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Where Do I Know Them From? The Cast Of Hamlet

9 June 2017 by Emily Moulder
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After a critically-acclaimed run at the Almeida, Hamlet comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre, but can you recognise the cast from previous performances? To stop you scratching your head while you’re sitting in the Dress Circle, wondering where you’ve seen them before, here’s our guide to a few key performances from the cast.

Jessica Brown Findlay

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Taking on the tragic figure of Ophelia, Jessica Brown Findlay should look very familiar to a lot of people, as she starred in the wildly popular Downton Abbey.  She’s also appeared in hit shows like Misfits, Black Mirror and more recently Harlots, and her film roles include Lorelai in Victor Frankenstein and Rachel in The Riot Club. Fans of The Almeida will also recognise her from her performance in 2015’s Oresteia.

Andrew Scott

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Starring as the trouble Hamlet, Andrew Scott has his own fanbase from his striking appearance as the evil Jim Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock. When he’s not attempting to ruin Sherlock’s life, Andrew can be seen in the James Bond film Spectre, and the LGBT rights movie Pride. He’s also a two-time winner of an Olivier Award for his performances in A Girl in a Car with a Man and Cock, both at the Royal Court.

Angus Wright

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A familiar face on the West End, Angus Wright will play Claudius in Hamlet, which sees him reunited with director Robert Icke after starring in his production of Oresteia at The Almeida. Fans of the National Theatre may also recognise him from many productions in recent years such as The Cat in the Hat, War Horse and The Seagull. More recently, Angus wowed audiences as the cold and calculated O’Brien in the thrilling 1984 in 2016.

Juliet Stevenson

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Playing the role of Gertrude for the month of June, Juliet Stevenson is an accomplished actress who appears regularly at the National Theatre and Royal Court. She starred in Mary Stuart at the Almeida last year and previously in Happy Days at the Young Vic, The Seagull at the National and she won an Olivier award for her role in the Death and the Maiden at the Royal Court in 1992. Also known for her huge body of film work, Juliet appeared in Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham and Truly, Madly, Deeply.

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