Kenneth Branagh’s latest film, a passion project about a neglected period in the final years of William Shakespeare, comes with an original screenplay by Ben Elton. In 1613 Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of his age. But when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
“It dodges the pitfalls of luvviedom and period camp to produce a fiercely intelligent and poignant drama about family, grief and the tyranny of genius” Kevin Maher, The Times
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Judy Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen
Run Time: 1 hour 41 minutes