Hamlet is a 1948 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. It stars Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie and Jean Simmons, and was adapted by Olivier, Reginald Beck and Anthony Bushell. It was directed by Olivier.
The movie won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Roger K. Furse) and Best Picture. It was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jean Simmons), Best Director and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
Herlie, who plays Hamlet's mother, was 28 years old when the movie was filmed. Olivier, who plays her son, was 41.