Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hey, At Least Benedict Won!

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Benedict on the cover of L.A. Times Marketplace

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I’m gonna love living in LA if they put Benedict on the front of their newspapers every day

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I’m gonna love living in LA if they put Benedict on the front of their newspapers every day

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It’s Time to Decide Who Is Hotter: Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston?

Both Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch are known for their intense Internet fan bases, and we’ve often seen our readers battle it out in our male celebrity polls. However, there comes a time when one has to make a decision, and we’ve decided that today is the day we draw the line in the sand and decide who is hotter — Benedict or Tom? Yes, both men have many, many great qualities, but there can be only one reigning King of Internet Crushes. We have some examples of each of the actor’s hotness below and are handing the task of deciding who the hottest guy is to you.

They Both Look Good in Suits

They Both Nailed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


They Both Look Good Shirtless

They Both Look Smart in Uniform

They Both Kept Their Cool Around Prince William

So, Who Is Hotter?

Vote Now-Benedict is way behind!

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Review: Benedict Cumberbatch is the only puzzle worth solving in ‘The Imitation Game’

TELLURIDE – There are two reasons Andrew Hodges’ biography of Alan Turing references “The Enigma” in its title. The first is in reference to the Engima machine, the legendary secret code the Nazis used during World War II, which was solved by a secret UK military division lead by Turing. The second is Turing himself.

Known for his advancements in computer theory (look up Turing Machines), BBC News noted that Winston Churchill once referred to Turing as having made “the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany.” Somehow he became a historical footnote until finally getting proper credit for his WWII accomplishments in the 1990s. Eventually he was pardoned for a “gross indecency” charge (which destroyed his life) by the Queen of England in 2013. He was a hero the Western world didn’t know about for decades and in many ways the circumstances of his death and the secrecy of his personal life made him as much of an enigma as the code he broke. It’s therefore disappointing that the new biopic “The Imitation Game” fails to do his life justice.

Directed by Morten Tyldum (“Headunters”) from a screenplay by Graham Moore, “Imitation Game” weaves its narrative through pivotal moments in Turing’s life, from his younger school years, his time at Hut-8 breaking the Enigma code and a 1952 break-in that led to his eventual prosecution for engaging in homosexual acts. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing for most of the film with a very talented Alex Lawther portraying him as a teenager.

The movie fashions the adult Turing as a genius, but also as obsessive, socially awkward and self-involved. As you’d expect, Cumberbatch does a wonderful job bringing this characterization to life and it’s often his performance that overcomes some of the film’s melodramatic tendencies (Alexandre Desplat’s fine score often helps to smooth out these bumpy spots as well). The “Sherlock” star also has the unique ability to create sympathy for a character who could come across as cold and callous in another actor’s hands.

Those WWII years are the centerpiece of the movie and when Turing’s anti-social problems reared their head at the worst possible time. Forced to work with other mathematicians and puzzle solvers recruited to break the code, Turing immediately decided he had no use for them. And those men, played primarily by Matthew Goode and “Downton Abbey’s” Allen Leech, quickly learned to view his behavior towards them as condescending and disrespectful. It’s not until Turing clandestinely recruits the charismatic Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) to the team that they begin to truly collaborate as a working unit to break the Nazi code. While it often plays less cinematically than the filmmakers intended, you could successfully argue it’s the most compelling part of the film. It also helps that Turing and his colleagues have to wage their work against a distrustful Admiral (Charles Dance, partially channeling Tywin Lannister), an MI6 chief with dueling priorities (an effective Mark Strong as Stewart Menzies) and the ticking clock of a nation falling to a German invasion. Tyldum is able to successfully fashion dramatic tension from this storyline more than any other.

Another part of the film that is particularly successful is the depiction of a young Turing and his “romance” with fellow student Christopher Morcom (Jack Bannon). The aforementioned Lawther is so good here you wish the film spent more time depicting this particular relationship so it has more of an emotional impact for the audience.

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Brand new image of Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

The Sherlock star appears alongside Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Allen Leech and Matthew Goode in the upcoming Alan Turing biopic

Brand new image of Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

Early hype earmarks it as one of this year’s most anticipated films and as we inch closer to The Imitation Game’s November release date, a new image has popped up on our radar.

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the latest snap appears in the new issue of Empire, on sale now, and shows the computer scientist and codebreaker at the top of his game, presumably on his way to work at Bletchley Park where he played an integral role in cracking the Germans’ Enigma code and basically winning the war.

But the upcoming biopic will take a decidedly darker turn as it looks at Turing’s homosexuality and the prosecution he faced, eventually leading him to commit suicide in 1954.

The Imitation Game also features Keira Knightley as Turing’s close friend and one-time fiancé Joan Clarke, with a supporting cast bustling with British talent including Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Charles Dance and Tuppence Middleton.

You’ll have to wait until 14th November 2014 to see the film in full but, in the meantime, take a look at this first teaser-trailer below…

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National Theatre Live in “early talks” to bring Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet to cinemas

After tickets sold out in record time, there are already plans to bring the Sherlock star’s Shakespeare production to a wider audience…

National Theatre Live in "early talks" to bring Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet to cinemas

Did you spend a frustrated day at your computer a couple of weeks ago, desperately trying to land Hamlet tickets to no avail? Well, don’t give up hope of seeing Benedict Cumberbatch playing the Prince of Denmark just yet…

News has emerged today that National Theatre Live is in “early talks” to bring the eagerly anticipated production to screens across the country when the 12-week run begins at the Barbican next year.

While details such as dates or venues are still thin on the ground, the plans will no doubt delight scores of Cumber-fans who failed to bag a ticket to the coveted show which begins on 5 August and runs until 31 October.

Tickets to Hamlet were first made available to the general public on 11 August with 30,000 fans already queueing online by 10am, the time of release. The venue’s three-month run had sold out by 5:25pm, making the production the most in-demand theatre show of all time, according to ticket website Viagogo.

One hundred tickets per performance have been reserved and will go on sale for a mere £10 each at some point in the new year. Demand for the reduced tickets is certain to be high, but it looks like disappointed fans will still get a chance to see their man on stage from the comfort of a cinema seat.

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Poster boy! Benedict Cumberbatch smoulders in a series of sexy outfits for his official 2015 calendar

**Are we cult-like?

2014 is shaping up to be a pretty stellar year for Benedict Cumberbatch and it looks like 2015 is set to be just as good..

The movie roles continue to roll in, he just scored an Emmy for Best Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for his portrayal as Sherlock and he’s in the process of having his own wax work created at the infamous Madame Tussauds in London.

Along the way, the actor has raked in a legion of fans – who affectionately call themselves Cumberb****** – and has a cult-like following.

Cool rider: The 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar features a series of sexy photos

Cool rider: The 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar features a series of sexy photos

So it makes sense for the popular star to release an official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar.

In the calendar, the London-born star smoulders as he stares nonchalantly into the distance, cigarette in hand, while sitting on top of a vintage car clad in a tight white T-shirt and black trousers.

In another shot, the 12 Years A Slave actor looks intensely into the camera as he sports a fedora hat.

Dashing: The 38-year-old looked nonchalant as he sat in the front seat of a vintage car 

Dashing: The 38-year-old looked nonchalant as he sat in the front seat of a vintage car 

However Benedict admitted in an interview with Conon O’Brien he wasn’t always considered a sex symbol nor confident around women.

‘I wasn’t confident around girls when I was young. I went to an all-boys boarding school, and actually used to play women in the school plays,’ the Star Trek actor revealed.

Adding: ‘I would wear wigs and women’s clothes. My first role was Titania queen of the fairies.

So much success! 'It¿s very recent that polls have started deeming me sexy. My face hasn¿t changed that much over the last ten years. It¿s surreal,' he said

So much success! ‘It¿s very recent that polls have started deeming me sexy. My face hasn¿t changed that much over the last ten years. It¿s surreal,’ he said

That was literally was what started me off at school. Then I played Rosalind [in Shakespeare’s As You Like It].’

‘I played rugby, so I was butch as well as in the evening putting on female clothes’ the good-humoured actor joked.

‘It’s very recent that polls have started deeming me sexy. My face hasn’t changed that much over the last ten years. It’s surreal,’ Benedict told.

The calender is already flying off the shelves and is expected to be in the top ten chart entries. The man himself personally chose and approved all the photos.

© 2014 Danilo Promotions Ltd The official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar, marks Benedict’s Calendar debut and is on sale in all good stationery stores e.g. Tesco, HMV, Calendar Club or buy online at www.danilo.com or Amazon.com

Get your hands on it! The official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar, marks Bendedict¿s Calendar debut and is on sale in all good stationery stores

Get your hands on it! The official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar, marks Bendedict¿s Calendar debut and is on sale in all good stationery stores

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‘Finally I can photobomb myself!’ : Benedict Cumberbatch puts final touches to Madame Tussauds waxwork

‘Finally I can photobomb myself!’: Benedict Cumberbatch puts final touches to Madame Tussauds waxwork

 

  • Hundreds of measurements and pictures were taken to ensure accuracy 
  • The hotly anticipated wax figure will be ready in October
  • Sherlock star has been closely involved in the creation

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch been surrounded by an ‘army of people’ who toiled to create this amazing likeness of his head for Madame Tussauds.

The sculpture will be used to create the mold for his wax figure, which will launch at the London tourist attraction later this year.

The actor has been closely involved in the creation and has given the artists two sittings.

Strikingly similar: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had 'an extraordinary experience' during the creation

Strikingly similar: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had ‘an extraordinary experience’ during the creation

The figure will be 'premiere ready' and show the actor looking groomed with his famous tousled hairstyle

The figure will be ‘premiere ready’ and show the actor looking groomed with his famous tousled hairstyle

Hundreds of measurements and pictures were taken to ensure total accuracy.

Benedict said: ‘Finally I can photobomb myself! What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax. I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy!’

The figure will be ‘premiere ready’, showing the actor looking impeccably groomed in a stylish dark suit, with a warm and relaxed expression and his famous tousled hairstyle.

Benedict said: ‘Finally I can photobomb myself! What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax. I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy!’

The figure will be ‘premiere ready’, showing the actor looking impeccably groomed in a stylish dark suit, with a warm and relaxed expression and his famous tousled hairstyle.

Remarkable likeness: A combination of old and new skills were used to bring the actor's face to life 

Remarkable likeness: A combination of old and new skills were used to bring the actor’s face to life

Extraordinary experience: The final figure will have hand-inserted individual hairs and sculpted features 

Extraordinary experience: The final figure will have hand-inserted individual hairs and sculpted features

‘The main privilege for me was the process and seeing the amount of exacting work and skill brought to every detail of this art form,’ he continued.

‘It is a wonderful combination of old and new, hi-tech and lo-fi skills. Measurements, hand inserted individual hairs and sculpted features.

‘As a subject, you stand still surrounded by sculptors, painters, photographers, measurers and a whole army of people who bring together your likeness… it’s an extraordinary experience.

‘My agents will be thrilled, they’ve wanted a clone of me for some time!’

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Interview with John Finnemore – Star and Writer of Cabin Pressure

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BBC Update On Sherlock

**Hooray, hooray, Sherlock is on the way!

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#bigCchallenge Congratulates Benedict’s Emmy Win

@royalmarsden: Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch on his @TheEmmys win - & for supporting our #bigCchallenge! http://t.co/nBLdRmkOzu http://t.co/zQwxbhYExZ

@royalmarsden: Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch on his @TheEmmys win – & for supporting our #bigCchallenge! http://t.co/nBLdRmkOzuhttp://t.co/zQwxbhYExZ

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Appear On Collector’s Edition Cover Of ELLE’s December Issue

For those who didn’t guess from the social media teasers* Benedict Cumberbatch will be appear on a collector’s edition cover of ELLE’s December issue.

Proving that you can look both unfeasibly hot and deeply cool in the same picture, Cumberbatch joins iconic stars Pharrell WilliamsTom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender and David Beckham in appearing on an ELLE cover.

We don’t want to give too much away right now. But there was a small furry animal on set. We rode on the back of his mortorcycle. And he talked (at length) about exactly what Sherlock would do in bed.

It was a good day at work.

We’ll be revealing the actual cover in October. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer for his forthcoming film The Imitation Game, out 14 November.

* This one was a bit of a giveaway. We made the special for him, you know.

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Steven Moffat wins for Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Sherlock wins big at Emmys in Los Angeles

EMMYS 2014 – Benedict Cumberbatch WINS EMMY AWARD

Fans Are Freaking Out Over Benedict Cumberbatch’s First Emmy Win

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Benedict Cumberbatch won his first Emmy Monday night for BBC’s miniseries “Sherlock.”

The actor may not have been at the ceremony to accept his Emmy, but his devoted fanbase celebrated the win regardless. Cumberbatch-centric posts blew up on Twitter, Tumblr and other social media outlets, and it seems as if his fans couldn’t be happier.

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They had no clue they might win! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman scoop Emmys for Sherlock

They were the rank outsiders in their Emmy categories.

But in a surprise choice Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were both honoured for their roles as Sherlock Holmes and his long suffering side-kick Dr. Watson at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday in Los Angeles.

Embarrassingly neither actor turned up to the glittering ceremony – maybe because they thought they didn’t have a chance of winning their tough categories.

Elementary, my dear Watson: Benedict Cumberbatch, right, and Martin Freeman won for Lead Actor and Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for Sherlock: His Last Vow at the Emmys in Los Angeles on Monday

Martin is currently starring in his critically-acclaimed run of Richard III at London’s Trafalgar Studios so was unable to attend.

Benedict, 38, won for Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie while Martin, 42, took the honours for Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for Sherlock: His Last Vow.

The pair are expected to come together to film the fourth season of Sherlock early next year.  But, before then, there will be a Christmas Special.

Fortunately show co-creator and writer Steven Moffat was on hand to accept his award for Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A dramatic Special for Sherlock: His Last Vow, the third season of the revamped classic detective series, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.

He beat Larry Kramer’s script for HBO’s much lauded HIV-AIDS bio The Normal Heart plus Treme, Luther, Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven

Among Lead Actor nominees, Mark Ruffalo as an activist in The Normal Heart was widely tipped to win.

Where were they? Both men, pictured as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, beat out tough competition from the stars of HBO's much-lauded The Normal Heart - but they didn't turn up to the glittering ceremony

Others in the category were Chiwetel Ejiofor for Dancing On The Edge, Idris Elba for Luther and Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo along with Martin, who was also nominated for Fargo.

In the Supporting Actor section Martin was also up against juggernaut, The Normal Heart, with nods for co-stars Jim Parson, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Matt Bomer.

He also beat his Fargo co-star Colin Hanks.

Busy stars: Benedict, 38, and Martin, 42, are both hard at work on other projects including The Hobbit franchise Busy stars: Benedict, 38, and Martin, 42, are both hard at work on other projects including The Hobbit franchise

The man behind the revamp: Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat accepted the award for Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or Dramatic Special for Sherlock: His Last Vow

The man behind the revamp: Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat accepted the award for Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or Dramatic Special for Sherlock: His Last Vow

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Martin Freeman Wins Best Supporting Actor For Sherlock

Congratulations To Benedict! Emmy Winner!

**Congratulations to Emmy winners Benedict Cumberbatch winner for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a movie, (Sherlock-His Last Vow), Martin Freeman picked up the trophy for “Sherlock: His Last Vow,” Outstanding writer in a miniseries, movie or dramatic special, Stephen Moffat (Sherlock).

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