Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

  • R
  • 1998
  • 122 min
  • USA, UK
  • comedy, drama, romance

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden

Screenwriters: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush

Won 1999 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Endlessly witty, visually rapturous, and sweetly romantic, Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy that succeeds on nearly every level.


  • John Madden
    John Madden

    John Philip Madden (born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He was educated at Clifton College. He was in the same house as friend and fellow director Roger Michell. He began his career in British independent films. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English Literature. He started work in...

Main Cast


Producer: Edward Zwick, Harvey Weinstein, David Parfitt, Marc Norman, Donna Gigliotti

Editor: David Gamble

Casting: Michelle Guish

Director Of Photography: Richard Greatrex

Original Music Composer: Stephen Warbeck

Costume Design: Sandy Powell

Executive Producer: Julie Goldstein, Bob Weinstein


Tagline: Love is the only inspiration.

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Certificate: R

Categories: theater, elizabethan era, muse, cross dressing, love at first sight, love triangle, queen elizabeth i character, william shakespeare character, acting, writing, audition, mistaken identity, jealousy


Year: 1998

Runtime: 122 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS