Rent Shakespeare in Love (1998)

3.5 of 5 from 208 ratings
1h 59min
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Synopsis:
'Shakespeare in Love' is a romantic comedy for the 1990's set in the 1590's, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is the up and coming playwright of the time but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block. His comedy "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter" is not going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful and (and betrothed) Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow).
The path of true love doesn't run smooth for young Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex (Colin Firth) at the command of Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench). The joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale.
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Directors:
Producers:
Donna Gigliotti, Marc Norman, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick
Writers:
Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Others:
Sandy Powell, Marc Norman, Jill Quertier, Martin Childs, Stephen Warbeck, Tom Stoppard, John Downer, Peter Glossop, Lisa Westcott, David Gamble, Richard Greatrex, Robin O'Donoghue, Dominic Lester, Veronica Brebner
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1999 BAFTA Best Editing

1999 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

1999 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress

1999 BAFTA Best Film

1999 Oscar Best Actress

1999 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1999 Oscar Best Picture

1999 Oscar Best Costume Design

1999 Oscar Best Art Direction

1999 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

1999 Oscar Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/09/2013
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Polish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • "Making Of" Documentary: "Shakespeare in Love and on Film"
  • John Madden Commentary
  • Cast and Crew Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 21 TV Spots
  • Academy Award Winning Costumes
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/01/2011
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Shakespeare In Love and On Film
  • Feature Commentary with Director John Madden
  • Feature Commentary with the Cast and Crew
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 21 TV Spots
  • Academy Award Winning Costumes
  • Deleted Scenes

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