Sherlock Funko Pop! Vinyls to be released

FunkoIt was announced today that Funko will be adding Sherlock to its hugely popular range of Pop! Vinyls. The range includes two Sherlocks (one with a violin), Mycroft Holmes (plus brolly), Jim Moriarty with IOU Apple, John Watson and Irene Adler. Hopefully this will be the first release in a range of figures. After all we need Greg Lestrade, Molly Hooper, Mary and Mrs Hudson. The possible variants are also endless – Sherlock in his dressing gown, John and his moustache, Moriarty and his crown – not to mention Victorian versions for the special!

You can preorder the range at Zavvi, Forbidden Planet International, Entertainment Earth and Toy Wars to name a few.

In other news Black Mass starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Benedict Cumberbatch as his brother will be getting its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Following that it will also be shown at the Toronto Film Festival.

Hamlet Rehearsal Photos released

rehearsalNew photos showing Benedict Cumberbatch in rehearsals for Hamlet have been released. You can view them all in our gallery.

Benedict stars as Hamlet at the Barbican Centre from 5 August to 31 October 2015. The play will be directed by Lyndsey Turner and co-stars Ciaran Hinds as Claudius.

Tickets are sold out but do check the Barbican website for returns. 30 day tickets costing £10 are also available in person from the box office for each performance.

First Clip from the Sherlock Special released

The BBC have released the first clip from the Sherlock special which is set in the Victorian era. The clip features Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson. It also features the welcome return of fan favourite Archie! The very funny clip (“I’m barely in the dog one…“) hints at great things to come. Steven Moffat also confirmed at the Sherlock panel at SDCC that the special is to be released in select cinemas worldwide.

Watch the clip below:

New Sherlock Special Image

shspeshThe BBC have released a new image from the Sherlock special starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The special (rumoured to be airing at Christmas) sees Sherlock and John in Victorian times. The image has been added to our Sherlock special gallery . Sherlock have a panel at SDCC today (featuring series co-creator and writer Steven Moffat, executive producer Sue Vertue and star Rupert Graves (Lestrade).

The trip will also be appearing in a panel for Nerd HQ as part of their Conversations for a Cause series. This will be streamed live worldwide via the Nerd HQ app and IGN’s website. The panel starts at 10:00 am (PDT) (Approximately 6pm UK) on Friday.

In different news Van Gogh: Painted with Words is getting a rare UK dvd release. Benedict starred in this BBC drama as Vincent Van Gogh. The dvd is available to pre-order on Amazon now.

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Benedict has been awarded his CBE for services to the performing arts and to charity.

Also honoured were Chiwetel Ejiofor (CBE), Eddie Redmayne (OBE) and Sherlock co-creator and writer Steven Moffat (OBE).

Congratulations Commander Cumberbatch!

Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Doctor Strange and Cumberbatch film season at the Barbican

Flaunt-ThumbDeadline reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Martian) has joined Doctor Strange as possible chief villain Baron Mordo. Chiwetel joins Benedict Cumberbatch (who stars as Doctor Stephen Strange) in the film which is set to begin principal photography later this year. Chiwetel and Benedict previously worked together on 12 Years a Slave for which Chiwetel was Oscar nominated. Tilda Swinton is also reportedly set to appear as The Ancient One. The film is due to be released in the US on 4 November 2016.

To tie in with Hamlet (which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role) the Barbican will be screening a season of films starring Benedict Cumberbatch. These include recent Hollywood hits Star Trek Into Darkness and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as well as rare screenings of Hawking and Stuart:A Life Backwards which also stars Tom Hardy. The Barbican will also be screening the entire of Parade’s End (in which Benedict starred as Christopher Tietjens opposite Rebecca Hall as Sylvia in Sir Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novels) and will be screening the cliffhangers to all 3 Sherlock series (The Great Game, The Reichenbach Fall and His Last Vow) in a single sitting. Tickets are on sale from 12 June at 10:00 a.m.

Hamlet £10 Ticket Ballot Now Open

HamletThe ballot for £10 tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Centre is now open.

Anyone who wants £10 tickets can apply from now until 16 June. On 16 June (10 am) the ballot will close and winners will be notified on 19 June 2015. You can book 2 £10 tickets in total. A £3 transaction fee applies and it is one application per household. If you were lucky enough to buy your full allocation of tickets for Hamlet previously (6 tickets were permitted per membership) you may not enter the ballot.

60 tickets for every performance will be available to be pre-booked through the ballot. A further 30 day seats will be available to every performance. These will be available on the day and will require anyone wanting to purchase them to queue. The final 10 seats for each show will be sold to charities.

Do also keep an eye on the production site where a handful of tickets may be released in the future.

Sherlock wins the BAFTA Radio Times Audience Award

SherlockCongratulations to Team Sherlock and Hartswood Films on Sherlock’s BAFTA win at the weekend! The show picked up the Radio Times Audience Award at the BAFTA’s which were presented last Sunday evening. The award is voted for by the public and they voted in their thousands.

The show had previously won 2 BAFTAs at the BAFTA Craft Awards.

Congratulations to all of the team and thank you to each and every person who voted!

Sherlocked Coverage

ThumbCumberbatchweb spent an amazing (and exhausting!) weekend last weekend at Sherlocked – the first official Sherlock convention organised by Massive Events in partnership with Hartswood Films. We’re still organising our content but to start things off we’ve added a transcript of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Q&A to the site along with some photos of him at the event (with more to come).

You can find plenty of photos and quotes on our tumblr page and we’ve added Benedict’s introduction to A Scandal in Belgravia to our youtube channel.

More to come…

On another note the first trailer for Black Mass has been released and you can see it on our videos page.

Cumberbatchweb at Sherlocked

Sherlocked3Sherlocked – the official Sherlock convention takes place next weekend from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April at the EXcel Centre in London. Benedict Cumberbatch will be in attendance (Saturday only) alongside a raft of Sherlock cast & crew including Andrew Scott, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs, Sue Vertue, Steven Moffat & Louise Brealey. We’ll be in attendance as part of their Fanlocked Team & will be proving full coverage of the event (phone signal permitting!) including live tweeting as many of the panels as possible & lots and lots of photos.

Cumberbatchweb will also be hosting a talk with Claire Pritchard Jones, award winning hair and make up designer on Sherlock on the second stage on Sunday at 10:30 am. The talk is free to attend. Do come & ask lots of questions!

We’ve put together some tips on surviving the convention here.

Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!