Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’

Based on Shakespeare’s four distinct works, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II and Henry VI, Part III (condensed into one film), and Richard III, the second installment of The Hollow Crown franchise features a cast that reads like a who’s who in British acting. Subtitled “The Wars of the Roses”, Shakespeare’s first tetralogy will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard […]

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Intent on stopping Christmas, Benedict Cumberbatch heads to Whoville in 2017

From the Department of Is There Anything This Man Can’t Do comes word from CinemaCon in Las Vegas that Benedict Cumberbatch will doing his best next Christmas to stop the inhabitants of Whoville from celebrating Christmas. The Sherlock star has signed on to be the voice of the Grinch, the Christmas pilfering, anti-hero of the 1966 Chuck […]

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Talking ‘Detectorists’, ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Sherlock’; Bits and Bobs from across the pond

Detectorists 3 Andy and Lance are detectorists. While Andy and Lance’s friendship could be described as both pathetic and touching, their goal in life as ‘detectorists’ is to find much more than scraps of metal in the ground. They are looking for something to ignite and improve the drudgery of life, believing that any day, ‘this could be their […]

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Sherlock 4: “Let’s do this then….”

“Let’s do this then”. Four simple words that set the internets hair on fire late last week. How close was this to your reaction? While it probably hasn’t been part of your personal mind palace thinking as of yet, just so you know, every day that passes is a day we are all collectively closer to […]

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Doctor Strange takes a break on E. 32nd Street

One can only imagine Sheldon’s reaction had Benedict Cumberbatch, as Doctor Strange, entered Stuart’s Comic Center of Pasadena on Big Bang Theory. While, most likely, not outwardly showing his excitement like he would have done had Professor Proton entered the store, I’m guessing that it could very well have been the first known case on record of spontaneous […]

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Andrew Scott goes from Moriarty to Hamlet in 2017

From Laurence Olivier to Kenneth Branagh to Derek Jacobi to David Tennant to Benedict Cumberbatch, the role of Hamlet has attracted a veritable who’s who of British acting greatness the last half century. Most recently, at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch continued to showcase his considerable talents by taking on the title role last year […]

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Experiencing ‘Sherlock’ separation anxiety already?

Still reeling from last night’s piece of brilliant telly and the BBC/PBS broadcast of Sherlock “The Abominable Bride”? FYI, you are not alone. What a gem of a special that probably did more to send your mind palace into orbit than anything has since, probably, January 2014 and the end of series 3 of Sherlock. […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch will make tanks invisible from the air in ‘The War Magician’

Well, at least we get one Sherlock episode in before Benedict Cumberbatch’s schedule gets tied up with yet another very intriguing film role. Whether his new project will cause a delay in the targeted April 2016 start of filming on the fourth series of Sherlock is not clear but everyone is, understandably at this point, laser-focused on the New Year’s […]

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Could Star Wars’ Hans Solo be Sherlock’s biggest fanboy?

Back in 2013, Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch were both ‘rumored’ to be getting ready for the possibility of a new Star Wars movie. When their paths crossed on The Graham Norton Show in October of that year, little did they know just how much of a mutual admiration society meeting it was about to be. When Benedict Cumberbatch […]

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