This vibrant and colourful new cinema version of William Shakespeare's most popular tragedy features a powerful performance in the lead role by rising star William Houston. With superb supporting performances by the cream of British acting talent including Christopher Timothy, Iain Cuthbertson and Gareth Thomas, the plot unfolds in an atmospheric setting against a stunning visual backdrop. Written by
Did You Know?
Sometimes erroneously credited (even by Hallmark) as the first Shakespeare play ever presented on television. There had already been a one-hour version of "Macbeth" presented on Philco Television Playhouse in 1949, as well as a three-hour "Hamlet" presented on British television in two installments in 1947 and a one-hour "Julius Caesar" presented on "Studio One". See more
Version of Hamlet