Anonymous
Movie Details

Anonymous

October 28, 2011 | 2h 11m

Genre

Drama, Mystery

Director

Roland Emmerich

Cast

Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis, Edward Hogg, Xavier Samuel, Sam Reid, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson, Paolo DeVita, Trystan Gravelle, Robert Emms, Helen Baxendale, Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi, Tony Way, Julian Bleach, Alex Hassell, James Garnon, Jasper Britton, Michael Brown, Ned Dennehy, John Keogh, Lloyd Hutchinson

Producer

Roland Emmerich, Larry J Franco, Robert Leger, Christoph Fisser, Volker Engel, Marc Weigert, John Orloff, Kirstin Winkler, Carl Woebcken, Henning Molfenter

Writer

John Orloff

Synopsis

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Awards

  • Lisy Christl Nominee for the 2011 Academy Award for Costume Design

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