William Shakespeare

Widely considered the greatest playwright and poet in history, Englishman William Shakespeare wrote more than 35 plays and 150 sonnets during his lifetime. Born in the mid-1500s, Shakespeare became renowned for his ... Read more »
Born: in England, GB

Filmography

Writer (175)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2015 (Movie)

(from stage play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Screenplay)

Cymbeline 2015 (Movie)

(from play: "Cymbeline") (Source Material)

Macbeth 2015 (Movie)

(from play: "Macbeth") (Source Material)

Hamlet 2014 (Movie)

(from stage play: "Hamlet") (Source Material)

Richard II 2014 (Movie)

(from play: "Richard II") (Source Material)

Richard III 2014 (Movie)

(from play: "Richard III") (Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Kitchen Games 2014 (Movie)

(from play: "Romeo and Juliet") (Source Material)

The Tempest 2014 (Movie)

(from play: "The Tempest") (Source Material)

Caesar Must Die 2013 (Movie)

(from play "Julius Caesar") (Source Material)

Much Ado About Nothing 2013 (Movie)

(Based on the play by) (Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

(from play: "Romeo and Juliet") (Source Material)

H4 2012 (Movie)

(from play: "Henry IV" Part I and Part II) (Source Material)

Private Romeo 2012 (Movie)

(from play: "Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

Sado Tempest 2012 (Movie)

(from stage play: "The Tempest") (Source Material)

Coriolanus 2011 (Movie)

(from play: "Coriolanus") (Source Material)

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 (Movie)

(Romeo & Juliet) (Play as Source Material)

Delta 2010 (Movie)

(from play: "Hamlet") (Source Material)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

(from play: "The Tempest") (Source Material)

Iago 2009 (Movie)

(from play: "Othello") (Source Material)

Star Crossed: Amor em Jogo 2009 (Movie)

(from play: "Romeo and Juliet") (Source Material)

Frivolous Wife 2008 (Movie)

(from play: "The Taming of the Shrew") (Source Material)

Were the World Mine 2008 (Movie)

(inspired by the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Source Material)

Macbeth 2007 (Movie)

(from play: "Macbeth") (Source Material)

As You Like It 2006 (Movie)

(from play: "As You Like It") (Source Material)

Omkara 2006 (Movie)

(from play: "Othello") (Source Material)

Prince of the Himalayas 2006 (Movie)

(from play: "Hamlet") (Source Material)

Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss 2006 (Movie)

(from play: "Romeo and Juliet") (Source Material)

ShakespeaRe-Told 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Source Material

Macbeth 2004 (Movie)

(from stage play: "Macbeth") (Source Material)

The Merchant of Venice 2004 (Movie)

("The Merchant of Venice") (Play as Source Material)

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will 2003 (Movie)

(from play: "Twelfth Night") (Source Material)

My Kingdom 2002 (Movie)

(inspired by the play: "King Lear") (Source Material)

Othello 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Scotland, PA 2002 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Shakespeare's Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti 2002 (Movie)

("The Merchant of Venice") (Play as Source Material)

The Merchant of Venice 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

A Midsummer Night's Rave 2001 (Movie)

(Play: "A Midsummers Night's Dream") (Source Material)

Hamlet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Makibefo 2001 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

O 2001 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Rave Macbeth 2001 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Richard II 2001 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream 2001 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 2000 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

("Love's Labours Lost") (Play as Source Material)

Ofelia Iontana 2000 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

10 Things I Hate About You 1999 (Movie)

("The Taming of the Shrew") (Play as Source Material)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

King Lear 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Sangrador 1999 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Titus 1999 (Movie)

("Titus Andronicus") (Play as Source Material)

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1996 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

As You Like It 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Hamlet 1996 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Julius Caesar 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

King Richard III 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Looking for Richard 1996 (Movie)

("Richard III") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1996 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Otello 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Othello 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Romeo + Juliet 1996 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

The Taming of the Shrew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

Twelfth Night 1996 (Movie)

("Twelfth Night") (Play as Source Material)

Othello 1995 (Movie)

("The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice") (Play as Source Material)

Richard III 1995 (Movie)

("Richard III") (Play as Source Material)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Hamlet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Macbeth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Romeo and Juliet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Tempest 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Twelfth Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Antony and Cleopatra From the Lyric Opera of Chicago 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

As You Like It 1992 (Movie)

("As You Like It") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Men of Respect 1991 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

("Henry IV") (Play as Source Material)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

("The Tempest") (Play as Source Material)

Dede 1990 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1990 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Twelfth Night 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

("Henry V") (Play as Source Material)

Resan till Melonia 1989 (Movie)

("The Tempest") (Play as Source Material)

Romeo-Juliet 1989 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

King Lear 1988 (Movie)

("King Lear") (Play as Source Material)

Othello 1988 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1987 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1987 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Otello 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Comedy of Errors 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Falstaff 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Falstaff 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Hamlet Liikemaailmassa 1986 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Otello 1986 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Ran 1985 (Movie)

("King Lear") (Play as Source Material)

Richard III 1985 (Movie)

("Richard III") (Play as Source Material)

Twelfth Night 1985 (Movie)

("Twelfth Night") (Play as Source Material)

Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Hamlet 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Sogno di Una Notte d'Estate 1982 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

Sueno de Noche de Verano 1982 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

Othello 1981 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Henry IV, Part One 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Otello 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Tempest 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Twelfth Night 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

As You Like It 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Henry VIII 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Julius Caesar 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Otello 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Richard II 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Romeo and Juliet 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Tempest 1979 (Movie)

("The Tempest") (Play as Source Material)

Female Hamlet 1977 (Movie)

(from play: "Hamlet") (Source Material)

The Taming of the Shrew 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Hamlet 1975 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

King Lear 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Catch My Soul 1972 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Viola and Sebastian 1972 (Movie)

("Twelfth Night") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Johnny Hamlet 1971 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Julius Caesar 1971 (Movie)

("Julius Caesar") (Play as Source Material)

King Lear 1971 (Movie)

("King Lear") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1971 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1969 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

Antony and Cleopatra 1969 (Movie)

("Antony and Cleopatra") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1969 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

King Lear 1969 (Movie)

("King Lear") (Play as Source Material)

Kiss Me, Kate 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Romeo & Juliet 1968 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

Chimes at Midnight 1967 (Movie)

from plays("Henry IV Part I" "Henry IV Part II" "The Merry Wives of Windsor") (Play as Source Material)

The Taming of the Shrew 1967 (Movie)

("The Taming of the Shrew") (Play as Source Material)

Othello 1965 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

The Winter's Tale 1965 (Movie)

("The Winter's Tale") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1964 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1963 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Othello 1959 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Throne of Blood 1957 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Othello 1955 (Movie)

("Othello") (Play as Source Material)

Richard III 1955 (Movie)

("Richard III") (Play as Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 1955 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Characters as Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 1954 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

Julius Caesar 1953 (Movie)

("Julius Caesar") (Play as Source Material)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

("The Taming of the Shrew") (Play as Source Material)

Hamlet 1948 (Movie)

("Hamlet") (Play as Source Material)

Julius Caesar 1948 (Movie)

("Julius Caesar") (Play as Source Material)

Macbeth 1948 (Movie)

("Macbeth") (Play as Source Material)

Henry V 1943 (Movie)

("Henry V") (Play as Source Material)

Romeo and Juliet 1935 (Movie)

("Romeo and Juliet") (Play as Source Material)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1934 (Movie)

("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Play as Source Material)

A Spray of Plum Blossoms 1930 (Movie)

(from play: "Two Gentlemen of Verona") (Source Material)

Richard III 1911 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Taming of the Shrew 1907 (Movie)

("The Taming of the Shrew") (Play as Source Material)

A Double Life (Movie)

(Play Author)

An Affair of the Follies (Movie)

(Play Author)

Antony and Cleopatra (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Falstaff (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

King John (TV Show)

Play Author

King Lear (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

King Of Texas (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Measure For Measure (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Merchant of Venice (TV Show)

Writer

Play On! (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Comedy of Errors (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Tempest (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

The Winter's Tale (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

William (TV Show)

Play as Source Material
Music (5)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

("Darkened Sands") (Song)

The Merchant of Venice 2004 (Movie)

("How Sweet The Moonlight") (Lyrics)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

("Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind") (Lyrics)

Love Serenade 1997 (Movie)

("My Little Angel") (Song Performer)

Thompson 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Other (5)

The King is Alive 2001 (Movie)

inspired by play("King Lear") (Other)

Ill Met By Moonlight 1993 (Movie)

from sonnet("A Midsummer Night's Dream") (Other)

Next 1991 (Movie)

(a playwright) (Special Thanks)

The Angelic Conversation 1985 (Movie)

sonnets (Other)

Il Bisbetico Domato 1979 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

Widely considered the greatest playwright and poet in history, Englishman William Shakespeare wrote more than 35 plays and 150 sonnets during his lifetime. Born in the mid-1500s, Shakespeare became renowned for his historical and comedic plays, later penning tragedies and romances, some of which are his most celebrated works. Known as the "Bard of Avon," Shakespeare also sometimes appeared in his own plays. He died in 1616 while still in his early 50s, leaving behind a literary legacy that has only grown in following centuries. Key works in the theater canon, Shakespeare's plays have been performed the world over, regularly put on by troupes ranging from amateur ensembles to major theater companies. The Bard's works have also been filmed ad infinitum. Among some of the finest cinematic productions of Shakespeare's plays are Laurence Olivier's 1948 version of the tragedy "Hamlet" and Orson Welles' adaptation of the similarly moody "Macbeth", also released the same year. While many films have set the stories in the era of Shakespeare's life, others have reinterpreted his work in less traditional contexts, including Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" and "Ran", reworkings of "Macbeth" and "King Lear", respectively, that are set in feudal Japan. Other takes have transported Shakespearean tales to modern times, including Baz Luhrmann's heavily stylized "Romeo + Juliet" and Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus", which features the backdrop of a 21st-century military conflict. Shakespeare himself has also been depicted on screen various times, most notably by Joseph Fiennes in the Oscar-winning romance "Shakespeare in Love".

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