Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Richard III in new Hollow Crown trailer

Someone get that man a horse

Now is the winter of our discumbtent, with a drought of Benedict Cumberbatch hanging o’er the land. But summer is cumbing. Later in the year the Sherlock actor will star in Doctor Strange, and before that comes his turn as Richard III in the BBC’s continuation of their Shakespeare adaptations.

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Here he is plotting and conniving in a new trailer for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

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The Hollow Crown is being shown as part of the wider celebration of 400 years since Shakespeare’s death.