“Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are… One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” - Skyfall (2012)


A Line of Hamlets with their Hamlet counterparts

1971 - Ian McKellen (UK/European Tour)
2008 - David Tennant (Royal Shakespeare Company)
2010 - Rory Kinnear (National Theatre)
2015 - Benedict Cumberbatch 
2016 - Paapa Essiedu (Royal Shakespeare Company)



If you see any photos of me shaking the queen’s hand you can see this. She said to me just before the queen came, “Mads, I’m gonna watch you all the time because I know you’re gonna fuck up.” And in all the photos she’s literally just standing there looking at me and I’m just trying to stand there and not smile and not crack up. 

Mads Mikkelsen discussing Judi Dench and meeting the queen 


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