All is True
2019 | UK | 101mins | M Offensive language & sexual references
- Directed by Kenneth Branagh (‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘Thor’, ‘Hamlet (1996)’)
- Starring Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Matt Jessup
- Written by Ben Elton
- Drama, True Story & Biography
- 2 June, Sunday, 5pm NEW
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as William Shakespeare in this biopic that recounts the final years of the Bard’s life. Written by Ben Elton, and co-starring Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
In 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his beloved Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, he returns to Stratford a troubled past and a neglected family awaits him.
Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend family relationships and is forced to examine his failings as husband and father. His search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
It dodges the pitfalls of luvviedom and period camp to produce a fiercely intelligent and poignant drama about family, grief and the tyranny of genius.
Kevin Maher, Times (UK)