Sir Ben Kingsley really, really doesn't want to do panto.

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Sir Ben Kingsley really, really doesn't want to do panto.

Sir Ben Kingsley isn't afraid to take on some of cinema's most demanding roles but there is one things he refuses to do - and that's panto.

The iconic actor is in London promoting his new movie, Night At The Museum: Secret of The Tomb.

Our Entertainment Producer Simon Thompson caught up with him to talk about the film and suggested Sir Ben should drag up and tread the boards in the West End next Christmas - and that's when things got a little awkward...

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