As this video will explain, the format for my next couple of reviews is going to change. I think it’s safe to say they’re now in ramble form, as what I’m talking about here is all off the top of my head. But, hey, sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of a change. Feedback (as always) will be warmly welcome.
DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich.
CAST: Rhys Ifans, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson, Xavier Samuel, Sam Reid, Paolo De Vita, Helen Baxendale, Amy Kwolek, Alex Hassell, Trystan Gravelle, Robert Emms, Tony Way, Julian Bleach, Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance.
SYNOPSIS: If Edward De Vere, Earl Of Oxford (Ifans) had been the man behind the great works of Shakespeare, how would his family and friends have reacted to the amount of time he spent locked away with ink and paper? Set amidst the Essex (Reid) rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I (Richardson and Redgrave), Anonymous tells the story of how the young poet De Vere wished to leave his legacy to – Ben Jonson (Armesto) – missed out on fame and fortune after being eclipsed by a certain loud and unpredictable Will Shakespeare (Spall).