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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Hamlet, opposite Anastasia Hille as Getrude. (Barbican)
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Hamlet, opposite XX. (Barbican)
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Hamlet, opposite Anastasia Hille as Gertrude. (Barbican)

If you can’t beat them, join them, as the saying goes.

Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch initially turned down fans’ requests for meet and greets outside the stage door of London’s Barbican, where he is currently performing Hamlet.

The Barbican even put up a sign letting fans know not to expect him, saying, “Mr. Cumberbatch will not be signing autographs before or after the performance of Hamlet. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, Stage Door are unable to accept gifts or items for signing.”

Fair enough.

But with such loyal fans, and so many of them, how could the British actor turn his back on the Cumbercollective?

The new dad took some time out to hang with his people, which you can watch in the below video. You may want to turn your volume down because of the fans’ screams, which kick off the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca6wUzVbXBw

What do you think of Benedict’s kind gesture?

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By Brigid Brown