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National Theatre Live: Hamlet

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In this screening of National Theatre Live's 2015 production Hamlet, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation GameFrankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet." - Daily Telegraph

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever." - Time Out

From the National Theatre's 2014-2015 season of live HD recordings direct from the stage.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Written by William Shakespeare
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Sian Brooke

Film duration: 3 hrs 37 mins (including intermission) 

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