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PBS Great Performances Further Proves Benedict Cumberbatch Can Do No Wrong

Meryl Streep and Daniel Day Lewis better watch out. Benedict Cumberbatch is closing in fast. Is there any performance he can't deliver well?

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The National Theater celebrated 50 years on the stage this past fall. To celebrate, 100 of the UK's finest actors came together and performed 25 scenes from classic plays.
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The National Theater celebrated 50 years on the stage this past fall. To celebrate, 100 of the UK's finest actors came together and performed 25 scenes from classic plays.

PBS re-aired the program showcasing acting legends, including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Ralph Fiennes. However, we are here is to discuss one scene in particular.
Via ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

PBS re-aired the program showcasing acting legends, including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Ralph Fiennes. However, we are here is to discuss one scene in particular.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Benedict Cumberbatch played Rosencrantz to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's Guildenstern in a scene from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead.
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Benedict Cumberbatch played Rosencrantz to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's Guildenstern in a scene from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead.

Here is what you missed:

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This adamant hand gesture

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A fleeting glimpse of that charming smirk

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Here it is in freeze frame.

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His mime of being in a box

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Scrunchy faced confusion

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The moment he second guessed himself

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Three torso twists

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These great facial expressions

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These other great hand gestures

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And finally... the strut of the trunk hose

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"Are you not impressed?"

Watch the entire clip from PBS here:

View this video on YouTube

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