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Claudius (Character)
from Hamlet (1996)

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Biography:
Claudius is the brother of the King of Denmark in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"... See more »
Alternate Names:
Claudio / Claudius #2 / Claudius #3 / Claudius #4 / Claudius in "Hamlet" / Emperor Li / Enrique Claudio / Fenge / Khurram Meer / King Claudius / Klaudije / Puppet King Claudius

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  1. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (2017) Played by David Sitler
  2. Hamlet (2016/IV) Played by Obie Dean

  3. Hamlet's Ghost (2015) Played by Arlan Godthaab (as King Claudius)
  4. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015) Played by Ciarán Hinds
  5. "The Real Housewives of Shakespeare"
        - Episode #1.1 (????) TV episode, Played by Bryan Forrest
        - Episode #1.8 (????) TV episode, Played by Bryan Forrest
        - Episode #1.7 (????) TV episode, Played by Bryan Forrest
  6. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by John Shrapnel
  7. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Filipe Valle Costa (as Claudio)
  8. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Matt Thomas
  9. Haider (2014) Played by Kay Kay Menon (as Khurram Meer)
  10. "Hamlet: The Series"
        - Let Your Wiseness Fear (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page
        - Tricks I' the World (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page
        - Poison in Jest (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page
        - Cruel Only to Be Kind (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page
        - Indirections Find Directions Out (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page
          (1 more)
  11. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Robert Richard Jorge
  12. To Be or Not to Be (2014) Played by T.R. Shields III
  13. National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013) (TV) Played by Derek Jacobi
  14. tt2366410 Played by Mark DeBoer
  15. Hamlet: Grave Secrets (2013) Played by Cynthia Bellina
  16. The Hamlet Blog (2012) Played by Stevie Schultz
  17. Hamlet (2011) Played by Peter Wingfield
  18. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010) Played by Patrick Malahide
  19. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by James Morris
  20. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Charles Shaw Robinson (as King Claudius)

  21. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart
  22. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by J.W. Putnam
  23. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Doug Montoya (as Enrique Claudio)
  24. A Cinematic Translation of Shakespearean Tragedies (2008) Played by Ryan Hendrix
  25. The Hamlet Adventure (2008) Played by Vitaliy Milov (as King Claudius) / Emil Yordanov (as Puppet King Claudius)
  26. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Kevin R. Elder
  27. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Alan Hanson
  28. Hamlet (2007/III) Played by Petar Bozovic (as Klaudije)
  29. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Steve Mouzakis
  30. The Banquet (2006) Played by You Ge (as Emperor Li)
    ... aka "Ye yan" - China (original title)
    ... aka "Legend of the Black Scorpion" - USA (DVD title)
  31. The Secret Under the Rose (2006) Played by Dimitri Diatchenko
    ... aka "Roma Sub Rosa: The Secret Under the Rose" - USA (original title)
  32. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by James Lecky
  33. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Jason Emanuel
  34. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Christopher Winsor
  35. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Janusz Gajos
  36. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by John Bayliss
  37. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Martin Wuttke / Peter Fitz (as Claudius #2) / Herbert Fritsch (as Claudius #3) / Hermann Lause (as Claudius #4)
  38. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by Gareth Thomas
  39. Yorick (2002) Played by Mark Spacek
  40. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Jeffery Kissoon
  41. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Jamey Sheridan
  42. Hamlet (2000) Played by Kyle MacLachlan
  43. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by José van Dam

  44. The Impostors (1998) Played by George Guidall (as Claudius in "Hamlet")
  45. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Clive Francis
  46. Hamlet (1996) Played by Derek Jacobi
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  47. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Brian Tree
  48. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Ernest Perry Jr.
  49. Royal Deceit (1994) Played by Gabriel Byrne (as Fenge)
    ... aka "Prince of Jutland" - Netherlands (original title)
  50. Hamlet (1994) (TV) Played by Willy Metzeler
  51. "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"
        - Hamlet (1992) TV episode, Played by John Shrapnel
  52. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Eero Melasniemi
  53. Hamlet (1990) Played by Alan Bates
  54. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Played by Donald Sumpter
  55. Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Wladimir Yordanoff
  56. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Richard Easton
  57. "Great Performances"
        - Hamlet (1990) TV episode, Played by Brian Murray

  58. Hamlet (1987) Played by Richard Spaul
  59. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985) (TV) Played by Frej Lindqvist
  60. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Sándor Lukács
  61. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" - USA (video title)

  62. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Bernard Fresson
  63. Hamlet (1976) Played by Barry Stanton
  64. "Churchill's People"
        - The Lost Island (1975) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  65. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Alfiero Vincenti
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  66. Hamlet (1973) Played by Dan Hennessey
  67. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Elmar Schulte
  68. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  69. Hamlet (1970/I) (TV) Played by John Woodvine
  70. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Kari Franck

  71. Hamlet (1969) Played by Anthony Hopkins
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  72. "BBC Play of the Month"
        - Julius Caesar (1969) TV episode, Played by Nikolas Simmonds
  73. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by Alfred Drake
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  74. Hamlet (1964) Played by Mikhail Nazvanov (as King Claudius)
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  75. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Robert Shaw
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  76. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Ernesto Bianco
  77. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Howard Da Silva
  78. "Hamlet"
        - Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler
        - Hamlet: Part 4 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler
        - Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler
        - Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler
        - Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler
          (5 more)
  79. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Hans Caninenberg
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  80. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Henry Gilbert
  81. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Oliver Neville
  82. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Alec Clunes
  83. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Edvin Adolphson (as King Claudius)
  84. Amleto (1955) (TV) Played by Memo Benassi (as Claudio)
  85. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Esse W. Ljungh
  86. "TV de Vanguarda"
        - Hamlet (1953) TV episode, Played by Astrogildo Filho
  87. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Joseph Schildkraut (as King Claudius)

  88. Hamlet (1948) Played by Basil Sydney
  89. Hamlet (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw

  90. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (1938) (TV) Played by Grahame Clifford (as King Claudius)
  91. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933) Played by Irving Pichel

  92. Hamlet (1921) Played by Eduard von Winterstein

  93. Hamlet (1917) Played by Martelli
    ... aka "Amleto" - Italy (original title)
  94. Hamlet (1913) Played by Walter Ringham
  95. Hamlet (1911) Played by Aage Hertel

  96. Hamlet (????/I) Played by Trevor Jablonowski
Archive Footage:
  1. "Shakespeare Uncovered"
        - Hamlet (2012) TV episode, Played by Patrick Stewart
  2. "La imagen de tu vida"
        - Episode #1.5 (2006) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
  3. "Tvist"
        - Episode dated 13 October 2005 (2005) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
  4. "The Greatest"
        - 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi

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Quotes:
From Hamlet (1990)
[first lines]
Claudius: Hamlet! Think of us as of a father. For let the world take note: you are the most immediate to our throne. And with no less nobility of love than that which dearest father bears his son do I impart toward you.
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