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Duration: 3 hours, 5 minutes

David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, very funny.

Hamlet must decide whether to avenge his father's murder at the hands of his uncle Claudius (played by Patrick Stewart), who has married his brother's wife - Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. This visually sumptuous screen version was filmed on location with all of the original stage cast.

BBC Productions in association with Illuminations and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Last on

Sat 30 Jan 2010 19:00 BBC Four

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Credits

Hamlet
David Tennant
Claudius/The Ghost
Patrick Stewart
Gertrude
Penny Downie
Polonius
Oliver Ford Davies
Ophelia
Mariah Gale
Laertes
Edward Bennett
Horatio
Peter De Jersey
Rosencrantz/Second Gravedigger
Sam Alexander
Guildenstern
Tom Davey
Gravedigger
Mark Hadfield
Player King
John Woodvine
Osric/Player Queen
Ryan Gage
Dumbshow King
Samuel Dutton
Dumbshow Queen/Priest
Jim Hooper
Reynaldo/Dumbshow Poisoner
David Ajala
Marcellus
Keith Osborn
Barnardo
Ewen Cummins
Francisco/Fortinbras
Robert Curtis
Voltemand
Roderick Smith
Cornelia
Andrea Harris
Lucianus
Ricky Champ
Lady-in-waiting
Riann Steele
Lady-in-waiting
Zoe Thorne
Director
Gregory Doran

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