Muse of Fire
Starring Ian McKellen, Julie Taymor, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, John Hurt, Jude Law, and Ewan McGregor
An official selection at the Seattle and Raindance film festivals, Muse of Fire is a loose and engaging road movie showcasing two British actors, Dan Poole and Giles Terera, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the Bard.
The duo’s lively adventure features luminaries from stage and screen admitting their own fears of not understanding or accurately conveying Shakespeare’s words and rhythms. From London’s Globe Theatre to Denmark’s Elsinore Castle, Poole and Terera enlist the likes of Ian McKellen, Baz Luhrmann, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, and many more to show them how they make Shakespeare’s words come alive. Their journey aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare’s work for everyone — from actors, directors and students to the man on the street.
Directors: Dan Poole, Giles Terera Screenwriters: Dan Poole, Giles Terera Cinematographers: Simon Gilmour, Adam Peddar, Dan Poole
Editors: Jeremy Shaw, Ben Stark Music: Giles Terera
Cast: Ian McKellen, Julie Taymor, Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, John Hurt, Fiona Shaw, Alan Cumming, Jeremy Irons, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor