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.



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

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Cast & Crew

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John Madden


Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Did You Know?


Actor and theatre owner Richard Burbage, who is a character in the film, in reality went on to play the title role in Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Hamlet. In the film, Burbage is shown coming to the theatre looking for revenge. There is a fight, which ends when ... ...


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.


Plot Summary

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Comedy | Drama | History | Romance

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