Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will grace the London stage as the Prince of Denmark for 12 weeks.

The exact dates will be announced in May, but the production will run August-October next year at the Barbican Theatre. Lyndsey Turner will direct the show and has gotten rave reviews for her productions of Chimerica and Machinal.

“It’s a role I’ve been interested in for a long time,” he told the Daily Telegraph in 2012. “I don’t know if there is such a thing as a right age to play the part, but 36 or 37 seems appropriate to me.”

[via BBC]