By Andrew Gans
and Mark Shenton
04 Aug 2009
"Great Performances" will broadcast the production, which stars David Tennant in the title role, sometime in 2010.
Gregory Doran directed this Hamlet with designs by Robert Jones, music by Paul Englishby, movement direction by Mike Ashcroft and fight direction by Terry King.
The company also boasts Patrick Stewart as Claudius/Ghost, Penny Downie as Gertrude, Mariah Gale as Ophelia and John Woodvine as the Player King with Edward Bennett as Laertes.
According to previous press materials, the film version "will retain the quality and tone of the critically acclaimed stage production but filming will take place on location" to produce this 180-minute prouction.
Doran added, "Contrary to press reports at the time, the RSC always had plans to make a recording of this production but had the inevitable long journey in getting the cast together again and securing funding for this project. The Hamlet cast and the RSC are all really delighted that we now have the chance to share this show with audiences around the world, and I would like to thank all those involved in making this plan a reality at last."
The full cast comprises David Ajala (Reynaldo), Sam Alexander (Rosencrantz and Second Gravedigger), Edward Bennett (Laertes), Ricky Champ (Lucianus) Ewen Cummins (Barnardo), Robert Curtis (Fortinbras and Francisco), Tom Davey (Guildenstern), Peter De Jersey (Horatio), Penny Downie (Gertrude), Samuel Dutton (Dumbshow King and Court Attendant), Oliver Ford Davies (Polonius), Ryan Gage (Osric), Mariah Gale (Ophelia), Mark Hadfield (Gravedigger), Andrea Harris (Cornelia), Jim Hooper (Priest), Keith Osborn (Marcellus), Roderick Smith (Voltemand), Patrick Stewart (Claudius/Ghost), Riann Steele (Lady in Waiting), David Tennant (Hamlet) and Zoe Thorne (Lady in Waiting) and John Woodvine (Player King).