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Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2014 Oscars. He will play Hamlet at London’s Barbican Theatre. – EPA
Benedict Cumberbatch will put his own spin on William Shakespeare’s iconic “to be or not to be“ soliloquy in a new revival of Hamlet.
The Sherlock star will tread the boards as the melancholy and indecision prone prince of Denmark at London’s Barbican Theatre, a spokeswoman for the actor confirmed. The show will debut in August 2015, and Lyndsey Turner (Machinal) will direct the production.
Cumberbatch last appeared on stage in 2011 in a Danny Boyle-directed adaptation of Frankenstein, alternating the roles of monster and maker with Jonny Lee Miller, and picking up an Olivier Award for his troubles. In a delicious coincidence, Miller went on to star as Sherlock Holmes in CBS’ update of the Baker Street sleuth, Elementary.
On screen, Cumberbatch recently lent his dulcet tones to the role of the dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and appeared in 12 Years a Slave. He will be playing Enigma code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
Cumberbatch’s involvement in Hamlet was first reported by the Daily Mail. – Reuters
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