Sony Pictures Releasing
Running Time: 1hr 41 mins
Classification: 12A
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay: Ben Elton
Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen


The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes 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 relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.