Anonymous – Trailer, Photos and Cast

Joely Richardson and Jamie Campbell Bower in Anonymous
Joely Richardson and Jamie Campbell Bower in 'Anonymous' - © Columbia Pictures

Director Roland Emmerich (2012) takes a break from big epic action films with Anonymous.

Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, and Joely Richardson [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Release Date: October 28, 2011
Running Time: 130 minutes
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and sexual content
Review: Read the full review

Official Synopsis: Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays 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 cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

[tabs style=”default” title=”‘Anonymous’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast”] Rhys Ifans – ‘Earl of Oxford’
Jamie Campbell Bower – ‘Young Earl of Oxford’
Vanessa Redgrave – ‘Queen Elizabeth I’
Joely Richardson – ‘Young Queen Elizabeth I’
Rafe Spall – ‘William Shakespeare’
David Thewlis – ‘William Cecil’
Xavier Samuel – ‘Earl of Southampton’
Sebastian Armesto – ‘Ben Johnson’
Edward Hogg – ‘Robert Cecil’
Sebastian Reid – ‘Earl of Essex’
Paolo De Vita – ‘Francesco’
Trystan Gravelle – ‘Christopher Marlowe’
Robert Emms – ‘Thomas Dekker’
Tony Way – ‘Thomas Nashe’
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