Anonymous 2011

Anonymous is an upcoming drama film directed by Roland Emmerich. It stars Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave. Originally slated for world-wide release, it will now be showing in restricted release on 250 screens, a tenth of the average, on 28 October 2011.

Plot:The film depicts Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans) from his childhood through to old age. The main action takes place towards the end of the Elizabethan era, where political intrigue flourishes between the Tudors and the Cecils over the succession of Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave) as a rebellion led by Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex gets underway. In flashbacks, De Vere is portrayed as the illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth, whom she bore at aged fifteen. As a young man, he unwittingly becomes in turn his royal mother’s incestuous lover, and may or may not have fathered on her his own brother and son, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. He also turns out to be the true author of the works of Shakespeare (Rafe Spall).

* Vanessa Redgrave as Elizabeth I of England.
* Rhys Ifans as Edward de Vere
* Joely Richardson as young Princess Elizabeth
* David Thewlis as William Cecil
* Xavier Samuel as Henry Wriothesley

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