The BBC tonight released a brand new trailer for Sherlock: The Empty Hearse. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Sherlock is due to return on New Year’s Day on BBC One at 9 pm.
Along with the exciting new trailer the BBC have also launched an interactive trailer full of exclusive content and clips.
You can see more Sherlock series 3 videos here along with photos from the series.
The BBC today released a number of new images for Sherlock series 3. The images include new promotional shots depicting Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Fan favourites Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper), Una Stubbs (Mrs Hudson) and Rupert Graves (Gregory Lestrade) also feature.
New images from the premiere episode of series 3 – The Empty Hearse (penned by Mark Gatiss) have also been released. The images were released via Shortlist, Buzzfeed and EW and we’ve added them all to our gallery.
Sherlock series 3 begins airing at 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day in the UK with The Empty Hearse. A minisode “Many Happy Returns” airs on the red button on Christmas Day.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had it’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night and Benedict Cumberbatch was in attendance. Benedict plays both the dragon Smaug and the evil Necromancer in the film. Benedict, looking rather fetching in a Dolce & Gabanna burgundy velvet smoking jacket, attended the premiere along with Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Stephen Fry (the Master of Laketown), Luke Evans (Bard) and many others.
You can find photos from the premiere here along with video footage from the livestream of the premiere.
Benedict also took part in a twitter Q&A earlier today to promote the film and we’ve got the transcript of his #AskSmaug Q&A.
In non Hobbit news it has been announced that the premiere episode of Sherlock series 3 (The Empty Hearse) will premiere at 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day 2014. A mini episode “Many Happy Returns” will also be available on the BBC Red Button and on-line on Christmas Day.
Finally tumblr has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch was the most re-blogged actor on tumblr in 2013!
Benedict Cumberbatch features on the cover of the new issue of British GQ Magazine (photos by Platon) The new issue goes on sale on Thursday. Overseas fans will be able to buy from Newsstand.
The world premiere of The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug takes place in LA later today and Benedict is in attendance. Look out for coverage and photos on here over the coming days & don’t forget Benedict’s twitter Q&A with @TheHobbitmovie on Tuesday at 2:20 PT (8:20 pm UK time). Join in by tweeting questions to #AskSmaug
Finally some new Sherlock series 3 production stills have been added to the gallery.
The BBC today revealed that Sherlock The Empty Hearse – the premiere episode of Sherlock series 3 will air on BBC One on New Year’s Day 2014.
The air date was cleverly revealed by the BBC having a hearse drive around popular Sherlock sites (Baker Street, St Barts, North Gower Street) with the air date as a floral arrangement in the back and the hashtag #SherlockLives!
Following the premiere of The Empty Hearse on New Year’s Day Sherlock will switch to Sundays for the remainder of its run meaning that we get two episodes in a week! The Sign of Three will air on Sunday 5th January and His Last Vow will air on Sunday 12th January.
The BBC have also released the synopsis for The Empty Hearse:
Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…
Thanks to @kirk_skirk on twitter for the photo.
T’is the season…well almost! It’s that time of year when everyone starts frantically coming up with Christmas lists. So what to buy for the Benedict Cumberbatch fan in your life? Apart from books, dvds and tees (visit our shop for ideas!) a popular choice is calendars and this year Benedict Cumberbatch fans have two official calendars to choose from – Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness.
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Sherlock Lives in a brand new trailer aired by the BBC yesterday. In the brief clip we see Sherlock’s “fans” included a bearded Anderson (Jonathan Aris) and Sharon Rooney reacting to the news that Sherlock Holmes Lives!
The BBC also released some behind the scenes images featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman which have been added to our gallery.
And John Watson himself has updated his blog in which he discusses how he’s moving on with his life after the death of Sherlock. Further blogs are promised over the coming weeks.
Sherlock series 3 is expected to air on BBC 1 later this year.
In other news Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Los Angeles on 2 December 2013. Benedict plays Smaug the Dragon in the movie who features heavily in a new TV spot for the film. The European premiere of the film is set to be held in Berlin on 9 December 2013.
In other news Benedict will be attending a preview of 12 Years a Slave in Berlin on 8 December 2013 and appearing at the Letters Live event in London on 10 December where he will be reading “correspondence deserving of a wider audience” alongside Gillian Anderson, Nick Cave, Neil Gaiman, Thandie Newton and James Rhodes to name but a few. Both events are now sold out.
Finally some new videos from August Osage County (in which Benedict appears alongside Meryl Streep as Little Charles) have been added to the site.
On Saturday Benedict Cumberbatch was honoured with a BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award for Best British Artist of the Year.
He was handed his award by Chiwetal Ejiofor (star of 12 Years a Slave) and Alice Eve (who appeared with Benedict in Starter for Ten and most recently in Star Trek into Darkness). Gary Oldman also featured in a tribute video to Benedict which was played at the event. In his rather lovely speech Benedict said he thought it was “an embarrassment of riches” to be accoladed and mentioned that he thought the award would end up in his mother’s house “she’s a strong willed woman!”
You can see photos from the event here.
Benedict was also recently interviewed by Interview magazine by Gary Oldman and they’ve kindly put it on-line to read.
The first production still from Sherlock series 3 has been released by the BBC. The atmospheric shot features Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson.
Sherlock series 3 features 3 episodes – The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three and His Last Vow. The UK air date has yet to be announced.
Earlier today a Hobbit fan event was held at which fans got a sneak peek at footage from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. You can watch the entire event via our previous post. A brand new trailer has also been released.
Gearing up for the December 13, 2013, release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, fans will get a chance to see new cast members joining the highly anticipated second film in “The Hobbit” Trilogy, including Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace and Luke Evans, as part of the global fan celebration to be held tonight, November 4, at 10.00pm UK, and simultaneous times around the world.
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