Discovering Hamlet (1990)

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.

Directing:
  • Mark Olshaker

Writing:
  • Mark Olshaker

Stars:
Release Date: 1990-01-07
TMDb: 5.9/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 52
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewa...
Narrator
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Brana...
Himself / Hamlet
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Himself
Richard Easton
Richard Easto...
Himself / Claudius
Sophie Thompson
Sophie Thomps...
Herself / Ophelia
Jimmy Yuill
Jimmy Yuill
Himself / Guildenstern
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