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The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

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July 4th, 2015

Benedict attended The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party with Sophie on the 2nd July and we have added a couple of photos to the gallery here.

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Benedict among 322 to be offered membership

Posted by admin on
June 27th, 2015

322 people including Benedict have been invited to become a member of the Academy (Oscars). Other British stars include Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hardy, Felicity Jones and his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman. So congratulations to him!

Congratulations to Benedict & Sophie

Posted by admin on
June 13th, 2015

Benedict and Sophie have had a son. A representative of the couple has spoken to ‘People’ and has given a statement:

”Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.”

The web mistress and visitors of ‘Cumberbatched’ would like to offer our congratulations to the happy couple.

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Congrats to Benedict for his CBE

Posted by admin on
June 13th, 2015

Benedict is on the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) Queen’s Birthday honour’s list for services to the performing arts and charity. So huge congratulations to him. The CBE is one below a Knighthood.

Benedict joins Steven Moffett and Eddie Redmayne who both got OBE’s (Order of the British Empire).

When tickets for Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch went on sale earlier this year, many fans were left disappointed as the Barbican production sold out in record breaking time.

However theatregoers will be ‘as merry as the day is long’ as producer Sonia Friedman today announces 100 affordable seats, priced at £10, for every performance of the play’s 12-week run.Hamlet

There’s two ways for you to get your hands on this year’s hottest ticket:

1. Through an online ballot

60 seats for every performance will be sold in advance. Replicating the Donmar Warehouse’s recent success with their ballot for The Vote, you will be able to sign up for the online ballot on the Barbican website from 10am today until June 16. Successful applicants will be notified by email on June 19.

2. Dayseats

30 tickets will be sold on the day of each performance. You’ll need to queue up at the theatre and the tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We imagine the queue will start very early and we’d even go as far as to suggest that some fans will queue through the night to get their hands on a ticket to see Mr C.

The remaining ten tickets will be offered to various charities that work with underprivileged young people and, according to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, there’s also a chance that more seats will be released ahead of each performance.

Talking to the Daily Mail, Friedman said that it is “important that our industry, when we can, finds ways to make theatre accessible to as wide an audience as possible”.

Hamlet runs at the Barbican Centre from 5 August – 31 October with an NT Live broadcast to cinemas nationwide on 15 October.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is among a group of actors to voice their opposition to the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. The Sherlock star, Homeland’s David Harewood, Game Of Thrones actress Indira Varma, Vanessa Redgrave and Simon Callow have appeared in short films based on experiences of people who have relied on the legislation.

Plans to replace the Act with a British bill of rights are expected to be persued by David Cameron’s Government.

Cumberbatch said: “Our Human Rights Act belongs to all of us. It’s not for politicians to pick and choose when they apply or who deserves protection.

“Repealing it will mean less protection against state abuse or neglect, and weaken the rights of every single one of us – and the vulnerable most of all.”

Varma said: “Our Human Rights Act protects every one of us – young or old, wealthy and poor, civilian or soldier.

“It is a cause for pride and celebration, not a pawn in a dangerous political game. It is ours and no one is taking it from us without a fight.”
Callow said: “The Human Rights Act is one of the few laws that enables us to hold the powerful to account.

“No surprise then that the Government wants to scrap it. The Act is a triumph of British values; we abandon it at our peril.”

Cases involving the Act which are featured in the films include:
The securing of a fresh inquest into the death of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, who committed suicide two years after she alleged that she was raped.

A ruling that Poole Borough Council, which spied on Jenny Paton and her family to check if they were living in the right school catchment area, breached their right to privacy. The clips were created as part of Liberty’s Save Our Human Rights Act campaign.

The group’s director Shami Chakrabarti, said: “These films tell just a few of the stories of our Human Rights Act giving a voice to some of the most vulnerable people in our country.

“Soldiers, journalists, victims of rape, domestic violence and slavery all found justice thanks to Churchill’s Legacy.

“Government plans to scrap the Act play populist games with hard-won freedoms and undermine the United Kingdom at home and abroad.”

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Great Performers: 9 kisses

Posted by admin on
May 25th, 2015

The New York Times did short films of ‘Great Performers’ entitled: 9 kisses in 2014 and Benedict was performing his kiss with Reece Witherspoon. The photo shoot is in the gallery already but here is the short film below, which we hadn’t previously posted.

Starter for Ten screen caps

Posted by admin on
May 24th, 2015

I have added 125 screen caps of Benedict in the 2006 film ‘Starter For Ten’ playing Patrick Watts.

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Red Nose Day US Video

Posted by admin on
May 22nd, 2015

Benedict popped up on the US version of Red Nose Day and you can see him in the video below at 1:50:

Mr Cumberbatch said: It is a very emotional moment … It is a searing vindication of freedom of speech.”

A leading concert pianist has won the right to publish a harrowing account of extreme sexual abuse at his prep school as Britain’s highest court decisively rejected the idea that fear of causing distress or offence to others should be allowed to limit free speech.

The Supreme Court ruled that James Rhodes has every right to “tell the world” about his ordeal “in all its searing detail”.

Five Justices, including the President, Lord Neuberger, quashed a temporary ban on publishing parts of the book which had been secured by his ex-wife who feared that the graphic detail could cause psychological harm to their young son.

Five Justices, including the President, Lord Neuberger, quashed a temporary ban on publishing parts of the book which had been secured by his ex-wife who feared that the graphic detail could cause psychological harm to their young son.

Significantly, they ruled that although the Mr Rhodes argued persuasively that the book would help other victims, he should not have to make a public interest case to justify it at all.

“The right to report the truth is justification in itself,” they said in a judgment which champions the principles of free speech.

Mr Rhodes, 40, was accompanied to court by his friend Benedict Cumberbatch, who went to Harrow with him as a teenager, and had the public backing of some of the best known actors, writers and playwrights in the English speaking world.

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Are you an Uber fan?

Posted by admin on
May 17th, 2015

Are any Benedict fans interested in taking part in a short film for channel 4. The film is on the cult of the ‘Uber fan’ (A fan for who the person is a core part of their life) and the person making this short film wishes to speak to a Benedict fan. The fan needs to be UK based only, preferably London/South East England. If interested contact Paige at paige.tempesthay@studiolambert.com where she will contact you and give you more information.

Fans of 20th century German literature and Benedict Cumberbatch’s sonorous tones will be delighted to hear that actor is to read aloud Franz Kafka’s seminal Metamorphosis in its entirety.

His narration will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra today (11 May), but you can catch it on iPlayer thereafter.

The Metamorphosis, translated from Kafka’s original Die Verwandlung, is one of the 20th centuries most treasured works of fiction, telling the story of travelling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one day to find himself transformed into a large insect.

More and more actors have been offering up their services for narrations, with Stephen Fry famously narrating the Harry Potter series and Bryan Cranston more recently voicing the children’s audiobook Go The F*** To Sleep.

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Bafta is on tonight (Sunday, 10th May, 8PM, BBC 1). Benedict is not attending the awards.

The Guardian:

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will look to break his Bafta duck on Sunday with his fifth nomination at an awards that are likely to be dominated by crime drama.

Cumberbatch, who stars in the hit BBC1 series opposite Martin Freeman, has been nominated more times than anyone else in the main categories at tomorrow’s awards, including three times for Sherlock, but is yet to win one.

The awards, the most prestigious of the UK television year, have seen multiple nominations for a handful of grim but critically acclaimed crime dramas including Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley and The Missing on BBC1, and Line of Duty on BBC2.

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Laureus World Sports Awards appearance

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May 2nd, 2015

I have added HQ photos of Benedict’s appearance presenting the Laureus World Sports Awards to the gallery.

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The Imitation Game HQ stills

Posted by admin on
April 30th, 2015

I have replaced and added new HQ stills from The Imitation Game to the gallery.

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