All Is True
|All Is True|
|Directed by||Kenneth Branagh|
|Produced by||Tamar Thomas|
|Written by||Ben Elton|
|Music by||Patrick Doyle|
|Edited by||Úna Ní Dhonghaíle|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Box office||$1.3 million|
All Is True is a 2018 British film directed by Kenneth Branagh, written by Ben Elton. It stars Branagh as playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The film takes its title from an alternative name for Shakespeare's play Henry VIII.
- Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare
- Judi Dench as Anne Hathaway
- Ian McKellen as Earl of Southampton
- Lydia Wilson as Susanna Shakespeare
- Kathryn Wilder as Judith Shakespeare
- Jimmy Yuill as Edward Woolmer
It was announced on October 30, 2018 that Sony Pictures Classics would distribute the film, which Kenneth Branagh had already filmed without publicity, directing and starring alongside Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
The film was given a limited release in the US at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica from December 21–27, 2018, to qualify it for that year’s Academy Awards. It screened as the Opening Night Gala feature at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 4, 2019. It was released in the UK on 8 February 2019. It had a limited re-release in Los Angeles and New York in May 2019, followed by a wider US release.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 73% based on 93 reviews, with an average rating of 6.58/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Impressively cast and beautifully filmed, All Is True takes an elegiac look at Shakespeare's final days." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
- Upstart Crow, another piece about Shakespeare written by Ben Elton
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