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Hamlet -- The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Hamlet, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, stars David Tennant (Doctor Who) in the title role. Adapted for the screen and filmed on location, this dynamic, exciting and contemporary production features all key original cast members from the staged version, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius. An Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company Production for BBC Wales in association with Thirteen for WNET.ORG and NHK.

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23 April 2010 (USA) See more »
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Gregory Doran 
 
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William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Seb Grant .... producer
David Horn .... executive producer: Thirteen for wnet.org
Bethan Jones .... executive producer: BBC
Taro Teraoka .... executive producer: NHK
Denise Wood .... executive producer: Royal Shakespeare Company
John Wyver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Englishby 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Cranstoun 
 
Casting by
Sam Jones 
 
Production Design by
Robert Jones 
 
Art Direction by
James Hendy 
 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Le Moignan .... assistant makeup artist
Lucybelle Thompson .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clare Bradbury .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennie Fava .... second assistant director
Ben Rogers .... third assistant director
Toni Staples .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Clive Derbyshire .... sound mixer
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Scott Peters .... special effects floor supervisor
 
Stunts
Terry King .... fight director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Beaumont .... gaffer
John Ellis Evans .... focus puller
Nye Jones .... digital imaging technician
Benjamin Michael Wearing .... camera trainee
Chris Williams .... clapper loader
 
Editorial Department
Yoni Higgsmith .... post-production coordinator (as Yoni Smith)
Laura M. Kettle .... assistant editor
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist
 
Music Department
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Kate Andrews .... production runner
Ellie Kurttz .... stills photography
Ed Macdonald .... production runner
Jayne Spooner .... script supervisor (2009)
Kirsty Urquhart-Davies .... production coordinator (as Kirsty Urquhart)
 

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Both of Patrick Stewart's stints as Claudius have been opposite Time Lords from the TV show "Doctor Who" - his first production being opposite Derek Jacobi, who played The Master on Doctor Who, and the 2008 production opposite David Tennant, the tenth man to play The Doctor.See more »
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Version of "Scope: Hamlet" (1955)See more »

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Excellent performances, 7 August 2013
Author: david-759-586558 from Brentwood England

I was fortunate enough to see one of the previews this production on stage while David Tennant was still fit. It was spellbinding , every actor on the stage was immaculate in their performance, the audience laughed and cried openly. The DVD version is a very good representation of the stage version but it lacks the magic of watching a live production, the interaction that the characters have with the audience, the emotional responses of a theatre full of people that allows you as an individual to show greater emotion than sitting in front of a TV. I also feel that the nature of filming in close up and multi angle sometime gets the viewer too close to the characters. All that said, this is a tremendous production, the comedy is brought to the fore which makes the tragedy even more profound. The cast is absolutely superb and I do mean the entire cast, not only the big name leads.The delivery of the dialogue is so beautifully done that even a Shakespeare novice will understand what is being conveyed. I have seen Hamlet performed live a dozen times and have left before the end on at least six occasions. This version when performed live is by far and away my favourite. My favourite film version is still the 1948 Laurence Olivier version....but this is a close second

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