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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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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New companion ‘on the way’ for The Doctor

According to Peter Capaldi, the new Doctor Who companion has been given the keys to the TARDIS! Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, officially turned in her key and left the building at the end of the last series of Doctor Who. Coleman will next be seen in the title role in the forthcoming 8-part ITV drama, […]

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Houdini & Doyle newest incarnation of the Sherlock franchise

Right up there with all dramas being touted as ‘the next Downton Abbey‘ these days, there seems to be endless interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his alter-ego creation, Sherlock Holmes. Ever since co-creators/writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss so brilliantly brought the world’s most famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, to life in the […]

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