In hamlet, david tennant, whose own rsc performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role from the legendary david warner in the 1960s to the recent jude law. Tennant is an active, athletic, immensely engaging hamlet. Jan 30, 2010 hamlet david tennant and patrick stewart star in a film of the royal shakespeare companys critically lauded, awardwinning moderndress production of shakespeares great play. The only adaptation of the full and uncut play is the kenneth branagh version, hamlet 1996, and this one has the most celebrity walk on appearances billy crystal, robin williams, charlton heston, etc. One of the major flaws that i personally found in gibsons soliloquy was the amount of unnecessary movement that was included. Based on its reputation, i was expecting to like the 2009 royal shakespeare company production of hamlet, directed by gregory doran and starring david tennant, much better than i did every hamlet rises or falls on the performance of the titlerole actor, and tennant had both strengths and problems.
David tennant nails hamlets jokes, and his fear, but falls back on acting louder when he plays the danish princes anger and grief. He played the roles of the tenth incarnation of the doctor in the bbc scifi series doctor who 20052010, giacomo casanova in the bbc comedydrama serial casanova 2005, hamlet in the rscs 2009 adaptation of hamlet 2009, barty crouch, jr. The prince of denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. Librivox recording of hamlet, by william shakespeare. Jan 09, 2009 david tennant is the greatest hamlet of his generation. Director gregory dorans moderndress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fastmoving and, in parts, very funny. Released 2009, hamlet stars davidtennant, patrickstewart, pennydownie, oliver forddavies the movie has a runtime of about 3 hr 2 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic, which. He has the perfect look for the part, and he nailed the danish princes anxiety and snark. Director gregory dorans moderndress hamlet for the royal shakespeare company features david tennants thrilling, mercurial and often very funny central performance. He also tries, alongside simon russell beale and ben whishaw, to unravel the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered by many to be the greatest play shakespeare ever wrote. David tennants hamlet is stolid and unaffected until he starts feigning madness.
Because the movie adaption is set in a more modern period, the type of clothing also changes, which enables hamlet to dress differently from what a prince should be wearing. If there is any quality i miss, it is the characters philosophical nature, and here he is not helped by the production. Hamlet contains it all history, war, existential questions, the meaning of. David tennant list of movies and tv shows tv guide. David tennant is a superb actor and he was supported by one of the best rsc ensembles in living memory. He has the perfect look for the part, and he nailed. This version was is directed by gregory doran and a modern dress version of hamlet 2009 with david tennant in the lead role. David tennant full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. This visually sumptuous screen version, filmed on location with the original stage cast, captures the atmosphere and excitement of the critically acclaimed production. Hamlet speaks with his fathers ghost on the battlements of the castle. Which gets very weird, because hes looking you in the eye and hes telling you, im not crazy, im just acting this way.
David tennants hamlet is thrilling and not just because im a fan of the actor. The troubled prince is even more shocked when hes visited by his late fathers ghost, who reveals that his death was no accident and. Dec 07, 2012 the different actors from these films which play hamlets character are, campbell scott, david tennant, mel gibson, and kenneth branagh. The movie is successfully able to adapt hamlets personality from the play to the movie through the tennants performance.
When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his. Often considered one of scotlands greatest actors, david tennant was born david john mcdonald in west lothian, scotland, to essdale helen mcleod and sandy mcdonald, who was a presbyterian minister. David tennant stars in a film of the royal shakespeare companys awardwinning production of shakespeares great play. With david tennant, patrick stewart, penny downie, oliver ford davies.
This 2009 royal shakespeare production productively mines the play for maximum humor but comes up short on emotional punch. Set in the kingdom of denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge prince hamlet exacts on his uncle claudius for murdering king hamlet, claudiuss brother and prince hamlets father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as. To be, or not to be david tennant stars in a film of the royal shakespeare companys awardwinning production of shakespeares great play. Hamlet full movie in hd visit movie 28238 david tennant stars in a film of the royal shakespeare companys award. Still mourning his fathers death, hamlet david tennant, crown prince of denmark, is dismayed when his uncle claudius patrick stewart marries his mother and assumes the throne in one of shakespeares bestknown tragedies. David tennant s hamlet is stolid and unaffected until he starts feigning madness. Hamlet david tennant and sir patrick stewart tackle shakespeares hamlet in moderndress in the madefortelevision film adaptation of the royal shakespeare companys 2008 production. Actor david tennant interviews actors jude law, simon russell beale, and ben whishaw whove played hamlet and discusses how each person has embodied shakespeares most famous role. David tennants version is the complete opposite because for the entire speech, he is standing at a corner, half behind half beside, and it is a constant close up on his face which shows all of his emotion and expressions as a character. Nov 06, 2014 the movie is successfully able to adapt hamlets personality from the play to the movie through the tennants performance. Hamlet tennant seeks vengeance for his fathers death after his widowed mother marries the killer. Hamlet actually appears somewhat afraid of his fathers ghost. Hamlet 611 movie clip to be or not to be 2000 hd duration.
Hamlet 1990 franco zeffirellis adaptation of shakespeares tragedy about the young prince of denmark who is plagued by indecision when he vows to avenge his fathers murder. It all belongs to the bbc it is as close to the full show as i can find. I thought it was quite a good adaptation with tennant playing hamlet with a mad and witty capriciousness, but arguably patrick stewart as claudius gave the best performance. Hamlet only insists that horatio and marcellus swear on his sword 1 time. David tennant and patrick stewart star in this adaptation of rscs 2008 production. David tennant stars as the melancholy dane and patrick stewart portrays his uncle claudius in this exhilarating version of the royal shakespeare companys smash hit 2009 production of hamlet, which was filmed on location rather than on the stage. David tennant is the greatest hamlet of his generation. The tragedy of hamlet, prince of denmark is a tragedy by william shakespeare. Released 2009, hamlet stars davidtennant, patrickstewart, pennydownie, oliver forddavies the movie has a runtime of about 3 hr 2 min, and received.
Mar 07, 20 based on its reputation, i was expecting to like the 2009 royal shakespeare company production of hamlet, directed by gregory doran and starring david tennant, much better than i did. Hamlet with david tennant season 1 episode 5 shakespeare. The troubled prince is even more shocked when hes visited by his late fathers ghost, who reveals that his. Yorick is represented by the real skull of a polish composer who bequeathed it to the rsc for use in theatrical performance by vicki reid.
Great performances hamlet season 37 episode 20 pbs. An acclaimed hamlet in the royal shakespeare companys hit production also a recent great performances production, david tennant meets fellow actors whove tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar jude law, and. Hes peeved not to be taken seriously but isnt at all surprised when he isnt all his. David tennant meets fellow actors whove taken on hamlet and compares notes on how to play a character thats been played, probably, a million different ways. Hamlet david tennant, patrick stewart, penny downie. The rsc puts a modern spin on shakespeares hamlet in this filmedfortelevision version of their stage production. The royal shakespeare companys awardwinning production of hamlet, directed by rsc chief associate director gregory doran, stars david tennant doctor who in the title role. Set in the kingdom of denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge prince hamlet exacts on his uncle claudius for murdering king hamlet, claudiuss brother and prince hamlet s father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife. Aug 05, 2008 tennant is an active, athletic, immensely engaging hamlet.
Every hamlet rises or falls on the performance of the titlerole actor, and tennant had both strengths and problems. Adapted for the screen and filmed on location, this dynamic, exciting and contemporary production features all key original cast members from the staged version, including patrick stewart as claudius. David tennant celebrity profile check out the latest david tennant photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Hamlet subtitles 20 subtitles subtitles download movie. This is probably my favorite film version of hamlet i know, its more like a filmed version of a stage production than a true film version. I think tennant brings a great mix of humor and pathos to the role, and stewart is fabulous as both claudius and the ghost. Acclaimed bbc production of hamlet, starring david tennant. And lots of people are going to be doing dr who in hamlet jokes, so this is just me getting it out of the way early, to avoid the rush. Rent hamlet 2009 starring david tennant and patrick stewart on dvd and bluray. Gregory dorans production is one of the most richly textured, bestacted versions of the play we have seen in. Act 2, scene 2 begins around line 80 and is slightly condensed.
When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of doctor who. This version digs heavily into the paranoia theme, with cameras posted all over elsinore, and big brother watching all the time. By watching all of these actors to be or not to be soliloquies, i fount scotts to be one of my favorites. Hamlet david tennant and patrick stewart star in a film of the royal shakespeare companys critically lauded, awardwinning moderndress. The royal shakespeare company tried their hand at hamlet in 2009, when david tennant of doctor who fame teamed up with patrick stewart here he is again to do a modern version for the bbc. Director gregory dorans moderndress production was hailed by the critics as. Tennant then creates a character that is interesting to watch, but i never felt like i was watching an. Actor david tennant prepares himself to take on the role of hamlet with the royal shakespeare company.1471 1164 1538 1188 1395 809 452 99 923 595 1090 1031 501 331 1252 1352 698 778 35 602 1203 757 244 726 299 1533 526 397 528 1347 1254 533 311 534 88 437 1406 381 236 1329 22