Benedict Cumberbatch has begged audience members to stop filming his performances of Hamlet because it’s putting him off his game.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has pleaded with fans not to film his performance as Hamlet – describing it as “mortifying”.
In a video shot outside the stage door, Sherlock star Cumberbatch told a crowd of supporters about “cameras and red lights” he spotted in the audience. “It may not be any of you here but it’s blindingly obvious”, he said. There is nothing less supportive or enjoyable being an actor on stage and expeirencing that.
He urged people to instead remember the performance in their “minds and brains” before warning the theatre would become far stricter in future performances.
“I don’t want that to happen”.
Cumberbatch also asked fans at the stage door to put technology to “good use” and spread his message through social media.
He previously said: “I don’t know if there is such a thing as a right age to play the part, but 36 or 37 seems appropriate to me, so I need to do it before long”. “I don’t really use social media, but I’d really appreciate it if you did tweet, blog, hashtag the s*** out of this one for me”. “This isn’t me blaming you, this is just me asking you to ripple it out there in the brilliant attractive way that you do with your amusing electronic things”.
The images were released days after Cumberbatch’s debut at the Barbican in London in a highly-anticipated, sold-out production of the Shakespearean tragedy.
Cumberbatch, 39, coach of the BBC Tv “Sherlock” that turn out to be one of Britain’s prime love-making mark, had all the potential Hamlet mandatory but little wholeness, said Kate Maltby in a very very moderate review article labeled “What a throw away!”