Will Shakespeare

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Will Shakespeare, also known as Life of Shakespeare and William Shakespeare: His Life & Times, was a 1978 historical drama series created and written by John Mortimer. Broadcast in six parts, the series is a dramatisation of the life and times of the... read more

Will Shakespeare, also known as Life of Shakespeare and William Shakespeare: His Life & Times, was a 1978 historical drama series created and written by John Mortimer. Broadcast in six parts, the series is a dramatisation of the life and times of the great poet William Shakespeare, played by Tim Curry, and was co-produced by Lew Grade's ATV and RAI and distributed internationally by ITC. The two production companies had collaborated successfully the previous year on Jesus of Nazareth.

Original Release

06/13/1978

Cast

Ron Cook Jack Rice
Tim Curry William Shakespeare
Richard Cordery Henry Condell
Paul Freeman Dick Burbage
Ronald Herdman Sam Crosse
Roger Lloyd Pack Jack Heminge (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Michael Hadley Augustine Phillips
Derek Royle William Kempe
John Normington Alex Cooke
Nicholas Clay Earl of Southampton
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Dead Shepherd Tuesday, 13 June 1978
2 Alms for Oblivion Tuesday, 20 June 1978
3 Of Comfort and Despair Tuesday, 27 June 1978
4 The Loved Boy Tuesday, 04 July 1978
5 Rebellion's Masterpiece Tuesday, 11 July 1978
6 The Living Record Tuesday, 18 July 1978

Directors

Mark Cullingham, Robert Knights, Peter Wood

Writers

John Mortimer

Cast

Ron Cook Jack Rice
Tim Curry William Shakespeare
Richard Cordery Henry Condell
Paul Freeman Dick Burbage
Ronald Herdman Sam Crosse
Roger Lloyd Pack Jack Heminge (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Michael Hadley Augustine Phillips
Derek Royle William Kempe
John Normington Alex Cooke
Nicholas Clay Earl of Southampton
John McEnery Hamnet Sadler
John Normington Alex Cook
Patience Collier Queen Elizabeth I
Meg Wynn Owen Anne Shakespeare
Julian Curry Lord Robert Cecil
Irene Sunters Mistress Rice
Shirley Cheriton Kate
Val Clover Mary Howard
Janet Spencer-Turner Mary Fleminge
Terence Conoley John Davenant

Producers

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