Hamlet (2009 film)

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DVD cover for Hamlet
Genre Drama
Directed by Gregory Doran
Written by William Shakespeare
Starring David Tennant
Patrick Stewart
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC Two
Release date 26 December 2009 (2009-12-26)
Running time 180 minutes
Official website

Hamlet is a 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 award[which?]-winning 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 in the United States on 28 April 2010.

Directed by Gregory Doran, it features the original stage cast of David Tennant in the title role of Prince Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as 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.


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


DVD release[edit]

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.


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