|Laurence Olivier||Hamlet, Prince of Denmark|
|Jean Simmons||Ophelia, Daughter of Polonius|
|Basil Sydney||Claudius, The King|
|Eileen Herlie||Gertrude, The Queen|
|Felix Aylmer||Polonius, Lord Chamberlain|
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.