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FILE - This Sept. 8, 2013 file photo shows actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Benedict Cumberbatch is going from detective to Dane. London’s Barbican Centre announced on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the “Sherlock” star will play the lead role, a melancholy Danish prince, in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at the venue next year. The Lyndsey Turner-directed production will run from August to October 2015, and the 12-week run in the 1,160-seat venue is guaranteed to be a hot ticket. Cumberbatch has gained fans around the world as cerebral sleuth Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV drama. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

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Director Steve McQueen, left, congratulates Lupita Nyong'o on her win for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" as her brother Peter, background from left, and actors John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, look on, during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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Director Steve McQueen, left, congratulates Lupita Nyong'o on her win for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" as, from background left, her brother Peter, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt look on during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, file photo Benedict Cumberbatch arrives on the red carpet before the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Los Angeles. For the past three decades, many Britons had hoped the rigid class system that defined their country from Dickens to “Downton Abbey” was finally dying. Now they fear that class, their old bugbear, is back on the rise. A recent Sunday Telegraph story with the headline "young, gifted and posh" said Britain's oldest private schools, such as all-male Eton and Harrow, had become a "production line of young talent," including "Homeland" star Damian Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch of "Sherlock" and Dominic West of “The Wire.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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This image released by PBS shows "Sesame Street" character Murray Monster, left, and actor Benedict Cumberbatch during the taping of a video posted Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, on PBS' YouTube channel. (AP Photo/PBS)

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This image released by PBS shows "Sesame Street" characters Murray Monster, left, and Count von Count, right, with actor Benedict Cumberbatch during the taping of a video for posted Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, on PBS' YouTube channel. With the help of Count and Murray, Cumberbatch explains how to count up four apples and three oranges, and which is the greater number. (AP Photo/PBS)