Tom Hiddleston and Kenneth Branagh first worked together on the BBC police drama Wallander. Branagh was the star of the series with Hiddleston being a supporting character. The two would work together again on a slightly higher profile project, Thor for Marvel Studios where Hiddleston was a breakout star as the God of mischief, Loki. Now they will join together for a third time as Hiddleston will star in a new London stage production of Hamlet. It’s a join production of the popular William Shakespeare play between the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Branagh’s theater company, running for three weeks in September at the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.
The performance will not be Branagh’s first time directing Hamlet, having directed and starred in an Oscar-nominated film in 1996 that included Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemon, Brian Blessed and Julie Christie. Branagh can currently be seen in theaters in Dunkirk. Hiddleston returns to the MCU this November in Thor: Ragnarok.
Both Branagh and Hiddleston graduated from RADA. Hiddleston’s Hamlet will run from Sept. 1 through Sept. 23, and tickets will be available through a ballot system on RADA’s website.
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