The modern-dress production was filmed during the show’s 2017 run at the Almeida Theatre in London, recorded as live.
Andrew Scott as Hamlet in the Almeida Theatre production directed by Robert Icke (Almeida Theatre / Photographer: Manuel Harlan)
When the news was first announced in August last year, BBC2 Controller Patrick Holland said, “Andrew Scott’s Hamlet is utterly thrilling. His performance makes each familiar word of the play feel like it is being newly discovered. The staging in a modern-day Denmark makes for a startlingly resonant and challenging production. I am delighted that it is coming to BBC2.”
The production also stars Angus Wright as Claudius, Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude.