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Starring Ian McKellen with Faith Brook, John Woodvine, Susan Fleetwood, James Cairncross
Ian McKellen's virtuoso performance, brimming over with passion, fire and fury, is the focal point of the Prospect Theatre Company's production of Hamlet.
The special production for television retains the excitement of the stage production which was warmly received by audiences both at home and in five countries abroad.

Based on Robert Chetwyn's stage production.
Original stage production by arrangement with Prospect Theatre Co.


Author: William Shakespeare
Stage Production: Robert Chetwyn
Executive Producer: Eddie Kulukundis
Director: David Giles
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, son to the late and nephew to the present King: Ian McKellen
Claudius, King of Denmark: John Woodvine
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, mother of Hamlet: Faith Brook
Ophelia, daughter of Polonius: Susan Fleetwood
Polonius: James Cairncross
Laertes, son of Polonius: Tim Pigott-Smith
Rosencrantz: Terence Wilton
Guildenstern: Simon Prebble
Francisco: David Ashton
Horatio, a student: Julian Curry
Reynaldo: Duncan Preston
Voltimand, ambassador to Norway: Alan Bennion
Cornelius, ambassador to Norway: Colin Kaye
First Player: Tim Pigott-Smith
Player Queen: Ian Pigot
Lucianus: Stephen O'Rourke
Fourth Player: Christopher Morley
Fifth Player: Terence Dougherty

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