Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, History


Shakespeare in Love (1998) Poster

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.


7.2/10
186,838

  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Ben Affleck at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Director John Madden
  • Ben Affleck at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)

See all photos

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Shakespeare is shown playing Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet". Although no such claim appears in most biographies of Shakespeare, he is believed to have originated other famous roles in his own plays, such as The Ghost in "Hamlet", Old Adam in "As You Like It", and... ...


Quotes

Hugh Fennyman: Henslowe! Do you know what happens to a man who doesn't pay his debts? His boots catch fire!
Hugh Fennyman: Why do you howl when it is I who am bitten?


Goofs

In the opening scene, Mr. Fennyman ('Tom Wilkinson' qv)) and his henchmen Mr. Frees (Tim McMullan) and Lambert (Steven O'Donnell) are torturing Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) due to an unpaid debt. Henslowe offers to cut Fennyman in on the profits from a new play by William Shakespeare. We hear Lambert, off-camera, say, "I think I've seen it," but it appears the on-camera Mr. Frees is actually mouthing the words. The shot then cuts to Lambert, who says on-camera, "I didn't like it."

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

Details

Release Date:

8 January 1999

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)

Gross:

$100,317,794 (USA)

More Like This

  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

  • Chicago

    Chicago

  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves

  • Rain Man

    Rain Man

  • The Artist

    The Artist

  • Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    Driving Miss Daisy

  • The Last Emperor

    The Last Emperor

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    Kramer vs. Kramer

  • Crash

    Crash

  • The King's Speech

    The King's Speech

  • Titanic

    Titanic

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com

Featured on IMDb

Dive deep into IMDb Picks, Scary Good, TV, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet