Amanda Abbington and Stephen Moyer among stars reciting pop songs as Shakespeare

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer are among the celebrities who have been giving pop songs the Shakespeare treatment in a new online trend.

Stars has been sharing videos of themselves reciting lyrics as if they were Shakespearean soliloquies on social media with the hashtag #15secondshakespeare.

Stephen gave The Jam’s Down In A Tube Station At Midnight a touch of The Bard, while Amanda opted for Pharrell’s Happy.

The trend was kicked off by actor David Fynn who posted a video of himself reciting the lyrics to Fresh Prince of Bel Air with thespian flare.

Other celebs to have joined in include Max Beesley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Verity Rushworth and Minnie Driver. See how quickly you can guess the songs…

 

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