If you’ve been living on planet Earth for a few years you’ll have heard of a certain playwright by the name of William Shakespeare, who’s famous works include Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet. But what if William never wrote those plays. What if everything you thought of William Shakespeare was a lie.
This is the grounding of the new film, Anonymous, where the film puts that question to us and whether the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere was the real writer. Looks interesting! Directed by Roland Emmerich, this political thriller has an all-star cast including Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave and Derek Jacobi. The film plays out against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion and features a scene of a beheading. Check out the trailer below.