Monday, January 10, 2011

Rhys Ifans channels deVere

Roland Emmerich's film "Anonymous" about the Shakespeare authorship question has made several lists of important films of 2011, such as this Rope of Silicon report, "Previewing the Films of 2011: 25 Most Anticipated" from Jan. 4, 2011. According to this report, the US release date appears to have been moved from Sept. 23 as reported earlier to Sept. 30, 2011.

In this clip from the April 29, 2010 press conference on the set of  Emmerich's "Anonymous" at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin Rhys Ifans  said:
I play Edward de Vere, the earl of Oxford, the author of these works. He has a mind like a creamy pumpkin the size of the universe. . . . I have been increasingly convinced as a wordsmith that this question allows us to access the magic of whoever person . . .  wrote this. . . .  a person whose life uncannily echoes every wail, every laugh, every limp every cry in Shakespeare's works. I'm kind of deeply moved by the whole thing and talking to you is a nuisance.