The actor, whose run-up to Hamlet has been hounded by parasitic press hacks, has implored fans not to take pictures inside the theatre. He warned that new devices were being installed that would identify picture takers.
Cumberbatch said: ‘I can’t give you what I want to give you, which is a live performance that you will remember and hopefully in your minds and brains, whether it’s good, bad or indifferent, rather than on your phones. So please don’t…’
He is very well mannered.