Hamlet


Release Date: 19th April 1990
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Franco Zeffirelli & Christopher De Vore
Producer: Dyson Lovell
Executive Producer: Bruce Davey

Runtime: 2hrs 10mins
Language: English

Synopsis

Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy.

Cast

Mel Gibson…as Prince Hamlet
Glenn Close…as Queen Gertrude
Alan Bates…as King Claudius
Paul Scofield…as the ghost of King Hamlet
Ian Holm…as Polonius
Helena Bonham Carter…as Ophelia

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