National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

Directed by Sam Mendes
2024    2h 45m
In 1964, Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under Sir John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
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Cast of National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue
  • Johnny FlynnRichard Burton
  • Mark GatissSir John Gielgud
  • Tuppence MiddletonElizabeth Taylor
  • Aysha Kala
  • Luke NorrisWilliam Redfield
  • Allan CordunerHume Cronyn
  • Ryan EllsworthGeorge Voskovec
  • Elena DeliaJessica Levy
  • Huw ParmenterClement Fowler
  • Laurence Ubong WilliamsHugh McHaffie
  • Michael Walters
  • Mark ExtanceMick Burrows
  • Dan KriklerDillon Evans
  • Shaun McKeeRobert Milli
  • Stephanie SiadatanSusannah Mason
  • Adam SinaFrederick Young
  • David TarkenterAlfred Drake
  • Kate TydmanChristine Cooper
  • Rebecca CollingwoodLinda Marsh
  • Janie DeeEileen Herlie

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