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Hogg to play Robert Cecil in Emmerich’s Anonymous

RADA actor Edward Hogg

Michael Symons of Hamilton Hodell Talent Management in London confirmed today that Royal Academy of Dramatic Art trained actor Edward Hogg will play Robert Cecil in Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous” set to begin filming in late March this year in Berlin.

“Anonymous” is set during the Essex Rebellion at the end of the long reign of Elizabeth I, when factions struggled over the succession. The queen’s counselor Robert Cecil cranked the levers of state, and his foster brother/brother-in-law, Edward de Vere seventeenth Earl of Oxford,  revealed the blood and glory as the author of the works of William Shakespeare.

An announcement today from Shooting Stars: Europe’s best young actors said Hogg will be honored at a Berlin film festival in February as the UK Shooting Star of 2010:

Edward Hogg was selected in November 2009 by an independent jury as the UK SHOOTING STAR 2010. Together with nine other young European stars, he will be presented to international professionals at the Berlinale from 13-15 February and honoured at a glamorous award ceremony in the Berlinale Palast by festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Hogg in Anonymous?

RADA grad Edward Hogg

Yesterday Matt Goldberg at Collider.com reported a rumor that Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate and Shakespearean actor Edward Hogg, 30, will perform in Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare authorship film, Anonymous. Emmerich has said the film will be set during the Essex rebellion and will portray Edward de Vere as the secret author of Shakespeare’s works. Although Hogg’s character has not been named, he is too young to play Oxford at the turn of the century — but his dark beauty might suggest Southampton, or maybe Essex? Goldberg reports that Emmerich plans to begin shooting in March at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin.

Michael Symons of Hogg’s London management firm, Hamilton Hodell, said he can’t give information confirming the rumor, but he will keep us informed of future developments.