TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE - 'All Is True' Filming Location – Where Was the Shakespeare Movie Filmed?
The film tells the story of what Shakespeare did after he retired in 1613
The Sun, 24 January 2019
'ALL Is True' explores the retirement of English playwright Shakespeare as portrayed by Kenneth Branagh. Here's everything you need to know about the potential filming locations of the new flick...
Where was All Is True filmed?
However since 'All Is True' is based on William Shakespeare's life, it's reasonable to assume that the movie was filmed in the playwright's birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Though he moved to London to write and direct his plays, he returned to his home town for a period of time each year to see his wife and children who remained there while he worked in London.
It's also likely that filming took place at his famous Globe Theatre in Southwark.
While living and working in London, Shakespeare owned a gate-house near the Blackfriars theatre which could feature in 'All Is True'.
He also penned many of his most famous works about Crosby Hall which could also serve as a filming location for the new flick.
Where are the key places in Shakespeare's life?
Shakespeare was born in a traditional Tudor-style cottage on Henley Street. He later spent the first five years of his marriage to Anne Hathaway (not of Princess Diaries fame) there. It's now become a site where actors perform Shakespeare and give guided tours about the playwright and his family to visitors.
Unfortunately the original open-aired theatre - built in 1599 - got destroyed by the great fire in 1613. And although it was rebuilt in 1614, it met its fate thirty years later when it was demolished in 1644.
The one that you can visit now is as close to the original as you can get as it's based on measurements of both of the former Globes. Though it is located about 230 meters away from the original theatre. It became open to the public in 1997 and has staged plays there for every summer since.
But unlike the original which could house 3000 spectators, the revised version can only accomdate 1400 audience members.
Shakespeare's Blackfriars Gatehouse
Many believe that Shakespeare lived in the gatehouse - conveniently near the Blackfriars theatre - when he stayed in London. Though this has never been confirmed.
However, we do know that in 1613 he bought it along with three associates for £140. In his will he gave the Gatehouse to his eldest daughter Susanna.
William used Crosby Hall as the setting for a scene in 'Richard III'.
The Great Hall is the only part of the mansion that still stands in London's Chelsea. But the privately owned property remains an imposing Grade II listed building. And is the last and only example of a medieval City merchant house in London - no doubt making for a great potential filming location.
What's is the Shakespeare movie's release date and what's it about?
All Is True is about Shakespeare's life post-retirement. The synopsis reads: "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 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."
The name 'All Is True' comes from an alternate name for the play 'Henry VIII'.