Sky Atlantichave released the first teaser trailer for Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch and adapted from the novels of Edward St Aubyn.
Melrose gleefully skewers the British upper class as it tracks the titular characters harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood, through adult substance abuse and ultimately, towards recovery and redemption. Benedict plays Patrick Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour.
Melrose is coming in 2018 and you can see the first trailer below
The Christmas season will soon be upon us and this year Anno’s Africa are offering people the opportunity to buy Christmas cards designed by Benedict Cumberbatch!
Anno’s Africa are an organisation which aim to provide an alternative arts education to children in Africa, teaching them vital skills which will assist them in finding paid work and allowing them creative opportunities which would otherwise be beyond them.
You can buy the cards here. They will ship internationally but please do click on the correct part of the page. Why not team up with your friends to reduce shipping costs?
Benedict’s art is always very popular and has previously only really been available at high prices at auction and this is a fun way to own a piece designed by him and do some real good this Christmas.
Benedict stated: I was immediately drawn to Mikey’s courageous and heart-breaking story. And his father Frank is unlike any character I’ve played before,” Cumberbatch said in a statement. “He’s a complex man torn between tradition and his love for a son struggling to come to terms with an identity that’s completely at odds with Frank and his culture.
Gypsy Boy is set to go into production next summer. It will be directed by Morgan Matthews (X+Y) and adapted by James Graham (who wrote the brilliant play This House).
Benedict Cumberbatch appeared at London Film and Comic Con last weekend delighting thousands of fans who attended to see him. Fans travelled from all over to see him but some had crazier journeys than others. Michelle Zajac came from the US to see Benedict and spent a grand total of 30 hours in the UK to see him! Here is her story: