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“I still don’t think of myself as a star, success lasts only three seconds. After that you’re the same as you were before you had it. I’m not a true artist anyway because I refuse to shrug off my family." 

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The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet.

Directed by Phillip Saville

From the play by William Shakespeare

Produced by Peter Luke for BBC Television and Danmark Rad
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Costumes: Olive Harris

Make-up: Christine Hillcoat

Fights: William Hobbs

Lighting: Robert Wright

Decor: Poul Arnt Thomsen

Music: Richard Rodney Bennett

Conductor: John Hollingsworth

Technical operations director: Ole Dreyer



CAST
 

Horatio: Michael Caine

Marcellus: Peter Prowse

Barnado: Michael Goldie

Laertes: Dyson Lovell

Polonius: Alec Clunes

Gertrude: June Tobin

Hamlet: Christopher Plummer

Ophelia: Jo Maxwell Muller

Gertrude: June Tobin

Rosencranz: David Calderisi

Guildenstern: Bill Wallis

Player King: David Swift

Player Queen: Lindsay Kemp

Prologue: Willlam Hobbs

Lucianus: Steven Berkoff

Fortinbras: Donald Sutherland

Captain: Joby Blanshard

Grave-digger: Roy Kinnear

Priest: Charles Carson

Osric: Philip Locke


Transmission Date: Sunday 19th April 1964

TX: 8.05pm


Location(s): Elsinore Castle, Denmark

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