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Kenneth Branagh's Shakespearean drama All Is True gets UK release date

Story by Jack Foley

SONY Pictures Releasing UK has confirmed that All Is True, directed by Kenneth Branagh, will open at cinemas across the UK and Ireland on February 8, 2019.

This original screenplay reveals a dramatic and little known period in the final years of William Shakespeare.

Branagh is the playwright, Judi Dench is his wife Anne, and Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton.

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Branagh has long wanted to explore this forgotten and critical period of Shakespeare’s life. It is a natural and exciting evolution in his career-long passion for the man’s work.

This is screenwriter Ben Elton’s first original drama.