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Production images of Tom Hiddleston as Hamlet released
Production images of Tom Hiddleston performing in Kenneth Branagh's production of Hamlet have been released.
Actor Hiddleston plays the Dane in Branagh's production, which is raising money for Rada where performances began on 1st September and will run until 23rd September.
Tickets were available on a ballot basis, and sold out instantly.
Tom Hiddleston is known for recently playing the lead role in the BBC series The Night Manager, for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award. He was last seen on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in Josie Rourke’s production of Coriolanus, in which he played the title character.
Hamlet is a co-production between RADA and Kenneth Branagh’s theatre company. Branagh recently won the Special Award at this year’s Olivier Awards, and last year his company enjoyed a residency at the Garrick Theatre, performing The Entertainer, Romeo and Juliet and The Painkiller.
The full cast for the production also includes Ayesha Antoine (Rosencrantz/Bernarda), Lolita Chakrabarti (Queen Gertrude), Eleanor de Rohan (Guildastern / Marcella / Priest), Nicholas Farrell (King Claudius), Sean Foley (Polonius / Osric), Ansu Kabia (King Hamlet / Player King / Gravedigger), Caroline Martin (Horatia), Irfan Shamji (Laertes / Player Queen) and Kathryn Wilder (Ophelia).
Photos by Johan Persson