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Ralph Fiennes takes on Shakespeare's Richard III

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Actor Ralph Fiennes and director Rupert Goold bring their theatre version of Shakespeare's"Richard III" to the London stage. Rough cut - no reporter narration

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British actor Ralph Fiennes says audiences will get a true theatrical experience when his latest production, "Richard III", is broadcast live in cinemas. Fiennes, the award-winning star of films such as "Schindler's List" and the "The English Patient", is for the first time playing King Richard III, whom Shakespeare depicts as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, at London's Almeida Theatre. Fiennes is performing alongside fellow British actor Vanessa Redgrave under the direction of Goold, who has given the play a modern feel. The drama opens with the 2012 discovery of the king's remains and also features mobile phones. The play will be screened over the summer at cinemas around the world, as well as being broadcast live in some venues in a first for the theatre.