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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:
Claudi / 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. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015) Played by Ciarán Hinds
  2. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (2016) Played by David Sitler
  3. "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
  4. Hamlet (2015/III) Played by Obie Dean

  5. Hamlet's Ghost (2015) Played by Arlan Godthaab (as King Claudius)
  6. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by John Shrapnel
  7. "Teacup Travels"
        - Snake Bracelet (2015) TV episode, Played by Joe Ferrara
  8. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Filipe Valle Costa (as Claudio)
  9. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Matt Thomas
  10. Haider (2014) Played by Kay Kay Menon (as Khurram Meer)
  11. "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)
  12. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Robert Richard Jorge
  13. To Be or Not to Be (2014) Played by T.R. Shields III
  14. National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013) (TV) Played by Derek Jacobi
  15. Finding Hamlet (2013) Played by Mark DeBoer
  16. Hamlet: Grave Secrets (2013) Played by Cynthia Bellina
  17. The Hamlet Blog (2012) Played by Stevie Schultz
  18. Hamlet (2011) Played by Peter Wingfield
  19. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010) Played by Patrick Malahide
  20. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by James Morris
  21. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Charles Shaw Robinson (as King Claudius)

  22. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart
  23. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by J.W. Putnam
  24. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Doug Montoya (as Enrique Claudio)
  25. A Cinematic Translation of Shakespearean Tragedies (2008) Played by Ryan Hendrix
  26. The Hamlet Adventure (2008) Played by Vitaliy Milov (as King Claudius) / Emil Yordanov (as Puppet King Claudius)
  27. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Kevin R. Elder
  28. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Alan Hanson
  29. Hamlet (2007/III) Played by Petar Bozovic (as Klaudije)
  30. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Steve Mouzakis
  31. 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)
  32. The Secret Under the Rose (2006) Played by Dimitri Diatchenko
    ... aka "Roma Sub Rosa: The Secret Under the Rose" - USA (original title)
  33. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by James Lecky
  34. Rome: Engineering an Empire (2005) (TV) Played by Massimo Adornetto
  35. "Life and Death in Rome" (2005) TV series Played by James Kavaz
  36. Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005) Played by Glenn Shadix
  37. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Jason Emanuel
  38. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Christopher Winsor
  39. Imperium: Nerone (2004) (TV) Played by Massimo Dapporto
  40. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Janusz Gajos
  41. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by John Bayliss
  42. Warrior Queen (2003) Played by Jack Shepherd
    ... aka "Boudica" - UK (original title)
  43. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Martin Wuttke / Peter Fitz (as Claudius #2) / Herbert Fritsch (as Claudius #3) / Hermann Lause (as Claudius #4)
  44. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by Gareth Thomas
  45. Yorick (2002) Played by Mark Spacek
  46. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Jeffery Kissoon
  47. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Jamey Sheridan
  48. Hamlet (2000) Played by Kyle MacLachlan
  49. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by José van Dam

  50. The Impostors (1998) Played by George Guidall (as Claudius in "Hamlet")
  51. In Search of Hamlet (1997) (TV) Played by Clive Francis
  52. Hamlet (1996) Played by Derek Jacobi
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  53. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Brian Tree
  54. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Ernest Perry Jr.
  55. Royal Deceit (1994) Played by Gabriel Byrne (as Fenge)
    ... aka "Prince of Jutland" - Netherlands (original title)
  56. Hamlet (1994) (TV) Played by Willy Metzeler
  57. "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"
        - Hamlet (1992) TV episode, Played by John Shrapnel
  58. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Eero Melasniemi
  59. Further Up Pompeii (1991) (TV) Played by Barry James
  60. Hamlet (1990) Played by Alan Bates
  61. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Played by Donald Sumpter
  62. Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Wladimir Yordanoff
  63. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV) Played by Richard Easton
  64. "Great Performances"
        - Hamlet (1990) TV episode, Played by Brian Murray

  65. Hamlet (1987) Played by Richard Spaul
  66. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985) (TV) Played by Frej Lindqvist
  67. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Sándor Lukács
  68. 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)

  69. Caligula (1979) Played by Giancarlo Badessi
  70. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Bernard Fresson
  71. "Lletres catalanes"
        - Hamlet, príncep de Dinamarca (1979) TV episode, Played by Pau Garsaball (as Claudi)
        - Molt soroll per no res (1976) TV episode, Played by Josep Minguell (as Claudi)
  72. Julius Caesar (1979) (TV) Played by Tom Kelly
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" - USA (video title)
  73. "The Eagle of the Ninth"
        - Valedictory (1977) TV episode, Played by Martin Heller
        - Across the Frontier (1977) TV episode, Played by Martin Heller
  74. "I, Claudius"
        - Old King Log (1976) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
        - A God in Colchester (1976) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
        - Fool's Luck (1976) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
        - Hail Who? (1976) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
        - Zeus, by Jove! (1976) TV episode, Played by Derek Jacobi
          (8 more)
  75. Hamlet (1976) Played by Barry Stanton
  76. Further Up Pompeii! (1975) (TV) Played by Cyril Appleton
  77. "Churchill's People"
        - The Lost Island (1975) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  78. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Alfiero Vincenti
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  79. Hamlet (1973) Played by Dan Hennessey
  80. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Elmar Schulte
  81. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  82. Hamlet (1970/I) (TV) Played by John Woodvine
  83. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Kari Franck

  84. Hamlet (1969) Played by Anthony Hopkins
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  85. "BBC Play of the Month"
        - Julius Caesar (1969) TV episode, Played by Nikolas Simmonds
  86. "The Caesars"
        - Claudius (1968) TV episode, Played by Freddie Jones
        - Caligula (1968) TV episode, Played by Freddie Jones
        - Sejanus (1968) TV episode, Played by Freddie Jones
        - Germanicus (1968) TV episode, Played by Freddie Jones
        - Augustus (1968) TV episode, Played by Freddie Jones
  87. Antoine et Cléopâtre (1967) (TV) Played by Benoît Allemane
  88. Pontius Pilatus (1966) (TV) Played by Siegfried Rauch
  89. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by Alfred Drake
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  90. Hero of Rome (1964) Played by Franco Fantasia
    ... aka "Il colosso di Roma" - Italy (original title)
  91. Hamlet (1964) Played by Mikhail Nazvanov (as King Claudius)
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  92. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Robert Shaw
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  93. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Played by Peter Damon
  94. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Ernesto Bianco
  95. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Howard Da Silva
  96. "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)
  97. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Hans Caninenberg
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  98. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Henry Gilbert
  99. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Oliver Neville
  100. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Alec Clunes
  101. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Edvin Adolphson (as King Claudius)
  102. Amleto (1955) (TV) Played by Memo Benassi (as Claudio)
  103. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Esse W. Ljungh
  104. Lydia (1955) (TV) Played by Glenn Langan
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Lydia (#4.32)" - USA (anthology series)
  105. "TV de Vanguarda"
        - Hamlet (1953) TV episode, Played by Astrogildo Filho
  106. Julius Caesar (1953) Played by Preston Hanson
  107. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Joseph Schildkraut (as King Claudius)

  108. Hamlet (1948) Played by Basil Sydney
  109. Hamlet (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw

  110. Julius Caesar (1938) (TV) Played by Phil H. Thomas
  111. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (1938) (TV) Played by Grahame Clifford (as King Claudius)
  112. I, Claudius (1937) Played by Charles Laughton
  113. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933) Played by Irving Pichel

  114. Hamlet (1921) Played by Eduard von Winterstein

  115. Hamlet (1917) Played by Martelli
    ... aka "Amleto" - Italy (original title)
  116. Hamlet (1913) Played by Walter Ringham
  117. The Last Days of Pompeii (1913) Played by Vitale Di Stefano
    ... aka "Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii" - Italy (original title)
  118. Hamlet (1911) Played by Aage Hertel

  119. Hamlet (????) 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 "I, Claudius: Queen of Heaven (#1.7)" (1976)
Livia: Tiberius wants to be loved, at least after his death if not before. And the best way to insure that...
Claudius: ...is to have someone worse to follow him. Yes, naturally. He's certainly no fool.
Livia: He's the biggest fool in my family. I've always thought that that was you. But I think now... I was wrong.
Claudius: [Claudius pauses, crafting a response] Grandmother, after all these years you didn't invite me to dinner just to tell me this.
Livia: Wine has made you bold, hasn't it.
Claudius: You said you kept in with Caligula because he was to be the next emperor.
Livia: Lost your stutter too I see.
Claudius: But if by then you're dead, what difference can it make to you?
Livia: Oh, it makes a lot of difference. And that's really why you're here.
[Pleadingly]
[...]
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