Book to Movie: Hamlet (1996)

The Book to Movie of Month
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Pages: 124
  • Audio: 3 hours and 32 minutes
The Book to Movie of Month
  • Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Screen Writer: Kenneth Branagh
  • Running Time: 4 hours and 2 minutes


  • Kenneth Branagh as Prince Hamlet
  • Derek Jacobi as King Claudius
  • Julie Christie as Gertrude
  • Richard Briers as Polonius
  • Kate Winslet as Ophelia
  • Nicholas Farrell as Horatio
  • Michael Maloney as Laertes
  • Rufus Sewell as Fortinbras
  • Robin Williams as Osric
  • Gérard Depardieu as Reynaldo
  • Timothy Spall as Rosencrantz
  • Reece Dinsdale as Guildenstern
  • Jack Lemmon as Marcellus
  • Ian McElhinney as Barnardo
  • Ray Fearon as Francisco
  • Brian Blessed as the Ghost of Hamlet's Father
  • Billy Crystal as the First Gravedigger
  • Simon Russell Beale as the Second Gravedigger
  • Don Warrington as Voltimand
  • Charlton Heston as the Player King
  • Richard Attenborough as the English Ambassador
  • John Gielgud as Priam
  • Judi Dench as Hecuba
  • John Mills as Old King Norway
  • Ken Dodd as Yorick