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Welcome to Cumberbatched.com (benedictcumberbatchfan.com). Your newest source for the fabulous & talented British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Benedict is best known for playing the lead role in the hit BBC series 'Sherlock', appearing in '12 Years a Slave', 'August: Osage County', 'Hawking', 'Starter for Ten', 'The Fifth Estate', 'The Hobbit' and playing baddie Khan in 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'. Next we will be seeing Benedict in 'The Imitation Game' as Alan Turing and the final instalment of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014 & on stage as Hamlet in 2015.

Here you will find plenty of photos of Benedict, our new video site and news on his latest appearances and projects, as well as information on Benedict. If you would like to submit any news or photos then please contact me using the form.

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Total Film scans
October 16th, 2014

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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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.

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Out Magazine shoot
October 15th, 2014

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

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.

Here is the new trailer for The Imitation Game.

An official photo released of Benedict as Richard III in BBC 2’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has been released.

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Must apologise for the lack of updates this week. I am currently having treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and I was having a bad week and didn’t feel up to updating the site. Anyway onwards and upwards here is some news relating to The Imitation Game.

I have been sent a Vine clip from The Imitation Game ahead of new footage/trailer that will be released tomorrow. Take a look below. There has been official Twitter and Facebook pages for The Imitation Game set up. So be sure to follow them for news and updates on the film.

On an even happier note you can now pre-order official Benedict and Sherlock calendars for 2015! Check the links below to have a look:

Benedict calendar, Sherlock calendar and you can buy both at this link: Calendar  pack. Thanks to Clare for the tip!

 

 

Benedict Cumberbatch has dressed as a monarch and taken to his noble steed in first look pictures from the set of Richard III.

The Sherlock star, 38, will play Shakespeare’s infamous king in BBC2 series The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses.

Filming for the three-part adaptation of Henry VI (both parts) and Richard III began on Monday, with Cumberbatch seen looking rugged in paparazzi-style pictures leaked on Twitter.

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Judi Dench joins Cumberbatch in the new run, after he personally asked her to star alongside him during a live Q&A at the Hay Festival.

“Would you like to be in Richard III with me?” Cumberbatch asked to cheers. “Yeah!”, the actress replied, sealing the deal.

Dench will star as Cecily, Duchess of York in Dominic Cooke’s TV films, executive produced by Bond director Sam Mendes.

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The full press conference of The Imitation Game has been released by the Toronto Film Festival and you can watch it below. It runs just over 40 minutes.

As we are nearing the release to The Imitation Game, Benedict has been promoting the film in various interviews, see some of them below:

The Wrap: Why are their no sex scenes?

Vanity Fair: At TIFF discussing Alan Turing.

Variety: Discusses Alan Turing and how great the script was.

GQ Magazine scans
September 18th, 2014

I have scanned the Oct 2014 GQ magazine, which features Ben on the cover and a one page feature inside.

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Empire magazine have released the new poster for The Imitation Game and a still that we didn’t have in our gallery.

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