Shakespearian actors reading pop song lyrics is brilliant (Video) 6 years ago

Shakespearian actors reading pop song lyrics is brilliant (Video)

This is like the ice bucket challenge but for thespian types...

The great and the good of the acting world are taking part in a new viral challenge to read pop song lyrics as if they were lines of Shakespeare - all in the name of charity.

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The #15secondshakespeare challenge involves recording 15 seconds worth of song lines in the most dramatic, hammy way possible.

Just like the ice bucket challenge, it then requires two further nominations to take on the challenge.

So far the likes of Doctor Who favourite Karen Gillan, Minnie Driver, Sherlock star Amanda Abbington and Sarah Parish have taken part. 

Check a few of the best, and see how long it takes you to work out the song in question...

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