Benedict couldn’t sign autographs after Hamlet
BDue to the overwhelming number of fans at the Barbican Theatre in England, it was decided that no signings would take place
ritish actor Benedict Cumberbatch (right) was excused from signing autographs for his many fans after his debut performance as Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre in England. The 39-year-old took to the stage as the Shakespearean character for the first time, but due to the overwhelming number of fans who besieged the venue, a decision was made to place a signboard outside the stage door stating that signings wouldn’t take place.
“Mr Cumberbatch will not be signing autographs before or after the performance of Hamlet. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, we’re unable to accept gifts or items for signing. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and appreciate your understanding”, read the message.
Cumberbatch has a huge fan base due to his role as Sherlock Holmes in the popular TV series Sherlock. The Oscar-nominated actor has been vying to play the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s tragedy for a long time, and always thought when he reached his late 30s, he’d be the right age to portray the famous character.