Country: UK, Germany, USA
Release Date: 28 October 2011 (UK)
Run Time: 130 min
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: John Orloff
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis
Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.