Films about the lives of authors are always intriguing! Here we have five films about some of the most beloved authors.
This film explores the less-than-popular theory that Shakepeare’s plays were actually written by the Earl of Oxford, who hid behind Shakespeare to remain anonymous. Whether or not you take the theory seriously, the film can be an interesting one to watch and even spark conversation.
This film takes a look at Austen’s personal and romantic life, centering on her relationship with Tom Lefroy. Some audiences really enjoy the romantic focus, while others would prefer a take on Austen that focuses more on her literary accomplishments.
This film about a female author does center on her literary accomplishments, rather than a romantic relationship. There is an important relationship in the story, but the film is ultimately about Potter’s career and how she works toward her dreams.
This film starts “at the very beginning” – showing flashbacks of Travers’ life throughout the film, and ending with the release of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964). The movie gives audiences a sense of Travers’ difficulties with turning her beloved nanny into a “cavorting, and twinkling” one.
This film highlights Barrie’s controversial relationship with the Llewelyn Davies family, and its impact on his famous Peter Pan. Sequences that take the audience into Barrie’s imagination add just the right amount of fantasy.