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Shakespeare in Love
Director: John Madden (Dir)
Release Date:   1998
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 11 Dec 1998; New York opening: week of 11 Dec 1998
Duration (in mins):   112
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Cast:   Gwyneth Paltrow (Viola De Lesseps)  
    Joseph Fiennes (Will Shakespeare)  
    Geoffrey Rush (Philip Henslowe)  
    Colin Firth (Lord Wessex)  
    Ben Affleck (Ned Alleyn)  

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Production Company: Miramax Films  
  Universal Pictures  
  Bedford Falls Company  
Distribution Company: Miramax Films  
Director: John Madden (Dir)
Producer: David Parfitt (Prod)
  Donna Gigliotti (Prod)
  Harvey Weinstein (Prod)
  Edward Zwick (Prod)
  Marc Norman (Prod)
Writer: Marc Norman (Wrt)
  Tom Stoppard (Wrt)
Photography: Richard Greatrex (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Martin Childs (Prod des)
Film Editor: David Gamble (Film ed)
Music: Stephen Warbeck (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

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Genre: Comedy-drama

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Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   11 Dec 1998   p. 1.
New York Times   11 Dec 1998   p. 16.
Variety   7 Dec 1998   p. 53, 57.

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