Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed he will star in a London production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet next year.
The British actor will take the lead as the troubled Prince of Denmark in autumn 2014, in what will be his first stage performance since Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre two years ago.
Cumberbatch confirmed the news in an interview with USA Today. Asked about his forthcoming projects, he said: “ I know for certain I’m doing Hamlet sometime in autumn on the London stage."
The actor shared his ambition to play the iconic part in an interview with The Telegraph last year. “I hope to return to theatre soon, hopefully as Hamlet, as it’s a role I’ve been interested in for a long time,” he said.