ANONYMOUS Character Card #3- Rafe Spall as William Shakespeare
Alongside film, Spall has also made a name for himself on the small screen. In 2009 he starred as William Holman Hunt in "Desperate Romantics," a six-part drama for the BBC which follows the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. The same year he also took the role of Roger Bassington in ITV's "Marple: Why didn't they ask Evans?" His other television credits include the BBC drama "Rather You than Me" and "He Kills Coppers," directed by Adrian Shergold. In 2006, Spall received critical acclaim for his performance as lead character Rochester opposite Rebecca Hall in the BBC adaptation of Jean Rhys' novel "Wide Sargasso Sea'" Spall's earlier television credit include "The Chatterley Affair," "Cracker," "The Romantics," and "The Rotter's Club."
Spall's theatre credits are also extensive and include "Just a Bloke" and "Alaska" at the Royal Court, "The Knight of Burning Pestle" at the Young Vic, Michael Grandage's production of "John Gabriel Borkman" at the Donmar Warehouse and, most recently, "If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet" at The Bush.
Spall is currently working on Prometheus with director Ridley Scott and will shortly thereafter commence filming on series two of "Pete Vs Life."
ANONYMOUS will be released in theaters nationwide on October 28, 2011. For additional information, visit: http://anonymous-movie.com/
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