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Reading by Damian Lewis for Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Hollywood star Damian Lewis has returned to the London’s Guildhall, where he was a drama student, for a celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

The Homeland actor, 43, recited the first five sonnets in the Guildhall Library to an audience. Below he reads Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare:

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Globe Theatre to mark Shakespeare's birthday with world tour

The Globe Theatre London will today open a two year world tour of the production of Hamlet in honor of the Bard's 450th birthday. The production of one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays will visit every single country on earth

The actor Damien Lewis will also begin a reading of every single Shakespeare sonnet at the Guildhall, London to also mark the historic event.

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