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Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'Hamlet' in London in 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the London stage next year to play the mopey prince of Denmark in a new production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which will run at the Barbican theater. The casting was confirmed Wednesday and will be the "Sherlock" actor's first big stage role since he appeared in the National Theatre's production of "Frankenstein" in 2011. "Hamlet" will be directed by Lyndsey Turner and is expected to open in August 2015. The production had been rumored to be in the works for months, with British tabloids like the Daily Mail publishing unconfirmed reports of the Cumberbatch news last fall. Sonia Friedman, the London...

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