Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Hamlet
    Derek Jacobi
  • Gertrude
    Claire Bloom
  • Claudius / King of Denmark
    Patrick Stewart, OBE
  • Polonius
    Eric Porter
  • Ophelia
    Lalla Ward
  • Laertes
    David Robb
  • Ghost of old Hamlet
    Patrick Allen
  • Horatio
    Robert Swann
  • Rosencrantz
    Jonathan Hyde
  • Guildenstern
    Geoffrey Bateman
  • Player King
    Emrys James
  • Player Queen
    Jason Kemp
  • Player
    Geoffrey Beevers
  • King in the Mime
    Bill Homewood
  • Queen in the Mime
    Peter Richards
  • Murderer in the Mime
    Terence McGinity
  • Player
    Peter Burroughs
  • Player
    Stuart Fell
  • Fortinbras
    Ian Charleson
  • Gravedigger
    Tim Wylton
  • Gravedigger
    Peter Benson
  • Marcellus
    Paul Humpoletz
  • Barnardo
    Niall Padden
  • Francisco
    Christopher Baines
  • Voltemand
    John Humphry
  • Cornelius
    John Sterland
  • Osric
    Peter Gale
  • Reynaldo
    Raymond Mason
  • Norwegian Captain
    Dan Meaden
  • Sailor
    Iain Blair
  • Messenger
    Reginald Jessup
  • Priest
    Michael Poole
  • English Ambassador
    David Henry

Team

  • William Shakespeare
    Writer
  • Rodney Bennet
    Director
  • Cedric Mesina
    Producer
  • Dudley Simpson
  • Dave Hiller
    Film Editing
  • Don Homfray
    Design
  • Barbara Kronig
    Costume Design
  • Pam Meager
    Make-Up
  • Chick Anthony
    Sound