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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.

Release date:

3 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jan 2010 19:00


Role Contributor
HamletDavid Tennant
Claudius/The GhostPatrick Stewart
GertrudePenny Downie
PoloniusOliver Ford Davies
OpheliaMariah Gale
LaertesEdward Bennett
HoratioPeter De Jersey
Rosencrantz/Second GravediggerSam Alexander
GuildensternTom Davey
GravediggerMark Hadfield
Player KingJohn Woodvine
Osric/Player QueenRyan Gage
Dumbshow KingSamuel Dutton
Dumbshow Queen/PriestJim Hooper
Reynaldo/Dumbshow PoisonerDavid Ajala
MarcellusKeith Osborn
BarnardoEwen Cummins
Francisco/FortinbrasRobert Curtis
VoltemandRoderick Smith
CorneliaAndrea Harris
LucianusRicky Champ
Lady-in-waitingRiann Steele
Lady-in-waitingZoe Thorne
DirectorGregory Doran