“Was it a vision, or a waking dream?”

September 23, 2013 | 1 book mentioned 1

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch performed a haunting interpretation of “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats, and the actor has also recently signed on to play Hamlet on the London stage in autumn 2014. This raises the question: is Cumberbatch the British James Franco?

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One comment:

  1. To even approach comparing Cumberbatch to James Franco is an insult of the highest order…Has he optioned numerous brilliant novels, and co-opted the lives and personae of our best poets, in order to make bad films? No. Could Cumberbatch actually play Hamlet? I guess we’ll find out, but I’d vote for YES. So he appeared in a big-budget Hollywood sequel/reboot of Star Trek…but he also appeared in Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Parade’s End…What, o what, I ask, did Mr. Cumberbatch ever do to deserve this post? How, precisely, do the things mentioned,make the thought of comparing the two even pop into one’s head?????

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