Talking Hamlet | Actors discuss playing Shakespeare's Dane

Role Play | Hamlet

Kenneth Branagh and Michael Pennington discuss playing Hamlet.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 09 June 1996

DURATION | 23 minutes

FIRSTBROADCAST

1996

Synopsis

In the last of the series in which actors discuss the key roles in their repertoires, theatre critic Michael Billington investigates Shakespeare's greatest character, Hamlet. Offering their own interpretations are actors Michael Pennington and, fresh from directing and starring in his own film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh.

Did you know?

Michael Pennington appeared as Laertes in director Tony Richardson's 1969 film version of 'Hamlet'. Also in the cast were Nicol Williamson (as Hamlet), Judy Parfitt (Gertrude), Anthony Hopkins (Claudius) and Marianne Faithfull (Ophelia).

Contributors

Kenneth Branagh
Contributor
Michael Pennington
Contributor

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