About

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

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Directed by

Laurence Olivier

Written by

William Shakespeare (Writer)
Laurence Olivier (Screenplay)

Runtime

155 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The motion picture of all time ... for all time!

Cast

Keywords

based on play or musical shakespeare father murder

Photos

Lists

#69 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Laurence Olivier

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White