Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch secret BBC project revealed: Actor to front Best of BBC Drama trailer

Oct 28, 2014 13:15
By Carl Greenwood

Benedict Cumberbatch is to front a new trailer showcasing the best of BBC drama.

The Sherlock actor - who has reportedly been cast as Doctor Strange in Marvel's new superhero film of the same name - will front the trailer which will celebrate the best of British drama.

Cumberbatch will read the All the World’s a Stage monologue from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as the supercut trailer celebrates BBC drama with moments from seminal productions past, present and future.

The BBC previously teased the actor's involvement in the secret project on Twitter, leading fans to suspect all kind of things were going on.

New shows given their first airing as part of the celebration include the adaptation of JK Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy, Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman's drama Esio Trot and One Child from BAFTA-winning writer Guy Hibbert.

The highly-anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning historical novel Wolf Hall will also feature, alongside the remake of Poldark and Jimmy McGovern's new eight part series Strange and Norrell.

Doctor Who, Luther, Last Tango in Halifax and Sherlock will also feature as will Call The Midwife, Happy Valley and EastEnders.

The Fall, Line of Duty, Death in Paradise and Peaky Blinders will also be shown, adding to the roster of impressive contemporary drama the BBC producers.

The trailer will also look back at some of the most successful and beloved dramas of the past including The Singing Detective, House of Cards, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, This Life, Pride and Prejudice, Criminal Justice, Small Island, Spooks and Life on Mars.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/benedict-cumberbatch-secret-bbc-project-4522664

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