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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against... Read all

Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: John Orloff
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, thriller
Year: 2011
MetaScore: 50/100
ImdbRating: 6.8
BoxOffice: $4,463,292
Released: 28 Oct 2011
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 12 nominations total

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Earl of Oxford - Rhys Ifans
Queen Elizabeth I - Vanessa Redgrave
Ben Jonson - Sebastian Armesto
William Shakespeare - Rafe Spall
William Cecil - David Thewlis
Robert Cecil - Edward Hogg
Earl of Southampton - Xavier Samuel
Earl of Essex - Sam Reid
Young Earl of Oxford - Jamie Campbell Bower
Young Queen Elizabeth I - Joely Richardson
Francesco - Paolo De Vita
Christopher Marlowe - Trystan Gravelle
Thomas Dekker - Robert Emms
Thomas Nashe - Tony Way
Captain Richard Pole - Julian Bleach
Prologue - Derek Jacobi
Spencer - Alex Hassell
Heminge - James Garnon
Condell - Mark Rylance
Interrogator - Ned Dennehy
Philip Henslowe - John Keogh
Richard Burbage - Lloyd Hutchinson
Bessie Vavasour - Vicky Krieps
Anne De Vere - Helen Baxendale
Bridget De Vere - Paula Schramm
Young Anne De Vere - Amy Kwolek
Boy Earl of Oxford - Luke Thomas Taylor
Boy Robert Cecil - Isaiah Michalski
Boy Earl of Southampton - Timo Huber
Archbishop - Richard Durden
Footman - Shaun Lawton
John De Vere - Detlef Bothe
King James I - James Clyde
Cecil's Spy Servant - Christian Sengewald
Monsieur Beaulieu - Jean-Loup Fourure
Buxom Lady - Victoria Gabrysch
Essex General - Axel Sichrovsky
Lady-in-Waiting - Katrin Pollitt
Lady-in-Waiting - Patricia Grove
Selling Maid - Laura Lo Zito
Groundling - Gode Benedix
Usher - Nic Romm
Bear Baiter - Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Oxford's Servant - Patrick Diemling
Oxford's Doctor - Patrick Heyn
Stage Manager (New York) - Nino Sandow
Child Oberon - Jonas Hämmerle
Child Titania - Leonard Kinzinger
Pole's Commander - Mike Maas
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Christian Leonard
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Christian Banzhaf
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Victor Calero
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Martin Engler
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Alfred Hartung
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Oliver Kube
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Christian Ludwig
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Oliver Rickenbacher
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company - Claudius von Stolzmann
Dancer - Antonia Gerke
Dancer - Lukas Hötzel
Dancer - Vera Kreyer
Dancer - Urban Luig
Dancer - Erik Studte
Prison Guard - Joachim Paul Assböck
Lord of Court - Carsten Berger
Essex Assassin - Oliver Bigalke
Robert Cecil's Wife - Ulrike Brandt
Nobleman with Feathered Hat - Andreas Frakowiak
Young Lady in Waiting - Claudia Funke
Extra - Ian Hansen
Young Lord Of Court - Hendrik Maaß
Angry Young Man in Theatre - Dennis Oestreich
Lady in Waiting - Gesche Picolin
Elizabeth's Personal Guard - Michael S. Ruscheinsky
First Lady to King James I - Steffi Sattler
Lady in Waiting - Alexandra Surer
Captain of the Guard - Tom Wlaschiha
Javanese Nobleman - Alexander Yassin
Young Lady in Waiting - Martina Ysker