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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to bring his stage Hamlet to the screen. The play begins performances at the Barbican next year, and negotiations for it to be filmed live and shown in cinemas through National Theatre Live for one night are well advanced.
The actor, along with the production’s director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman, has spent more than a year ensuring that this will be a ‘people’s Hamlet’.
‘I felt very strongly that as wide an audience as possible should have access to it,’ Cumberbatch told me.
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But there will be 100 seats available per performance. ‘They will be sprinkled throughout the house … they’re not behind pillars,’ the 38-year-old joked.
He said that he and Ms Turner were eager to make their Hamlet as ‘fresh’ as possible, ‘like a new play that just landed as a pdf in someone’s computer inbox at the Royal Court’, as he described it.
‘We want to escape the idea that it has been done before, and we’re looking at the whole play — not just the eponymous hero.’
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‘That was an incredible, rag-tag group of brave, stoic, quiet heroes,’ Cumberbatch marvelled.
‘I say rag-tag, in the sense that they were mathematicians, physicists, crossword enthusiasts … really anyone who had an intellect and a prowess that might help solve this puzzle.
‘Turing may have had eccentric behaviour; he may have had certain tropes of being different, but this was a whole team of “different” people, brought together in a crisis.’
The star said that Turing was guileless about his sexuality. ‘When he was arrested by the police he told them outright that he’d had a sexual relationship with another man.
‘He just gave them the information, and the sad thing was that he’d been with a rent boy. He’d never had a stable relationship’.’
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We remarked on a particular scene where Keira’s Ms Clarke expresses the view that: ‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.’
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Meanwhile, Cumberbatch has been wearing a bodysuit covered with motion sensors to play and provide the voice of tiger Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’s film Jungle Book: Origins.
And he’s in rehearsals to play crippled Richard III in the new Hollow Crown TV drama series, which will encompass Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2, and Richard III.
He then shoots a Christmas special of Sherlock — the role which won him a best actor Emmy on Monday.
He also has plans to fit in a film or two and, after Hamlet ends next year, will film three more Sherlock episodes.
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cumberbatchweb:

Benedict Cumberbatch will be on the front cover of Elle magazine (December issue).
The full cover will be revealed in October.
According to Elle:
"We don’t want to give too much away right now. But there was a small furry animal on set. We rode on the back of his motorcycle. And he talked (at length) about exactly what Sherlock would do in bed.
It was a good day at work.”
http://www.elleuk.com/now-trending/elle-december-collector-cover-benedict-cumberbatch-tom-hiddleston?a&utm_content=buffera4ba9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

cumberbatchweb:

Benedict Cumberbatch will be on the front cover of Elle magazine (December issue).

The full cover will be revealed in October.

According to Elle:

"We don’t want to give too much away right now. But there was a small furry animal on set. We rode on the back of his motorcycle. And he talked (at length) about exactly what Sherlock would do in bed.

It was a good day at work.”

http://www.elleuk.com/now-trending/elle-december-collector-cover-benedict-cumberbatch-tom-hiddleston?a&utm_content=buffera4ba9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer