Maxine Peake as Hamlet (2015)
The film version of The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Hamlet, with acclaimed theatre and television actor Maxine Peake in the title role. The unique and ground-breaking stage production played to sell-out houses throughout its run which ended October 25th 2014. Shakespeare’s most iconic play, Hamlet explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate play about loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. The stage production of Hamlet was directed by Sarah Frankcom, Artistic Director of The Royal Exchange Theatre.
The film version of Hamlet is directed by Margaret Williams and produced by long-term collaborator Anne Beresford, MJW Productions Ltd and Debbie Gray, Genesius Pictures.
“FRESH-MINTED AND FUNNY, THIS HAMLET IS COMPELLING” The Independent
“A TRIUMPH OF RE-INVENTION…REMARKABLE, INTIMATE AND INTENSE… WITHOUT STRAINING FOR SHOCK VALUE OR RAISING VOICES UNDULY, PEAKE AND CO MAKE THIS 400-YEAR-OLD REVENGE TRADEGY COME ALIVE IN A WAY YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE” The Times
“MAXINE PEAKE STRIKES ALL THE NOTES OF INTELLIGENCE, INTENSITY AND RANGE DISPLAYED BY THE BEST HAMLETS” Financial Times