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Hamlet

Synopsis
A film version of Maxine Peake as Hamlet in the 2014 staging at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. Sarah Frankcom directs for stage, Margaret Williams for screen.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2015

Credits

Director
Margaret Williams; Sarah Frankcom
Producer
Anne Beresford; Debbie Gray
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Maxine PeakeHamlet
John ShrapnelClaudius
Gillian BevanPolonia (Polonius)
Katie WestOphelia
Ashley ZhangazhaLaertes
Ben StottOsric
Ben StottPlayer (2)
Ben StottBarnardo
Claire BenedictPlayer King
Claire BenedictMarcella (Marcellus)
Dean GregoryLucianus
Jodie McNeeGravedigger (2)
Jodie McNeeRosencrantz
John ShrapnelGhost
Michelle ButterflyGravedigger (1)
Peter SinghGuildenstern
Tachia NewallFrancisco
Tachia NewallReynaldo
Tachia NewallPriest
Thomas ArnoldHoratio

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Exchange, Manchester
Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal
Related items
Hamlet Undressed

Notes

General
The shoot took place on the final three days of the production run.

Production Company

Name

Genesius Pictures

Name

Hamlet the Film

Name

MJW Productions

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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