Ophelia is a 2018 British-American romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy.

Official trailers

IFC Films on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 released the trailer:
Ophelia Ft. Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts & Clive Owen - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Story intro

Young Ophelia and Laertes are taken into Elsinore Castle alongside with their father. Before young Prince Hamlet departure's to University, Ophelia makes a small interference to his farewell party, which surprises Queen Gertrude (Watts) and later includes her as one of her ladies-in-waiting. Several years later, Prince Hamlet (MacKay) returns to the kingdom after finishing his education, while Claudius starts a secret affair with Queen Gertrude. As she is approaching old age with inept sadness, The Queen sends Ophelia (Ridley) to see a witch named Matilda (Watts) and hands her a potion to get her youth again and desires 2 ounces of the witch's tonic. After a heated argument between King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude, The King was later murdered. With the kingdom in need of a King, Claudius steps in and marries The Queen. Hamlet bends the knee to Claudius, but is not happy about the sudden turn of events. At the same time, Ophelia captures the affections of Hamlet, and they start a relationship. Later, Hamlet confesses his love for Ophelia and they secretly marry and have sex. Hamlet vows to avenge his father's death and they will leave that place. The kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. King Claudius sets Ophelia up as a trap to see if Hamlet loves her. However, prior to this, Ophelia found poison in Claudius' coat, and she confesses this all to Hamlet while Claudius watches from afar. Ophelia tells Hamlet that they are being watched so they pretend to have nothing to do with each other; Hamlet walks away mad. Hamlet puts on a play that upsets King Claudius and Hamlet draws his sword out upon the king, and the King declares treason. Ophelia's father is killed.


Daisy Ridley
Naomi Watts
Gertrude / Mechtild
Clive Owen
George MacKay
Tom Felton
Devon Terrell
Anna Rust
Young Mechtild
Mia Quiney
Young Ophelia
Jack Cunningham-Nuttall
Young Hamlet
Daisy Head
Dominic Mafham
Sebastian De Souza
Martin Angerbauer
Issy Stewart
Lady in Waiting
Adriana Hercigonja
Lady in Waiting
Noel Czuczor
Priest (as Stewart Moore)
Daniela Hirsh
Lady in Waiting
Calum O'Rourke
Young Laertes
Ché Baker
Rupesh Tillu
Veronika Strapková
Lady in Waiting
Angela Nwagbo
Petr Hynek
Lenka Olsanová
Lady in Waiting


The film Ophelia was scheduled to be released on January 22, 2018 (Sundance) and on June 28, 2019 (United States) by IFC Films, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group and WOWOW Cinema.

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. The film grossed over $224,410.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Ophelia got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: ifcfilms.com/films/ophelia

IMDB: Ophelia

Wikipedia: Ophelia (2018 film)

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