Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

Directing:
  • Roland Emmerich

Writing:
  • John Orloff

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-10-21
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: GB, DE
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 130
  • Budget: $30,000,000
  • Revenue: $15,395,087
Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
Edward de Vere
Rafe Spall
Rafe Spall
William Shakespeare
Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbel...
Young Earl of Oxford
David Thewlis
David Thewlis
William Cecil
Joely Richardson
Joely Richard...
Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgr...
Queen Elizabeth I
Sebastian Armesto
Sebastian Arm...
Ben Jonson
Edward Hogg
Edward Hogg
Robert Cecil
Xavier Samuel
Xavier Samuel
Earl of Southampton
Sam Reid
Sam Reid
Earl of Essex
Paolo De Vita
Paolo De Vita
Francesco
Trystan Gravelle
Trystan Grave...
Christopher Marlowe
Robert Emms
Robert Emms
Thomas Dekker
Tony Way
Tony Way
Thomas Nashe
Julian Bleach
Julian Bleach
Captain Richard Pole
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Prologue
Alex Hassell
Alex Hassell
Spencer
James Garnon
James Garnon
John Heminge
Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
Condell
Jasper Britton
Jasper Britto...
Pope
Ned Dennehy
Ned Dennehy
Interrogator
John Keogh
John Keogh
Philip Henslowe
Lloyd Hutchinson
Lloyd Hutchin...
Richard Burbage
Vicky Krieps
Vicky Krieps
Bessie Vavasour
Helen Baxendale
Helen Baxenda...
Anne De Vere
Paula Schramm
Paula Schramm
Bridget De Vere
Amy Kwolek
Amy Kwolek
Young Anne De Vere
Luke Thomas Taylor
Luke Thomas T...
Boy Earl of Oxford
Isaiah Michalski
Isaiah Michal...
Boy Robert Cecil
Timo Huber
Timo Huber
Boy Earl of Southampton
Richard Durden
Richard Durde...
Archbishop
Shaun Lawton
Shaun Lawton
Footman
Detlef Bothe
Detlef Bothe
John De Vere
James Clyde
James Clyde
King James I
Christian Sengewald
Christian Sen...
Cecil's Spy Servant
Jean-Loup Fourure
Jean-Loup Fou...
Monsieur Beaulieu
Victoria Gabrysch
Victoria Gabr...
Buxom Lady
Axel Sichrovsky
Axel Sichrovs...
Essex General
Katrin Pollitt
Katrin Pollit...
Lady-in-Waiting
Patricia Grove
Patricia Grov...
Lady-in-Waiting
Laura Lo Zito
Laura Lo Zito
Selling Maid
Gode Benedix
Gode Benedix
Groundling
Nic Romm
Nic Romm
Usher
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Henry Lloyd-H...
Bear Baiter
Patrick Diemling
Patrick Dieml...
Oxford's Servant
Patrick Heyn
Patrick Heyn
Oxford's Doctor
Nino Sandow
Nino Sandow
Stage Manager (New York)
Craig Salisbury
Craig Salisbu...
Dwarf / Puck
Rainer Guldener
Rainer Gulden...
Quince
Trystan Pütter
Trystan Pütte...
Bottom
André Kaczmarczyk
André Kaczmar...
Titania
Jonas Hämmerle
Jonas Hämmerl...
Child Oberon
Mike Maas
Mike Maas
Pole's Commander
Christian Leonard
Christian Leo...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Christian Banzhaf
Christian Ban...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Victoria Calero
Victoria Cale...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Martin Engler
Martin Engler
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Alfred Hartung
Alfred Hartun...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Oliver Kube
Oliver Kube
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Christian Ludwig
Christian Lud...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Oliver Rickenbacher
Oliver Ricken...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Claudius von Stolzmann
Claudius von...
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Tjafke Biallowons
Tjafke Biallo...
Dancer
Dafne-Maria Fielder
Dafne-Maria F...
Dancer
Alexander Flache
Alexander Fla...
Dancer
Antonia Gerke
Antonia Gerke
Dancer
Sophie Hichert
Sophie Hicher...
Dancer
Lukas Hötzel
Lukas Hötzel
Dancer
Vera Kreyer
Vera Kreyer
Dancer
Stefanie Lanius
Stefanie Lani...
Dancer
Urban Luig
Urban Luig
Dancer
Jasmin Mehling
Jasmin Mehlin...
Dancer
Elisabeth Milarch
Elisabeth Mil...
Dancer
Robert Munzinger
Robert Munzin...
Dancer
Benjamin Plath
Benjamin Plat...
Dancer
Erik Studte
Erik Studte
Dancer
Johann Hakob Wurster
Johann Hakob...
Dancer
Steffi Sattler
Steffi Sattle...
First Lady to King James I (uncredited)
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