Have you seen it? We loved it. I'm always in line for a period piece. Particularly if it is set in England. Beautiful visuals. I know there are critics who dis this one based on historical inaccuracy and blah blah blah. I enjoyed the story - it's a clever and artful interpretation. But I'm not here to debate the plot. I'm here to wave the flag for Rhys Ifans. I admit, I did not even recognize that it was him....how could you if you had only known him as Spike? And OMG, look at his writing desk. Did you swoon over the shelves of leather-wrapped-quill-penned-on-parchment manuscripts? Gah! The sets, the scenery, the costumes! That's it, I'm going to see it again.
In this interview at IMDb, you'll hear him say he created the image of his Earl of Oxford character after both Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie. Good call. It worked. When I googled the movie I was stunned to learn who played this lead role. I never saw it coming that that guy was this guy. Forget about *was Shakespeare a fraud*, this actor was real....good. You've seen him before....
I WISH we could see the new Neverland film in the states. I haven't investigated whether it will be available here. Did anyone see it?
I also love the mother/daughter team covering the role of Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous. I prefer Dame Judy Dench's monarch like in Shakespeare in Love, but who doesn't love Vanessa Redgrave? Did you see her in Letters to Juliet? I wanna be her when I grow up.