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Gravedigger (Character)
from Hamlet (1996)

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Alternate Names:
1st Gravedigger / 2nd Gravedigger / Erster Totengrber / First Gravedigger / Grave Digger / Grave digger / Gravedigger #1 / Gravedigger #2 / Second Grave Digger / The Gravedigger / Zweiter Totengrber


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  1. Hamlet (2015/II) Played by Dakota Nelson (as Grave Digger)
  2. "Hamlet: The Series"
        - Let Your Wiseness Fear (2014) TV episode, Played by Alexandra Bennett
  3. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014) Played by Mark Borchardt
  4. Hamlet: Grave Secrets (2013) Played by Christopher Omiros (as Gravedigger #1) / Lynn Petko (as Gravedigger #2)
  5. CSI: Hamlet (2012) Played by Nicole Padden (as Grave digger)
  6. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Thomas: Hamlet (2010) TV episode, Played by Mark Schowalter / Richard Bernstein
  7. This Is Hamlet (2010) (V) Played by John Gilkey (as Gravedigger #2) / Joan Mankin (as Gravedigger #1)

  8. Hamlet (2009) (TV) Played by Mark Hadfield
  9. Kitchen Hamlet (2009) Played by Daniel P. Turner
  10. Hamlet (2009) Played by Danny Campbell
  11. Hamlet (2007/II) Played by David Thompson (as The Gravedigger)
  12. Hamlet (2005/II) Played by P.J. Gallagher
  13. Hamlet (2005) (V) Played by Gavin Landsiedel
  14. Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (2005) Played by Miko Hughes
  15. Hamlet (2004) (TV) Played by Jerzy Nowak
  16. Hamlet (2003) (V) Played by Christopher Timothy
  17. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) Played by Bruce Myers
  18. Hamlet (2000/II) (TV) Played by Dan Moran / Eric Simonson (as Second Grave Digger)
  19. Hamlet (2000) Played by Jeffrey Wright

  20. Hamlet: A Critical Guide (1997) (V) Played by Peter Balderstone (as The Gravedigger)
  21. Hamlet (1996) Played by Billy Crystal (as First Gravedigger)
    ... aka "William Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  22. "A Taste of Shakespeare"
        - Hamlet (1995) TV episode, Played by Tanja Jacobs
  23. Green Eggs and Hamlet (1995) Played by Steve Collins
  24. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) Played by Paul Ben-Victor
  25. Hamlet (1992/I) (TV) Played by Mikko Kivinen (as Grave digger) / Paavo Pentikäinen (as Grave digger)
  26. Hamlet (1990) Played by Trevor Peacock (as The Gravedigger)

  27. Hamlet (1983) (TV) Played by Ádám Szirtes
  28. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV) Played by Tim Wylton (as First Gravedigger)
    ... aka "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" - USA (video title)

  29. Hamlet (1969) Played by Roger Livesey
    ... aka "Shakespeare's Hamlet" - USA (complete title)
  30. Hamlet (1964/I) Played by George Rose (as First Gravedigger)
    ... aka "Richard Burton's Hamlet" - USA (DVD title)
  31. Hamlet (1964) Played by Viktor Kolpakov / V. Chekursky
    ... aka "Gamlet" - Soviet Union (original title)
  32. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) (TV) Played by Roy Kinnear
    ... aka "Hamlet" - International (English title) (informal title)
  33. Hamlet (1964) (TV) Played by Pepe Soriano
  34. Hamlet (1964/II) Played by Robin Gammell / John Randolph
  35. Hamlet (1964) Played by Shanco Bruce (as 2nd Gravedigger) / Auhofe Okuampa (as 1st Gravedigger)
    ... aka "Hamile" - Ghana (original title)
  36. Ophélia (1963) Played by Sacha Briquet
  37. "Hamlet"
        - Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) TV episode, Played by Anthony Sagar
        - The Dread Command: The Readiness Is All (1961) TV episode, Played by Norman Bird
  38. Hamlet (1960) (TV) Played by Paul Verhoeven (as Erster Totengrber) / Johannes Buzalski (as Zweiter Totengrber)
    ... aka "Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)

  39. "Scope"
        - Hamlet (1955) TV episode, Played by Eric Christmas

  40. Hamlet (1948) Played by Stanley Holloway
  41. Hamlet (1947) (TV) Played by Jay Laurier / Hay Petrie

  42. Hamlet (1913) Played by J.H. Ryley (as First Gravedigger)

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From Hamlet (1996)
Hamlet: Whose grave is this sir?
First Gravedigger: Mine sir.
[Resumes singing his ditty]
Hamlet: [Interrupts] I think it be thine indeed, for thou liest in't.
First Gravedigger: You lie out on't sir, and therefore it is not yours. For my part I do not lie ins't and yet it is mine.
Hamlet: Thou dost lie in't to be in't, and say 'tis thine. 'Tis for the dead not for the quick, therefore thou liest.
First Gravedigger: 'Tis a quick lie, sir. 'Twill away again from me to you.
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