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?
This was the first American production of a Shakespeare play ever presented on network television which was more than an hour in length. There had been other Shakespeare productions on American TV (such as Walter Hampden's "Macbeth") before this "Hamlet", but they had reduced the plays being shown to only an hour. Maurice Evans
had already starred in several Broadway productions of "Hamlet". This production also marked Evans' debut on network TV. See more
Version of Hamlet