Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous Synopsis

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Latest 'Anonymous' News

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel Talks Anonymous Blu-ray

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel Talks Anonymous Blu-ray

William Shakespeare lies at the heart of this controversial period thriller, on Blu-ray and DVD February 7th.
EXCLUSIVE: Roland Emmerich Talks Anonymous Blu-ray

EXCLUSIVE: Roland Emmerich Talks Anonymous Blu-ray

This thrilling drama sets out to discover the true author behind the works of William Shakespeare, on Blu-ray and DVD February 7.
EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Earl of Oxford Blu-ray Featurette

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Earl of Oxford Blu-ray Featurette

The validity of Shakespeare is questioned in Roland Emmerich's thriller, on Blu-ray and DVD February 7th.
Seven Finalists Remain for Makeup Oscar

Seven Finalists Remain for Makeup Oscar

Albert Nobbs, Anonymous, and The Artist are among the remaining contenders for this year's top makeup prize.
10th Annual VES Awards Nominations Announced

10th Annual VES Awards Nominations Announced

Captain America: The First Avenger and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 are vying for the top visual effects award.
Anonymous Blu-ray and DVD Arrive February 7th

Anonymous Blu-ray and DVD Arrive February 7th

Roland Emmerich directs this drama exploring the conspiracy behind William Shakespeare's true identity.
EXCLUSIVE: Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson Talk Anonymous

EXCLUSIVE: Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson Talk Anonymous

Director Roland Emmerich is also on hand to discuss the Shakespeare controversy behind his upcoming drama, in theaters October 28th.
Rhys Ifans Talks The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans Talks The Amazing Spider-Man

The actor also discusses his role in Anonymous, and the similarities between directors Roland Emmerich and Marc Webb.
Anonymous Debate Streaming Live on September 28th

Anonymous Debate Streaming Live on September 28th

Director Roland Emmerich will debate a University of California-Berkeley professor about the authenticity of William Shakespeare's work.
Anonymous International Trailer

Anonymous International Trailer

Rhys Ifans stars in director Roland Emmerich's Elizabethan-set drama that speculates as to who William Shakespeare really was.
Second Anonymous Trailer

Second Anonymous Trailer

Roland Emmerich directs this drama, which delves into the mystery behind William Shakespeare and the true identity of his legendary works of drama.
Looper Sets September 2012 Release Date

Looper Sets September 2012 Release Date

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in Rian Johnson's time-travel crime thriller, which hits theaters on September 28, 2012.
Anonymous Poster

Anonymous Poster

Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave star in Roland Emmerich's period drama set in Elizabethan England.
Anonymous Trailer

Anonymous Trailer

Roland Emmerich explores who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare in this upcoming dramatic thriller.
Independence Day 2 Is Nowhere Says Roland Emmerich

Independence Day 2 Is Nowhere Says Roland Emmerich

The director talks about the sequel's delay, and also reveals more details about Anonymous and Foundation.
Bad Teacher, 30 Minutes or Less, and Anonymous Photos

Bad Teacher, 30 Minutes or Less, and Anonymous Photos

Sony unleashes new images featuring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, and more from their upcoming 2011 slate.
Monte Carlo and Moneyball Get New Release Dates

Monte Carlo and Moneyball Get New Release Dates

Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester will now battle Transformers at the box office, while Brad Pitt's drama moves into the fall.
Roland Emmerich Enters The Zone

Roland Emmerich Enters The Zone

The director is making a low-budget found-footage alien invasion thriller on the sly.
EXCLUSIVE: John Orloff Talks Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

EXCLUSIVE: John Orloff Talks Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

The writer discusses adapting the screenplay as well as his upcoming movie Anonymous, about William Shakespeare.
Underworld 4 and Anonymous Get New Release Dates

Underworld 4 and Anonymous Get New Release Dates

Sony has pushed the Kate Beckinsale-starring 3D sequel from September 23, 2011 to January 20, 2012.
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