Poster of Maxine Peake as Hamlet, reading: 'Hamlet. Desire.Murder.Revenge.'

Hamlet the film limited

The British Council has supported the production of a film version of Sarah Frankcom’s critically acclaimed stage production of Hamlet, which recently enjoyed a sell-out run at the Manchester Royal Exchange in 2014. 

Maxine Peake as Hamlet was released in nearly 300 UK cinemas on 23 March 2015.  Hamlet is brought to the screen by the team behind the acclaimed Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach which was shown in UK cinemas in 2013, and was part of the British Council’s ‘Britten on Film’ international tour.

The British Council will screen this film internationally in non-English speaking countries across 2016 as part of the British Council’s Shakespeare on Film touring collection. 

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