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Shakespeare in Love


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Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Will Shakespeare's career is in crisis: his money is running out and he's suffering from writer's block. Then he meets beautiful aristocrat Viola De Lesseps and his life - and the world of English literature - will never be the same again. Review page 63.
(1998, 15) (S) (W) *****


Director: John Madden
Viola de Lesseps: Gwyneth Paltrow
Will Shakespeare: Joseph Fiennes
Christopher Marlowe: Rupert Everett
Lord Wessex: Colin Firth
Philip Henslowe: Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Hugh Fennyman: Tom Wilkinson
Ned Alleyn: Ben Affleck
Tilney, Master of the Revels: Simon Callow
Ralph Bashford: Jim Carter
Richard Burbage: Martin Clunes
Nurse: Imelda Staunton
Lambert: Steve O'Donnell
Frees: Tim McMullen
Makepeace, the Preacher: Steven Beard
Dr Moth: Anthony Sher
Will Kempe: Patrick Barlow
Rosaline: Sandra Reinton
Henry Condell: Nicholas Boulton
Peter, the Stage Manager: Paul Bigley

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