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Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13
130 min | Drama, Thriller

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Composers
Harald Kloser | Thomas Wanker (as Thomas Wander)
Cinematographer
Anna Foerster (as Anna J. Foerster)
Casting Directors
Production Designer
Sebastian T. Krawinkel (as Sebastian Krawinkel)
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Budget
$ 30,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,012,768
Gross (USA)
$ 4,463,292
Gross (World)
$ 15,395,087
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Release date
Oct 28, 2011 (United States)

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97 cast members
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Rhys Ifans
Earl of Oxford Earl of Oxford   See fewer
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Vanessa Redgrave
Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I   See fewer
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Sebastian Armesto
Ben Jonson Ben Jonson   See fewer
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Rafe Spall
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare   See fewer
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David Thewlis
William Cecil William Cecil   See fewer
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Edward Hogg
Robert Cecil Robert Cecil   See fewer
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Xavier Samuel
Earl of Southampton Earl of Southampton   See fewer
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Sam Reid
Earl of Essex (as Sebastian Reid) Earl of Essex (as Sebastian Reid)   See fewer
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Jamie Campbell Bower
Young Earl of Oxford Young Earl of Oxford   See fewer
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Joely Richardson
Young Queen Elizabeth I Young Queen Elizabeth I   See fewer
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Paolo De Vita
Francesco Francesco   See fewer
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Trystan Gravelle
Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe   See fewer
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Robert Emms
Thomas Dekker Thomas Dekker   See fewer
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Tony Way
Thomas Nashe Thomas Nashe   See fewer
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Julian Bleach
Captain Richard Pole Captain Richard Pole   See fewer
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Derek Jacobi
Prologue Prologue   See fewer
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Alex Hassell
Spencer Spencer   See fewer
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James Garnon
Heminge Heminge   See fewer
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Mark Rylance
Condell Condell   See fewer
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Ned Dennehy
Interrogator Interrogator   See fewer
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John Keogh
Philip Henslowe Philip Henslowe   See fewer
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Lloyd Hutchinson
Richard Burbage Richard Burbage   See fewer
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Vicky Krieps
Bessie Vavasour Bessie Vavasour   See fewer
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Helen Baxendale
Anne De Vere Anne De Vere   See fewer
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Paula Schramm
Bridget De Vere Bridget De Vere   See fewer
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Amy Kwolek
Young Anne De Vere Young Anne De Vere   See fewer
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Luke Thomas Taylor
Boy Earl of Oxford (as Luke Taylor) Boy Earl of Oxford (as Luke Taylor)   See fewer
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Isaiah Michalski
Boy Robert Cecil (as Isaiah Michalsky) Boy Robert Cecil (as Isaiah Michalsky)   See fewer
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Timo Huber
Boy Earl of Southampton Boy Earl of Southampton   See fewer
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Richard Durden
Archbishop (as Richard Durdan) Archbishop (as Richard Durdan)   See fewer
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Footman Footman   See fewer
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Detlef Bothe
John De Vere John De Vere   See fewer
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James Clyde
King James I King James I   See fewer
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Christian Sengewald
Cecil's Spy Servant Cecil's Spy Servant   See fewer
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Jean-Loup Fourure
Monsieur Beaulieu Monsieur Beaulieu   See fewer
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Victoria Gabrysch
Buxom Lady Buxom Lady   See fewer
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Axel Sichrovsky
Essex General Essex General   See fewer
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Katrin Pollitt
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Patricia Grove
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Gode Benedix
Groundling Groundling   See fewer
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Usher Usher   See fewer
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Henry Lloyd-Hughes
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Patrick Diemling
Oxford's Servant Oxford's Servant   See fewer
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Oxford's Doctor Oxford's Doctor   See fewer
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Christian Leonard
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Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
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Martin Engler
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Christian Ludwig
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Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carsten Berger
Lord of Court (uncredited) Lord of Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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Essex Assassin (uncredited) Essex Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ulrike Brandt
Robert Cecil's Wife (uncredited) Robert Cecil's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nobleman with Feathered Hat (uncredited) Nobleman with Feathered Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Lord Of Court (uncredited) Young Lord Of Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angry Young Man in Theatre (uncredited) Angry Young Man in Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 37,057 votes