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Hamlet at Elsinore (1964)

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director:

Philip Saville

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... Hamlet
Robert Shaw ... Claudius, King of Denmark
Alec Clunes Alec Clunes ... Polonius
Michael Caine ... Horatio
June Tobin June Tobin ... Gertrude, Queen of Denmark
Jo Maxwell Muller Jo Maxwell Muller ... Ophelia
Dyson Lovell Dyson Lovell ... Laertes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Berkoff ... Lucianus
Joby Blanshard ... Captain
David Calderisi ... Rosencrantz
Charles Carson ... Priest
Michael Goldie Michael Goldie ... Bernardo
William Hobbs ... Prologue
Lindsay Kemp ... Player Queen
Roy Kinnear ... Gravedigger
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Storyline

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamlet See more »

Filming Locations:

Elsinore, Denmark See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christopher Plummer went on to play Cyrano de Bergerac, using a new translation he commissioned from Anthony Burgess. The final insult in Cyrano's nose speech in the opening duel is changed to "Oh, that this too, too solid nose would melt," a reference to Hamlet's "too, too solid flesh "monologue. Several other Hamlets, such as Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh, also played Cyrano using that translation. See more »

Goofs

Alec Clunes as the dead Polonius in the Queen's bedchamber blinks his eyes two separate times when Christopher Plummer as Hamlet gets ready to drag his body away. See more »

Connections

Version of Hamlet (1990) See more »

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A copy of Hamlet at Elsinore
2 March 2005 | by annamarie_bayleySee all my reviews

I am looking for a copy of Christopher Plummer as Hamlet at Elsinore, my aunt watched it when it was shown on TV in the UK in 1964, and said it was the best version of Hamlet she had seen. I am studying at drama school, and very interested in obtaining a copy for her and myself. It seems the BBC over here has not produced copies, and I suspect they have recorded over it with the pathetic programmes that are shown today. If anyone has any idea of how I might go about getting a copy of this, I would be extremely grateful, I saw on one website it was in a museum in New York. Can you get copies from there?

Thanks a lot, Annamarie


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