David Thewlis Pleased With Anti-'Anonymous' Campaign

10/30/2011 10:44pm EDT

David Thewlis

British actor David Thewlis was pleased to see Shakespeare campaigners waging war against his new movie Anonymous, because he is convinced all the "fuss" will give the film a box office boost.

The controversial picture suggests William Shakespeare was not the true author of his classic texts, and a campaign was launched this month to protest against the film.

Activists covered up a Shakespeare memorial in The Bard's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, England and removed his name from road and pub signs, but Thewlis is adamant the campaign will actually be of benefit.

He tells Britain's Daily Express, "It's good to make a fuss. People who are against the film have done quite a good job for it by getting so worked up. They covered up the statue in Stratford - they've done that, not us. It's rather nice for the film because people think, 'Oh what's that? I might go and see it.'"




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