Monthly Archives: October 2014
**I like this clip the more times I see it. (:
Mason asked Cumberbatch, “That must be sort of intimidating, to try to have to put all that on the screen.” “Hell, yeah it is,” he replied.
To better understand Turing’s work, Cumberbatch familiarized himself with the Germans’ encryption device, called the Enigma Machine, on display at London’s Imperial War Museum.
It was the machine that Turing was warring against. “Exactly,” said Cumberbatch. “This is the enemy. The ‘crooked hand of death,’ as it’s called in the film.”
“Turing viewed this as a mathematical problem, didn’t he?” asked Mason.
“Absolutely. I mean, he really did. But he also understood that to beat a machine, you had to use a machine rather than humans, because there just wasn’t enough time.”
Cumberbatch said, “That moment in the film actually gave me goosebumps. To think what it must have been like the first time it worked and stopped to give the settings for the day. I mean, just literally the hairs stood on the back of my neck, as it must have been for them. I mean, this is a ‘Eureka!’ moment.”
Cracking the cypher allowed British intelligence to decode messages to German U-boats that had preyed on Allied shipping. It’s estimated Turing’s work shortened the war by two years, saving millions of lives.
**Here are some screencaps I made of Benedict’s appearance on The Graham Norton show. To see more, visit our GALLERY..
**It’s always great to see Benedict on TV, especially the Graham Norton show, where he really lets loose.
The actor knows all about the fiction depicting Sherlock and Watson as more than friends
Many fans are more than happy with the storylines that are offered on the hit BBC drama Sherlock, but there are some who enjoy getting a bit more creative with ideas of what could happen between Sherlock and John Watson. And now, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the role of the super sleuth, has revealed his thoughts on the explicit fanfiction.
Speaking to OUT.com, the 38 year-old actor who will soon be returning to the role of Sherlock for a special episode, before embarking on the filming for the new season, recalled how fans have asked him what Sherlock would think of them. He said: “People keep coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, he’s so sexy, do you think [Sherlock would be] interested in me?’ Do you not think he’d just look at you twice and tell you everything you hate about yourself and crumple you up like a little bit of paper and flick you away? He’s a machine and brutal and ruthless and has no time for the distractions of your fawning. Because, you know, they either want to make John [Watson] into a sort of cute little toy, or me into a cute toy, or we’re f**king in space on a bed, chained together.”
Going into detail about Sherlock’s relationship with Watson, played by Martin Freeman, the actor continued: “It’s always, like, one of them is tired, one comes back from work, the other is horny, a lump appears in his trousers, and then they’re at it. It’s usually me getting it — I’m bitingWatson’s dog tags.” Lovely.
Fantasies aside, Benedict also touched upon the point that he isn’t to blame when he has to decline requests from fans to have autographs or their pictures taken with him. Explaining what happened at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, the actor said: “People were literally dragged off the streets [crying], ‘I just wanted an autograph.’ It’s horrible. And then I get into the back of an SUV, going, ‘Sorry,’ and this one girl goes, ‘Yeah, whatever,’ with tears in her eyes. It’s not…me.
“I can’t control an ex-military security man who’s just had a whole day of it, and just thinks he’ll lose his job if he doesn’t punch some poor teenage girl in the face to give me an inch more room to breathe.”
“What a weird and wonderful compliment,” said the Sherlock and Imitation Game star
Benedict Cumberbatch’s beautiful, waxy figure debuted at Madame Tussauds London on Tuesday, and we have to admit that we’re a little concerned. After all, less than a year ago, Justin Bieber’s replication went into early retirement due to excessive groping — and with Cumberbatch’s die-hard following, it’s easy to assume that the Sherlock andImitation Game star could suffer a similar fate.
Cumberbatch himself, however, appeared unconcerned about melting, and was instead excited at the prospect of finally being able to photobomb himself.
“What a weird and wonderful compliment… I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy!” he said in a statement. “Also my agents will be thrilled, they’ve wanted a clone of me for some time!”
We just hope that, given Madame Tussauds’ open-door policyallowing visitors to “get up, close and personal… in a fully interactive experience” that the Cumberbabes will be more gentle than those fiesty Beliebers were.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX FIGURE REVEALED
Tuesday October 21, 2014. Fans of one of the most critically-acclaimed and popular actors on the planet were overwhelmed when they met the new wax figure of Benedict Cumberbatch at Madame Tussauds London this morning.
The Emmy Award winning star, already being talked about for an Oscar for his role in The Imitation Game, received his latest life-size accolade after months of painstaking work by a team of more than 20 Madame Tussauds artists and the fans gave it a resounding thumbs up.
On seeing the figure, Naomi Roper, founder of fan site
benedictcumberbatch.co.uk said, “It is absolutely fantastic, I have had
people starting petitions to get Madame Tussauds London to feature him for a long time, and now he¹s here I think it will definitely be a huge attraction for fans. People will come and see him from all over the world it’s marvellous.”
Cumberbatch was closely involved in the creation process and is hoping to come and visit his likeness very soon. He has, however, seen photographs of the finished figure and is impressed by the results, commenting: “I’m excited to see the finished, perfect, waxy me although slightly terrified… The work is so detailed it’s going to feel a little uncomfortable and surreal seeing what I really look like!” Cumberbatch added, “But being so involved in the entire creation process and working so closely with the team at Madame Tussauds London was a phenomenal experience and really opened my eyes to the artistry that goes into the making of each figure. I just wish it could take selfies and sign autographs!”
The attraction is now steeling itself for an influx of fans eager to see the
figure, which is portrayed ‘premiere ready’, in a stylish Spencer Hart suit,
donated by the tailor, and Benedict’s famous tousled hairstyle. The suit
closely matches the outfit worn by the actor during his memorable
‘photobombing’ spree at the 2014 Oscars. “We had so many visits to our
website on the day we announced we were creating Benedict¹s figure that our system nearly crashed!” explained Ben Sweet, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London.
He continued: “The demand to feature him here has simply been overwhelming and I am sure fans are going to approve of the likeness. We are extremely grateful to Benedict for the support he gave the team throughout the process. He was unbelievably generous with his time, attending two sittings, and giving us access to his styling team to get everything as accurate as possible. He’s a ground-breaking talent and undoubtedly deserves his place on the A-list here at Madame Tussauds London.”
Benedict’s figure is the latest British star to join the attraction’s A-list
line up, and will take up residence alongside fellow Brits Judi Dench and
Kate Winslet, as well as a host of Hollywood names from Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie, to Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp.
Find out more about the full line up at Madame Tussauds London and bookahead to be the first to meet Benedict Cumberbatch at
**Here is the actual Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug video. If his voice doesn’t send chills up your spine, nothing will..