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Life of Shakespeare

Life of Shakespeare

British drama chronicling the life of famed playwright William Shakespeare. Tim Curry starred in the title role. Rumpole of the Bailey creator John Mortimer penned the episodes.

Episode Info

Final: 1x06 -- The Living Record (Jul/18/1978)

James I succeeds Elizabeth I on the throne of England and Shakespeare winds down his dramatic career.
Ian McShaneIan McShane
As Christopher Marlowe
Meg Wynn OwenMeg Wynn Owen
As Ann Hathaway Shakespeare
Tim CurryTim Curry
As William Shakespeare

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Producer: Cecil Clarke
Co-Producer: Peter Roden
Associate Producer: Lorna Mason
Music: Richard Hill (2)
Costume Designer: David Walker (2)
Location Manager: Arnold Ross

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Recurring Guests

Ronald Herdman as Sam Crosse (6 eps)
Ron Cook as Jack Rice (6 eps)
Roger Lloyd Pack as Jack Heminge (6 eps)
Paul Freeman as Richard Burbage (6 eps)
John Normington as Alex Cooke (6 eps)
Michael Hadley as Augustine Phillips (5 eps)
Derek Royle as William Kempe (5 eps)
Richard Cordery as Henry Condell (5 eps)
Nicholas Clay as Earl of Southampton (4 eps)
John McEnery as Hamnet Sadler (3 eps)

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Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 13, 1978
Ended: July 16, 1978
• Will Shakespeare (Original title), (Used In United Kingdom)
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