Black Mass Trailer screen caps

I have added HQ screen caps from the new Black Mass trailer featuring Benedict.

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New Black Mass Trailer

Sherlock Pop! Vinyl Figures

You can preorder Sherlock Pop! Vinyl Figures for £8.99 each. They are due for release Wednesday 30th September 2015 from Forbidden Planet. There are two of Sherlock, one with his violin and one without (Click the photos for more information). There is also other characters, John, Irene, Mycroft and of course Moriarty. The BBC are also stocking them but for a slightly higher sale price.

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Hamlet shop now open

As we are getting closer to the stage production of Hamlet’s opening night the Barbican have now opened their shop. There’s a few products for sale and a soon to be released official program and poster likely to feature Benedict. So have a browse here and keep an eye out for new products.

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‘Sherlock’ Comic Con International videos

An apology video by Benedict, Mark and Andrew for not being at San Diego Comic Con this year.

The Sherlock panel also revealed a tiny clip from the new Sherlock Special.

New ‘Sherlock’ promo

A brand new image of Holmes and Watson from the new ‘Sherlock’ Special has been released.

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The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

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

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

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

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).

How to get £10 tickets for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet

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 stands up for Human Rights Act

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

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

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

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

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