Shakespeare in Love

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.

Directed by: John Madden
Genres: Romance, History, Comedy,
Production Company: Universal Pictures, Miramax, Bedford Falls Productions,

Shakespeare in Love - Love is the only inspiration. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 11-12-1998
  • Runtime: 123 Minutes
  • Popularity: 15.91
  • Vote Count: 2,724
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9
  • Budget: USD 25,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 289,317,794
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Joseph Fiennes - Azwaad Movie Database Joseph Fiennes Will Shakespeare
Gwyneth Paltrow - Azwaad Movie Database Gwyneth Paltrow Viola De Lesseps
Geoffrey Rush - Azwaad Movie Database Geoffrey Rush Philip Henslowe
Tom Wilkinson - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Wilkinson Hugh Fennyman
Judi Dench - Azwaad Movie Database Judi Dench Queen Elizabeth
Imelda Staunton - Azwaad Movie Database Imelda Staunton Nurse
Colin Firth - Azwaad Movie Database Colin Firth Lord Wessex
Ben Affleck - Azwaad Movie Database Ben Affleck Ned Alleyn
Simon Callow - Azwaad Movie Database Simon Callow Tilney
Steven Beard - Azwaad Movie Database Steven Beard Makepeace
Photo Name Department
Tom Stoppard-Writing Tom Stoppard Writing (Screenplay)
Stephen Warbeck-Sound Stephen Warbeck Sound (Original Music Composer)
Bob Weinstein-Production Bob Weinstein Production (Executive Producer)
Harvey Weinstein-Production Harvey Weinstein Production (Producer)
Mark Cooper-Production Mark Cooper Production (Line Producer)
Michelle Guish-Production Michelle Guish Production (Casting)
Edward Zwick-Production Edward Zwick Production (Producer)
Sandy Powell-Costume & Make-Up Sandy Powell Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Steven Lawrence-Art Steven Lawrence Art (Art Direction)
Jill Quertier-Art Jill Quertier Art (Set Decoration)

See Full Cast & Crew of Shakespeare in Love


Does anyone remember this? I do, but only because its what turned me off of the Oscars. Haven't watched them since. It was the rude awakening that they were fixed, the quality of the film didn't matter as much as the bribes. It beat Saving Private Ryan for best picture. And then it beat Bulworth for best screen play. That was sort of enough to turn my head. Both of them? Bulworth was far from best picture worthy, but best original screenplay seemed as much as a shoe in as Ryan for Best Picture. And then it went on to win Best score over Mulan, A Bug's Life, and Prince of Egypt which is curious because it didn't really fit the criteria for Musical or Comedy Score as much as it's competition. And then now, looking back, who remembers it? If it's remembered at all, it's remembered for beating Saving Private Ryan, which has become a classic. Shakespeare in Love is just remembered for it's sweep of the awards, both at the Oscars and beyond, but not for its quality.

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