Tom Hiddleston to star in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet in London
Tom Hiddleston is taking on the prince of Denmark.
The Thor actor is set to star in Hamlet on the London stage, playing William Shakespeare’s titular Danish prince in a new production directed by Kenneth Branagh.
The staging is a joint production from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Branagh’s theater company, and it’ll run for three weeks in September at London’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.
Both Branagh and Hiddleston graduated from RADA, and Hamlet marks a reunion between the two, as Branagh directed Hiddleston in the original 2011 Thor movie. This, of course, isn’t the first time Branagh has helmed Hamlet, and he directed and starred in the Oscar-nominated 1996 film version (which also starred Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, and Julie Christie).
Hiddleston’s Hamlet will run from Sept. 1 through Sept. 23, and tickets will be available through a ballot system on RADA’s website.