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Exclusive: John Madden Talks Shakespeare in Love Blu-ray

Exclusive: John Madden Talks Shakespeare in Love Blu-ray

Director John Madden discusses his experiences on the set of this Best Picture Oscar winner, making its Blu-ray debut January 31

Director John Madden had primarily been known as a TV director before making the 1998 Best Picture Oscar winner Shakespeare in Love, which makes its Blu-ray debut January 31. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented director about his experiences on the set of this drama, which features an all-star cast including Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Ben Affleck. Take a look at what he had to say below.

I read there was quite a lengthy development process for this before you came on. Can you talk about the point where you did come on board?

John Madden: Yeah, well, as you know, there was one manifestation of the film, earlier, which was going to be directed by Edward Zwick.

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