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Benedict Cumberbatch Lands Leading 'Hamlet' Role for London Stage Play!

Benedict Cumberbatch Lands Leading 'Hamlet' Role for London Stage Play!

Benedict Cumberbatch suits up as the host for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards held at the Istana Budaya Theatre on Wednesday (March 26) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 37-year-old actor was joined at the big event by Jamie Foxx and Daniel Bruhl.

It was just announced that Benedict has joined the cast of Hamlet in the title role Barbican Theatre in London, the BBC reports. Benedict will star in the play from August to October 2015.

“It’s a role I’ve been interested in for a long time,” Benedict told the Daily Telegraph in 2012 about the show. “I don’t know if there is such a thing as a right age to play the part, but 36 or 37 seems appropriate to me.”

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Posted to: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Jamie Foxx

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  • Lisa

    Benedict is so handsome. love from the U.S.

  • Inga

    Benedict <3
    I'm so excited about London
    London here I come :-)

  • Lucy

    I love Ben. Great actor

  • Richard

    Too bad we have to wait 2 years for the next Sherlock! It is nice that
    Benedict is being seen and become a great star! What a reaction when he showed up at the Oscars! Everyone knew who he was!

    What a sell out Hamlet will be! 2 bad Martin Freeman who Watson wasn’t in it !

  • Too bad

    Great new but I will probably be unable to go to London

  • Lola

    They were all looking great. Sharp as razors.