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It’s the greatest literary mystery of all time; who wrote the works of  William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England’s “Star of Poets”.

From Executive Producer ROLAND EMMERICH, DEREK JACOBI leads an impressive cast featuring OSCAR® WINNER VANESSA REDGRAVE and TONY® WINNER MARK RYLANCE on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

ON-CAMERA CONTRIBUTORS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
DEREK JACOBI
ACTOR
Sir Derek Jacobi, CBE is an English actor, film director and outspoken supporter of the Shakespeare Authorship Question. Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. His stage work also included playing Edward II, Octavius Caesar, Richard III, and Cyrano de Bergerac. In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, starring in the critically praised adaptation of Roberts Graves' I, Claudius, for which he won a BAFTA; the titular role in the acclaimed medieval drama series Brother Cadfael, and Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Golden Compass (2007), The King's Speech (2010), and the forthcoming Hippie Hippie Shake. Like Laurence Olivier, he holds two knighthoods, Danish and British.
CHARLES BEAUCLERK
AUTHOR, SHAKESPEARE'S LOST KINGDOM
Charles Beauclerk graduated from Hertford College, Oxford in 1989 with a first-class degree in modern languages. While there he set up the De Vere Society (1986) to promote interest in the Shakespeare Authorship Question. In 1988, in conjunction with Globe Theatre founder Sam Wanamaker, Beauclerk helped arrange the Shakespeare authorship moot court at Middle Temple Hall with opposing counsel for William of Stratford and Edward de Vere, presided over by three Law Lords. Over a period of five and a half years Beauclerk spoke on the Shakespeare Authorship Question at some 250 venues in forty two U.S. States and four Canadian provinces. He took part in three major documentaries on the authorship question: The Shakespeare Mystery (PBS/Yorkshire TV, 1989, 1992, 1996), Battle of Wills (BBC, 1994), and The Shakespeare Conspiracy (ORF, 1999). In 2010, Beauclerk authored Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom published by Grove Press.
ROGER STRITMATTER, PHD
COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY
A student of literary history, Dr. Roger Stritmatter holds a PHD in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. His research interests include Shakespeare and the modern imagination, the Shakespearean authorship question, censorship and literature, authorship identification theory, and the Bible as literature. His publication credits include Dialectical Anthropology, Notes and Queries, Review of English Studies, Cahiers Elisabethains, Rocky Mountain Review of Languages and Literature, Critical Survey, and (forthcoming fall 2009), The Shakespeare Yearbook. He is the general editor of Brief Chronicles, an online peer reviewed journal of Shakespearean authorship studies. His dissertation is available online at Shake-Speare'sBible.com . Stritmatter holds a BA in anthropology and journalism from The Evergreen State College.
VANESSA REDGRAVE
Actor
Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since made more than 35 appearances on London's West End and Broadway, winning both the Tony and Olivier Awards. On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films; including Mary, Queen of Scots, Isadora, Julia, The Bostonians, Mission: Impossible and Atonement. Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times," and she remains the only British actress ever to win the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards. She was also the recipient of the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship "in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film." A member of the Redgrave family of actors, she is the daughter of the late Sir Michael Redgrave and Lady Redgrave (the actress Rachel Kempson), the sister of the late Lynn Redgrave and the late Corin Redgrave, the mother of Hollywood actresses Joely Richardson and the late Natasha Richardson, and the aunt of British actress Jemma Redgrave.
JONATHAN BATE, PHD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Jonathan Bate, CBE FBA FRSL, Professor of Literature at the University of Warwick, is well known as a Shakespeare scholar, biographer, critic and broadcaster. In September 2011 he became Provost of Worcester College and Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford.
STANLEY WELLS, CBE
HONORARY PRESIDENT
SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST
Stanley William Wells, CBE, (born 21 May 1930) is a Shakespeare scholar and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He took his first degree at University College, London, and holds honorary degrees from Furman University and the Universities of Durham, Munich, Hull, Warwick, Marburg, and Craiova.. He was Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) from 1988–1997, and is now Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies. Wells is co-editor (with Gary Taylor, John Jowett and William Montgomery) of the Oxford Complete Works and (with Michael Dobson) the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, and has been general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series since 1978.[1] In 2009 he appeared on BBC 4's comedy panel show 'It's Only a Theory' - defending the prevailing opinion within contemporary Shakespeare Studies that 'The plays of William Shakespeare were written by William Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon' debunking the theory that Shakespeare's plays were written by some of his contemporaries.
MICHAEL DELAHOYDE, PHD
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Michael Delahoyde earned undergraduate degrees in English, Music, and Education at Vassar College in his hometown of Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended the University of Michigan through the Reagan years, emerging with a PhD. in early English literature, a bucket of dreams, and a Depression-era song in his heart. Dr. Delahoyde has been teaching Shakespeare and other English and Humanities courses at Washington State University since 1992. He served as Senior Editor of the Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature since 1997 and recently assumed duties as Managing Editor for the Oxfordian journal Brief Chronicles. Delahoyde has published on Shakespeare, Chaucer, dinosaur films, girls' toys, and meat ads.
DIANA PRICE
AUTHOR
SHAKESPEARE'S UNORTHODOX BIOGRAPHY
Diana Price has published a variety of articles on Shakespearean topics, including Skeptic Magazine (vol. 11:3, 2005). Her article, "Reconsidering Shakespeare's Monument" (The Review of English Studies, May 1997), introduced the first known image of Shakespeare's funerary monument. Ms. Price has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Tennessee Law School, California State University (LA), Cleveland State University, the University of North Carolina (Greensboro), John Carroll University, Griffith University (Brisbane), the Cleveland Renaissance/Early Modern Seminar, and is a frequent guest speaker for libraries and civic organizations.
WILLIAM LEAHY, PHD
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
Dr. William Leahy William Leahy is the Head of the School of Arts at Brurnel University London. William's research specialises in Shakespeare's History Plays and Elizabethan Processions. Bill also writes journalistic articles for the New Statesman and the Times Higher and has appeared on Radio 4. He is currently supervising PhD students in Shakespeare and Jacobean literature and in the conventions of textual presentation.
DANIEL WRIGHT, PHD
SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Professor Wright is the Director of Concordia University's Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre through which he convenes the annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, the world's largest academic symposium dedicated to the investigation of the origins of the works by the writer who called himself Shakespeare.
MARK RYLANCE
ACTOR
Mark Rylance is an English actor, theatre director, playwright, and Trustee of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust, London. As an actor, Rylance has found success on stage and screen. For his work in theatre he has won the Olivier, two Tony Awards and a BAFTA TV Award. He was the first Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, from 1995 to 2005.
WILLIAM BOYLE
FOUNDER, SOAR
Bill Boyle is the librarian of the New England Shakespeare Oxford Library. He was the editor of two Oxfordian Newsletters from 1996-2005 and is the founder and webmaster of several Shakespeare authorship websites, including SOAR (Shakespeare Online Authorship Resources).
JON CULVERHOUSE
CURATOR, BURGHLEY
Jon Culverhouse is the Curator of Collections & Conservation at Burghley House and is the author of Burghley published 2009. Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.
G.J. MEYER
AUTHOR, THE TUDORS
G. J. Meyer is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow with an M.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, a onetime journalist, and holder of Harvard University’s Neiman Fellowship in Journalism. He has taught at colleges and universities in Des Moines, St. Louis, and New York. His books include A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, Executive Blues, and The Memphis Murders, winner of an Edgar Award for nonfiction from the Mystery Writers of America.
MICHAEL CECIL
PRESENT BARON BURGHLEY
William Michael Anthony Cecil, 8th Marquess of Exeter, is the son of William Cecil, 7th Marquess of Exeter. He is the current Baron Burghley and descendant of the Elizabethan statesman William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
HANK WHITTEMORE
AUTHOR, THE MONUMENT
Hank Whittemore has been an Oxfordian researcher and writer since 1990. He is the author of The Monument (2005), a 900-page edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets demonstrating a “macro” theory to explain the form and content of the 154-sonnet sequence; and his synopsis of that work was published in 2011 as Shakespeare’s Son and His Sonnets. A former professional actor, he also performs a 90-minute one-man show based on the Monument theory, Shakespeare’s Treason. Whittemore is the author of nine other nonfiction books including The Super Cops and CNN: The Inside Story. He has written many cover stories for PARADE, the Sunday supplement, and dozens of award-winning scripts for documentary TV including the American Sportsman and the Body Human.

 

Roland Emmerich
Executive Producer

Roland Emmerich began his career in his native Germany. He went on to study film at the film school in Munich, Germany where his student film THE NOAH’S ARK PRINCIPLE went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival.

Roland Emmerich is one the world’s most talented and sought-after directors to date. His recent controversial feature ANONYMOUS explored the theory that William Shakespeare’s plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. The stellar cast included Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans and Joley Richardson.

In 2010 Roland directed the box office hit 2012, an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an ends to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. This major blockbuster starred John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.

As well as directing, Roland has also produced some of our most popular ‘disaster‘ movies including 10,000BC , a fantasy drama which tells the story of the world’s first hero, who brings down an evil empire to save his love. In 2004 he produced THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, which follows a climatologist’s struggle to figure out a way to save the world from global warming.

In 2000, Roland directed THE PATRIOT based on the American Revolution. The film starred Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger and Joely Richardson. 1994 saw Roland direct the cult hit UNIVERSAL SOLDIER , which was followed by STARGATE the same year. 1996 and 1998 saw two of the most popular action films that the world had ever seen; in 1996 Roland directed INDEPENDENCE DAY a film that grossed over $800,000 worldwide. INDEPENDENCE DAY secured Roland the title of one of Hollywood’s top film directors. In quick succession, Roland released another Hollywood blockbuster GODZILLA , which he directed and produced.

Roland’s other directorial film credits include his first American film UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, STARGATE and TRADE.

In addition, to his work in film and television, Roland has also made considerable contributions to many charities, including, but not limited to the Gay and Lesbian Education Network (GLSEN), the Outfest Film Festival Los Angeles, the Cambodian Children’s Fund, the Trevor Project, Global Green, and The Gay and Lesbian Center of Los Angeles.

Lisa Wilson
Laura Wilson Matthias

Director/Producer

Lisa Wilson (left) graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she was first introduced to the Shakespeare Authorship Question. Over the course of several months performing Shakespeare, she began to suspect hidden allusions and double-speak in the plays that would ignite a passion for the truth about the concealed author.

Laura Wilson Matthias (right) attended film school at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and later studied Film Theory and Art History at the University of Minnesota. She, too, would join the quest, engaging her passion for the cinematic arts in the pursuit. In 1997, they co-founded 1604 Productions and set out for Beaufort, SC to interview author and Oxfordian pioneer, Charlton Ogburn. Twelve hours of archival footage was recorded in what was to be his last interview. In his honor, they’ve been documenting the Shakespeare Authorship Question ever since.

The next decade would include travel to Canada, Italy, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom, documenting Authorship sites and compiling a multi-media archive of portraits, properties, tombs, monuments, engravings, documents and artifacts. Highlights include reconnaissance in Italy for Richard Roe’s Shakespearean Baedeker, three expeditions to Oak Island and years of privileged access to research on the cutting edge of Shakespeare Authorship studies, including the published and unpublished works of Dorothy Ogburn, Charlton Ogburn Jr., Joy Hancox, Roger Stritmatter, Hank Whittemore, Richard Roe, Charles Beauclerk and Jamianne Reinelt.

Oak Island, Nova Scotia is the site of one of the most expensive and unsolved treasure hunts of all time with intriguing ties to key Elizabethans. 1604 Productions (in association with National Geographic) scouted the island, conducted rare interview with the island’s custodians and recorded Global Satellite Positioning of the alleged Templar and Rosicrucian stone markers. It was on the first expedition that Laura met her husband Paul Matthias, whose company Polaris Imaging was hired to put a camera down the famous Borehole 10X.

In September 2003, 1604 Productions spent ten days in the United Kingdom with independent scholar and author Joy Hancox, and for the next decade, Laura would continue to work closely with Joy and The Byrom Collection of 514 esoteric drawings, including designs for medieval Templar churches, King’s College Chapel - Cambridge, Rosslyn Chapel, Westminster Abbey and several of the original Elizabethan playhouses.

Beginning in 2005, Lisa and Laura provided script consulting services to the motion picture ANONYMOUS (Columbia Pictures) and addressed the international press corp on the film set in Berlin and at Sony Pictures’ press junket in Cancun, Mexico. In 2010, they established First Folio Pictures with Executive Producer Roland Emmerich and Producers Aaron Boyd & Patrick Prentice to bring two decades of authorship investigation to a worldwide audience. LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT is the product of that partnership and represents Lisa and Laura Wilson’s directorial debut. It was made possible by Roland Emmerich’s generosity and genuine commitment to advancing open inquiry into the Shakespeare Question. In April 2012, LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT premiered in the United Kingdom on Sky TV, where it continues to broadcast. Later that month, the Vero Nihil Verius Award of Artistic Excellence was conferred on Lisa and Laura by the Shakespeare Authorship Research Center at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.

The North American premiere of LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT was Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Austin Film Festival - two days before its release nationwide On Demand and iTunes - October 23, 2012. Additional foreign distribution and world-wide educational outreach is slated for 2013/14.

Aaron Boyd
Producer

Aaron Boyd currently serves as Director of Development for Centropolis Entertainment, a major motion picture and television production company. Having worked in film production for over 15 years, Mr. Boyd started his career as an assistant in the writer’s room for NBC and FOX on the TV series’ The Visitor and Providence. Having joined the Centropolis family in 2000, he has been instrumental in the development and production of films including The Patriot (Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger), Eight Legged Freaks (Scarlett Johannson), The Day After Tomorrow (Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid), and Trade (Kevin Kline). Mr. Boyd has since developed and Co-Produced the features 10,000BC (Steven Strait, Camilla Belle) and the box office success 2012 (John Cusack, Amanda Peete), on which he also served as the second unit director. Most recently, he produced the award-winning feature documentary film Last Will & Testament, which is currently airing on PBS and being distributed by PBS International.

 

Patrick Prentice 
Producer 

Patrick Prentice is a six-time Emmy award winner who has been writing and producing documentary films for 25 years. He spent five years as Senior Writer for National Geographic Explorer, and another five years as the show’s Senior Producer. His producing credits include the Emmy-award winning TANGO! with actor Robert Duvall; PEARL HARBOR: LEGACY OF ATTACH, (two-hour special, NBC); and PASSION OF THE SAINTS, (four hour series for TLC).

His writing credits include the nine-part PBS series AFRICA; the three-hour PBS series Islam: EMPIRE OF FAITH; and LOST LINERS, a two-hour show for Discovery.

 

Michael Flores 
Editor

Michael Flores has worked on several award-winning films since moving to Los Angeles and attending the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television Production. While studying at USC, Michael was awarded several scholarships including the John Frankenheimer Directing Scholarship for merit in directing, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Entertainment Scholarship, and the Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship. He was also selected to participate as a fellow in Film Independent’s Project: Involve in which he was personally mentored by Jeffrey Blitz: director of the Academy-Award-nominated documentary ­SPELLBOUND (2002). He edited the Student-Emmy-winning TV pilot, COST OF LIVING and wrote and directed the award-winning short film ESPERANDO (Waiting/Hoping). After graduating from USC, Michael worked as an assistant editor on Tamra Davis’s documentary JEAN-MICHELBASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD (2010), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; on Lisa Leeman’s documentary ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (2010), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival; and on Bess Kargman’s documentary FIRST POSITION (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Before working on LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT (2012), Michael edited Nick Broomfield’s documentary SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He has also worked with a number of other directors such as Jeffrey Blitz, Tommy O’Haver, and Renee Tajima-Peña and has worked on a variety of projects including narrative shorts, music videos, and commercials. He is currently working on a narrative feature for director Terri Hanauer.

Graeme Revell
Composer

Since Graeme Revell first appeared on the film scoring scene with his chilling score to the Australian thriller DEAD CALM, he has gone on to score more than 100 film and television projects for such high-profile directors as John Woo, Wim Wenders, Robert Rodriguez, Ted Demme and Michael Mann. Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1955, Revell graduated from the University of Auckland in economics and politics.

A keen observer of both traditional ethnic music and natural sound, Revell started his scoring career after picking up on rhythms in patient vocalizations at an Australian hospital for the mentally ill, where he was working as an orderly. He incorporated recordings of the patients into his music in an early example of the creative use of sound, which would become a hallmark of his later work in motion pictures. His experiments with recordings of insects and industrial machinery led him to create the early industrial band SPK. Revell’s unusual sound convinced directors George Miller and Philip Noyce to employ him on DEAD CALM which won Revell an Australian Oscar for best score.

Revell has since gone on to create highly influential scores in every genre of film. From the deeply lyrical ethnic sound collages of TO THE END OF THE WORLD, through horror/action/comedy classics with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez, serious action dramas such as Ed Zwick’s THE SIEGE and THE NEGOTIATOR, cult classics like THE CROW and science fiction such as his extraordinary Dante-inspired score for MARS: RED PLANET, he has contributed a unique voice. Although Revell is as comfortable in big budget Hollywood blockbusters like LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER as in serious dramas such as Ted Demme’s BLOW, David Twohy’s WWII military thriller, BELOW and Michael Gondry’s comical HUMAN NATURE, he devotes time to work on projects of passion. The poignant documentary Darfur NOW and the Shakespeare authorship documentary LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT are examples of this commitment.

Revell also won the award for best music at the Venice Film Festival for his score to Wayne Wang’s film CHINESE BOX. Recently, Revell was honored with BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for Career Achievement.

Revell is also a producer and the CEO of a startup tech company in Silicon Valley.

PIERS WEHNER
NARRATOR

Piers graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2009.

His theatre work includes OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR and MACHINAL at the Tobacco Factory, ‘Octavius’ in ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA at the Nuffield Southampton Theatre, THE MISANTHROPE at The Bristol Old Vic and‘Jimmy Porter’ in a mid-scale tour of LOOK BACK IN ANGER directed by Amanda Knott. Most recently Piers appeared in KING LEAR and THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Tobacco Factory, who will be taking both productions to The Rose Theatre, Kingston in May.

Piers has extensive radio credits, and received the BBC Carleton Hobbs award in 2009. Credits include THE CHANGELING for BBC Radio 3, COLD, PLANTAGENET, SHIRLEYMANDER, THE DECOY, GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, THE MAN IN BLACK, WEIRD TALES, TOO MUCH INFORMATION, SHERLOCK HOLMES, TINKER TAYLOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY, SMILEY’S PEOPLE and BEWARE OF PITY for BBC Radio 4. He was also ‘Jude’ in THE ARCHERS.

 

First Folio Pictures in association with Centropolis Entertainment

Executive Producer
Roland Emmerich

Directed and Produced by
Lisa Wilson
Laura Wilson Matthias

Produced by
Aaron Boyd
Patrick Prentice

Music by
Graeme Revell  

Edited by
Merritt Lear
Michael Flores

Director of Photography
Ben Huddleston

Associate Producer
Sara Hutchison

Narrated by
Piers Wehner

Additional Editing
James Felter
Tchavdar Georgiev
Barr Weissman

Assistant Editors
Mark Cope
Sara Parnell Crosby
Marco Urrabazo
Duke Fire
Claire-Estelle Bertrand (UK)

Contributors (In Order of Appearance))
Derek Jacobi
Charles Beauclerk
Roger Stritmatter
Vanessa Redgrave
Jonathan Bate
Stanley Wells
Charlton Ogburn
Michael Delahoyde
Mark Rylance
Diana Price
William Leahy
Daniel Wright
William Boyle
Jon Culverhouse
Gerald J. Meyer
Michael Cecil
Hank Whittemore

Additional Camera
Cristian Pirjol (Germany)
Ray Brislin
Max Zenk (Germany)
Adam Lutz
Aaron Boyd
Martin Finney (U.K)

Gaffer
Adam Lutz
Peter Bloor (UK)

Best Boy Electric
Ray Meehan (UK)

Key Grip
Ben Watson (UK)

Sound Recordist
Kieran Teather (UK)
Brent Rogers
Benjamin Seaward
Jose Araujo

Production Coordinator
Helen Grundy (UK)
Susanna Posnett (UK)
Marco Shepherd

Make Up and Hair
Susan Sittko Schaefer
Karma Ritchie
Liberty Haynes (UK)

Production Assistant
Lindsay Walsh (UK)

Still Photographer
Reiner Bajo

Archival Research and Clearances
Sara Hutchison

Motion Graphics by
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Ramzi Hogan
Luis F. Morales
Benjamin Segall
Francis De La Torre
Joel Colon
Mike Penny

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Brodie Alexander

Online Editor
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Jeremy Grody

Narration Recording
CRANC (UK)

Transcription
Marlene Whitney
Verbalink.com

Consultants
James Norwood
Charles Beauclerk
Hank Whittemore
Ryan Frost

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MOVING AND STILL IMAGERY COURTESY OF

Alan Bodell
The Bodleian Libraries
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The British Library Board
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The Folger Shakespeare Library
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Library of Congress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
The National Archives of the UK
The National Portrait Gallery, London
Private Collections on loan to The National Portrait Gallery of London
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Sony
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Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon

 

“ANONYMOUS” COURTESY OF COLUMBIA PICTURES

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Cecil Palmer
Coward-McCann, INC.
English Speaking Union, London
EPM Publications Inc.
The Free Press / Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Gotham Books / Penguin Group
Grove Press / Atlantic, Inc
Anchor PRess / Random House, Inc.
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Harper Perennial
Atlas Books / Harper Perennial
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The New York Times
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The Producers Wish to Thank:

Kirstin Winkler
Kathryn Donovan
Joe Cassidy
Duke Fire
Noelani Boyd
Jade Gill
Eva von Malotky
Lauren Rae Matthias
Paul K. Matthias
Gardner Monks
Maureen Robinson
Samantha Schwartz
Cast and Crew of ANONYMOUS
Kathy Walden
John Wareham
Steve West
Steve Wilks
Florian Haeger
Martin Kuschan
Nancy Eve Wolf
Dan Wilken
Mikey Hilb
John Barton
Carmen Bier
Charles Boyle
Jack Boyle
Becky Carlson
Joachim W. Dumkow
Larry Franco
James Gaynor
Bjorn Griebel
Andrew Grover
Emmett Herrle
Stephanie Hughes
Helen Kascheike
Sabrina Knoke
Petta Lenz
John Orloff
Jeremiah Richards
Simon Sigg
Earl Showerman
Roman Spacil
Brianna Sylvia-Clarno
Michael Tucker
Richard F. Whalen
Marc Witte
Eric Woite
Paul Edmondson

Special Thanks to:

The Honourable Thomas Lindsay and his wife Demetra Lindsay for exclusive access to Castle Hedingham, Essex.

Michael Cecil, Marquess of Exeter, and Miranda and Orlando Rock for their generous access to the Burghley House Estate.

The National Portrait Gallery, London for access to their unrivaled collection.

The Richard Paul & Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre at Concordia University

Nigel Bailey, House Manager, Wilton House, Wiltshire, U.K.

Cape Fear Community College Film and Video Production Department

Philip Gompertz, House Manager, Burghley House, Stamford, U.K.

Alan Scott, Warden, St. Martin’s Church, Stamford, U.K.

John Shahan, Shakespeare Authorship Coalition

Locations:

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK
Chapel of St. Stephens, Bures, Suffolk, UK
Concordia University, Portland, OR
Florence Gould Hall, New York, NY
Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
Hedingham Castle, Essex, UK
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, CA
Jacksons Lane Theatre, London, UK
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Middle Temple, London, UK
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Properties, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
St Augustine's Tower, Hackney, UK
St. Etheldreda Church, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
St. Martin’s Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK
Studio Babelsberg, Berlin, Germany
Wilton House, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

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