Ken­neth Branagh to di­rect Tom Hid­dle­ston in Ham­let

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Ac­tor Tom

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.


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