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Articles Tagged 'Hamlet'

Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Riz Ahmed in Talks to Play Hamlet for Netflix

Arguably, the most sought-after acting role of all time isn’t James Bond, or Doctor Who even, but Hamlet — and the latest actor to be linked with it is Emmy award-winner, Riz Ahmed. According to Deadline, he’s currently in talks to star in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy bound for Netflix. If true, he’ll be added […]

Actress Daisy Ridley attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

‘Ophelia’ First Look: Hamlet’s Ex Gets Her Own Film Starring Daisy Ridley

The first image of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in character as the title character in Ophelia has emerged courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, and it’s a pretty faithful rendition of Hamlet’s scorned ex. Long chestnut tresses? Check. Green medieval dress? Check. Pensive facial expression? Check. Daisy has ditched the Jedi garb and is the […]

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 20th, 2016.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Performs THAT Speech From ‘Hamlet’

Turns out Doctor Strange won’t be our only chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch on the big screen this November. The Sherlock star will play the coveted role of Hamlet in a production of Shakespeare’s tragic play that’s being beamed into U.S. theaters for one night only. So far the only people who’ve seen the play are the lucky […]

Benedict Cumberbatch (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Benedict Cumberbatch Wins Big at the WhatsOnStage Awards

Benedict Cumberbatch won Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Hamlet at the WhatsOnStage Awards in London last night, with the production scooping Best Play Revival, Best Set Design and Best Lighting. The awards are voted for exclusively by the public, so it’s one in the eye for the West End critics, one […]

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David Tennant Returns as Richard II in London

We do love us some Benedict Cumberbatch, but he can’t have all the fun on stage. Doctor Who’s David Tennant will be returning to London’s Barbican to reprise his role as Richard II in William Shakespeare’s historical play, reports BBC News. The Barbican Theatre is hosting a Cycle of Kings season, premiering in 2016. Tennant’s […]

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet (Photo: National Theatre)

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’ Trailer

In all the hubbub and kerfuffle around Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance of Hamlet at the National Theatre the amount of people who’ve been lucky enough to see it and make their own minds up is still relatively small. Thankfully, this is all about to change, as the broadcast of the show as part of National Theatre […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in ‘Sherlock’ (Photo: BBC)

Martin Freeman: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet is ‘Very Clear’

We’ve heard from the critics and we’ve heard from the fans, but one voice we hadn’t heard from in the big “is Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet any good?” hoo-hah is that of his co-star Martin Freeman. Martin, who is famously fond of plain speaking, remedied this situation this week during a staged-interview at the Edinburgh Television […]


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Surprises Fans Outside ‘Hamlet’

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 […]


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Message for ‘Hamlet’ Fans

The debut of Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet on London’s stage has already attracted its fair share of attention—and just last week, several publications broke the code of the theater by printing reviews of the show while it’s still in its early preview run. But it’s a different concern that Benedict himself has taken issue with, […]

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