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26th March 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet will run at London's Barbican venue between August and October, 2015. The show will mark the British actor's first return to the stage since his acclaimed turn in Danny Boyle's 2011 production...

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With 'Hamlet', Benedict Cumberbatch Could Become Stage Great

By Michael West | 26th March 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Hamlet on the London stage next year, in what could become the making of the quintessentially British actor. The 37-year-old will star in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy at the...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Realises Dream With Hamlet Role

10th December 2013

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to the London stage in 2014 after landing his dream role in Hamlet.The Star Trek Into Darkness star has long awaited his chance to play the doomed Danish prince...

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Daniel Radcliffe Wants William Shakespeare Role

21st June 2013

British actor Daniel Radcliffe is determined to put his reservations aside to tackle a William Shakespeare play and hopes he will one day land the title role in Hamlet.The Harry Potter star is no stranger...

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Joss Whedon Has Been Working On Hamlet For 15 Years

19th June 2013

The Avengers director Joss Whedon has spent 15 years working on his own controversial version of Hamlet.The Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator recently made a low-budget film of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and...

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Kate Winslet And Kenneth Branagh Drop Out Of War Film

8th February 2013

Kate Winslet's planned reunion with her Hamlet co-star Kenneth Branagh has been called off after they both dropped out of an upcoming World War Ii movie.The Titanic actress, who appeared with Branagh in a 1996...

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Madonna Fans Walk Out Over Fake Gun

19th October 2012

Madonna caused people to walk out of her concert in Colorado last night (18.10.12) by brandishing a false gun. The second song in the singer's current 'MDNA' set list, 'Revolver', sees her brandish a replica...

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Kate Winslet And Branagh's Guernsey Film Delayed

2nd April 2012

Actress Kate Winslet will have to wait another year to reunite with her Hamlet co-star Kenneth Branagh - their forthcoming war tale has been postponed until next year (13).The Titanic beauty was due to begin...

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Paul Giamatti Returning To Yale For Hamlet

16th March 2012

Actor Paul Giamatti is returning to his alma mater to tackle William Shakespeare's Hamlet.The Sideways star graduated in English at prestigious Yale University in 1989 and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts...

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Kenneth Branagh & Kate Winslet To Team Up For War Tale

13th January 2012

Great Brits Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet are to team up onscreen for the first time since they played lovers in Hamlet in 1996.Winslet will star in the actor/director's latest film, The Guernsey Literary and...

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Pj Harvey Composes New Tracks For Hamlet Production

22nd November 2011

Pj Harvey has composed part of the score for a new London production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.The acclaimed rocker has penned new songs that actress Vinette Robinson sings as the character Ophelia. The play at...

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Sheen Wins Rave Reviews As Hamlet

10th November 2011

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has won rave reviews for his performance in Hamlet despite a technical glitch which left the star-studded opening night audience waiting for 45 minutes.The Frost/Nixon star appears in the lead role...

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The Things They Say 22783

9th September 2011

"It's four hours long and there wasn't one single minute that I knew what was going on. I was thinking, 'I know they're speaking English but it's just all f**king gibberish.' I can appreciate the...

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Depp Dreams Of Hamlet Role

1st December 2010

JOHNNY DEPP is determined to tackle HAMLET before he's "too old" for the role - because late Hollywood veteran MARLON BRANDO wanted him to star in the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE tragedy.The Pirates of the Caribbean hunk...

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Law's Hamlet A Hit On Broadway

4th November 2009

JUDE LAW's performance of HAMLET on Broadway has overcome mixed reviews to officially become a "commercial success" - producers have already recouped the show's $2.5 million (£1.6 million) cost.The British actor took on the role...

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Law's Hamlet Earns Mixed Reviews On Broadway

7th October 2009

British actor JUDE LAW has split Broadway theatre critics over his performance as HAMLET following the play's official opening on Tuesday night (06Oct09).The star takes on the role of Shakespeare's Danish prince for the second...

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The Things They Say 13647

1st October 2009

"We've had a couple of instances. A girl in the front row was taking pictures and filming but she got nabbed (caught)." Actor JUDE LAW sympathises with fellow Broadway performers HUGH JACKMAN and DANIEL CRAIG...

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The Things They Say 13643

1st October 2009

"We went on the internet and bought this 100 year old skull. I'm keeping my skull. Maybe bequeath it to a football team!" British actor JUDE LAW plans to take home the real human prop...

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25th September 2009

"Fish and veg. That's all I eat nowadays." British actor JUDE LAW sticks to a healthy diet to keep his energy up as he performs in Broadway play HAMLET.

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Caine Loves Law's Hamlet

14th September 2009

MICHAEL CAINE has given JUDE LAW's HAMLET the thumbs up, insisting his SLEUTH co-star is better as Shakespeare's tragic prince than LORD OLIVIER and RICHARD BURTON.Caine, who played Horatio in a 1964 TV adaptation of...

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Law Heads Back To Broadway With Hamlet

30th June 2009

JUDE LAW is heading back to Broadway this September (09) - in a new production of HAMLET.The 36-year-old actor, currently starring in a Donmar Warehouse production of the William Shakespeare play in his native Britain,...

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Twilight Hardwicke Plans To Modernise Hamlet

3rd June 2009

TWILIGHT director CATHERINE HARDWICKE is set to revamp WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by giving HAMLET a modern twist.Her Lords of Dogtown star Emile Hirsch will lead the cast of the supernatural thriller, according to EW.com. The project...

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Stewart Wins Third Olivier Award

9th March 2009

Veteran actor PATRICK STEWART has won his third Laurence Olivier award for his stage portrayal of Claudius in Shakespeare's HAMLET. The X-Men star was handed the Best Performance in a Supporting Role accolade at the 33rd...

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Tennant's Hamlet To Be Made Into Film

2nd March 2009

DAVID TENNANT is planning to give fans another chance to see his short-lived stage performance of Shakespeare's HAMLET - a film version of the acclaimed play is in the making. Tennant was forced to axe his...

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Tennant Returns To The Stage

5th January 2009

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT made a triumphant return to the London stage for the final week of HAMLET performances after a back injury forced him to pull out of the West End play. The...

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Tennant Ruled Out Of Hamlet Until 2009

11th December 2008

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT has withdrawn from all performances of HAMLET until next year (09) after scheduling surgery for a slipped disc. The actor was said to be devastated after pulling out of live...

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Tennant 'Gutted' About Missing Hamlet

10th December 2008

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT is "gutted" he has been forced to pull out of another scheduled performance of HAMLET due to an ongoing back injury. The 37-year-old had to scrap his Monday (08Dec08) night...

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Injury Forces Tennant Out Of Hamlet

9th December 2008

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT has been forced to pull out of a scheduled performance of HAMLET due to an ongoing back injury. The 37-year-old is currently starring in the Shakespearean play alongside former Star...

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Tchaikowsky Skull Removed For London Hamlet Shows

3rd December 2008

Officials at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have decided to stop using the skull of late Polish pianist ANDRE TCHAIKOWSKY in a British theatre production of HAMLET - because it's too distracting for the audience....

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29th November 2008

The skull of late Polish pianist ANDRE TCHAIKOWSKY has been appearing on the London stage since July (08). The maestro's head has featured in performances of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's HAMLET by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Director...

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