Directed by Laurence Olivier
1948    2h 33m    Not Rated
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.
Cast of Hamlet
  • Laurence OlivierHamlet - Prince of Denmark / Voice of Ghost
  • Basil SydneyClaudius - The King
  • Eileen HerlieGertrude - The Queen
  • Norman WoolandHoratio - His Friend
  • Felix AylmerPolonius - Lord Chamberlain
  • Jean SimmonsOphelia
  • Terence MorganLaertes
  • Peter CushingOsric
  • Stanley HollowayGravedigger
  • Russell ThorndikePriest
  • John LaurieFrancisco
  • Esmond KnightBernardo
  • Anthony QuayleMarcellus
  • Harcourt WilliamsFirst Player
  • Patrick TroughtonPlayer King
  • Tony TarverPlayer Queen
  • Niall MacGinnisSea Captain
  • Anthony BushellBit Part (uncredited)
  • Patricia DavidsonLady of the Court (uncredited)
  • Doreen LawrenceExtra (uncredited)
  • Christopher LeePalace Guard (uncredited)
  • Desmond LlewelynExtra (uncredited)
  • Victor LucasExtra (uncredited)
  • Patrick MacneeExtra (uncredited)
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