"Anonymous" (2011) is a movie set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England that speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

The "Anonymous" cast includes Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Derek Jacobi.

From Columbia Pictures and Relativity Media, "Anonymous" (2011) is produced by Centropolis Entertainment in association with Studio Babelsberg. The movie is directed by Roland Emmerich from a screenplay by John Orloff. The producers are Roland Emmerich, Larry Franco, and Robert Léger; the executive producers are Volker Engel, Marc Weigert, and John Orloff; and the co-producers are Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, and Kirstin Winkler. The crew includes director of photography Anna J. Foerster, production designer Sebastian Krawinkel, editor Peter R. Adam, and costume designer Lisy Christl. Music is by Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser.


Runtime: 130 mins.
Release Date: October 28, 2011
Tagline: Was Shakespeare a fraud?
Country: UK
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Production Companies:
Centropolis Entertainment
Relativity Media
Studio Babelsberg

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