Gwyneth Paltrow Viola De Lesseps
Joseph Fiennes Will Shakespeare
Colin Firth Lord Wessex
Geoffrey Rush Philip Henslowe
Judi Dench Queen Elizabeth
Tom Wilkinson Hugh Fennyman
Ben Affleck Ned Alleyn
Simon Callow Tilney, Master of the Revels
Jim Carter Ralph Bashford
Martin Clunes Richard Burbage
Tim McMullen Frees
Steven Beard Makepeace, The Peacemaker
Rupert Everett Christopher Marlowe
Nicholas Boulton Henry Condell
Desmond McNamara Crier
Barbany Kay Nol
Paul Bigley Peter, The Stage Manager
Jason Round Actor in Tavern
Adam Barker First Auditionee
Alan Cody Third Auditionee
Simon Day First Boatman
Jill Baker Lady De Lesseps
Amber Glossop Scullery Maid
Robin Davies Master Plum
Timothy Knightley Edward Pope
Mark Saban Augustine Philips
Roger Frost Second Boatman
Richard Gold Lord in Waiting
Rachel Clarke First Whore
Patricia Potter Third Whore
John Ramm Makepeace's Neighbor
Martin Neeley Paris/Lady Montague
The Choir of St. George's School, Windsor Choir