R | | Comedy
A group of theater actors plays "Hamlet" in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys.
According to writer and director Kenneth Branagh, "one of the greatest pleasures I had was when we had a screening on a Sunday morning in the West End, and most of the crew and cast came, including Joan Collins. I'd paid for the film myself with the money I made from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and we sold it at a profit. The books were completely open. And as they left the cinema that morning, we had all the envelopes laid out and we gave everybody a check, including Joan Collins, who nearly fell over. She said, 'I've been in the business for quite a long time, and this has never happened.' She opened it and she said, 'F**king hell!' Because it was not inconsiderable."
She does seem to have bit of a vision problem, doesn't she?
Fadge: She's brushed her teeth with soap for the last three nights, but she won't admit it.
$19,000 11 February 1996