Upstart Crow. Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell). Copyright: BBC.

Upstart Crow

BBC Two sitcom about William Shakespeare. 20 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars David Mitchell, Rob Rouse, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
David Mitchell Will Shakespeare
Rob Rouse Bottom
Gemma Whelan Kate
Liza Tarbuck Anne Hathaway
Harry Enfield John Shakespeare
Paula Wilcox Mary Arden
Helen Monks Susanna
Steve Speirs Burbage
Tim Downie Marlowe
Dominic Coleman Condell
Mark Heap Sir Robert Greene
Spencer Jones Kempe
Jocelyn Jee Esien Lucy
Rosanna Beacock Judith (Series 2-3)
Joe Willis Hamnet (Series 2-3)
Writing team
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director (Series 1)
Richard Boden Director (Series 2-3)
Gareth Edwards Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer (Series 1)
Chris Sussman Executive Producer (Series 2-3)

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