David Tennant

Hamlet

The Making of Hamlet

Join GREAT PERFORMANCES to go behind the scenes of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s exciting new production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. David Tennant, Patrick Stewart and director Gregory Doran discuss the creative process of transferring the production from the original RSC stage production to the on-location television film adaptation.

Hamlet

Production Credits

Director Gregory Doran Producers John Wyver Sebastian Grant Hamlet David Tennant Claudius and The Ghost Patrick Stewart Gertrude Penny Downie Polonius Oliver Ford Davies Ophelia Mariah Gale Laertes Edward Bennett Horatio Peter De Jersey Rosencrantz and Second Gravedigger Sam Alexander Guildenstern Tom Davey Gravedigger Mark Hadfield Player King John Woodvine Osric And Player Queen Ryan […]

Hamlet

Interview with Sir Patrick Stewart

Great Performances interviewed the recently-knighted Sir Patrick Stewart about playing the roles of Claudius and the Ghost in the upcoming GP special Hamlet to air on PBS stations nationwide on April 28th at 8 p.m. (check local listings). While in California in January promoting the broadcast, Stewart talked about the process of creating a modern […]

Hamlet

About the Film

Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant and (recently-knighted) Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern-dress, film-for-television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production of Hamlet. The production will be presented on PBS […]