London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Famous names inducted into 'Shakespeare Hall of Fame'
Published: Thursday 5th of February 2009
A host of figures from the dramatic arts are to be inducted into the Shakespeare Hall of Fame.
Constructed by the Shakespeare Birth Trust at its visitor centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the exhibition will recognise some of the finest actors to portray the Bard's characters as well as other key figures associated with his life and work.
So far 12 of the eventual 13 inductees have been named. Among them is Leonardo DiCaprio, who shot to global fame in Baz Luhrman's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
British thespian favourite Kenneth Brannagh, widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation, is also included, alongside national treasures Patrick Stewart, Laurence Olivier and Judi Dench.
Elsewhere, writers Charles Dickens and Ben Jonson, Shakespeare's contemporary, are also included as champions of his work and reputation.
A shortlist of ten candidates to fill the final spot has also been released and it includes, perhaps most notably, current darling of the British theatre scheme David Tennant, who has just completed a brilliantly successful run as Hamlet.
LondonPass holders can embark on a tour of Shakespeare's Globe, the home of contemporary Shakespearean performance and study, for free.
Sunday 21st of April 2013 London attractions: Francis Goodman featured at the National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday 17th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get your hands on the FA Cup with a Wembley Stadium Tour
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the seven seas with London Maritime Museum
London attractions: The National Theatre is one of the most important cultural landmarks in the British entertainment sector
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London, why not consider a trip down to the National Theatre? If...
Monday 15th of April 2013 London attractions: Meet the newborns at London Zoo
Sunday 14th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Take a step back through history at the Jewish Museum
Saturday 13th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come and bear witness to musical magnificence at Westminster Abbey
Friday 12th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come see the amazing courtship of the cranes at London Wetland Centre
Thursday 11th of April 2013 London attractions: Celebrations take off at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Museum
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 There is hardly a better fortress than the Tower of London and if you're a visitor looking for...
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 London attractions: Discover the city with a London Bicycle Tour