Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 87%
TMDB Rating 6.9
IMDB Rating 7.2
RottenTomatoes Rating 92%

Financials

Revenue: $289,317,794

Budget: $25,000,000

Profit: + $264,317,794


Movie Details

Tag Line: Love is the only inspiration

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Jan 29, 1998

Rating: R

Run Time: 2h 02m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom , United States of America

Production Companies: Universal Pictures , Miramax , Bedford Falls Productions


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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes

Will Shakespeare

Age : 50 | Popularity : 11%

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Viola De Lesseps

Age : 47 | Popularity : 37%

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Philip Henslowe

Age : 68 | Popularity : 26%

Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Hugh Fennyman

Age : 72 | Popularity : 11%

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Queen Elizabeth

Age : 85 | Popularity : 21%

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton

Nurse

Age : 64 | Popularity : 15%

Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Lord Wessex

Age : 59 | Popularity : 32%

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ned Alleyn

Age : 47 | Popularity : 60%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
John Madden
John Madden
Writing Screenplay
Marc Norman
Marc Norman
Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
Production Producer
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
David Parfitt
David Parfitt
Marc Norman
Marc Norman
Donna Gigliotti
Donna Gigliotti
Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein
Julie Goldstein
Bob Weinstein
Bob Weinstein
Casting
Michelle Guish
Michelle Guish
Associate Producer
Linda Bruce
Linda Bruce
Line Producer
Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
Sound Original Music Composer
Stephen Warbeck
Stephen Warbeck
Camera Director of Photography
Richard Greatrex
Richard Greatrex
Editing Editor
David Gamble
David Gamble
Art Art Direction
Steven Lawrence
Steven Lawrence
Set Decoration
Jill Quertier
Jill Quertier
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
Crew Carpenter
Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams
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