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  • Anonymous (I) (2011)
  • PG-13
    130 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Director
Writer
Composers
Harald Kloser | Thomas Wanker (as Thomas Wander)
Cinematographer
Anna Foerster (as Anna J. Foerster)
Editor
Casting Directors
Production Designer
Sebastian T. Krawinkel (as Sebastian Krawinkel)
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Release date
Oct 28, 2011 (United States)

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Cast

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97 cast members
Name Known for
Rhys Ifans
Earl of Oxford Earl of Oxford   See fewer
Vanessa Redgrave
Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I   See fewer
Sebastian Armesto
Ben Jonson Ben Jonson   See fewer
Rafe Spall
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare   See fewer
David Thewlis
William Cecil William Cecil   See fewer
Edward Hogg
Robert Cecil Robert Cecil   See fewer
Xavier Samuel
Earl of Southampton Earl of Southampton   See fewer
Sam Reid
Earl of Essex (as Sebastian Reid) Earl of Essex (as Sebastian Reid)   See fewer
Jamie Campbell Bower
Young Earl of Oxford Young Earl of Oxford   See fewer
Joely Richardson
Young Queen Elizabeth I Young Queen Elizabeth I   See fewer
Paolo De Vita
Francesco Francesco   See fewer
Trystan Gravelle
Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe   See fewer
Robert Emms
Thomas Dekker Thomas Dekker   See fewer
Tony Way
Thomas Nashe Thomas Nashe   See fewer
Julian Bleach
Captain Richard Pole Captain Richard Pole   See fewer
Derek Jacobi
Prologue Prologue   See fewer
Alex Hassell
Spencer Spencer   See fewer
James Garnon
Heminge Heminge   See fewer
Mark Rylance
Condell Condell   See fewer
Ned Dennehy
Interrogator Interrogator   See fewer
John Keogh
Philip Henslowe Philip Henslowe   See fewer
Lloyd Hutchinson
Richard Burbage Richard Burbage   See fewer
Vicky Krieps
Bessie Vavasour Bessie Vavasour   See fewer
Helen Baxendale
Anne De Vere Anne De Vere   See fewer
Paula Schramm
Bridget De Vere Bridget De Vere   See fewer
Amy Kwolek
Young Anne De Vere Young Anne De Vere   See fewer
Luke Thomas Taylor
Boy Earl of Oxford (as Luke Taylor) Boy Earl of Oxford (as Luke Taylor)   See fewer
Isaiah Michalski
Boy Robert Cecil (as Isaiah Michalsky) Boy Robert Cecil (as Isaiah Michalsky)   See fewer
Timo Huber
Boy Earl of Southampton Boy Earl of Southampton   See fewer
Richard Durden
Archbishop (as Richard Durdan) Archbishop (as Richard Durdan)   See fewer
Shaun Lawton
Footman Footman   See fewer
Detlef Bothe
John De Vere John De Vere   See fewer
James Clyde
King James I King James I   See fewer
Christian Sengewald
Cecil's Spy Servant Cecil's Spy Servant   See fewer
Jean-Loup Fourure
Monsieur Beaulieu Monsieur Beaulieu   See fewer
Victoria Gabrysch
Buxom Lady Buxom Lady   See fewer
Axel Sichrovsky
Essex General Essex General   See fewer
Katrin Pollitt
Lady-in-Waiting Lady-in-Waiting   See fewer
Patricia Grove
Lady-in-Waiting Lady-in-Waiting   See fewer
Laura Lo Zito
Selling Maid Selling Maid   See fewer
Gode Benedix
Groundling Groundling   See fewer
Nic Romm
Usher Usher   See fewer
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Bear Baiter Bear Baiter   See fewer
Patrick Diemling
Oxford's Servant Oxford's Servant   See fewer
Patrick Heyn
Oxford's Doctor Oxford's Doctor   See fewer
Nino Sandow
Stage Manager (New York) Stage Manager (New York)   See fewer
Craig Salisbury
Dwarf / Puck Dwarf / Puck   See fewer
Jonas Hämmerle
Child Oberon Child Oberon   See fewer
Leonard Kinzinger
Child Titania Child Titania   See fewer
Mike Maas
Pole's Commander Pole's Commander   See fewer
Christian Leonard
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Christian Banzhaf
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Victor Calero
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Martin Engler
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Alfred Hartung
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Oliver Kube
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Christian Ludwig
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Oliver Rickenbacher
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Claudius von Stolzmann
Stage Player: Shakespeare Company Stage Player: Shakespeare Company   See fewer
Antonia Gerke
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Lukas Hötzel
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Vera Kreyer
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Urban Luig
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Erik Studte
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Joachim Paul Assböck
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Carsten Berger
Lord of Court (uncredited) Lord of Court (uncredited)   See fewer
Oliver Bigalke
Essex Assassin (uncredited) Essex Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
Ulrike Brandt
Robert Cecil's Wife (uncredited) Robert Cecil's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Andreas Frakowiak
Nobleman with Feathered Hat (uncredited) Nobleman with Feathered Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
Claudia Funke
Young Lady in Waiting (uncredited) Young Lady in Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
Ian Hansen
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Tobias Lauterberg
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Hendrik Maaß
Young Lord Of Court (uncredited) Young Lord Of Court (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennis Oestreich
Angry Young Man in Theatre (uncredited) Angry Young Man in Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
Gesche Picolin
Lady in Waiting (uncredited) Lady in Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael S. Ruscheinsky
Elizabeth's Personal Guard (uncredited) Elizabeth's Personal Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Steffi Sattler
First Lady to King James I (uncredited) First Lady to King James I (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandra Surer
Lady in Waiting (uncredited) Lady in Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Wlaschiha
Captain of the Guard (uncredited) Captain of the Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexander Yassin
Javanese Nobleman (uncredited) Javanese Nobleman (uncredited)   See fewer
Martina Ysker
Young Lady in Waiting (uncredited) Young Lady in Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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