Ian McKellen Stage

Prince Hamlet

Cast

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HAMLET

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Chetwyn

Ian McKellen in the role of Prince Hamlet

UK/European Tour

23 March 1971 - 2 October 1971

CAST

Francisco, a soldier

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David Ashton

Marcellus and Barnardo, officers

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Robert Grange and Eric Carte

Horatio

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Julian Curry

Claudius, King of Denmark

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John Woodvine

Laertes

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Stuart Wilson / Tim Pigott-Smith

Polonius

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James Cairncross

Gertrude

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Faith Brook

Hamlet

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Ian McKellen

Ophelia

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Susan Fleetwood

Reynaldo

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Duncan Preston

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

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Terence Wilton and Simon Prebble

Valtemand and Cornelius

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Alan Bennion and Colin Kaye

First Player

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Tim Pigott-Smith

Player Queen

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Ian Pigot

Lucianus

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Stephen O'Rourke

Fourth Player

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Christopher Morley

Fifth Player

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Terence Dougherty

Gentleman

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Colin Kaye

Fortinbras' Captain

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Duncan Preston

Attendant to Claudius

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Eric Carte

Sailor

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Stephen O'Rourke

First Gravedigger

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James Cairncross

Second Gravedigger

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Ian Pigot

Priest

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Alan Bennion

Osric

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Brendan Barry

Fortinbras

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Terence Wilton

Ladies of the Court

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Anna Barry, Clare Shenstone