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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010)

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Peavoy Michael Peavoy ... Barnardo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Barker Matthew Barker ... Francisco
David Calder ... Polonius
Marcus Cunningham Marcus Cunningham ... Marcellus
Jake Fairbrother ... Fortinbras
Clare Higgins ... Gertrude
Ferdinand Kingsley ... Rosencrantz
Rory Kinnear ... Hamlet
Alex Lanipekun ... Laertes
James Laurenson ... Ghost / Player King
Patrick Malahide ... Claudius
Ruth Negga ... Ophelia
James Pearse James Pearse ... Voltemand
Saskia Portway Saskia Portway ... Player Queen
Victor Power ... Reynaldo
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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Best Hamlet I've seen
25 August 2015 | by bmil-199-726306See all my reviews

I've seen at least a half dozen actors play Hamlet—many highly acclaimed—on screen and on stage. I saw Rory Kinnear's performance as part of National Theatre Live, and on the big screen. In Kinnear's performance, I felt I was seeing the Prince of Denmark for the first time. For the first time, I really understood the character and his motivation—not because I knew the play, but because Kinnear's Hamlet was a real person; he overcame the familiarity and the language to convey the internal life of the prince in an immediate and compelling way. I was engrossed in the character and the play, rather than seeing a Shakespeare classic. It made me a Kinnear fan for life.


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