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- Rhys Ifans

Overview - Director Roland Emmerich takes a break from his long string of big-budget disaster films with ANONYMOUS, a historical drama that suggests Shakespeare was a fraud. Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans) is an aristocrat who yearns to write poetry and plays, but due to social and political constraints, he is forced to use a front for his political-minded works because they subtly encourage Queen Elizabeth to alter her plan for succession in a way that is in direct opposition to her most-trusted political advisers.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Roland Emmerich takes a break from his long string of big-budget disaster films with ANONYMOUS, a historical drama that suggests Shakespeare was a fraud. Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans) is an aristocrat who yearns to write poetry and plays, but due to social and political constraints, he is forced to use a front for his political-minded works because they subtly encourage Queen Elizabeth to alter her plan for succession in a way that is in direct opposition to her most-trusted political advisers. When drunken, illiterate, fame-hungry actor William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall) passes off the plays as his own, de Vere finds his man, but eventually he is blackmailed when the morally dubious thespian wants more and more. ANONYMOUS screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cast List

Roland Emmerich - Director
Harald Kloser - GERMAN COMPOSER
Rainer Werner
Hubert Bartholomae
Gerd Feuchter
Anna Foerster
John Orloff - Screenwriter, A MIGHTY HEART (2007)
Stephan O. Gessler
Bjorn Rehbein
Simon Boucherie
Heike Merker
Daniela Skala
Rolf Hanke
Till Hertrich
Marcus Schmidt
Miki Emmrich
Sabine Schumann
Christiane Weber
Christopher Doll
Thomas Wander - Composer
Helmut Ruhl
Christopher Berg - Post Production Supervisor
Anna Evenkamp
Julia Lechner
Gonzalo Ortega
Gabriela Dumitrescu
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Derek Jacobi - Shakespearian actor best known for "I, Claudius"
Sir Derek Jacobi - Shakespearian actor best known for "I, Claudius"
Shaun Lawton
Vanessa Redgrave - British actress
Joely Richardson - Actress
Mark Rylance - American Actor/In UK
David Thewlis - British Actor
Julian Bleach - Actor, THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005)
Paolo DeVita
Detlef Bothe
Rhys Ifans - British actor, NOTTING HILL
Helen Baxendale
Ned Dennehy
Lloyd Hutchinson
John Keogh
Tony Way
Nic Romm
Rafe Spall - British Actor
Rainer Guldener
Takahiro Chiba
Trystan Wyn Putter
Sebastian Armesto
Gode Benedix
Xavier Samuel - Actor
Jamie Campbell Bower - Star, SWEENEY TODD
Timo Huber
Alex Hassell
Paula Schramm
Axel Sichrovsky
Henry Lloyd-Hughes - Actor
Katrin Pollitt
Jasper Britton
Nick Sandow
Patrick Diemling
Edward Hogg
Trystan Gravelle
Vicky Krieps
Robert Emms
Sebastian Reid
Michael Brown - Actor, ;
James Garnon
Amy Kwolek
Luke Taylor
Isaiah Michalski
Richard Durdan
James Clyde - Actor
Jean-Loup Fourure
Viktoria Gabrysch
Patricia Grove
Laura LoZito
Patrick Heyn
Craig Salisbury
Andre Kaczmarczyk
Jonas Hammerle
Leonard Kinzinger
Mike Maas

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 130
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396394346
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Politics
Period Piece
Royalty
Writers

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "What works in ANONYMOUS is that Emmerich's first focus is the plot. Fleet and fascinating, he convinces the audience that this centuries-old half-true melodrama demands attention." - 09/16/2011 Box Office


"There are palace intrigues, beddings and beheadings, and lots of well-staged theater. Rhys Ifans turns out to be the best surprise of all..." - 10/28/2011 Los Angeles Times


"[W]ith some clever casting and a few very fine performances at its core." - 10/27/2011 Movieline

 
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