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Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 122 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Directors: John Madden
Casts: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McMullan, Tom Wilkinson, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Affleck, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Rupert Everett, Roger Frost, Jim Carter, Judi Dench, Mark Williams, Georgie Glen, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Fiennes, Barnaby Kay, Daniel Brocklebank, Simon Callow, Alan Cody, Antony Sher, Rupert Farley, Gregor Truter, Simon Day, Rebecca Charles, Nicholas Le Prevost, Martin Clunes, Paul Bigley, Roger Morlidge, Jill Baker, Bridget McConnell, Steven Beard, Joe Roberts, Nicholas Boulton, Bob Barrett, Sandra Reinton, Jason Round, Adam Barker, Harry Gostelow, David Curtiz, Amber Glossop, Robin Davies, Hywel Simons, Mark Saban, Timothy Kightley, Rachel Clarke, Lucy Speed, John Ramm
IMDB: Shakespeare in Love (1998) - IMDB

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Accessibly brainy screen charmer.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is ...