Sherlocked Convention

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April 24th, 2015

From today 24th April the London Sherlocked Convention kicks off for the weekend. Check out the website for information.

Friday: Registration from 2pm. Event open 6pm – 8pm. Your chance to visit some of the event attractions at a more leisurely pace before dancing the night away at our party (8pm til late)*

Saturday: 9am to 6pm (Registration open from 8am)

Sunday: 9am to 6pm (Registration open from 8am)

*Party is included in Gold, Platinum and VIP packages

I will be in attendance over the whole weekend so I will try and get photos of Benedict and twit information and fun (Signal permitting). Please follow us @cumberbatcheduk.

Black Mass release first poster & trailer

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April 23rd, 2015

Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Benedict has had its first poster and teaser trailer released. There is an official website and an official Twitter page for the film as well. You can watch the trailer here.


Benedict Cumberbatch has become such a big star since Sherlock began that its creators have to “persuade” him to return for further series.

The 38-year-old actor was nominated for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards and has a packed schedule of both film and theatre commitments.

“[Cumberbatch and co-star Martin Freeman] don’t need Sherlock anymore, so we have to persuade them to do it, which is fair enough,” showrunner Steven Moffat told Newsbeat at the Bafta TV Awards nominees party last night.

 But before fans go into meltdown, both actors have signed on to a fourth series of the BBC detective drama – a move that pleasantly surprised Moffat.

“They are very serious about it, they do love it very much,” he said. “I didn’t think we actually thought we’d get a fourth series out of them.”

It is not unusual for actors to need coaxing into further series, something that Moffat does not think “unreasonable” and does with his Doctor Who stars too.

“I still sit with Matt Smith every time and Peter Capaldi and say – this is what we’re going to do,” he said. “They would like to know that we’ve got another bunch of stories that they would like to do. That’s a fair question.”

Filming has already wrapped on the next Christmas special, due later this year and set in the Victorian age, while series four is expected to air at some point in 2016.

Fear not, for Moffat does not think the end is yet in sight for Sherlock. “Sherlock can go on a long time because we just show up occasionally and do it. It’s like a reunion party every time,” he said. “I’m an optimist.”


MG GS Launch film

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April 23rd, 2015

Sherlock goes back to 1895

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April 21st, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock and Martin Freeman’s Watson will be visiting the year 1895 next.

The Victorian setting had already been reported, but Mark Gatiss has now revealed the exact year the pair will somehow experience.

“I can correct something that has been misreported,” said Gatiss. “The series is set in 1895, not 1885.”

Mark Gatiss co-created and writes BBC One’s Sherlock with Steven Moffat, and features as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft.

When asked whether those 10 years makes a difference, Gatiss was emphatic that “it does, you wait and see, all the difference”.

Sherlockians will know that 1895 is a relevant date for the detective, often considered when he was at the peak of his popularity after author Arthur Conan Doyle had killed off the fictional character (only to bring him back to life later on).

1895 also features in a famous poem, 221B, written by early Sherlockian Vincent Starrett.

Plus the date appears on screen in series two of Sherlock as the hit counter number on John Watson’s blog.

Gatiss says this back-in-time special has now been filmed. That happened in January and February.

As for the timing of when the following three episodes will be shot, “later on” was as much as Gatiss was prepared to say.

“I’ve become a politician,” Mark Gatiss smiled, admitting that “Sherlock has made me one”.

The BBC hasn’t revealed yet when the 1895 Sherlock episode will be on TV, but series four is expected at Christmas.


Benedict at the Laureus Sports Awards

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April 19th, 2015

Again Benedict presented the awards earlier in the week and here is a nice video of Benedict talking about his year on the red carpet. The video is from the Mail.

Benedict is talking about the importance of the awards in regards to raising money for charity and how everyone around the world meet up. This video is by

Benedict in Dunlop commerical

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April 19th, 2015

Benedict is starring in a Dunlop commercial, they make tyres and you can see him in it below:

Benedict Cumberbatch has commissioned the celebrity artist Schoony to reproduce a sculpture that appeared in Kick Ass 2.

The Imitation Game star paid £7,000 for a gold rendering of Boy Soldier by his friend, the Hertfordshire-born artist Schoony.

The original artwork appeared in Hollywood blockbuster Kick Ass 2, starring Jim Carrey and Chloe Moretz, and was located in the villain’s lair.

Cumberbatch became good friends with Schoony after they worked together on 2013 film Little Favour, which also featured the Boy Solider.

The Sherlock star and his friend and business partner Adam Ackland have purchased the limited edition anti-war sculpture to hang in the office of their production company, Sunny March.

Schoony was inspired to create the piece, which was modelled on his nephew, by his work in special effects and prosthetics departments on films including Black Hawk Down and Saving Private Ryan.

The artist said: “Sending children to war is horrific and highlighting this injustice is really important to me. I wanted to make something alive.”

The gold version of Boy Soldier will be on display at Leontia Gallery, Leonard Street, in east London from March 30 to May 12, before being sent to new owner Cumberbatch.

Leontia Reilly, founder of Leontia Gallery, said, “I’m really pleased that Benedict Cumberbatch shares in Schoony’s unique vision. It perfectly highlights the horrors of war and destruction.”


Doctor Strange Starts Filming In November

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April 12th, 2015

During press events for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Marvel President Kevin Feige revealed that Doctor Strange will begin filming this November.

At an event for bloggers, Feige confirmed Doctor Strange, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and star Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) in the title role, will start filming in November.

When asked about Doctor Strange, Feige said he was “excited” about Cumberbatch as Strange. He also stressed that his focus is always to make sure that all MCU films are strong on their own and the same will go for Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange is scheduled for release on November 4, 2016.


Benedict Cumberbatch up for TV Bafta award

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April 8th, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is among the nominees for this year’s Bafta TV awards.

Cumberbatch, 38, is up for best lead actor for Sherlock, the third time he has been nominated for the role.

Cumberbatch’s competition includes Toby Jones, nominated for his portrayal of a man with learning difficulties in Marvellous, and James Nesbitt, shortlisted for his work in BBC One’s The Missing.

The Bafta TV awards will be held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on 10 May, hosted by Graham Norton.

The nominations were announced on Wednesday by actor Freddie Fox and Sherlock star Amanda Abbington.


A tasty model of Benedict Cumberbatch has been created using chocolate.

Some of the Sherlock star’s fans, known as Cumberbitches, may say he looks good enough to eat – but now he really is.

A life-size sculpture was created out of cocoa to celebrate him being voted the dishiest dramatic actor on UK TV.

A survey, for new on demand drama channel uktvplay, asked 2,000 women to name the man they find the tastiest in TV drama. Cumberbatch came out on top, with 12% of the vote.

As a result a team of eight people, including a sculptor and a chocolatier, were commissioned to recreate an edible model of Cumberbatch out of Belgian milk chocolate.

It took 250 hours to complete the hollow figure, which weighs 40kg (six stone).

The sculpture will be on display to the public at Westfield Stratford City in east London on Friday.

Broadchurch star David Tennant was runner-up in the survey, followed by former Game Of Thrones actor Sean Bean.

The top 10 dishiest TV drama actors were:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

2. David Tennant

3. Sean Bean

4. Idris Elba

5. Damian Lewis

6. Aidan Turner

7. James Nesbitt

8. Rupert Penry-Jones

9. Laurence Fox

10. James D’Arcy


The Oscar-nominated actor explained why he felt compelled to be involved in Thursday’s service of reinterment at Leicester Cathedral, where he read the poem Richard by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.


Cumberbatch, who is the king’s third cousin, 16 times removed, plays him in the forthcoming BBC series The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses.

He said: “Having just played his very different Shakespearean characterisation I was intrigued to see what the real historical event would be like and to be a part of this extraordinary moment of remembrance. Then what really sealed the deal was this beautiful poem.

“It’s an extraordinary moment to be witnessing a monarch who has been found after hundreds of years in a car park being reinterred in a cathedral hundreds of yards away. It is a very special thing to witness, let alone be asked to perform at.”

The Sherlock star, 38, revealed how he watched with amazement the Channel 4 documentary, The King In The Car Park, which showed historian Philippa Langley leading the Leicester excavation in 2012 to reveal Richard’s skeleton, 527 years after his death at the Battle of Bosworth.

He said: “As it unfolded you realised the discovery was real, the drama was unheard of in a documentary like that. It wasn’t a high profile programme but it became so because of what they discovered. There was a glorious romanticism about that.”

Cumberbatch believes the rediscovery of the much maligned monarch’s bones has changed the world’s perception of him. “I think the debate in historical and archaeological terms about the reality of him and his kingship is what’s extraordinary to witness now,” he said.

“We’ve all known the play for a long time but now it feels we’re getting to know the king better and to be living in that era is very special.”

Cumberbatch is still in two minds about the king, who remains accused of killing his cousins, Edward V and Richard, the Duke of York, the so-called Princes in the Tower. “I’ve no qualms in viewing both entities of the man in completely different categories,” he said. “The fi ctionalised Shakespearean version of him, while based on some truths, has taken huge dramatic licence. I don’t come down on one side. Both need to co-exist.

“It has brought up a debate about how history can be re-imagined and retold and how something so important to us of old can suddenly have new life. Those are positives we should concentrate on.

“We’ve got an extraordinary play about power and about an adolescent outsider being turned into a despotic ruler but it is called a tragedy. He realises by the end of the play the error of his ways.

“That is extraordinary dramatic art but the real Richard story is becoming equally dramatic so I think both have a place in our culture and one should not cancel the other out.”

The newly married actor, whose wife Sophie Hunter is expecting their fi rst child in summer, recently fi lmed scenes for the Sherlock Christmas Special and will play Hamlet at London’s Barbican Theatre from August to October.


Benedict to host Laureus World Sports Awards

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March 25th, 2015

HE HOSTED the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards and it’s now been revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will do the honours once again, this time in Shanghai.

This year looks set to be even more successful for Cumberbatch, who bagged Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game this year.

Switching from acting to hosting once again, though, the 38-year-old will present the worlds most prestigious sports awards event for the second straight year, according to reports.

This year’s ceremony is set to take place on April 15.

Cumberbatch said, according to Around The Rings: “I am delighted the selectors have picked me again to be part of the team for such an important event for the second straight year.

“We all admire the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and women that we meet, so to be able to share the stage for such a signature moment for them is a treat for me.”

The actor continued: “I am a big sports enthusiast and last year was a real pleasure for me. I met Tony Hawk, my childhood hero, and had the chance to swap a few running tips with Sebastian Coe and Daley Thompson. And of course it is all for such a good cause.

“The work Laureus does around the world, using sport to improve the lives of young people, is an inspiration and I am delighted to be part of this very special event.”

It’s been an incredibly busy year so far for Cumberbatch, who is currently expecting his first baby with wife, Sophie Hunter. The pair got married in the Isle Of Wight on February 14.

Despite his hectic Sherlock filming schedule, he managed to squeeze in a honeymoon after the Oscars to Tahiti and Bora Bora.


Benedict to read poem at Richard III reburial

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March 25th, 2015

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially written poem at the reburial service for King Richard III.

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy composed the work for Thursday’s ceremony at Leicester Cathedral.

Cumberbatch, who will play the king in a BBC Two drama, has been identified as a distant cousin, Leicester University said.

Richard’s remains will be laid to rest on Thursday and his tomb inside the cathedral unveiled on Friday.

The poem, simply called Richard, is described as a “meditation on the impact of his finding and the legacy of his story”.

The cathedral said Cumberbatch is “looking forward” to the service and has a “passion to know more” about the king because of his role in the drama.

Ms Duffy said: “It is a privilege to be involved, in a small way, in this unique event and to have seen the style and grace with which the city of Leicester has made history alive.”

The 14-line poem includes the phrase “grant me the carving of my name” which will finally be achieved with the unveiling of his tomb on Friday.

The University of Leicester revealed Cumberbatch was a third cousin, 16 times removed of the Plantagenet king.

Since Sunday, the city has been marking his reburial and thousands of people have turned out to view his coffin.

Richard, the last English king to die in battle, was killed at Bosworth Field in 1485, at the end of the Wars of the Roses.

His skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester in 2012.


We may still have to wait several months for Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), John Watson (Martin Freeman) and the rest of the 221B Baker Street regulars to grace our screens for a new Sherlock adventure, but more details are starting to leak out about the episode. Or at least are being confirmed by co-creator Steven Moffat.

Talking before a panel at the SXSW conference, Moffat confirmed fan speculation that sightings of the leads in 19th garb do indeed mean that our heroes will be part of an adventure that takes place more than a hundred years in the past. “The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”

So yes, don’t go looking for clues to season four’s dramatics, this will be more of an event episode detached from regular continuity. We’ll take it. As for when we’ll see it? That’s still to be announced, but it’ll take a slot sometime in December, or possibly New Year’s Day, as it has sometimes appeared in the past.


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