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Two-time Academy Award nominee and Shakespearian titan, Ian McKellen, stars in this thrilling and uniquely modern take on The Bard’s classic tragedy, also featuring Steven Berkoff, Frances Barber and Jonathan Hyde.


A tale of revenge that has stood the test of time, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is reimagined for the modern day as a gripping psychological thriller! Transcending the confines of the stage, the film utilises nearly every room of the Theatre Royal Windsor to transform it into the immortal Elsinore Castle, from basement dungeon to roof-top battlement. The critically acclaimed, recent stage cast of ‘Hamlet’, including Ian McKellen, Frances Barber (King Lear, Chekhov’s The Seagull) and Jonathan Hyde (King Lear, Titanic, Crimson Peak), bring their iconic roles to life in this compelling new film adaptation.


McKellen reprises his lead role as Hamlet, a man who descends into madness as he seeks vengeance against his uncle for the apparent murder of his father. Further cast includes stars of stage and screen, Jenny Seagrove, Steven Berkoff, and BAFTA-winner Francesca Annis.

Director: Sean Mathias
Producer: Bill Kenwright (Cheri, Broken), David Gilbery (Nocebo, The Lost Daughter), Naomi George (My Pure Land)
Cast: Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, Richard III), Jonathan Hyde (Titanic, Crimson Peak), Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero, Savage Islands), Steven Berkoff (Vikings, A Clockwork Orange), BAFTA-winner Francesca Annis (Jane Eyre, Wives and Daughters), Frances Barber (The Escape, Medici)
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 117 Minutes