Shakespeare practically invented the comical cross-dress, with boys dressed as girls, men disguised as women, and even sometimes blokes playing ladies pretending to be blokes. 1998’s
Shakespeare In Love
went all meta, as Joseph Fiennes’s dashing bard cosied up with his leading man, conveniently played by aristocratic totty Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow).
There’s mistaken identity, false accusations and heartbreak galore, but what we’d really like to know is where Viola managed to procure such a convincing false moustache in the late sixteenth century. She must have had one hell of a wig guy.