Benedict Cumberbatch – A to Z

With an Oscar caliber performance just around the corner in which he plays Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch is more than just a household name. He’s a fixture. Not only has the star of Sherlock dominated the small screen with award-winning performances in both the BBC/PBS 21st century adaptation of the world’s most famous consulting detective and as a military officer in HBO’s Parade’s End, the big screen (The Hobbit, 12 Years a Slave, War Horse, Tinker Tailor, Star Trek Into Darkness), the stage (Frankenstein) and radio where, for the 70th anniversary of Normandy landings during World War II, he read the original radio bulletins from June 1944 for BBC Radio 4, he has three films coming out between now and the end of the year.

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Is 'Journey's End' next up for Benedict Cumberbatch?

Ho-Hum. Another day, another day that Benedict Cumberbatch is being linked to a starring role in a proposed new film. According to the Sunday Times, the Sherlock star has been targeted to play the lead role of the hero Captain Stanhope in Journey’s End, a new film based on the R.C Sherriff’s 1928 play about […]

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Downton Abbey star added to brilliant cast of WikiLeaks film

With his sights set on the big screen, Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), recently made the decision to leave the British period drama, seen in the States as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. Making the leap to the big screen is not always that easy with the streets of Los Angeles littered with […]

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Post Hobbit, it's now official! Sherlock 3 confirmed for January 2013 filming

Anytime Mark Gatiss talks Sherlock, I consider it official. While it has been the subject of intense speculation ever since Sherlock lept from atop St Barts Hospital, it has now been confirmed by stv Entertainment that the third series of Sherlock will begin filming in January 2013. Co-creator/co-writer (and Sherlock’s elder brother, Mycroft), Mark Gatiss, […]

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Will 'Sherlock' take a clue from 'Poirot'? Please?

If Benedict Cumberbatch gets his way, and let’s hope he does, Sherlock fans around the globe will get the opportunity to watch some of the greatest television on television until roughly the year 2025. Much like David Suchet who made it his life’s ambition to complete the entire Hercule Poirot series of 65 Agatha Christie […]

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Downton Abbey III adds to cast

Feeling a bit neglected this week given the premiere of Sherlock on PBS (which, btw, premiered to an amazing 3.2 million viewers not including DVR or online viewing), Downton Abbey is back in the news this week with a bit of an update from the filming of series 3. In addition to the already well-documented […]

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Frankenstein coming to U.S. venues

With numerous UK venues already signed on for encore screenings of the Danny Boyle/Nick Dear bit of brilliance, the following U.S. independent¬† venues have just been announced¬† screening dates for Frankenstein this summer. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Parade’s End, The Hobbit, Tinker Tailor, War Horse) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’ Elementary), the National Theatre […]

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You say New Years Eve. We say Sherlock Eve.

The brilliance that is Sherlock is a day away. What better way to pass the remaining hours than to demonstrate what has become an international phenomenon (it’s been sold in 180 countries) and screen Sherlock in five different languages. To most everyone around the globe, today may represents the close of business for calendar year […]

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