Shakespeare in Love (1998) 15 8*

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In late 16th Century London, Will Shakespeare, is suffering from writer’s block. The Rose Theatre owner is desperate that Will’s new play be finished. However Kent, a new cast member,  has a secret. ‘He’ is actually Viola De Lesseps, merchant’s daughter and fiancé of Lord Wessex. Adopting a disguise to enter a trade forbidden to women, matters become complicated when Will falls for her in her more conventional garb. It may take the intervention of Queen Elizabeth herself to make sure the course of true love runs smoothly and that the show goes on.

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This is an easy watching film with humour, drama and plenty of smouldering. There is a star studded cast who deliver great performances.