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Claudius (Character)
from Hamlet (1996)

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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. Hamlet (????) Played by Trevor Jablonowski
  2. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (2016) Played by David Sitler
  3. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Matt Thomas

  4. Hamlet (2015/I) Played by John Shrapnel
  5. Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin (2015) Played by Filipe Valle Costa (as Claudio)
  6. Haider (2014) Played by Kay Kay Menon (as Khurram Meer)
  7. "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)
  8. Hamlet's Ghost (2014) Played by Arlan Godthaab (as King Claudius)
  9. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Robert Richard Jorge
  10. Finding Hamlet (2013) Played by Mark DeBoer
  11. Hamlet: Grave Secrets (2013) Played by Cynthia Bellina
  12. The Hamlet Blog (2012) Played by Stevie Schultz
  13. Hamlet (2011) Played by Peter Wingfield
  14. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by James Morris
  15. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by Charles Shaw Robinson (as King Claudius)

  16. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart
  17. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by J.W. Putnam
  18. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008) Played by Doug Montoya (as Enrique Claudio)
  19. A Cinematic Translation of Shakespearean Tragedies (2008) Played by Ryan Hendrix
  20. The Hamlet Adventure (2008) Played by Vitaliy Milov (as King Claudius) / Emil Yordanov (as Puppet King Claudius)
  21. Hamlet (2007/I) Played by Kevin R. Elder
  22. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by Alan Hanson
  23. Hamlet (2007/III) Played by Petar Bozovic (as Klaudije)
  24. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (2007) Played by Steve Mouzakis
  25. 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)
  26. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by James Lecky
  27. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Jason Emanuel
  28. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Christopher Winsor
  29. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Janusz Gajos
  30. "Slings and Arrows"
        - Playing the Swan (2003) TV episode, Played by John Bayliss
  31. Hamlet_X (2003) Played by Martin Wuttke / Peter Fitz (as Claudius #2) / Herbert Fritsch (as Claudius #3) / Hermann Lause (as Claudius #4)
  32. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by Gareth Thomas
  33. Yorick (2002) Played by Mark Spacek
  34. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Jeffery Kissoon
  35. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Jamey Sheridan
  36. Hamlet (2000) Played by Kyle MacLachlan
  37. Hamlet (2000/I) (TV) Played by José van Dam

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

  52. Hamlet (1987) Played by Richard Spaul
  53. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985) (TV) Played by Frej Lindqvist
  54. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Sándor Lukács
  55. 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)

  56. Hamlet (1979) (TV) Played by Bernard Fresson
  57. "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)
  58. Hamlet (1976) Played by Barry Stanton
  59. One Hamlet Less (1973) Played by Alfiero Vincenti
    ... aka "Un Amleto di meno" - Italy (original title)
  60. Hamlet (1973) Played by Dan Hennessey
  61. Der nackte Hamlet (1972) (TV) Played by Elmar Schulte
  62. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre"
        - Hamlet (1970) TV episode, Played by Richard Johnson
  63. Hamlet (1970/I) (TV) Played by John Woodvine
  64. Hamlet (1970/II) (TV) Played by Kari Franck

  65. Hamlet (1969) Played by Anthony Hopkins
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  66. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by Alfred Drake
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  67. Hamlet (1964) Played by Mikhail Nazvanov (as King Claudius)
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  68. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Robert Shaw
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  69. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Ernesto Bianco
  70. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Howard Da Silva
  71. "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)
  72. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Hans Caninenberg
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  73. Hamlet (1959) (TV) Played by Henry Gilbert
  74. "The DuPont Show of the Month"
        - Hamlet (1959) TV episode, Played by Oliver Neville
  75. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Hamlet (1956) TV episode, Played by Alec Clunes
  76. Hamlet (1955) (TV) Played by Edvin Adolphson (as King Claudius)
  77. Amleto (1955) (TV) Played by Memo Benassi (as Claudio)
  78. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Esse W. Ljungh
  79. "TV de Vanguarda"
        - Hamlet (1953) TV episode, Played by Astrogildo Filho
  80. Hamlet (1953) (TV) Played by Joseph Schildkraut (as King Claudius)

  81. Hamlet (1948) Played by Basil Sydney
  82. Hamlet (1947) (TV) Played by Sebastian Shaw

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

  85. Hamlet (1921) Played by Eduard von Winterstein

  86. Hamlet (1917) Played by Martelli
    ... aka "Amleto" - Italy (original title)
  87. Hamlet (1913) Played by Walter Ringham
  88. Hamlet (1911) Played by Aage Hertel
Archive Footage:
  1. "Shakespeare Uncovered"
        - Hamlet (2012) TV episode, Played by Patrick Stewart

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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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