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Claudius (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:
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 / Gertrude / Khurram Meer / King Claudius / Klaudije / Konung Claudius / Ophelia / Puppet King Claudius / Re Claudio / The Royal Court Of Denmark

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  1. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (????) Played by David Sitler
  2. Hamlet (2017/I) Played by Obie Dean / Kirsty Linton (as Ophelia) / Christine Hounslow (as Gertrude)

  3. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (2016) Played by Clarence Smith / Natalie Simpson (as Ophelia) / Tanya Moodie (as Gertrude)
  4. Hamlet (2016) Played by Geraint Wyn Davies / Adrienne Gould (as Ophelia) / Seana McKenna (as Gertrude)
  5. "The Real Housewives of Shakespeare"
        - Episode #1.7 (2016) TV episode, Played by Bryan Forrest / Natalie Palamides (as Ophelia) / Alexia Dox (as Gertrude)
        - Episode #1.6 (2016) TV episode, Played by 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 Arlan Godthaab (as King Claudius)
  7. Hamlet (2015) Played by Ciarán Hinds / Sian Brooke (as Ophelia) / Anastasia Hille (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "National Theatre Live: Hamlet" - UK (original title)
  8. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by John Shrapnel / Katie West (as Ophelia) / Barbara Marten (as Gertrude)
  9. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Filipe Valle Costa (as Claudio) / Ingrid Vollset (as Ophelia) / Nanda Abella (as Gertrude)
  10. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Matt Thomas / Robin Noble (as Ophelia) / Krista Maggard (as Gertrude)
  11. Haider (2014) Played by Kay Kay Menon (as Khurram Meer)
  12. "Hamlet: The Series"
        - Let Your Wiseness Fear (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Tricks I' the World (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Poison in Jest (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Cruel Only to Be Kind (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
        - Indirections Find Directions Out (2014) TV episode, Played by Joe Page / Liz Kummer (as Ophelia) / June Greyson (as Gertrude)
          (1 more)
  13. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Robert Richard Jorge / Harmony Murphy (as Ophelia)
  14. To Be or Not to Be (2014) Played by T.R. Shields III / Tracy Clifton (as Ophelia) / Leslee Scallon (as Gertrude)
  15. Fifty Years on Stage (2013) (TV) Played by Derek Jacobi
    ... aka "National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage" - UK (original title)
  16. "&@"
        - Hamlet (2013) TV episode, Played by Libby Barnard (as Ophelia) / Curtis Eastwood (as King Claudius)
  17. Hamlet: Grave Secrets (2013) Played by Cynthia Bellina / Paula Johnston (as Gertrude)
  18. The Hamlet Blog (2012) Played by Stevie Schultz / Morgan Cornelius (as Ophelia) / Shiann Poshard (as Gertrude)
  19. Hamlet (2011) Played by Peter Wingfield / Lara Gilchrist (as Ophelia) / Gillian Barber (as Gertrude)
  20. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010) Played by Patrick Malahide / Ruth Negga (as Ophelia) / Clare Higgins (as Gertrude)
  21. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by James Morris / Jennifer Larmore (as Gertrude)
        - 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)
  22. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Anna Bullard (as Ophelia) / Charles Shaw Robinson (as King Claudius)

  23. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart / Mariah Gale (as Ophelia) / Penny Downie (as Gertrude)
  24. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by J.W. Putnam / Shaina Cantino (as Ophelia) / Katherine Clarvoe (as Gertrude)
  25. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Leslie Nesbit (as Ophelia) / Summer Olsson (as Gertrude) / Doug Montoya (as Enrique Claudio)
  26. A Cinematic Translation of Shakespearean Tragedies (2008) Played by Ryan Hendrix / Cherry Beth Cockrell (as Ophelia) / Lauren Casey (as Gertrude)
  27. The Hamlet Adventure (2008) Played by Diana Toshkova (as Ophelia) / Vitaliy Milov (as King Claudius) / Emil Yordanov (as Puppet King Claudius)
  28. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Kevin R. Elder / Abigail Blueher (as Ophelia) / Julibeth Hendren (as Gertrude)
  29. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Alan Hanson / Tallulah Sheffield (as Ophelia) / Di Sherlock (as Gertrude)
  30. Hamlet (2007/III) Played by Petar Bozovic (as Klaudije)
  31. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Steve Mouzakis / Beth Buchanan (as Ophelia) / Heather Bolton (as Gertrude)
  32. 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)
  33. The Secret Under the Rose (2006) Played by Dimitri Diatchenko
    ... aka "Roma Sub Rosa: The Secret Under the Rose" - USA (original title)
  34. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by James Lecky / Simone Kirby (as Ophelia) / Yvonne Richardson (as Gertrude)
  35. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Jason Emanuel / Bonny Giroux (as Ophelia) / Megan Morrison (as Gertrude)
  36. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Christopher Winsor / Lucas Grabeel (as Ophelia) / Lucas Grabeel (as Gertrude)
  37. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Janusz Gajos / Kamilla Baar (as Ophelia) / Grazyna Szapolowska (as Gertrude)
  38. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by John Bayliss / Karen Woolridge (as Gertrude)
  39. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Martin Wuttke / Kathrin Angerer (as Ophelia) / Lucie Pohl (as Ophelia) / Corinna Harfouch (as Gertrude) / Peter Fitz (as Claudius #2) / Herbert Fritsch (as Claudius #3) / Hermann Lause (as Claudius #4)
  40. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by Gareth Thomas / Lucy Cockram (as Ophelia) / Jilly Bond (as Gertrude)
  41. Yorick (2002) Played by Mark Spacek / Irina Björklund (as Gertrude)
  42. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Jeffery Kissoon / Shantala Shivalingappa (as Ophelia) / Natasha Parry (as Gertrude)
  43. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Jamey Sheridan / LisaGay Hamilton (as Ophelia) / Blair Brown (as Gertrude)
  44. Hamlet (2000) Played by Kyle MacLachlan / Julia Stiles (as Ophelia) / Diane Venora (as Gertrude)
  45. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by José van Dam / Michelle DeYoung (as Gertrude)

  46. The Impostors (1998) Played by George Guidall (as Claudius in "Hamlet")
  47. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Clive Francis / Charlotte Weston (as Ophelia) / Kate O'Mara (as Gertrude)
  48. Hamlet (1996) Played by Derek Jacobi / Kate Winslet (as Ophelia) / Julie Christie (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  49. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Brian Tree / Karyn Dwyer (as Ophelia) / Tanja Jacobs (as Gertrude)
  50. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Ernest Perry Jr. / Todd Louiso (as Ophelia) / Angie Phillips (as Gertrude)
  51. Royal Deceit (1994) Played by Gabriel Byrne (as Fenge)
    ... aka "Prince of Jutland" - Netherlands (original title)
  52. Hamlet (1994) (TV) Played by Willy Metzeler / Antonia Mohr (as Ophelia) / Ingrid Birkholz (as Gertrude)
  53. "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"
        - Hamlet (1992) TV episode, Played by John Shrapnel / Tilda Swinton (as Ophelia) / Susan Fleetwood (as Gertrude)
  54. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Eero Melasniemi
  55. Hamlet (1990) Played by Alan Bates / Helena Bonham Carter (as Ophelia) / Glenn Close (as Gertrude)
  56. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Played by Donald Sumpter / Joanna Roth (as Ophelia) / Joanna Miles (as Gertrude)
  57. Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Wladimir Yordanoff / Nada Strancar (as Gertrude)
  58. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Richard Easton / Sophie Thompson (as Ophelia) / Dearbhla Molloy (as Gertrude)
  59. "Great Performances"
        - Hamlet (1990) TV episode, Played by Brian Murray / Diane Venora (as Ophelia) / Dana Ivey (as Gertrude)

  60. Hamlet (1987) Played by Richard Spaul / Trisha Hitchcock (as Ophelia) / Melanie Revell (as Gertrude)
  61. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985) (TV) Played by Frej Lindqvist / Mona Malm (as Gertrude)
  62. An Englishman Abroad (1983) (TV) Played by Charles Gray
  63. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Sándor Lukács
  64. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart / Lalla Ward (as Ophelia) / Claire Bloom (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" - USA (video title)

  65. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Bernard Fresson
  66. Hamlet (1976) Played by Barry Stanton / Helen Mirren (as Ophelia) / Helen Mirren (as Gertrude)
  67. "Churchill's People"
        - The Lost Island (1975) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  68. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Alfiero Vincenti / Isabella Russo (as Ophelia) / Luciana Cante (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  69. Hamlet (1973) Played by Dan Hennessey / Linda Certain (as Ophelia) / Becke Keller (as Gertrude)
  70. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Elmar Schulte / Beate Granzow (as Ophelia)
  71. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson / Ciaran Madden (as Ophelia) / Margaret Leighton (as Gertrude)
  72. Hamlet (1970/I) (TV) Played by John Woodvine / Susan Fleetwood (as Ophelia) / Faith Brook (as Gertrude)
  73. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Kari Franck / Pirjo Jääskeläinen (as Ophelia)

  74. Hamlet (1969) Played by Anthony Hopkins / Marianne Faithfull (as Ophelia) / Judy Parfitt (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  75. "BBC Play of the Month"
        - Julius Caesar (1969) TV episode, Played by Nikolas Simmonds
  76. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by Alfred Drake / Linda Marsh (as Ophelia) / Eileen Herlie (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  77. Hamlet (1964) Played by Anastasiya Vertinskaya (as Ophelia) / Mikhail Nazvanov (as King Claudius)
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  78. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Robert Shaw / Jo Maxwell Muller (as Ophelia) / June Tobin (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  79. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Ernesto Bianco / Bárbara Mújica (as Ophelia) / Eva Donge (as Gertrude)
  80. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Howard Da Silva / Julie Harris (as Ophelia) / Nan Martin (as Gertrude)
  81. "Hamlet"
        - Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 4 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) TV episode, Played by Sydney Tafler / Jennifer Daniel (as Ophelia) / Patricia Jessel (as Gertrude)
          (5 more)
  82. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Hans Caninenberg / Dunja Movar (as Ophelia) / Wanda Rotha (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  83. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - For Services Rendered (1959) TV episode, Played by Julia Hand (as Gertrude)
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Alec Clunes / Mary Ure (as Ophelia) / Diana Wynyard (as Gertrude)
  84. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Henry Gilbert / Delia Williams (as Ophelia) / Georgie Sterling (as Gertrude)
  85. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Oliver Neville / Barbara Jefford (as Ophelia) / Margaret Courtenay (as Gertrude)
  86. "The World Our Stage"
        - Episode #1.3 (1958) TV episode, Played by Jack Gwillim
  87. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Edvin Adolphson (as Konung Claudius)
  88. Amleto (1955) (TV) Played by Memo Benassi (as Claudio) / Elena Zareschi (as Gertrude)
  89. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Esse W. Ljungh / Kate Reid (as Ophelia) / Katharine Blake (as Gertrude)
  90. "TV de Vanguarda"
        - Hamlet (1953) TV episode, Played by Astrogildo Filho / Flora Geny (as Ophelia) / Lia de Aguiar (as Gertrude)
  91. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Sarah Churchill (as Ophelia) / Ruth Chatterton (as Gertrude) / Joseph Schildkraut (as King Claudius)
  92. Io, Amleto (1952) Played by Luigi Pavese (as Re Claudio)

  93. Hamlet (1948) Played by Basil Sydney / Jean Simmons (as Ophelia) / 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)
  94. Hamlet Part 2 (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)
  95. Hamlet Part 1/II (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)
  96. Hamlet Part 1 (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw / Muriel Pavlow (as Ophelia) / Margaret Rawlings (as Gertrude)

  97. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (1938) (TV) Played by Alexis France (as Ophelia) / Grahame Clifford (as King Claudius)
  98. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933) Played by Irving Pichel

  99. Hamlet (1921) Played by Eduard von Winterstein / Lilly Jacobson (as Ophelia)

  100. Hamlet (1917) Played by Martelli / Helena Makowska (as Ophelia) / Mercedes Brignone (as Gertrude)
    ... aka "Amleto" - Italy (original title)
  101. Hamlet (1913) Played by Walter Ringham / Gertrude Elliot (as Ophelia) / Adeleine Bourne (as Gertrude)
  102. Hamlet (1911) Played by Aage Hertel / Emilie Sannom (as Ophelia) / Ella La Cour (as Gertrude)

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

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From Hamlet (1990)
Polonius: Ophelia, walk you here.
[to Claudius]
Polonius: Gracious, so please you, we will bestow ourselves.
[to Ophelia, handing her a book of prayers]
Polonius: Read on this book. He is coming. Let us withdraw, my lord.
[Hamlet sees Polonius and Claudius sneaking away to hide and eavesdrop. Ophelia looks up and sees him approaching the staircase down to her; she obediently starts walking back and forth, pretending to study the prayers. Hamlet has a pretty good idea what is going on]
Hamlet: Nymph, in thy orisons be all my sins remembered.
Ophelia: Good my lord, how does your honor for this many a day?
Hamlet: I humbly thank you, well.
[He starts to walk away and she hurries after him]
[...]
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