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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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26 July 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Absolutely the most thoughtful, spiritually deep, intense Hamlet ever done -- no other version comes close. Jacobi has the best understanding of the role of all the actors that have played it. Patrick Stewart's Claudius is ferocious and still sympathetic -- I particularly like the two doofuses playing Rosencranz and Guildenstern. Very feckless and yet sinister. Some might gripe about the need for a strong Ophelia -- she's not a strong person, that's the point, and Lalla Ward hits the proper nuances. Amazing. Simply Amazing -- every one of the more than two dozen times I've watched it.


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