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    Jasmine is French
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    I would really love to see a female take on Hamlet. And the first actress that comes to my mind is Cate Blanchett. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron , Yorgos Lanthimos or Darren Aronofsky

    My second suggestion is Glenn Close in a new take of King Lear. That would be a killer. Directed by Lynne Ramsay, Andrew Haigh or Chan wook Park

    Any other thoughts?

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    I would really love to see a female take on Hamlet.

    There is one already penned in (but for the West End). With Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) as Hamlet.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dZMJM-LGzQ

    I think Essiedu’s “To be, or not to be” is the best there is documented. I would kill to see his Hamlet.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dZMJM-LGzQ I think Essiedu’s “To be, or not to be” is the best there is documented. I would kill to see his Hamlet.

    I saw it on stage! Out of the Hamlets I have seen he gave the most unique and nuanced portrayal.

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    My second suggestion is Glenn Close in a new take of King Lear.

    That would be an Oscar bait role for her.

    Emma Corrin as Cordelia!

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    There is one already penned in (but for the West End). With Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) as Hamlet.

    According to Helen Mirren, I think Fiona Shaw has done it as well on stage

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    I saw it on stage! Out of the Hamlets I have seen he gave the most unique and nuanced portrayal.

    I am…so jealous

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    I saw it on stage! Out of the Hamlets I have seen he gave the most unique and nuanced portrayal.

    That one sounds so so good!

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    I am…so jealous

    I liked David Tennant and Andrew Scott’s performances as Hamlet as well and both of them are excellent actors but Essiedu’s one was so unique. It felt kind of cathartic if that makes sense? I don’t know why or how.

    Fingers crossed he pulls through at the Emmys for I May Destroy You. Although whilst he was excellent there his work in that pales in comparison to this.

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    I liked David Tennant and Andrew Scott’s performances as Hamlet as well and both of them are excellent actors but Essiedu’s one was so unique. It felt kind of cathartic if that makes sense? I don’t know why or how. Fingers crossed he pulls through at the Emmys for I May Destroy You. Although whilst he was excellent there his work in that pales in comparison to this.

    I love Scott’s too. I think Tennant’s suffers from the direction. “To be, or not to be” is a soliloquy that really doesn’t advance the action, but Essiedu does a fantastic job of making it very active. He really works through it to figure out why people choose to live.

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    Blanchett would be a great genderbent Hamlet.

    I personally prefer one who passes for young, but the role has so much dialogue and is so difficult that I can’t be upset about an older actor doing it.

    Anyway, there’s already a new film version of King Lear being planned with Al Pacino in the title role.

    Personally I hope Mark Rylance gets to do a Shakespeare film before too long. His work in this field is remarkable. His work as Olivia in Twelfth Night is one of the funniest performances I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

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    Personally I hope Mark Rylance gets to do a Shakespeare film before too long. His work in this field is remarkable. His work as Olivia in Twelfth Night is one of the funniest performances I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

    On a separate note I personally hope a film adaptation of Jerusalem comes around. I’ve never cried and laughed that much at the same time at a performance in my life. He is truly one of the greatest actors working today (especially in theatre).

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    On a separate note I personally hope a film adaptation of Jerusalem comes around. I’ve never cried and laughed that much at the same time at a performance in my life. He is truly one of the greatest actors working today (especially in theatre).

    Never seen it, but I truly want to, especially with him in it.

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    Picture it: a revamped version of othello set in the modern era with viola as the title role and Olivia Colman as the iago.

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    Never seen it, but I truly want to, especially with him in it.

    There was supposed to be a Broadway and West End revival with him in 2021 but who knows what’s going to happen with that now?

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