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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R 1998-12-11 (US) RomanceHistoryComedy 2h 3m
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Love is the only inspiration.


Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

  1. John Madden


  2. Marc Norman


  3. Tom Stoppard


Top Billed Cast

  1. Joseph Fiennes

    Joseph Fiennes

    Will Shakespeare

  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Viola De Lesseps

  3. Geoffrey Rush

    Geoffrey Rush

    Philip Henslowe

  4. Tom Wilkinson

    Tom Wilkinson

    Hugh Fennyman

  5. Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Queen Elizabeth

  6. Imelda Staunton

    Imelda Staunton


  7. Colin Firth

    Colin Firth

    Lord Wessex

  8. Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck

    Ned Alleyn

  9. Simon Callow

    Simon Callow


  10. View More

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Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $289,300,000.00


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