Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.
|Joseph Fiennes||Geoffrey Rush|
|Tom Wilkinson||Judi Dench|
|Imelda Staunton||Colin Firth|
|Joe Roberts||Gwyneth Paltrow|
|Simon Callow||Ben Affleck|
|Steven Beard||Jim Carter|
|Rupert Everett||Martin Clunes|