Shakespeare in Love
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: John Madden
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-035822-002043
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 16, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#127)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 28, 2002
Purchase price: Hidden
SRP: 19,99 GBP
Purchase place:  • Play.com
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
'Shakespeare in Love' is a romantic comedy for the 1990's set in the 1590's, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - 'Romeo and Juliet'. Young Will Shakespeare is the up and coming playwright of the time but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block. His comedy "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter" is not going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What Will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful (and betrothed) Lady Viola.

The path of true love doesn't run smooth for Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex (Colin Firth) at the command of Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench). The joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale.

'Shakespeare in Love' is a brilliantly funny, warm and fast moving romance from acclaimed director John Madden ('Mrs Brown').
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Misc.
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Genres
Romance
Comedy
Studios
Universal Pictures
Miramax Films
Bedford Falls Company
Audio format
EnglishDD
GermanDD
CommentaryDD
CommentaryDD
Subtitles
Danish
English
Hebrew
German
Finnish
Norwegian
Polish
Czech
Dutch
Swedish
Tags
Region
Region: 2
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Extras
 • Scene Access
 • Audio Commentary
 • Trailers
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Featurettes
Crew
Direction
John Madden....Director
Writing
Marc Norman....Writer
Tom Stoppard....Writer
Production
David Parfitt....Producer
Donna Gigliotti....Producer
Harvey Weinstein....Producer
Edward Zwick....Producer
Marc Norman....Producer
Bob Weinstein....Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Richard Greatrex....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Gamble....Film Editor
Music
Stephen Warbeck....Composer
Sound
Peter Glossop....Production Sound Mixer
John Downer....Supervising Sound Editor
Robin O'Donoghue....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dominic Lester....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Martin Childs....Production Designer
Mark Raggett....Art Director
Steve Lawrence....Art Director
Cast
Geoffrey Rush....Philip Henslowe
Tom Wilkinson....Hugh Fennyman
Steven O'Donnell....Lambert
Tim McMullen....Frees
Joseph Fiennes....Will Shakespeare
Steven Beard....Makepeace, the Preacher
Antony Sher....Dr Moth
Patrick Barlow....Will Kempe
Martin Clunes....Richard Burbage
Sandra Reinton....Rosaline
Simon Callow....Tilney, Master of the Revels
Judi Dench....Queen Elizabeth
Bridget McConnel....Lady in Waiting
Georgie Glen....Lady in Waiting
Nicholas Boulton....Henry Condell
Gwyneth Paltrow....Viola De Lesseps
Imelda Staunton....Nurse
Colin Firth....Lord Wessex
Desmond McNamara....Crier
Barnaby Kay....Nol
Jim Carter....Ralph Bashford
Paul Bigley....Peter, the Stage Manager
Jason Round....Actor in Tavern
Rupert Farley....Barman
Adam Barker....First Auditionee
Joe Roberts....John Webster
Harry Gostelow....Second Auditionee
Alan Cody....Third Auditioneer
Mark Williams....Wabash
David Curtiz....John Hemmings
Gregor Truter....James Hemmings
Simon Day....First Boatman
Jill Baker....Lady De Lesseps
Amber Glossop....Scullery Maid
Robin Davies....Master Plum
Hywel Simons....Servant
Nicholas Le Prevost....Sir Robert De Lesseps
Ben Affleck....Ned Alleyn
Timothy Kightley....Edward Pope
Mark Saban....Augustine Philips
Bob Barrett....George Bryan
Roger Morlidge....James Armitage
Daniel Brocklebank....Sam Gosse
Roger Frost....Second Boatman
Rebecca Charles....Chambermaid
Richard Gold....Lord in Waiting
Rachel Clarke....First Whore
Lucy Speed....Second Whore
Patricia Potter....Third Whore
John Ramm....Makepeace's Neighbour
Martin Neeley....Paris/Lady Montague
Rupert Everett....Kit Marlowe (uncredited)