Sherlocked – 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!
Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. He is up for best actor alongside James Nesbitt (The Missing), Toby Jones (Marvellous) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies). This is Benedict’s third BAFTA nomination for Sherlock and his 6th BAFTA nomination overall.
Sherlock has been nominated for 4 BAFTA’s including the Radio Times Audience Award which is determined by public vote so please do vote!
The BAFTAs are announced on 10 May 2015.
The cast for Hamlet at the Barbican centre has been announced. Joining Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet will be Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones, Rome, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Claudius, Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Sian Brooke as Ophelia, Leo Bill as Horatio, Kobna Holdbrook Smith as Laertes and Jim Norton as Polonious.
Hamlet is directed by Olivier Award winning director Lyndsey Turner with design by ES Devlin. The piece will be scored by Jon Hopkins.
The production starts its run at the Barbican in August and is completely sold out. £10 tickets for every performance will be released nearer to the play opening. Hamlet will also be broadcast as part of NT Live and participating cinemas are on sale now.
In other news just in time for Easter a giant Benedict Cumberbatch has been made out of chocolate courtesy of UK TV Play!
Finally if you want to get a photo of yourself with Benedict Cumberbatch at Sherlocked its your last chance. Photos of Benedict on the 221B set and a group shot featuring Benedict, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott and Louise Brealey are the only remaining photos and now on-sale (Note that gold packages and above include a photo with Benedict).
Benedict Cumberbatch appears at Letters Live next week. The event at Freemasons Hall in London runs from 31 March to 4 April 2015. Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing every night (alongside Sherlock co-star Louise Brealey). Also set to appear are Andrew Scott (Moriarty), Dominic West, Olivia Colman and many others. There are still some great seats left on the Friday and Saturday if you hurry! Letters Live have released some videos of Benedict reading letters from Alan Turing which you can see here.
It was announced yesterday that Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey have recorded a series of letters from My Dear Bessie for BBC Radio 4. The letters (between Chris Barker and Bessie Moore) first featured in Simon Garfield’s To the Letter and have gained immense popularity after being read aloud by Benedict and Louise at the Letters Live events. Broadcast details have not yet been announced.
Benedict is off to Shanghai on the 15th April to present the Laureus World Sport Awards – this is his second year presenting.
The guest list for Sherlocked keeps on growing. Joining Benedict (who is appearing on the Saturday of the event) is Rupert Graves (Lestrade), Andrew Scott (Moriarty), Una Stubbs (Mrs Hudson), Louise Brealey (Molly), Lara Pulver (Irene Adler), Lars Mikkelsen (Magnussen), Alistair Petrie (Major Sholto) and Jonathan Aris (Anderson). Co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and executive producer Sue Vertue will also be in attendance. Benedict’s photo and talk are currently sold out but gold (and higher) packages are still available to buy.
Benedict appeared today at the re-burial of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. Benedict will be playing Richard III in the upcoming Hollow Crown series for the BBC and is a distant cousin of the king. At the service he read the poem Richard by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy which you can watch here.
Letters Live returns to London for an ambitious 5 night residency at the beautiful Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden from 31 March to 4 April 2015.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey will be performing every night reading letters alongside a diverse array of world class performers, including luminaries from the stage, screen, music, art and literary worlds. The performers will not be announced in advance and every night will be unique!
Inspired by Letters of Note, the bestselling anthology compiled by Shaun Usher, and To the Letter by Simon Garfield, Letters Live is a series of curated, live events that celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence.
You can buy tickets for Letters Live from Ticketmaster
You may recall Benedict has taken part in Letters Live events previously appearing at the first event in 2013 and more recently at the Hay Festival. You can see our videos from that event here.
Letters Live supports the literacy charities The Reading Agency, First Story and Ministry of Stories.
Hit the read more to read comments from Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey on what appearing in Letters Live means to them…
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The Barbican production of Hamlet which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role is to be screened as part of NT Live. Hamlet will be broadcast on 15 October 2015 in 550 cinemas in the UK and worldwide! NT Live has a handy set of FAQs about the broadcast here .
Tickets go on sale at NT Live venues on 16 March.
Finally congratulations to Benedict who married his fiancee Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s Day. Congratulations to them both.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as a guest at Sherlocked
– the world’s first official Sherlock convention.
Joining Benedict on the guest list are series co-creator Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes), series co-creator and writer Steven Moffat and series producer Sue Vertue. From behind the scenes award winning production designer Arwel Jones will also be on hand to share behind the scenes secrets and insights.
The three day event will feature a packed programme of activities that includes displays of sets used on the show, including 221b Baker Street, an exhibition of genuine props and costumes, plus, for the first time ever, an exclusive museum that details John Watson’s army past and more. Two talk stages will be hosting Q&As with the guests, behind the scenes presentations, fan panels, episode screenings with special introductions and the Sherlock Observation Quiz which promises to test the fans to the limit. SFX and Make-up demonstrations will also feature, as well as Stunt Demonstrations to show the fans how some of the most memorable scenes were created.
All the very latest Sherlock merchandise will be available to browse or buy, as well as the chance to own your very own piece of Sherlock memorabilia with the Big Sherlock Auction.
With more guests to be announced very soon and more features to be revealed, Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention will have something for every Sherlock fan.
Tickets are now on sale with 50% of weekend tickets and 80% of Saturday tickets already sold. Weekend tickets cost £44. Ticket packages vary (please read the details of each very carefully before buying).
Gold packages include a photoshoot with Benedict and a pre-signed autograph. Please note that due to time constraints Benedict will ONLY be signing in person for platinum and VIP package holders. Benedict’s photoshoot will go on sale later and will be priced at £45.
Benedict Cumberbatch is featured in this month’s prestigious Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue. Benedict was photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz alongside David Oyelowo and fellow Oscar nominees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. You can see images from the shoot in our galleries. Benedict also took part in a number of unique videos celebrating the British invasion in Hollywood which you can see here.
In site news we’ve added some new interviews, some new Imitation Game posters celebrating its Oscar nominations, along with some new trailers and interviews with Benedict regarding The Imitation Game. You can now watch hours of footage of Benedict and fellow cast mates discussing making The Imitation Game here.
We’ve also added some photos of Benedict out and about recently at various BAFTA events to the gallery.
Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game!
Benedict has been nominated alongside Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).
The Imitation Game received 8 nominations overall including best supporting actress for Keira Knightley, best director for Morten Tyldum, best adapted screenplay for Graham Moore, best score for Alexandre Desplat (who received a double nomination as he is also nominated for his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel) and best film.
Commenting on his nomination Benedict said:
So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.
The Oscars are held on 22 February 2015 and in the UK will be broadcast on Sky Movies. You will also be able to see them with NowTv in the UK (the Movies Pass) and NowTv do a 30 day free trial.
Best of luck to Benedict!
Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has received a BAFTA film award nomination for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
The BAFTAs take place on 8 February 2015.
Benedict attended the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday and you can see photos in our gallery.
Finally congratulations to Benedict and his fiancee Sophie Hunter who have confirmed that they are expecting a baby. Congratulations to them both!