Today, the theatre world lost one of its greatest talents. Donald Sinden has passed away at the age of 90. He appeared in many stage productions throughout his lengthy career, including many Shakespearean roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy one of his performances, you can watch him in The Wars of the Roses, a Royal Shakespeare Company TV event from 1965 right here:
Known as one of the greatest contemporary actors, let’s remember Philip Seymour Hoffman and his work today. He had a great presence both on screen and on stage, appearing in productions of The Merchant of Venice, and Henry V.
In 1995, he appeared in a film version of 15 Minute Hamlet, based on the play by Tom Stoppard. The film is an interesting take on the film industry, and what it would been like had it been around in Shakespeare’s time. You can watch 15 Minute Hamlet here: