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Polonius (Character)
from Hamlet (1996)

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Hamlet -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

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Polonius is the Lord Chamberlain of Denmark in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"... See more »
Alternate Names:
Harry Polonius / Lauri Polonius / Pelonius / Pervez Lone / Poloni / Polonia / Polonije / Polonius #2 / Polonius in 'Hamlet' / Polonius in Warsaw / Polnio


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  1. Hamlet (2017) Played by Andrew Calverley

  2. "Words & Actions" Played by Tony Haig
        - Man Delights Not Me, Nor Woman Neither (2017) TV episode, Played by Tony Haig
        - This Player Here... (2017) TV episode, Played by Tony Haig
  3. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (2016) Played by Cyril Nri
  4. Hamlet (2016) Played by Tom Rooney
  5. "The Real Housewives of Shakespeare"
        - Episode #1.7 (2016) TV episode, Played by Jono Eiland
        - Episode #1.6 (2016) TV episode, Played by Jono Eiland
        - Episode #1.1 (2016) TV episode, Played by Jono Eiland
  6. Hamlet's Ghost (2015) Played by Dan Braun (as Pelonius)
  7. Hamlet (2015) (TV) Played by Jim Norton
    ... aka "National Theatre Live: Hamlet" - UK (original title)
  8. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by Gillian Bevan (as Polonia)
  9. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Richard Lear
  10. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Mike Jones
  11. Haider (2014) Played by Lalit Parimoo (as Pervez Lone)
  12. "Hamlet: The Series"
        - Poison in Jest (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell
        - Cruel Only to Be Kind (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell
        - Indirections Find Directions Out (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell
        - He That Knows (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell
  13. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Xav Leplae
  14. Post Modern Ophelia (2014) Played by Michael Blotsky (as Harry Polonius)
  15. To Be or Not to Be (2014) Played by Mark Rimer
  16. "&@"
        - Hamlet (2013) TV episode, Played by Sam Hagan
  17. Fan de Shakespeare (2013) Played by Sébastien Delpy
  18. Lighter (2013) Played by Paul De Sousa
  19. Three Days of Hamlet (2012) Played by Richard Chamberlain
    ... aka "Three Days" - USA (original title)
  20. Hamlet (2011) Played by Duncan Fraser
  21. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010) Played by David Calder
  22. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by Maxim Mikhailov
  23. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Howard Swain

  24. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Oliver Ford Davies
  25. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by Geoffrey Nelson
  26. Hamlet (2009) Played by David Nathan Schwartz
  27. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Steve Lucero
  28. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Chad Brummett
  29. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Lydia Piechowiak (as Polonia)
  30. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Brian Lipson
  31. To Be or Not to Be 1244 (2005) Played by Sokol Cahani
  32. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by Dominic Stewart
  33. The Secret Parts of Fortune (2005) Played by David Alan Smith
  34. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Paul Toolan
  35. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Kenneth Schmidt
  36. Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas (2004) (V) Played by Celestino Varela
  37. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
  38. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by Damir Andrei
        - Mirror up to Nature (2003) TV episode, Played by Damir Andrei
  39. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Burghart Klaußner / Klaus Mertens (as Polonius #2) / Thomas Thieme (as Polonius #2)
  40. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by David Powell-Davies
  41. Debutanten (2002) Played by Joen Bille
  42. Yorick (2002) Played by Robert Graham
  43. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Bruce Myers
  44. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Roscoe Lee Browne
  45. Hamlet (2000) Played by Bill Murray
  46. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by Laurent Alvaro

  47. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1997) Played by Don Arrup
  48. Hamlet: A Critical Guide (1997) (V) Played by John Corvin
  49. Hamlet (1996) Played by Richard Briers
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  50. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Brian Tree
  51. Green Eggs and Hamlet (1995) Played by Robert A. Knop Jr.
  52. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Ernest Perry Jr.
  53. Hamlet (1994) (TV) Played by Horst Langpap
  54. Last Action Hero (1993) Played by Apollo Dukakis
  55. "Snoken"
        - Avskedsföreställningen (1993) TV episode, Played by Måns Westfelt
  56. "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"
        - Hamlet (1992) TV episode, Played by John Warner
  57. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Oiva Lohtander
  58. Hamlet (1990) Played by Ian Holm
  59. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Played by Ian Richardson
  60. Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Bernard Ballet
  61. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Edward Jewesbury
  62. "Great Performances"
        - Hamlet (1990) TV episode, Played by Josef Sommer

  63. Hamlet Goes Business (1987) Played by Esko Nikkari / Kari Väänänen (as Lauri Polonius)
    ... aka "Hamlet liikemaailmassa" - Finland (original title)
    ... aka "Hamlet Goes Into Business" - USA (alternative title)
  64. Hamlet (1985) (TV) Played by Jari Pehkonen
  65. "Hamlet-dokumentti"
        - I (1985) TV episode, Played by Jari Pehkonen
  66. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985) (TV) Played by Sven Lindberg
  67. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Gyula Benkö
  68. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV) Played by Eric Porter
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" - USA (video title)

  69. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Jean-Paul Muel
  70. "Lletres catalanes"
        - Hamlet, príncep de Dinamarca (1979) TV episode, Played by Rafael Anglada (as Poloni)
  71. Boku wa tenshi ja naiyo (1977) Played by Nagatoshi Sakamoto
  72. Hamlet (1976) Played by Quentin Crisp
  73. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Giuseppe Tuminelli
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  74. Hamlet (1973) Played by Stephen Bush
  75. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Hannes Schütz
  76. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Michael Redgrave
  77. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Olavi Ahonen
  78. A Herança (1970) Played by Américo Taricano (as Polnio)

  79. Hamlet (1969) Played by Mark Dignam
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  80. "Sedam Hamleta"
        - Episode #1.4 (1967) TV episode, Played by Slavko Simic (as Polonije)
  81. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by Hume Cronyn
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  82. Hamlet (1964) Played by Yuriy Tolubeev
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  83. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Alec Clunes
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  84. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Juan Carlos Gené
  85. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Staats Cotsworth
  86. Hamlet (1964) Played by Ernest Abbeyquaye
    ... aka "Hamile" - Ghana (original title)
  87. "Hamlet"
        - Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge
        - Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge
        - Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge
        - The Dread Command: The Readiness Is All (1961) TV episode, Played by Clive Morton
        - The Dread Command: The Play's the Thing (1961) TV episode, Played by Clive Morton
          (3 more)
  88. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Franz Schafheitlin
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  89. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Geoffrey King
  90. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Joseph O'Conor
  91. "The World Our Stage"
        - Episode #1.3 (1958) TV episode, Played by Derek Francis
  92. "The Vise"
    ... aka "Detective's Diary" - USA (rerun title)
    ... aka "The Vise: Mark Saber" - USA (third and fourth season title)
        - Cheating Cheaters (1958) TV episode, Played by Bernard Bresslaw
  93. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Ernest Thesiger
  94. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Gösta Cederlund
  95. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Robert Christie
  96. Prince of Players (1955) Played by Percival Vivian (as Polonius in 'Hamlet')
  97. "TV de Vanguarda"
        - Hamlet (1953) TV episode, Played by David Neto
  98. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Barry Jones

  99. Hamlet (1948) Played by Felix Aylmer
  100. Hamlet Part 2/II (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner
  101. Hamlet Part 2 (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner
  102. Hamlet Part 1/II (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner
  103. Hamlet Part 1 (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner
  104. To Be or Not to Be (1942) Played by Olaf Hytten (as Polonius in Warsaw)

  105. Hamlet (1921) Played by Hans Junkermann

  106. Hamlet (1913) Played by J.H. Barnes

  107. Hamlet (????/I) Played by David John Phillips
Archive Footage:
  1. "Shakespeare Uncovered"
        - Hamlet (2012) TV episode, Played by Felix Aylmer

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From Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
Polonius: How are you, Hamlet?
Hamlet: Alright, thank God.
Polonius: Do you know me?
Hamlet: Sure, You are the butcher.
Polonius: No, I'm not.
Hamlet: I wish you were.
Polonius: Why?
Hamlet: It would make you more respectable. Only one man in 10,000 is respectable and even he's nothing much to boast about.
Polonius: That's true.
Hamlet: For if the sun breeds maggots in a dead bitch it's worth the carrion to kiss it. You got a daughter?
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