Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, History

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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.



  • Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Marilu Henner at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Ben Affleck at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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Cast & Crew

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John Madden


Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?


Lord Wessex (played by Colin Firth) is the villain of the film, and is generally presented as none too bright. Wessex's mistaken belief that it is Christopher Marlowe instead of William Shakespeare who has slept with Viola is particularly amusing given that it is the general historical and ... ...


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?


The audio for the choirboys at the church service is a line ahead of the visual.


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Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

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