Hamlet (2009 film)

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Hamlet is a 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 modern-dress stage production of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, aired on BBC Two on 26 December 2009. It was broadcast by PBS' Great Performances in the United States on 28 April 2010.

Hamlet
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DVD cover for Hamlet
GenreTragedy
Written byWilliam Shakespeare
Directed byGregory Doran
StarringDavid Tennant
Patrick Stewart
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time180 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Original release26 December 2009 (2009-12-26)
External links
Website

Directed by Gregory Doran, it features the original stage cast of David Tennant in the title role of Prince Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as both King Claudius and the ghost of Hamlet's father, Penny Downie as Queen Gertrude, Mariah Gale as Ophelia, Edward Bennett as Laertes, Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, and Peter de Jersey as Horatio.

ProductionEdit

The production was filmed with a single-camera setup, using the pioneering RED One camera technology.[1]

CastEdit

DVD releaseEdit

The film was released by 2 Entertain in the United Kingdom and Ireland on DVD on 4 January 2010 and on Blu-ray on 19 April 2010 and on DVD and Blu-ray on 4 May 2010 in the United States and Canada.

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Wilson, Benji (20 December 2009). "David Tennant brings Hamlet to TV for Christmas". The Times. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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