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Ophelia

Synopsis
Based on Lisa Klein’s novel of the same name, Daisy Ridley takes the title role in a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet through the eyes of the ill-fated heroine, Ophelia.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2019
Duration
107 mins

Credits

Director
Claire McCarthy
Producer
Daniel Bobker; Ehren Kruger; Paul Hanson; Sarah Curtis
Cinematographer
Denson Baker
Writer
Lisa Klein
Editor
Luke Dunkley
Screenplay
Semi Chellas
Music
Steven Price
Production Design
David Warren
Costume
Massimo Cantini Parrini
Art Direction
Martin Vackár
Sound Design
Jay Price
Cast
George MackayHamlet
Clive OwenClaudius
Naomi WattsGertrude
Dominic MafhamPolonius
Daisy RidleyOphelia
Adriana HercigonjaLady in Waiting
Angela NwagboViola
Anna RustYoung Mechtild
BoodaPriest
Calum O’RourkeYoung Laertes
Daisy HeadChristiana
Devon TerrellHoratio
Issy StewartLady in Waiting
Jack Cunningham-NuttallYoung Hamlet
Lenkja OlsanováLady-in-Waiting
Martin AngerbauerGuildenstern
Mia QuineyYoung Ophelia
Moore StewartPriest
Noel CzuczorRosencrantz
Rupesh TilluYorick
Sebastian De SouzaEdmund
Tom FeltonLaertes
Veronika StrapkovaLady in Waiting

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Film studies; Shakespeare
Keywords
monarchy; murder; suicide

Notes

Notes
Previewed at the Sundance Festival in January 2018, the film was picked up for distribution a year later and was scheduled to appear in US cinemas from June 2019.

Production Company

Name

Covert Media

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Gem Entertainment

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