Pardon our appearance

Whilst on holiday recently my website theme updated and succeded in wiping the look of the site. Which was a bit of a shock – who knew things could magically update on their own! One consequence is that for some reason my custom built galleries are not displaying. I am trying to sort this out but alas it is taking far longer than I had anticipated so please bear with us while I get it all fixed up!

Cumberbatchweb – Review of the Year – 2015

2015 was a relatively quiet year for Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean he only got married, had a son, got nominated for an Oscar, got nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards, got awarded an CBE for his charity work, starred in a sold out production of Hamlet and was awarded his own Marvel franchise in Doctor Strange. Yep quite the slow year for him….

Here’s our review of 2015:

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

doctor-strangeEntertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Benedict graces the cover of the January 8th edition of the magazine.

Doctor Strange features Benedict as the titular hero alongside Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton.

Marvel have exclusively confirmed to the magazine that Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Rogue One) will be playing the film’s main villain.

EW also have a series of exclusive photos from the Doctor Strange set including the amazing shot below.

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Sherlock: The Abonimable Bride – Tons of new Images released

SherlockABThe lovely people at the BBC have released plenty of new high res images for the new Sherlock special: The Abominable Bride. You can see them all in our gallery here.

Are you following the official Sherlock account on twitter? They’re sending telegrams to those who tweet them with #Telegram221B.

You can see our telegram from Sherlock to John here.

In other site news we have updated our theatre page to include details of The Childrens Monologues Anniversary Gala Benedict attended in October including videos courtesy of the lovely people at CNN Inside Africa.

Finally Benedict attended the Star Wars The Force Awakens premiere today with his wife Sophie Hunter. You can see the photos in our gallery.

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in The War Magician and Letters Live Returns

BCBenedict Cumberbatch is set to star in The War Magician according to The Hollywood Reporter. Benedict is attached to star in the The War Magician as British hero Jasper Maskelyne, the titular magician whose clever illusions helped the Allied forces fight against the Nazis during World War II.

The film will be co-produced by Benedict’s production company SunnyMarch.

SunnyMarch are also involved with Letters Live which makes its triumphant return to Freemasons Hall next March. Letters Live is a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Performed by an array of speakers (whose identities are not revealed in advance) last years sell out events featured some fantastic performers and on the night I attended  featured Kylie Minogue, Tom Hiddleston (take 12 minutes out of your day and watch this – you’ll thank me), Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey and the always wonderful Toby Jones.

Letters Live is returning to Freemasons Hall from the 10th-15th March 2016  and tickets are on sale now. Top price seats are £75. There is also a family matinee on the Saturday (please note this is different from the other shows being 75 minutes long with no interval).

Benedict has also written a letter to Father Christmas to celebrate the return of Letters Live

Doctor Strange Concept Art revealed in new featurette

The first concept art has been revealed for Doctor Strange. The film which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel superhero Doctor Stephen Strange recently started principal photography in Nepal. Directed by Scott Derrickson (who directed my favourite horror film in years – Sinister) the frankly stellar cast was recently confirmed as featuring Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, A Bigger Splash), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Martian), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale), Michael Stuhlbarg (Trumbo) and Rachel McAdams (True Detective, Sherlock Holmes). The film is due to be released in November 2016.

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