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Discovering Hamlet

1st November 2011
Philip Saville, Lyndy Saville
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Discovering Hamlet is a 2011 Documentary Shakespeare film released on 1st November; Philip Saville and Lyndy Saville directed the film which stars Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson, and Michael Caine.

Journey into "Hamlet"-the play and the man-through the experiences of some of the major actors and directors who have brought Shakespeare's great tragedy to life. Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Nettles, John Simm, Sir Trevor Nunn, Franco Zeffirelli, Philip Saville, and others explore the enduring appeal of the Prince of Denmark more than 400 years after his stage debut.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 2:18pm.

Cast (24)

Mel Gibson's profile Mel Gibson
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Michael Caine's profile Michael Caine Horatio (archive footage)
Age at Filming ≈ 77
Kate Winslet's profile Kate Winslet
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Glenn Close's profile Glenn Close
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Ian Holm's profile Ian Holm
Age at Filming ≈ 79
Helena Bonham Carter's profile Helena Bonham Carter
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Christopher Plummer's profile Christopher Plummer
Age at Filming ≈ 81
Kenneth Branagh's profile Kenneth Branagh
Age at Filming ≈ 50
David Tennant's profile David Tennant
Age at Filming ≈ 39
John Simm's profile John Simm
Age at Filming ≈ 40
John Nettles
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Trevor Nunn
Age at Filming ≈ 70
Gregory Doran
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Franco Zeffirelli
Age at Filming ≈ 87
Michael Radford
Age at Filming ≈ 64

Watch Discovering Hamlet (2011) online

Updated: 4th Mar 2024, 8:11pm

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Production Companies

3DD Productions Sundance Channel Global

Discovering Hamlet Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

8% 30-39
8% 40-49
13% 50-59
13% 60-69
17% 70-79
25% 80-89
8% 90+
8% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

21% Female
79% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Discovering Hamlet FAQ

When was Discovering Hamlet released?

Discovering Hamlet was released on Tuesday November 1st, 2011.

Is Discovering Hamlet on Netflix?

No, Discovering Hamlet is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Discovering Hamlet on Amazon Prime?

No, Discovering Hamlet is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Discovering Hamlet on Disney Plus?

No, Discovering Hamlet is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States