News: Richard Armitage to narrate "Hamlet: a novel" by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson

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News: Richard Armitage to narrate "Hamlet: a novel" by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson

Posted on 2014-03-21 at 16:47 by Sam

Via, some casting news from late February that I missed: “We are thrilled to announce that the Hamlet, a Novel, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Macbeth: A Novel, co-written by A.J. and David Hewson will be out on audio on May 20th, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage. Armitage has a history of playing Shakespeare but is probably best known internationally for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the recent Hobbit movies, as well as Guy of Gisborne in the BBC’s Robin Hood, Lucas North in Spooks and John Thornton in North and South.”

armstrong headshot Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel | [A. J. Hartley, David Hewson]

The title is available for pre-order: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel By A. J. Hartley and David Hewson, Narrated By Richard Armitage for Audible Inc. — Scheduled Release Date: 05-20-14. “It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage (“Thorin Oakenshield” in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.”

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