Kenneth Branagh to direct Tom Hiddleston in Hamlet
Hiddleston (left), famous for playing Loki in the Thor movies, is all set to be the Prince of Denmark on stage.
According to the Entertainment Weekly, he will star in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in a new production directed by stage and screen actor-director Kenneth Branagh
(above right). The play is a joint production between the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Branagh’s theatre company. It will run for three weeks in September at London’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.
Branagh and Hiddleston both graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (better known as RADA), and Hamlet marks a reunion between the two — Branagh directed Hiddleston in the original 2011 Thor movie.
This is not the first time Branagh is helming Hamlet. He directed and starred in the Oscarnominated 1996 film version, which also starred Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, and Julie Christie.