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Shakespeare in Love


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Shakespeare in Love 1998 15

123 mins USA Director. John Madden

The multi-award winning love story takes great liberty with Shakespeare’s life but offers an irresistible, witty romance between the bard (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), the player who dresses up as ‘Thomas Kent’ so she can act in his plays.

With a cast including Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck and Geoffrey Rush, and some wonderfully evocative production design, Shakespeare in Love is a classy, impeccably crafted love story.

The film rewarded backers Miramax with a bagful of statuettes at the 1999 Academy Awards, continuing the Weinsteins’ long obsession with Oscars glory, and also beginning a new fixation with the casting of Judi Dench.

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Directed by

John Madden


Judi Dench

Ben Affleck

Colin Firth

Geoffrey Rush

Joseph Fiennes

Gwyneth Paltrow


Romance Comedy Costume drama


Oscars - Best Supporting Role Oscars - Best Original Screenplay Oscars - Best Picture Fools For Love Love Shakespeare on Film Best of BAFTA Closed Captions









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