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Benedict snaps at filming fans

Published 10/08/2015 | 02:35

Benedict Cumberbatch on stage in ‘Hamlet’ in London
Benedict Cumberbatch on stage in ‘Hamlet’ in London

Benedict Cumberbatch has urged fans not to film his performance as Hamlet, describing it as “mortifying”

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The star, who is playing the lead in the fastest-selling play in British history, said there was “nothing less supportive or enjoyable” than being on stage and seeing a “big red light” from an audience member’s camera.

Cumberbatch made the plea to crowds gathered outside the Barbican theatre in London after his Saturday performance, which was reportedly halted twice due to technical difficulties. He complained that restarting the play had been made even harder by the “blindingly obvious” filming of “someone in the third row”.

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