March 26, 2017  

Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed to Portray Hamlet in London Stage Play

March 27, 2014 (4:36 am) GMT
The 'Sherlock' star will play the Prince of Denmark in a stage production scheduled for August 2015 opening.
Benedict Cumberbatch

is set to return to the London stage next year. He is officially tapped to play a lead role in a stage production of William Shakespeare's classic tale "Hamlet". It is directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman.

The play is expected to open in August 2015 at the National Theatre. The "" actor succeeds the likes of , , and who portrayed the Prince of Denmark in the previous stage adaptations.

Cumberbatch, 37, was last seen on the big screen in "" last year. His next movies include "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" and "". He also plays a lead role on British TV series "".

The actor also has extensive credits in British theaters. In 2011, he portrayed the title character in Danny Boyle-directed production "Frankenstein".

More Benedict Cumberbatch News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Katy Perry Teases New KP4 Song 'Witness'
  2. J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez Are Head Over Heels for Each Other
  3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Funeral for His Nephew
  4. Ed Sheeran Forgets Lyrics During Live Performance
  5. Watch Second Trailer for 'Justice League'
  6. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  7. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  8. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby