Hamlet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet , adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh , who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet . The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius , Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude , Kate Winslet as Ophelia , Michael Maloney as Laertes , Richard Briers as Polonius , and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio . Other cast members include Robin Williams , Gérard Depardieu , Jack Lemmon , Billy Crystal , Rufus Sewell , Charlton Heston , Richard Attenborough , Judi Dench , John Gielgud and Ken Dodd .

The film is the first unabridged theatrical film version of the play, running just over four hours, the longest previous screen version was the 1980 BBC made-for-television version starring Jacobi as Hamlet, which is three-and-a-half hours long.

The play's setting is updated to the 19th century, but its Elizabethan English remains the same. Blenheim Palace is the setting used for the exterior grounds of Elsinore Castle and interiors were all photographed at Shepperton Studios , blended with the footage shot at Blenheim. Hamlet was also the last major dramatic motion picture to be filmed entirely on 70 mm film until 2012, with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson 's The Master .

Hamlet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet , adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh , who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet . The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius , Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude , Kate Winslet as Ophelia , Michael Maloney as Laertes , Richard Briers as Polonius , and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio . Other cast members include Robin Williams , Gérard Depardieu , Jack Lemmon , Billy Crystal , Rufus Sewell , Charlton Heston , Richard Attenborough , Judi Dench , John Gielgud and Ken Dodd .

The film is the first unabridged theatrical film version of the play, running just over four hours, the longest previous screen version was the 1980 BBC made-for-television version starring Jacobi as Hamlet, which is three-and-a-half hours long.

The play's setting is updated to the 19th century, but its Elizabethan English remains the same. Blenheim Palace is the setting used for the exterior grounds of Elsinore Castle and interiors were all photographed at Shepperton Studios , blended with the footage shot at Blenheim. Hamlet was also the last major dramatic motion picture to be filmed entirely on 70 mm film until 2012, with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson 's The Master .

Explore the many temptations that Hamlet chocolate products have in store for you. Enjoy the rich flavour of our praline and truffle collections.  Bite into our crispy chocolate chips . Take a journey back in time with our colourful chocolate figurines and end your voyage with our melting chocolate .

Hamlet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet , adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh , who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet . The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius , Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude , Kate Winslet as Ophelia , Michael Maloney as Laertes , Richard Briers as Polonius , and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio . Other cast members include Robin Williams , Gérard Depardieu , Jack Lemmon , Billy Crystal , Rufus Sewell , Charlton Heston , Richard Attenborough , Judi Dench , John Gielgud and Ken Dodd .

The film is the first unabridged theatrical film version of the play, running just over four hours, the longest previous screen version was the 1980 BBC made-for-television version starring Jacobi as Hamlet, which is three-and-a-half hours long.

The play's setting is updated to the 19th century, but its Elizabethan English remains the same. Blenheim Palace is the setting used for the exterior grounds of Elsinore Castle and interiors were all photographed at Shepperton Studios , blended with the footage shot at Blenheim. Hamlet was also the last major dramatic motion picture to be filmed entirely on 70 mm film until 2012, with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson 's The Master .

Explore the many temptations that Hamlet chocolate products have in store for you. Enjoy the rich flavour of our praline and truffle collections.  Bite into our crispy chocolate chips . Take a journey back in time with our colourful chocolate figurines and end your voyage with our melting chocolate .

Hamlet is a tragedy and revenge play by William Shakespeare. It is one of his best-known works, one of the most-quoted writings in the English language and is universally included on lists of the world’s greatest books.

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