NT Live: Hamlet


196 min. | Lynsey Turner

July 23 - 25, 2023

Stage to Screen

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock, The Power of the Dog) plays the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for these screenings.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Film live from the Barbican.

  • Director: Lynsey Turner
  • Principal Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Sian Brooke, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Anastasia Hille, Jim Norton
  • Running Time: 196 min.
  • Screenplay: William Shakespeare
  • Language: English