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Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Richard III

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April 06, 2014 AT 7:24 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Richard III in a forthcoming production of the Shakespearean play for BBC Two. The adaptation is set to be directed by Dominic Cooke and adapted by Ben Power. The adaptation is part of a series of plays titled The Hollow Crown, which previously included Richard II and Henry V. As part of Sunday's announcement, a two-part production of Henry VI is also in the works for BBC Two, also to be directed by Cooke.