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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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Biography:
Polonius is the Lord Chamberlain of Denmark in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"... See more »
Alternate Names:
Claudius / Gertrude / Harry Polonius / Lauri Polonius / Ophelia / Pelonius / Pervez Lone / Poloni / Polonia / Polonije / Polonius #2 / Polonius in 'Hamlet' / Polonius in Warsaw / Polonius, kammarherre / Polnio / The Royal Court Of Denmark

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  1. Hamlet (2017/I) Played by Andrew Calverley / Kirsty Linton (as Ophelia) / Obie Dean (as Claudius) / Christine Hounslow (as Gertrude)

  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 / Natalie Simpson (as Ophelia) / Tanya Moodie (as Gertrude) / Clarence Smith (as Claudius)
  4. Hamlet (2016) Played by Tom Rooney / Adrienne Gould (as Ophelia) / Geraint Wyn Davies (as Claudius) / Seana McKenna (as Gertrude)
  5. "The Real Housewives of Shakespeare"
        - Episode #1.7 (2016) TV episode, Played by Jono Eiland / Natalie Palamides (as Ophelia) / Bryan Forrest (as Claudius) / Alexia Dox (as Gertrude)
        - Episode #1.6 (2016) TV episode, Played by Jono Eiland / Natalie Palamides (as Ophelia)
        - Episode #1.5 (2016) TV episode, Played by Alexia Dox (as Gertrude)
        - Episode #1.4 (2016) TV episode, Played by Natalie Palamides (as Ophelia)
        - Episode #1.3 (2016) TV episode, Played by Alexia Dox (as Gertrude)
          (2 more)
  6. Hamlet's Ghost (2015) Played by Dan Braun (as Pelonius)
  7. Hamlet (2015) Played by Jim Norton / Sian Brooke (as Ophelia) / Ciarán Hinds (as Claudius) / Anastasia Hille (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "National Theatre Live: Hamlet" - UK (original title)
  8. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by Gillian Bevan (as Polonia) / Katie West (as Ophelia) / John Shrapnel (as Claudius) / Barbara Marten (as Gertrude)
  9. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Richard Lear / Ingrid Vollset (as Ophelia) / Nanda Abella (as Gertrude)
  10. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Mike Jones / Robin Noble (as Ophelia) / Matt Thomas (as Claudius) / Krista Maggard (as Gertrude)
  11. Haider (2014) Played by Lalit Parimoo (as Pervez Lone)
  12. "Hamlet: The Series"
        - Let Your Wiseness Fear (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page (as Claudius) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Tricks I' the World (2014) TV episode, Played by Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / Joe Page (as Claudius) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Poison in Jest (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / Joe Page (as Claudius) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Cruel Only to Be Kind (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / Joe Page (as Claudius) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Indirections Find Directions Out (2014) TV episode, Played by John McDonnell / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / Joe Page (as Claudius) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
          (1 more)
  13. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Xav Leplae / Harmony Murphy (as Ophelia) / Robert Richard Jorge (as Claudius)
  14. Post Modern Ophelia (2014) Played by Diane Moss (as Ophelia) / Michelle Kingman (as Gertrude) / Michael Blotsky (as Harry Polonius)
  15. To Be or Not to Be (2014) Played by Mark Rimer / Tracy Clifton (as Ophelia) / T.R. Shields III (as Claudius) / Leslee Scallon (as Gertrude)
  16. "&@"
        - Hamlet (2013) TV episode, Played by Sam Hagan / Libby Barnard (as Ophelia)
  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 / Iva Hasperger (as Ophelia)
    ... aka "Three Days" - USA (original title)
  20. Hamlet (2011) Played by Duncan Fraser / Lara Gilchrist (as Ophelia) / Peter Wingfield (as Claudius) / Gillian Barber (as Gertrude)
  21. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010) Played by David Calder / Ruth Negga (as Ophelia) / Patrick Malahide (as Claudius) / Clare Higgins (as Gertrude)
  22. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by Maxim Mikhailov / Jennifer Larmore (as Gertrude) / James Morris (as Claudius)
        - Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2008) TV episode, Played by Rosalind Plowright (as Gertrude)
        - Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (2007) TV episode, Played by Jane Bunnell (as Gertrude)
  23. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Howard Swain / Anna Bullard (as Ophelia)

  24. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Oliver Ford Davies / Mariah Gale (as Ophelia) / Patrick Stewart (as Claudius) / Penny Downie (as Gertrude)
  25. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by Geoffrey Nelson / Shaina Cantino (as Ophelia) / J.W. Putnam (as Claudius) / Katherine Clarvoe (as Gertrude)
  26. Hamlet (2009) Played by David Nathan Schwartz / Melissa Chalsma (as Ophelia) / Bernadette Sullivan (as Gertrude)
  27. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Steve Lucero / Leslie Nesbit (as Ophelia) / Summer Olsson (as Gertrude)
  28. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Chad Brummett / Abigail Blueher (as Ophelia) / Kevin R. Elder (as Claudius) / Julibeth Hendren (as Gertrude)
  29. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Lydia Piechowiak (as Polonia) / Tallulah Sheffield (as Ophelia) / Alan Hanson (as Claudius) / Di Sherlock (as Gertrude)
  30. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Brian Lipson / Beth Buchanan (as Ophelia) / Steve Mouzakis (as Claudius) / Heather Bolton (as Gertrude)
  31. To Be or Not to Be 1244 (2005) Played by Sokol Cahani
  32. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by Dominic Stewart / Simone Kirby (as Ophelia) / James Lecky (as Claudius) / Yvonne Richardson (as Gertrude)
  33. The Secret Parts of Fortune (2005) Played by David Alan Smith / Bethany Marie Greenlaw (as Ophelia) / Sean Everett (as Claudius) / Yvonne Caro Caro (as Gertrude)
  34. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Paul Toolan / Bonny Giroux (as Ophelia) / Jason Emanuel (as Claudius) / Megan Morrison (as Gertrude)
  35. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Kenneth Schmidt / Lucas Grabeel (as Ophelia) / Christopher Winsor (as Claudius) / Lucas Grabeel (as Gertrude)
  36. Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas (2004) (V) Played by Celestino Varela
  37. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Zbigniew Zapasiewicz / Kamilla Baar (as Ophelia) / Janusz Gajos (as Claudius) / Grazyna Szapolowska (as Gertrude)
  38. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by Damir Andrei / John Bayliss (as Claudius) / Karen Woolridge (as Gertrude)
        - Mirror up to Nature (2003) TV episode, Played by Damir Andrei
  39. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Burghart Klaußner / Kathrin Angerer (as Ophelia) / Lucie Pohl (as Ophelia) / Martin Wuttke (as Claudius) / Corinna Harfouch (as Gertrude) / Klaus Mertens (as Polonius #2) / Thomas Thieme (as Polonius #2)
  40. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by David Powell-Davies / Lucy Cockram (as Ophelia) / Gareth Thomas (as Claudius) / Jilly Bond (as Gertrude)
  41. Debutanten (2002) Played by Joen Bille / Helle Fagralid (as Ophelia) / Ole Ernst (as Claudius)
  42. Yorick (2002) Played by Robert Graham / Irina Björklund (as Gertrude) / Mark Spacek (as Claudius)
  43. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Bruce Myers / Shantala Shivalingappa (as Ophelia) / Jeffery Kissoon (as Claudius) / Natasha Parry (as Gertrude)
  44. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Roscoe Lee Browne / LisaGay Hamilton (as Ophelia) / Blair Brown (as Gertrude) / Jamey Sheridan (as Claudius)
  45. Hamlet (2000) Played by Bill Murray / Julia Stiles (as Ophelia) / Kyle MacLachlan (as Claudius) / Diane Venora (as Gertrude)
  46. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by Laurent Alvaro / José van Dam (as Claudius) / Michelle DeYoung (as Gertrude)

  47. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1997) Played by Don Arrup / Britt Sady (as Ophelia) / Archer Martin (as Gertrude)
  48. Hamlet: A Critical Guide (1997) (V) Played by John Corvin / Jessica Allen (as Ophelia) / Penny Mahon (as Gertrude)
  49. Hamlet (1996) Played by Richard Briers / Kate Winslet (as Ophelia) / Julie Christie (as Gertrude) / Derek Jacobi (as Claudius)
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  50. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Brian Tree / Karyn Dwyer (as Ophelia) / Brian Tree (as Claudius) / Tanja Jacobs (as Gertrude)
  51. Green Eggs and Hamlet (1995) Played by Robert A. Knop Jr. / Siobhán F. Jess (as Ophelia)
  52. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Ernest Perry Jr. / Todd Louiso (as Ophelia) / Ernest Perry Jr. (as Claudius) / Angie Phillips (as Gertrude)
  53. Hamlet (1994) (TV) Played by Horst Langpap / Antonia Mohr (as Ophelia) / Willy Metzeler (as Claudius) / Ingrid Birkholz (as Gertrude)
  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 / Tilda Swinton (as Ophelia) / John Shrapnel (as Claudius) / Susan Fleetwood (as Gertrude)
  57. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Oiva Lohtander / Eero Melasniemi (as Claudius)
  58. Hamlet (1990) Played by Ian Holm / Helena Bonham Carter (as Ophelia) / Glenn Close (as Gertrude) / Alan Bates (as Claudius)
  59. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Played by Ian Richardson / Joanna Roth (as Ophelia) / Donald Sumpter (as Claudius) / Joanna Miles (as Gertrude)
  60. Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Bernard Ballet / Nada Strancar (as Gertrude) / Wladimir Yordanoff (as Claudius)
  61. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Edward Jewesbury / Sophie Thompson (as Ophelia) / Richard Easton (as Claudius) / Dearbhla Molloy (as Gertrude)
  62. "Great Performances"
        - Hamlet (1990) TV episode, Played by Josef Sommer / Diane Venora (as Ophelia) / Dana Ivey (as Gertrude) / Brian Murray (as Claudius)

  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 / Mona Malm (as Gertrude) / Frej Lindqvist (as Claudius)
  67. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Gyula Benkö / Sándor Lukács (as Claudius)
  68. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV) Played by Eric Porter / Lalla Ward (as Ophelia) / Claire Bloom (as Gertrude) / Patrick Stewart (as Claudius)
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" - USA (video title)

  69. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Jean-Paul Muel / Bernard Fresson (as Claudius)
  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 / Helen Mirren (as Ophelia) / Helen Mirren (as Gertrude) / Barry Stanton (as Claudius)
  73. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Giuseppe Tuminelli / Isabella Russo (as Ophelia) / Alfiero Vincenti (as Claudius) / Luciana Cante (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  74. Hamlet (1973) Played by Stephen Bush / Linda Certain (as Ophelia) / Dan Hennessey (as Claudius) / Becke Keller (as Gertrude)
  75. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Hannes Schütz / Beate Granzow (as Ophelia) / Elmar Schulte (as Claudius)
  76. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Michael Redgrave / Ciaran Madden (as Ophelia) / Margaret Leighton (as Gertrude) / Richard Johnson (as Claudius)
  77. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Olavi Ahonen / Pirjo Jääskeläinen (as Ophelia) / Kari Franck (as Claudius)
  78. A Herança (1970) Played by Américo Taricano (as Polnio)

  79. Hamlet (1969) Played by Mark Dignam / Marianne Faithfull (as Ophelia) / Judy Parfitt (as Gertrude) / Anthony Hopkins (as Claudius)
    ... 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 / Linda Marsh (as Ophelia) / Alfred Drake (as Claudius) / Eileen Herlie (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  82. Hamlet (1964) Played by Yuriy Tolubeev / Anastasiya Vertinskaya (as Ophelia)
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  83. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Alec Clunes / Jo Maxwell Muller (as Ophelia) / Robert Shaw (as Claudius) / June Tobin (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  84. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Juan Carlos Gené / Bárbara Mújica (as Ophelia) / Eva Donge (as Gertrude) / Ernesto Bianco (as Claudius)
  85. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Staats Cotsworth / Julie Harris (as Ophelia) / Howard Da Silva (as Claudius) / Nan Martin (as Gertrude)
  86. Hamlet (1964) Played by Ernest Abbeyquaye
    ... aka "Hamile" - Ghana (original title)
  87. "Hamlet"
        - Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) TV episode, Played by Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Sydney Tafler (as Claudius) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 4 (1961) TV episode, Played by Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Sydney Tafler (as Claudius) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Sydney Tafler (as Claudius) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Sydney Tafler (as Claudius) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) TV episode, Played by Michael Aldridge / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Sydney Tafler (as Claudius) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
          (5 more)
  88. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Franz Schafheitlin / Dunja Movar (as Ophelia) / Hans Caninenberg (as Claudius) / Wanda Rotha (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  89. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - For Services Rendered (1959) TV episode, Played by Julia Hand (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Ernest Thesiger / Mary Ure (as Ophelia) / Diana Wynyard (as Gertrude) / Alec Clunes (as Claudius)
  90. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Geoffrey King / Delia Williams (as Ophelia) / Henry Gilbert (as Claudius) / Georgie Sterling (as Gertrude)
  91. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Joseph O'Conor / Barbara Jefford (as Ophelia) / Oliver Neville (as Claudius) / Margaret Courtenay (as Gertrude)
  92. "The World Our Stage"
        - Episode #1.3 (1958) TV episode, Played by Derek Francis / Jack Gwillim (as Claudius)
  93. "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
  94. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Gösta Cederlund (as Polonius, kammarherre)
  95. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Robert Christie / Kate Reid (as Ophelia) / Esse W. Ljungh (as Claudius) / Katharine Blake (as Gertrude)
  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 / Flora Geny (as Ophelia) / Astrogildo Filho (as Claudius) / Lia de Aguiar (as Gertrude)
  98. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Barry Jones / Sarah Churchill (as Ophelia) / Ruth Chatterton (as Gertrude)

  99. Hamlet (1948) Played by Jean Simmons (as Ophelia) / Basil Sydney (as Claudius) / Eileen Herlie (as Gertrude) / Laurence Olivier (as The Royal Court Of Denmark) / Norman Wooland (as The Royal Court Of Denmark) / Felix Aylmer (as The Royal Court Of Denmark) / Terence Morgan (as The Royal Court Of Denmark)
  100. Hamlet Part 2 (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Sebastian Shaw (as Claudius) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)
  101. Hamlet Part 1/II (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Sebastian Shaw (as Claudius) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)
  102. Hamlet Part 1 (1947) (TV) Played by Arthur Wontner / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Sebastian Shaw (as Claudius) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)
  103. To Be or Not to Be (1942) Played by Olaf Hytten (as Polonius in Warsaw)

  104. Hamlet (1921) Played by Hans Junkermann / Lilly Jacobson (as Ophelia) / Eduard von Winterstein (as Claudius)

  105. Hamlet (1913) Played by J.H. Barnes / Gertrude Elliot (as Ophelia) / Walter Ringham (as Claudius) / Adeleine Bourne (as Gertrude)

  106. Hamlet (????/I) Played by David John Phillips / Jade Douris (as Ophelia) / Trevor Jablonowski (as Claudius)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Shakespeare Uncovered"
        - Hamlet (2012) TV episode, Played by Felix Aylmer / Patrick Stewart (as Claudius) / Glenn Close (as Gertrude) / Eileen Herlie (as Gertrude)
  2. Last Action Hero (1993) Played by Basil Sydney (as Claudius)

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From Hamlet (1996)
Polonius: This above all - to thine own self be true/ And it must follow as the night the day/ Thou canst not then be false to any man. See more »

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