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National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet, with Rory Kinnear in the title role, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.

The Times

Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.


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A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction.

Daily Telegraph

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National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the SunThe Revenger's TragedyPhilistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.

Daily Telegraph

Click here to view our behind-the-scenes gallery from the camera rehearsal of the original 2015 broadcast.

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.

Time Out

Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet

'This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.


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Sian Brooke in Hamlet 

Ciarán Hinds in Hamlet

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