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Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  04 Jan 2009
Cert:   -


Hamlet is Franco Zeffirelli’s vibrant adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic masterpiece, about the famous Prince of Denmark. Mel Gibson is Hamlet, a son who, inspired by his father’s ghost (Paul Scofield), vows to kill his murdering uncle Claudius (Alan Bates), who has married his mother (Gertrude – Glenn Close) and usurped the throne of Denmark. The Prince of Denmark’s story is Shakespeare’s most unforgettable tragedies ever told. Shot on location in the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, Zeffirelli’s adaptation continues (after the critically acclaimed Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew) to bring to life one of the most celebrated plays ever written which has inspired and changed storytelling forever.

Directed By:

  • Franco Zeffirelli


  • Mel Gibson
  • Paul Scofield
  • Alan Bates and Glenn Close

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