Magazine article Screen International

Patrice Théroux, Leif Bristow Move Ahead on Shakespeare Series

Magazine article Screen International

Patrice Théroux, Leif Bristow Move Ahead on Shakespeare Series

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The six-part mini series will focus on the struggle William Shakespeare faced as he tried to balance family life with his budding career in London as an actor and playwright.

Leif and Théroux (pictured) are looking for potential co-production partners and not surprisingly given the subject matter are understood to be targeting the UK.

Agnes Bristow, who formed Leif Films with her husband in 1998, and John Rhys-Davies are also on board as executive producers.

"It is rare when a writer can so elegantly reach into the depth of human emotion and experience," said co-executive producers Théroux and Bristow.

"Shane Connaughton has demonstrated this unique capacity with his writing. We are thrilled to work with him as we embark on this exciting Shakespeare mini-series, as we strive to bring the power of the period, together with the emotion and the fabric of the world's greatest writer to the screen. …

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