© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

John Keats Movies & TV

Bright Star (2009)

This film, directed by Jane Campion, looks at the short, beautiful romance of John Keats and Fanny Brawne, the woman he was engaged to when he died. The very beautiful Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish play the young poet and his fiancée.

The Romantics (2006)

This British TV miniseries looks at the lives of the Romantic writers, a group that includes John Keats along with friends like Percy Bysshe Shelley and other literary luminaries. The Romantics were a big, interconnected group, and it's interesting to see how all these guys who end up in your English textbooks related to each other when they were alive.

Keats (1970)

Ian McKellen stars in this made for television biopic of the young poet. It's just McKellen and the camera - trained as a stage actor, McKellen has the chops to pull off a solo performance of the poet.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci (2005)

Who knew John Keats wrote horror movies? This horror flick is adapted from Keats' poem of the same name. Director and screenwriter Hidetoshi Oneda crafts a movie about a young knight entranced by a mysterious young woman who soon proves terrifying.

Byron (2003)

Few lives were as drama-filled as that of Keats' contemporary George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, also known as Lord Byron. This made for television biopic sums up the sexual escapades, literary triumphs and shady dealings of this curious creature.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...