Directed by:Roland Emmerich Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis Runs for: 2h 10m Certificate: 12
Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare’s works. Edward’s life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.