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Discovering Hamlet (1990)

01/07/1990 (US) Documentary 52m
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IN 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh tackled the role of Shakespeare’s prince of Denmark for the first time in his professional career under the guidance of celebrated actor Derek Jacobi. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this hour-long film documents how Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi, two intelligent and passionate men, found new depths in Shakespeare’s classic drama, Hamlet. Filmmakers Mark Olshaker and Larry Klein follow the company through four weeks of rehearsals, from the first read-throughs to opening night.

  1. Mark Olshaker

    Director, Writer

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  1. Derek Jacobi

    Derek Jacobi


  2. Kenneth Branagh

    Kenneth Branagh

    Himself / Hamlet

  3. Richard Easton

    Richard Easton

    Himself / Claudius

  4. Patrick Stewart

    Patrick Stewart


  5. Richard Clifford

    Himself / Horatio

  6. Edward Jewesbury

    Edward Jewesbury

    Himself / Polonius

  7. David Parfitt

    Himself / Rosencrantz

  8. Sophie Thompson

    Sophie Thompson

    Herself / Ophelia

  9. Jay Villiers

    Jay Villiers

    Himself / Laertes

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Original Language English

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