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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

Featuring

Judi Dench

Ben Affleck

Colin Firth

Geoffrey Rush

Joseph Fiennes

Gwyneth Paltrow

Genres

Romance Comedy Costume drama

Collection

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

Certificate

15

Released

1998

Country

USA

Language

English

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