Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Universal Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
"Shakespeare in Love" is a 1998 American romantic period comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair involving playwright William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) while Shakespeare was writing "Romeo and Juliet". Several characters are based on historical figures, and many of the characters, lines, and plot devices allude to Shakespeare's plays.
Genre': Comedy, Drama, History
Release date: December 3, 1998 (US)
Director: John Madden
Screenplay by: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Music by: Stephen Warbeck
Cinematography: Richard Greatrex
Edited by: David Gamble
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Antony Sher, Imelda Staunton, Tom Wilkinson, Rupert Everett
Distributed by: Miramax Films (US), Universal Pictures (International)
* © 1998 - Miramax Films
** © 1998 - Miramax Films / Universal Pictures