// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to London stage to play Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to London stage to play Hamlet

PanARMENIAN.Net - 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, AceShowbiz said.

The play is expected to open in August 2015 at the National Theatre. The "12 Years a Slave" actor succeeds the likes of Jude Law, David Tennant, and Ralph Fiennes who portrayed the Prince of Denmark in the previous stage adaptations.

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

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

Related links:
 Top stories
The star is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
"Women of 1915" premiered in New Jersey, in June 2016 under the sponsorship of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern U.S.
Bringing the story to the masses was a mission for Kirk Kerkorian, a businessman of Armenian descent who once owned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Bridgewater is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, also having secured a Tony Award and a slew of other prizes.
Partner news