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Sherlock Star Martin Freeman To Appear As Richard III On London Stage

This summer, Sherlock star Martin Freeman will appear on stage as Richard III

Source: Sherlock

This summer, Sherlock star Martin Freeman will appear on stage as Richard III. Freeman will follow his Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch who this month, was confirmed to play Hamlet in London.

Freeman will play the Machiavellian monarch from July through till September at Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall, the Daily Mail reports. Director Jamie Lloyd is said to be still casting for other roles. Director Jamie Lloyd is said to be still casting other roles for Richard III.

It was in 2010 when Freeman was last on stage, playing at the Royal Court in Bruce Norris’ play Clybourne Park.

42-year old Freeman is also notable for his work in Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings franchise where his plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

Tickets for Richard III are expected to go on sale in the next seven to ten days.

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