Released Date
December 11, 1998
Distributor
Miramax
Genre
Romance
Rating
R
Budget
$25,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$100,317,794 + $189,000,000 = $289,317,794
49

Ben Affleck

as Ned Alleyn

49

Gwyneth Paltrow

as Viola de Lesseps

61

Colin Firth

as Lord Wessex

86

Judi Dench

as Elizabeth I of England

70

Geoffrey Rush

as Philip Henslowe

51

Joseph Fiennes

as William Shakespeare

About Shakespeare in Love

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

About

A young William Shakespeare is writing his next play, Romeo and Juliet, and in the process falls for a woman who inspires him to finish his most famous play. 

Trivia

Many of the characters are based off of historical figures and characters from Shakespeare's plays. The film won seven Academy Awards.