Benedict Cumberbatch Ends His Hamlet Performance With Incredible Humanitarian Speech Everyone Needs To Hear 5 years ago

Benedict Cumberbatch Ends His Hamlet Performance With Incredible Humanitarian Speech Everyone Needs To Hear

It’s an unfortunate fact of life, that thanks to the access of internet and 24-hours news services, people can become desensitised to traumatic events.

While we know that one of the greatest refugee crises of all time is taking place across Europe, the response of aid and support to these disadvantaged migrants hasn’t always been exemplary from government officials.

Benedict Cumberbatch finished his run as Hamlet in London theatres with an incredible speech addressing the crisis:

“You have to understand, no one puts children in a boat unless that water is safer than the land.”

Catch the actor’s full speech on behalf of those displaced by the civil war in Syria below.

Cumberbatch appeals for refugee crisis help“F*** the politicians” – Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock) has reportedly given an extraordinary speech about the official response to the refugee crisis, after last night's performance of Hamlet. The actor’s remarks, which on this occasion were not captured on camera, are the latest in a series of impassioned speeches on behalf of those displaced by the civil war in Syria.

Posted by Channel 4 News on Friday, 30 October 2015

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