Most filmed author

Most filmed author
Who
William Shakespeare
What
1,121 total number
Where
Not Applicable
When
2016

William Shakespeare (UK, 1564–1616) has 1,121 writing credits on film and television productions, making him the most filmed author in history as of February 2016. These include 106 versions of Hamlet, 64 versions of Romeo and Juliet and 98 films of Macbeth. The most recent feature film adaptations include Macbeth (2015) starring Michael Fassbender, Romeo and Juliet in Harlem (2015) and the BBC's serial of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown (2012).

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