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Hamlet (1969)

G | | Drama | 9 April 1970 (UK)
Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's marriage to Claudius. ... See full summary »

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Tony Richardson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicol Williamson ... Hamlet
Judy Parfitt ... Gertrude
Anthony Hopkins ... Claudius
Marianne Faithfull ... Ophelia
Mark Dignam ... Polonius
Michael Pennington ... Laertes
Gordon Jackson ... Horatio
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Rosencrantz
Clive Graham Clive Graham ... Guildenstern
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Osric
Roger Livesey ... First Player / Gravedigger
John J. Carney ... Player King (as John Carney)
Richard Everett Richard Everett ... Player Queen
Robin Chadwick Robin Chadwick ... Francisco
Ian Collier Ian Collier ... Priest
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Storyline

Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's marriage to Claudius. When the ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him, Hamlet swears revenge.

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The Hamlet of our time, for our time. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shakespeare's Hamlet See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The first film version of "Hamlet" in color. See more »

Goofs

At c. 147 minutes Gertrude's fillings, obviously the result of C20th dentistry, can be seen clearly. See more »

Crazy Credits

The names of the film's cast and the names of the characters they play are recited by an offscreen voice rather than shown on the screen, in the manner of 'Francois Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451". See more »

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Version of Hamlet: The Series: Tricks I' the World (2014) See more »

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3 January 1999 | by wryroySee all my reviews

This is an excellent version of the Bard's great tragedy, and it certainly deserves a lot more than 21 votes and one user review! I like this version more than the 1948 film starring Laurence Olivier, (which was a disappointment for me) but less than the 1996 "unabridged" version starring Kenneth Branagh. Being a Shakespeare buff, I have to like Branagh's excellent film more than this one because it contains the entire play. On the other hand, even though Branagh does a really good job of portraying the "Prince of Denmark" I do like Nichol Williamson's performance even more. I highly recommend this version to all fans of Shakespeare, Williamson, and great movies in general.


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