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Hamlet

Nicol Williamson’s neurotic, cynical, contemporary Hamlet is outstanding.

Image from Hamlet

UK 1969
Dir Tony Richardson
With Nicol Williamson, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Judy Parfitt
117min
35mm
Certificate U

The first colour version of the classic Shakespeare play was filmed at The Roundhouse using a mobile camera, making great use of close-ups. Williamson as a neurotic, cynical, contemporary Hamlet is outstanding, Anthony Hopkins plays Claudius, and Marianne Faithfull is Ophelia. Radical and minimalist, this is an ideal example of how to stay true to both stage and screen.


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