Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character. The film also features Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Dillane, and Nathaniel Parker. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy, the film was the first produced by Icon Productions, a company co-founded by Gibson.
The film largely follows the plot of the original play, albeit omitting certain dialogue and minor characters to fit the average length of a feature film. This version also makes no modern day adaptations.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|keywords||feature film modern day adaptation original play|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Production Design|
|producer||Bruce Davey Dyson Lovell|
|productionCompany||Icon Productions Nelson Entertainment|