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Sunday Shakespeare: Hamlet on Film

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

Donna Kelly takes a look back at five of the most famous adaptions of Hamlet on film

With Benedict Cumberbatch currently treading the boards as the Danish prince at the Barbican, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is Hamlet.

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in medieval Denmark is arguably the Bard’s most famous and most-discussed play and it’s not hard to see why.

For those who have never read (or indeed seen)...

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