Her ' delicately ferocious' Prince of Denmark was a sensation at Manchester's Royal Exchange in 2014. Take a look at Peake performing the famous soliloquy.


Maxine Peake as Hamlet is in cinemas from Monday 23 March

'I'd like a go at playing Henry V. Yeah! Who knows?'

Thy name is woman: female Hamlets from Bernhardt to Peake – in pictures


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