Friday, May 23, 2014

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch On Theater, Tom Hiddleston And Peter O’Toole

By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 23rd, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch (Pic: Red Carpet News)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Pic: Red Carpet News TV)

You can’t just ask Benedict Cumberbatch a couple of quick questions, especially on a topic such as the continued popularity of British theater, grab a couple of soundbites and waltz off.

Here’s a video taken a few days ago by Red Carpet News TV, at the first anniversary party for London’s Park Theatre.

You will notice he is un-swerved from his dedication to talking total inspirational sense about the dramatic arts by an attempted videobombing, and the clear presence of a party in the background.

And he draws a firm parallel between his early career and that of Tom Hiddleston, pointing out they both got started in relatively low-key theatrical productions—he playing Shakespeare in the open air in Regent’s Park, Tom in Cheek By Jowl productions—but treating them with the reverence and respect a paying audience deserved.


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