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.

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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
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
The validity of Shakespeare is questioned in Roland Emmerich's thriller, on Blu-ray and DVD February 7th.
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
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
Roland Emmerich directs this drama exploring the conspiracy behind William Shakespeare's true identity.
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
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
Director Roland Emmerich will debate a University of California-Berkeley professor about the authenticity of William Shakespeare's work.
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
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
Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in Rian Johnson's time-travel crime thriller, which hits theaters on September 28, 2012.
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Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave star in Roland Emmerich's period drama set in Elizabethan England.
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
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
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
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
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
The writer discusses adapting the screenplay as well as his upcoming movie Anonymous, about William Shakespeare.
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.
3 Join Roland Emmerich's Anonymous
Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis and Rhys Ifans join the cast.
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