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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

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Riz Abbasi ...
Attendant to Claudius
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English Ambassador
David Blair ...
Attendant to Claudius
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Ghost of Hamlet's Father
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Hamlet
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Polonius
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Priest
Peter Bygott ...
Attendant to Claudius
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Gertrude
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First Gravedigger
Charles Daish ...
Stage Manager
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Hecuba
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Reynaldo
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Guildenstern
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Yorick
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Attendant to Gertrude
Rob Edwards ...
Lucianus
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Horatio
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Francisco
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Doctor
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Priam
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Player Queen
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Player King
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Cornelius
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Claudius
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Attendant to Gertrude
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Fortinbras's Captain
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Attendant to Gertrude
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Marcellus
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Barnardo
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Laertes
John Spencer-Churchill ...
Fortinbras's Captain (as Duke of Marlborough)
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Old Norway
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Sailor Two
Sian Radinger ...
Prologue
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Second Gravedigger
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Young Lord
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Fortinbras
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Rosencrantz
Thomas Szekeres ...
Young Hamlet (as Tom Szekeres)
Ben Thom ...
First Player
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Voltimand
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Second Player
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Osric
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Ophelia
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Sailor One
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bowles ...
Cadet in Play (uncredited)
Kenneth W Caravan ...
Laertes Mob (uncredited)
Mark Chapman ...
Courtier (uncredited)
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Ophelias Jailer (uncredited)
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Elsinore Courtier (uncredited)
Arnold Montey ...
Boatman (uncredited)
Frank Morgan ...
Pyrrhus (uncredited)
Melanie Ramsay ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
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Boatman (uncredited)
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Alexander (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kenneth Branagh

Written by

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William Shakespeare ... (play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark")
 
Kenneth Branagh ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Barron ... producer

Music by

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Patrick Doyle

Cinematography by

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Alex Thomson

Film Editing by

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Neil Farrell

Editorial Department

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Simon Astbury ... colorist: rushes
Jens Baylis ... assistant editor
Robbie Broughton ... assistant editor
Dan Farrell ... associate editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Paul King ... negative cutter
Melanie Viner-Cuneo ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Simone Pereira Hind ... (as Simone Ireland)
Vanessa Pereira

Production Design by

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Tim Harvey

Art Direction by

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Desmond Crowe

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Byrne

Makeup Department

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Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Sian Grigg ... makeup artist
Peter Montagna ... makeup artist
Kerrie R. Plant ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Iona Price ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sara Desmond ... third assistant director
Sallie Hard ... second assistant director (as Sallie-Ann Hard)
Simon Moseley ... first assistant director
Richard Styles ... second assistant director
Tom White ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Derek Bell ... modelmaker
Celia Bobak ... production buyer
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer
Don Dossett ... assistant art director
James Gemmill ... scenic artist
Danny Hunter ... property master
Richard Lyon ... construction buyer
Brian Pegg ... plasterer
Michael Redding ... construction coordinator
Jamie Shelley ... painter
Iain White ... art department general assistant
Alan Hausmann ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Peter Glossop ... production sound mixer
Tom Glossop ... sound assistant
Tim Hands ... adr editor
Micki Joanni ... synchron editor
Dominic Lester ... re-recording mixer
Jonathan Mann ... assistant foley editor
Shaun Mills ... boom operator
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Peter Pennell ... supervising sound editor

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Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects supervisor
Michael Dawson ... special effects administrator
Kevin Draycott ... special effects foreman
Manex Efrem ... special effects technician
Darrell Guyon ... senior special effects technician
Roland Hathaway ... snow effects technician
John Mason ... snow effects technician
Kevin Mathews ... special effects wire technician
Graham Povey ... special effects technician
Valter Santos ... snow effects technician
Jody Taylor ... special effects assistant
Joss Williams ... special effects supervisor
Joe Bullen ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dave Chagouri ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mark Raymond ... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Mark Sanger ... special effects apprentice (uncredited)
Lucien Stephenson ... snow effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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David Carrigan ... first assistant director: vfx unit
Matthew D'Angibau ... model unit runner
Adrian De Wet ... scanning operator
Tom Debenham ... visual effects designer
Jessie Doyle ... optical trainee
Paddy Eason ... digital compositor
Dan Glass ... visual effects designer
José Granell ... director of miniature effects
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: CFC
Antony Hunt ... visual effects supervisor
Alison O'Brien ... visual effects producer
Joe Pavlo ... scanning operator
Daniel Pettipher ... digital compositor: The Magic Camera Company
Catherine M. Shaw ... assistant producer, scanning and recording: CFC
Andy Stevens ... visual effects camera assistant: Magic Camera Co
Nigel Stone ... director of photography: model unit
Anthony Wonsoff ... visual effects assistant
Doug Ferris ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bennett ... stunt performer
Simon Crane ... stunt coordinator
Tom Delmar ... stunt double: Hamlet's Father / stunts
Sarah Franzl ... stunt performer
Steve Griffin ... stunts
Paul Herbert ... stunts
Sean McCabe ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt double: Hamlet
Ray Nicholas ... stunts
Andreas Petrides ... stunt double: Laertes
Royston Munt ... horse stunt (uncredited)
Peter Pedrero ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Appleby ... key grip
Robert Binnall ... first assistant camera
Tony Cridlin ... grip
Scott Holland ... video assistant
Tony Jackson ... camera operator
Martin Kenzie ... camera operator
Rolf Konow ... still photographer
Ossa Mills ... rigging gaffer
Nic Milner ... camera operator
David Morani ... gaffer
Robert Palmer ... second assistant camera
Chyna Thomson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
George Richmond ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anthony Brookman ... wardrobe master
Richard Cooke ... costume trainee
Dan Grace ... dresser to Mr. Branagh
Andrew Hunt ... costume assistant
John Laurie ... daily
Sharon Long ... costume supervisor
Debbie Scott ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Nick Daubeny ... location manager
Tom White ... location assistant

Music Department

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Lawrence Ashmore ... orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Mike De Saulles ... Violinist
Patrick Doyle ... music producer
Gerard McCann ... music editor
Roy Prendergast ... supervising music editor
Maggie Rodford ... music producer
Randy Spendlove ... executive music producer
Robert Ziegler ... conductor
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
John Bell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Geoff Foster ... score recordist (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Annie Penn ... script supervisor (as Annie Wotton)

Transportation Department

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Terry Pritchard ... driver: Kenneth Branagh

Other crew

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Ben Burt ... floor runner
Lindy Davies ... performance consultant
Lil Heyman ... production coordinator
Russell Jackson ... text consultant (as Dr. Russell Jackson)
Kevin Phelan ... 65 mm scanning and recording producer: The Computer Film Company
Nick Powell ... fight arranger / sword master
Helen Seery ... assistant accountant
Rebecca Erwin Spencer ... assistant: Mr. Williams
Phil Stoole ... production assistant
Tamar Thomas ... assistant: Mr Branagh
Susan Weeks ... tutor chaperone
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Adam D. Wright ... distribution executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Stephen Fry ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Hamlet (Sir Kenneth Branagh), son of the King of Denmark (Brian Blessed), is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother Gertrude's (Julie Christie's) wedding to his uncle Claudius (Sir Derek Jacobi). In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, who he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot, the most complicated and most interesting in all literature, he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "Prime Minister", love and then unlove an innocent who he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on-stage, including his own and his mother's. Written by John Brosseau

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Also Known As
  • William Shakespeare's Hamlet (United States)
  • Hamlet de Kenneth Branagh (Spain)
  • Гамлет (Russia)
  • Hamlet, de Kenneth Branagh (Argentina)
  • Amlet (Greece)
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  • 242 min
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Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Kate Winslet (Ophelia) learned on the day that she had to shoot the straitjacket scene that she had just been given the role of Rose in Titanic (1997). See more »
Goofs In the very long shot along the length of the throne room, the cameras are visible in the mirrors. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mars Attacks!/Marvin's Room/The Preacher's Wife/Hamlet/Citizen Ruth (1996). See more »
Soundtracks In Pace See more »
Quotes Hamlet: A little more than kin and less than kind.
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