Kenneth Branagh as a weary and melancholy William Shakespeare, aged 49 in the year 1613 — three years before his death at age 52. Retired and unable to write, Shakespeare has returned to his home town of Stratford to reflect and complain and fret about his shortcomings. Judi Dench as Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, and Ian McKellen as confidante Henry Wriothesley. Penned by Ben Elton (Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line), All Is True is receiving an award-qualifying one-week release on 12.21.