Talking Hamlet | Actors discuss playing Shakespeare's Dane

Perspective | David Warner

David Warner talks about being the youngest professional Hamlet.

CHANNEL | World Service

FIRST BROADCAST | 09 January 1966

DURATION | 7 minutes 35 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1966

Synopsis

In 1966, 23 year old David Warner was believed to be the youngest actor to have played Hamlet on the professional stage. In this interview, he explains his take on the part and how he overcomes some of the difficulties present in the text.

Did you know?

David Warner continued his relationship with Shakespeare both on stage and, in various BBC productions, on television. He is now, perhaps, best known for a number of key roles in horror and fantasy films, such as doomed photographer Jennings in 'The Omen' (1976) and the evil genius in Terry Gilliam's 'Time Bandits' (1981).

Contributors

Barry Carman
Presenter
David Warner
Contributor

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