Tom Stoppard's screenplay of the film "Shakespeare in Love", strongly tipped to win an Oscar in 1999. It is 1593 and Will Shakespeare - rising young light of the Elizabethan stage - struggles with writer's block.
Tom Stoppard´s work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, After Magritte, Dirty Linen, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, the trilogy The Coast of Utopia and Rock ´n´ Roll. His radio plays include If You´re Glad I´ll Be Frank, Albert´s Bridge, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, In the Native State and Darkside (incorporating Pink Floyd´s Dark Side of the Moon). Television work includes Professional Foul, Squaring the Circle and Parade´s End. His film credits include Empire of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma and Anna Karenina.