Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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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.

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Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Imelda Staunton and Colin Firth would later work together in Nanny McPhee (2005), the second of which had a short appearance by Ralph Fiennes, older brother of Joseph.


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

Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) is depicted as being constantly in debt, yet the opposite is true - money lending was one of his professions. The filmmakers knew this.

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

Details

Release Date:

8 January 1999

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$100,317,794 (USA)

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