April 18, 2015
21 Mar 2014
Olivier Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch, who was seen in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's Hamlet in London.
According to the Daily Mail, Cumberbatch will begin performances in August 2015. Producer Sonia Friedman confirmed that the creatives are in final negotiations with London's Barbican Theatre.
Cumberbatch received the Olivier alongside Jonny Lee Miller for their alternating portrayals of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein.
Lyndsey Turner is slated to direct Hamlet, which will be the centerpiece of Barbican's 2015 season.
Cumberbatch, who has committed to a 12-week run at the Barbican, is known as the star of BBC-TV's "Sherlock" and his performances in "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "12 Years A Slave," among others.
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