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  Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor, born on 19th July 1976 in London, England. Benedict is the son of actors Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch and Wanda Ventham. He is most famous for playing the lead role in 'Sherlock'. Benedict also stars in 'The Imitation Game', 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' as Khan.  

    I was having a sort through of my magazines and I have found and added a scan in an old issue of Empire magazine. This scan is from the July 2013 issue.


    Posted on Oct , 30 2014 Filed under Magazine

    You can now see the painstaking process that Benedict and Johnny Lee Miller went through in make up to play the role of Frankenstein on stage back in 2011. You can see the set of photos here at the Telegraph.  Below is a quote from the article:

    A first look of the ghoulish transformation comes courtesy of an app created by National Theatre Live which gives audiences access to exclusive interviews, short-films, photo galleries and more.
    The app, which is the first digital programme of its kind, is being launched as Danny Boyle’s award-winning production of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time.
    Benedict revealed that becoming the Creature was ‘very painful sometimes’. He also told that he spent an additional 40 minutes after each performance taking off the make-up.

    Posted on Oct , 30 2014 Filed under Theatre

    Benedict has been chosen to narrate the BBC trailer below. He recites the “seven ages of man” monologue from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The clip features new and old dramas, as well as Benedict himself.

    Posted on Oct , 30 2014 Filed under Trailers, Video

    Hollywoodnews.com are reporting that Benedict will be attending the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Here is the snippet from the article that mentions Benedict.

    Host Queen Latifah will welcome Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will also take to the stage for a special musical performance. They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

    Posted on Oct , 30 2014 Filed under Event Appearances

    If your in the UK then you can catch a preview of The Imitation Game at the Science Museum IMAX theatre, London. There will be a talk by the director Morten Tyldum. The preview is on Wednesday 12th November, tickets cost £20 and you can purchase tickets here.

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    Posted on Oct , 30 2014 Filed under The Imitation Game

    On sale October 30th, Benedict is featured on the front cover of Elle UK magazine. Below is a series of quotes and photos from the interview.

    “I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers. But I’m here to tell you I’m quite the opposite in real life. In fact I’m a f***ing fantastic lover.”

    “Everyone wants to know when I’m going to settle down and who is going to be Mrs Cumberbatch. I can’t wait to do an interview and just talk about my child. My mother’s daughter from her first marriage had a kid when I was about 11. I thought, ‘Wow, this is incredible, they come in much smaller sizes!'”


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    Posted on Oct , 28 2014 Filed under Magazine, Photo shoot

    If you missed Benedict’s appearance on the late night British show, you can see it here in full on the inlayer. Below are three clips from the show.

    Posted on Oct , 28 2014 Filed under Event Appearances

    Months after he was originally rumoured for the role, and after various potential contenders have come and gone, it appears Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed Marvel’s choice to be Doctor Strange.

    According to Deadline, the once and future Sherlock is in negotiations for the role, but with no formal confirmation from Marvel yet, this one will have to linger on the margins of the rumoursphere for a little longer. We’ll have to wait and see if the deal closes, although Cumberbatch may already be being measured for capes and such by director Scott Derrickson. With a Marvel announcement due this morning, confirmation may arrive very soon.

    The Sinister overseer, working from a script by Jon Spaihts, will bring to life the character originally conjured by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He started as a selfish New York surgeon (named Stephen Strange) who loses his professional skills in a car crash. After falling on hard times, he visits a healer in the Himalayas known as The Ancient One, and learns to tap into psychic and magical powers. In recognition of his selfless efforts to thwart evil fellow disciple Baron Mordo, he’s taught the mystical arts and sets out to defeat other shady sorcerers and various villains.

    Assuming his casting works out – Marvel will want to lock this one down after Joaquin Phoenix flirted with the role – Cumberbatch will likely commit to several appearances of varying influence after his initial Strange solo film, now set for a July 8, 2016 release date.

    For those needing their Cumberbatch boost before then, he has The Imitation Game due on November 14, followed by voice roles in Penguins Of Madagascar on December 5 and The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, which will feature his performance capture work as Smaug and the Necromancer.

    Source: Empire

    Posted on Oct , 28 2014 Filed under Project Rumours

    I have scanned and added an article in the November 2014 issue of Total Film in which the magazine previews The Penguins of Madagascar.

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    Posted on Oct , 16 2014 Filed under Magazine, The Penguins of Madagascar

    Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as a last-minute addition to Graham Norton’s sofa next week.

    The Sherlock actor will be joining fellow actor Timothy Spall, comedienne Miranda Hart and Maroon 5 on the Friday night chat show.

    Cumberbatch is set to discuss his role as British code-breaker Alan Turing in Second World War drama The Imitation Game.

    He has been tipped to win an Oscar for his performance as the mathematical genius, who lives with the pressure of hiding his sexuality at a time when homosexuality was criminalised.

    Despite helping to defeat the Nazis, Turing was eventually prosecuted after being caught with a 19-year-old man in 1952.

    The film has attracted criticism for not including overt gay sex scenes, but Cumberbatch recently defended the omission.

    “If you need to see that to understand that he’s gay, then all is lost for any kind of subtle storytelling,” he told The Wrap.

    Maroon 5 may also find themselves responding to criticism after the video for their latest single “Animals” was condemned for promoting violence against women.

    Benedict Cumberbatch will appear on The Graham Norton Show on BBC One at 10.35pm on  Friday 24 October.


    Posted on Oct , 15 2014 Filed under Event Appearances

    I have added the 15 photos of Benedict that he recently took part in for the magazine OUT. There is also an extract from the interview below:

    Turing was 41 years old when he was found dead by his housekeeper, a half-eaten apple by his bedside. The apple — which urban legend suggests was the inspiration for the logo for Apple computers — is commonly believed to have been laced with cyanide, though this theory has been challenged by some biographers who claim his death was an accident. What is unequivocal is that he was hounded in his last years by the authorities after being arrested for “gross indecency” with another man. Faced with imprisonment or a regimen of estrogen injections to “cure” him of his tendencies, he chose the latter. Last December, almost 60 years after his death, Turing received a posthumous royal pardon for his conviction. The gesture, following years of campaigning, left Cumberbatch distinctly underwhelmed.

    “It’s an insult,” the actor says, “for anybody of authority or standing to sign off on him with their approval and say, ‘Oh, he’s forgiven.’ The only person who should be [doing the] forgiving is Turing, and he can’t because we killed him. And it makes me really angry. It makes me very angry.”

    You can read the full interview here at the OUT website. To see the full set of photos check them out in the gallery here.

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    Posted on Oct , 15 2014 Filed under Magazine, Photo shoot

    Added to the gallery 222 photos of Benedict attending The Imitation Game Premiere Opening Night Gala at the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

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    Posted on Oct , 12 2014 Filed under Event Appearances, The Imitation Game

    I have added to the gallery the photos of Benedict at the 58th BFI London Film Festival premiere of The Imitation Game photocall and the press conference. More to come from the red carpet shortly.

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    Posted on Oct , 09 2014 Filed under Event Appearances, The Imitation Game

    Below you can watch the whole LFF Opening Night Gala premiere of The Imitation Game.

    Posted on Oct , 09 2014 Filed under The Imitation Game, Video

    Today VisitLondon.com, the NSPCC and STUDIOCANAL announced the first of the exciting internationally renowned celebrities, designers and artists signed up to THE PADDINGTON TRAIL. The list includes stars of the Paddington film Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, Hollywood actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen and Emma Watson, director Guy Ritchie, stars of the music world Nick Mason and Frankie Bridge, globally renowned photographer Rankin, leading fashion designers Christopher Kane, Lulu Guinness and Matthew Williamson, painter and street artist Inkie, multi-talented artists Tom Phillips and Hannah Warren and world-famous ex-footballer and underwear designer, David Beckham.

    These adventurous designers are working on some of the 50 Paddington Bear statues, which will be placed across the capital ahead of the highly anticipated release of PADDINGTON in UK cinemas on 28 November 2014. This exciting and inspiring trail will take in museums, parks, shops and landmarks, all with a colourful, Paddington inspired flavour. London is Paddington’s favourite city: full of adventure and opportunities to explore the wonderful art, culture, innovation and entertainment that are so prominent in the capital.

    VisitLondon.com has also launched a dedicated section of their website which will enable visitors to London to find out more about the trail and, later in the month, download the trail map, share their pictures and discover the stories behind each statue and location. VisitLondon.com/Paddington.

    Posted on Oct , 02 2014 Filed under News

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    Current Projects
    2015 | Sherlock
    ... Sherlock Holmes
    A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
    January 2015

    2014 | The Imitation Game
    … Alan Turing
    English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
    In Cinemas 14th November (UK) 21st November (USA).

    2014 | The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
    … Smaug/The Necromancer
    The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?
    In Cinemas 12th December 2014

    2014 | Poppy Field's
    … (Voice)
    The show follows the story of Poppy, a well meaning but eccentric man who owns an old fashioned retirement home in rural England. When he’s about to go broke, he must count on the assistance of miscreants he may have been better off without.

    2015 | Black Mass
    … Billy Bulger
    The true story of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger, FBI agent John Connelly and the FBI's witness protection program that was created by J. Edgar Hoover.

    2014 | The Penguins of Madagascar
    … Classified (The Wolf)
    The film will see Classified and the quartet of troublesome penguins going up against evil eight-limbed antagonist Octavius Brine, an octopus.
    In cinemas 5th December.

    2015 | Hamlet (Theatre)
    … Hamlet
    The main protagonist is Prince Hamlet, the son of King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude. When the play opens, King Hamlet has recently died. Claudius, King Hamlet's brother, has been crowned the new King and has married Gertrude. Shortly after his mother's marriage, Prince Hamlet meets his father's spirit.

    ? | The Yellow Birds
    … Iraq Soldier
    Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

    2016 | The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
    … Richard III
    The Wars Of The Roses – the follow-up to the original Bafta-winning series will consist of three films, starting with Henry VI parts 1 and 2 followed by Richard III.

    2016 | Magik
    … Lewis (Voice)
    Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one.
    Post production.

    2016 | Flying Horse
    … Harry Larkyns
    A biopic of pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, following the courtship and love affair between Muybridge's wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns.

    2016 | Jungle Book: Origins
    … Shere Khan (voice)
    An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.

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    Watch Benedict photobomb U2 at this years Oscars.

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    Benedict supports a number of charities, check them out below and give them your support.
    - The Prince's Trust
    - Elton John's AIDS Foundation
    - Children's Defence Fund
    - Motor Neurone Disease Association
    - Stand up to Cancer: Cancer Research UK

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