Was Shakespeare a Fraud?

Anonymous (2011)


Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

Director: Roland Emmerich

Anonymous Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.4/10 from 477 votes
Release Date: 2011-10-21
Status: Released
Run time: 130 min / 2:10
Budget: $30,000,000
Revenue: $15,395,087
Production Companies : Centropolis Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio Babelsberg
Production Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America


Jamie Campbell Bower
as Young Earl of Oxford
Rhys Ifans
as Edward de Vere
David Thewlis
as William Cecil
Joely Richardson
as Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Vanessa Redgrave
as Queen Elizabeth I
Sebastian Armesto
as Ben Jonson
Rafe Spall
as William Shakespeare
Edward Hogg
as Robert Cecil
Xavier Samuel
as Earl of Southampton
Sam Reid
as Earl of Essex
Paolo De Vita
as Francesco
Trystan Gravelle
as Christopher Marlowe
Robert Emms
as Thomas Dekker
Tony Way
as Thomas Nashe
Julian Bleach
as Captain Richard Pole
Derek Jacobi
as Prologue
Alex Hassell
as Spencer
James Garnon
as John Heminge
Mark Rylance
as Condell
Jasper Britton
as Pope
Ned Dennehy
as Interrogator
John Keogh
as Philip Henslowe
Lloyd Hutchinson
as Richard Burbage
Vicky Krieps
as Bessie Vavasour
Helen Baxendale
as Anne De Vere
Paula Schramm
as Bridget De Vere
Amy Kwolek
as Young Anne De Vere
Luke Thomas Taylor
as Boy Earl of Oxford
Isaiah Michalski
as Boy Robert Cecil
Timo Huber
as Boy Earl of Southampton
Richard Durden
as Archbishop
Shaun Lawton
as Footman
Detlef Bothe
as John De Vere
James Clyde
as King James I
Christian Sengewald
as Cecil's Spy Servant
Jean-Loup Fourure
as Monsieur Beaulieu
Victoria Gabrysch
as Buxom Lady
Axel Sichrovsky
as Essex General
Katrin Pollitt
as Lady-in-Waiting
Patricia Grove
as Lady-in-Waiting
Laura Lo Zito
as Selling Maid
Gode Benedix
as Groundling
Nic Romm
as Usher
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
as Bear Baiter
Patrick Diemling
as Oxford's Servant
Patrick Heyn
as Oxford's Doctor
Nino Sandow
as Stage Manager (New York)
Craig Salisbury
as Dwarf / Puck
Rainer Guldener
as Quince
Trystan Pütter
as Bottom
André Kaczmarczyk
as Titania
Jonas Hämmerle
as Child Oberon
Mike Maas
as Pole's Commander
Christian Leonard
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Christian Banzhaf
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Victoria Calero
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Martin Engler
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Alfred Hartung
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Oliver Kube
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Christian Ludwig
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Oliver Rickenbacher
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Claudius von Stolzmann
as Stage Player: Shakespeare Company
Tjafke Biallowons
as Dancer
Dafne-Maria Fielder
as Dancer
Alexander Flache
as Dancer
Antonia Gerke
as Dancer
Sophie Hichert
as Dancer
Vera Kreyer
as Dancer
Stefanie Lanius
as Dancer
Urban Luig
as Dancer
Jasmin Mehling
as Dancer
Elisabeth Milarch
as Dancer
Robert Munzinger
as Dancer
Benjamin Plath
as Dancer
Erik Studte
as Dancer
Johann Hakob Wurster
as Dancer
Steffi Sattler
as First Lady to King James I (uncredited)


Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Editing Peter R. Adam Editor
Sound Harald Kloser Original Music Composer
Directing Roland Emmerich Director
Production Roland Emmerich Producer
Sound Thomas Wanker Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Lisy Christl Costume Design
Production Henning Molfenter Co-Producer
Production Charlie Woebcken Co-Producer
Art Sebastian T. Krawinkel Production Design
Art Stephan O. Gessler Supervising Art Director
Art Simon-Julien Boucherie Set Decoration
Production Marcus Loges Line Producer
Production Miki Emmrich Unit Production Manager
Production Leo Davis Casting
Production John Orloff Executive Producer
Writing John Orloff Writer
Production Volker Engel Executive Producer
Camera Anna Foerster Director of Photography
Production Marc Weigert Executive Producer
Art Sabine Engelberg Art Direction
Production Christoph Fisser Co-Producer
Production Kirstin Winkler Co-Producer
Production Lissy Holm Casting
Art Lutz Lemke Title Designer
Art Robert Blasi Art Department Coordinator
Art Stefan Speth Art Direction
Directing Gabriella Gobber Script Supervisor
Art Bryce Tibbey Art Direction
Art Kim Frederiksen Art Direction
Production Robert Leger Producer
Crew Christopher Berg Post Production Supervisor
Art Matthias Brauner Title Designer
Production Doris Edwards Production Coordinator
Production Susanne Fischer Production Coordinator

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