Hamlet (1995): Almeida Theatre Company, Hackney Empire
PRINCIPAL CAST: Francesca Annis (Gertrude); Peter Eyre (Polonius); Ralph Fiennes (Hamlet); Tara Fitzgerald (Ophelia); Paterson Joseph (Horatio); James Laurenson (Claudius); Damien Lewis (Laertes).
The first performance of this production took place on 17 February 1995. It later played on Broadway at the Belasco Theater, New York.
First major Shakespearean role for Ralph Fiennes after Schindler's List and his first Shakespeare after the 1990-91 RSC season, in which Paterson Joseph had taken over for him as Troilus in Sam Mendes's Troilus and Cressida.