Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
- Year: 2011
- Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
- Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
- Studio: Centropolis Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio Babelsberg
- Keyword: anonymity, politics, poet, duringcreditsstinger, false history, 16th century, secrecy
- Director: Roland Emmerich
- Cast: Jamie Campbell Bower, Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto