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Benedict Cumberbatch accepts WhatsOnStage Award

The Hamlet actor was unable to attend the concert due to filming commitments

Benedict Cumberbatch acceptance speech

Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Hamlet. #WOSAwards

Posted by WhatsOnStage on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch has been voted Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Hamlet at the Barbican in this year's WhatsOnStage Awards

In his acceptance speech he thanked his family, colleagues and fans who voted for him.

Read the full list of winners here

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© Ben Hewis