Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Directed By John Madden
Written By Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench
Produced By Harvey Weinstein, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Marc Norman, Edward Zwick
Film Editing By David Gamble
Cinematography By Richard Greatrex
Music By Stephen Warbeck

United Kingdom, United States



Release Date

December 3, 1998


123 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Miramax Films, Alliance Atlantis, Universal Studios

Budget $25,000,000
Gross $289,317,794


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  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola de Lesseps
  • Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare
  • Geoffrey Rush as Philip Henslowe
  • Colin Firth as Lord Wessex
  • Ben Affleck as Ned Alleyn
  • Judi Dench as Elizabeth I of England
  • Simon Callow as Edmund Tilney
  • Jim Carter as Ralph Bashford
  • Martin Clunes as Richard Burbage
  • Antony Sher as Dr. Mot
  • Tom Wilkinson as Hugh Fennyman
  • Mark Williams as Wabash
  • Daniel Brocklebank as Sam Gosse
  • Jill Baker as Lady de Lesseps
  • Patrick Barlow as Will Kempe
  • Joe Roberts as John Webster
  • Rupert Everett as Christopher 'Kit' Marlowe



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