The RSC's award-winning modern-dress production of Hamlet directed by Gregory Doran.
This visually sumptuous screen version, filmed on location with the original stage cast, captures the atmosphere and excitement of the critically acclaimed production.
Patrick Stewart won an Olivier Award for his performance as Claudius, King of Denmark. Penny Downie plays Hamlet’s mother Gertrude and Mariah Gale is the tragic Ophelia. Edward Bennett is Ophelia’s avenging brother Laertes, and Oliver Ford Davies takes the role of their father Polonius.
David Tennant as Hamlet
Patrick Stewart as Claudius / Ghost
Penny Downie as Gertrude
Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius
Mariah Gale as Ophelia
Edward Bennett as Laertes
Peter De Jersey as Horatio
Sam Alexander as Rosencrantz / Second Gravedigger
Tom Davey as Guildenstern
Mark Hadfield as Gravedigger
John Woodvine as Player King
Ryan Gage as Osric / Player Queen
Samuel Dutton as Dumbshow King
Jim Hooper as Dumbshow Queen / Priest
David Ajala as Reynaldo / Dumbshow Poisoner
Keith Osborn as Marcellus
Ewen Cummins as Barnardo
Robert Curtis as Francisco / Fortinbras
Roderick Smith as Voltemand
Andrea Harris as Cornelia
Ricky Champ as Lucianus
Riann Steele as Lady-in-waiting
Zoe Thorne as Lady-in-waiting
Running Time 182 mins
Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
Main Language English
Release Date 04/01/2010
Number of Discs 1
The Making of Hamlet, a 35-minute film with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with, among others, David Tennant, Patrick Stewart and Gregory Doran.
An audio commentary track by director Gregory Doran, director of photography Chris Seager and co-producer Sebastian Grant.