Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose this May

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the small screen next month as a narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic/drug addict with a distinctive overcoat and, no, it’s not a new episode of Sherlock! Cumberbatch will executive produce and take the lead as Patrick Melrose in the upcoming adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s classic series of semi-autobiographical Melrose novels, […]

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Andrew Scott’s Hamlet headed to BBC2 this Easter

At long last, the televised version of the London stage play, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, is headed to BBC2 on Saturday, 31 March. Scott, who was introduced to the masses with his brilliant portrayal of Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, recently followed in some pretty big footsteps of those who have previously played the Prince of Denmark including Benedict […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

Aside from being recognized as the world’s foremost theoretical physicist/cosmologist, Stephen Hawking had two of the finest actors on Planet Earth portray him over the years. The first time the scientist was ever played on screen saw Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC film Hawking with Eddie Redmayne following a decade later in the 2014 Oscar-winning film, […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch descends on Whoville in ‘The Grinch’ this Christmas

It’s now officially ‘official’ in my book. Benedict Cumberbatch can do anything. In the upcoming remake of the 1957 Dr Seuss classic story, The Grinch affords the star of Sherlock and Doctor Strange the opportunity to show his extraordinarily grouchy, unforgivingly heartless and downright mean side. The actor is at his ever-loving grouchiest, most heartless and meanest when he voices the […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch is ‘Patrick Melrose’

Later in 2018, Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the small screen as a narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic and, no, it’s not a new episode of Sherlock! Cumberbatch will executive produce and take the lead as Patrick Melrose in the upcoming adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s classic series of semi-autobiographical Melrose novels, which include the Man […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s A Child in Time heads to PBS on April 1

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of Sherlock and pretty much most everything that has come out of Hollywood these days, will bring an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child in Time to the small screen for PBS on Sunday, April 1, 2018. In addition to executive producing the one-off, Cumberbatch will also take on the role of Stephen […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Current War” is….electric!

For those needing a brief Benedict Cumberbatch fix, the first trailer has been released for The Current War. The 19th century historical drama features Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison with Michael Shannon as inventor/industrialist George Westinghouse who find themselves locked in battle over a brand new discovery, with each wanting to take control of how it shapes the future. […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m all on board with prequels. Remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming November release of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and […]

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What’s next for Benedict Cumberbatch? Playboy Patrick Melrose in Edward St Aubyn’s “Melrose”, of course.

If you’ve ever really wondered why it takes so much time between Sherlock series, one only has to look at the ever-expanding day planner that charts series star Benedict Cumberbatch’s daily life activities. While both Doctor Strange and The Hollow Crown were technically prior to the Sherlock S4 premiere in January 2017, since that time, he has spent his time filming The Current War where […]

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