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Discovering Hamlet (1990)

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TV Movie | 53 min | Drama, Documentary

A unique, behind-the-scenes look at Shakespeare's great play. In 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh played the Prince of Denmark for the first time. His guide through four weeks of rehearsals at England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre: famed...See moreA unique, behind-the-scenes look at Shakespeare's great play. In 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh played the Prince of Denmark for the first time. His guide through four weeks of rehearsals at England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre: famed actor Derek Jacobi, "the best Hamlet of his generation" (New York Times). Watch what happens from the first dress rehearsal to the tension-filled opening night. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Written by Anonymous See less
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11 cast members
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Kenneth Branagh
Himself / Hamlet Himself / Hamlet   See fewer
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Richard Clifford
Himself / Horatio Himself / Horatio   See fewer
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Richard Easton
Himself / Claudius Himself / Claudius   See fewer
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Derek Jacobi
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Edward Jewesbury
Himself / Polonius Himself / Polonius   See fewer
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David Parfitt
Himself / Rosencrantz Himself / Rosencrantz   See fewer
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Patrick Stewart
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Sophie Thompson
Herself / Ophelia Herself / Ophelia   See fewer
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Jay Villiers
Himself / Laertes Himself / Laertes   See fewer
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Jimmy Yuill
Himself / Guildenstern Himself / Guildenstern   See fewer
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Dearbhla Molloy
Gertrude (uncredited) Gertrude (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 60 votes