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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 November 1980 (USA)
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge. Written by Kathy Li

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Lalla Ward was teased by co-star Patrick Stewart because at the time she made this film, she was also co-starring in Doctor Who (1963). Stewart told her he wouldn't be caught dead doing science fiction. Within a few years, however, he would appear in David Lynch's Dune (1984), in Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce (1985), and later as Capt. Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), among others. See more »

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The best of the Hamlets
7 January 2000 | by (Hoosierland, USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen all the film interpretations of Hamlet, from Sir Lawrence Olivier to Mel Gibson (gasp). Derek Jacobi captures the true essence of the character, from the beginning to the brutal climax. Superb acting all around. This one should not be missed.


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