   ...   Choir

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