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Rhys Ifans Rhys Ifans
Earl of Oxford
Vanessa Redgrave Vanessa Redgrave
Queen Elizabeth I
Sebastian Armesto Sebastian Armesto
Ben Jonson
Rafe Spall Rafe Spall
William Shakespeare
David Thewlis David Thewlis
William Cecil
Edward Hogg Edward Hogg
Robert Cecil
Xavier Samuel Xavier Samuel
Earl of Southampton
Sam Reid Sam Reid
Earl of Essex

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"Though our story is at an end, our poet's is not; for his monument is everliving. Not of stone but of verse. And it shall be remembered. As long as words are made of breath. And breath of life."

Roland Emmerich has based his career around pure spectacle - his résumé includes the likes of Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, all of which provide fun but dra... read more

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From time to time, you get a director above all known for one genre who would direct something completely different (the best example would be Wes Craven, famous for his horror movies who did make 'Music of the Heart' which couldn't have been more different than his usual work). Now, it was Roland Emmerich's turn to direct something else than his usual action flicks. Indeed, this time, he went fo... read more
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A political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare- Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford- set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.
Release date: 28 October 2011
Tags: Drama (9), Thriller (7), Shakespeare (5), 2011 (4), Royalty (3), England (2), 2010s (2), Art (2), Poetry (2), Propaganda (2), (2), Politics (2), Treason (2), British (2), Political (1), Poets (1), Historical (1), Elizabethan Era (1), Period Film (1), 1600s (1)
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" This had a really interesting take on the Shakespeare mystery. Maybe the real playwright is a noble who would loose his position if he published, so he gets this silly actor (the real man named Shakespeare) to pretend it's his own work. It was thought-provoking, but less suspenseful than I'd hoped."

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