Marvel Studios have released an epic photo featuring a huge number of actors, directors and behind the scenes people who have starred in the first ten years of Marvel Studios films. The photo features Benedict as Doctor Strange. You can also see a behind the scenes video here.
It’s a quiet (ish) time at the moment in the run up to the release of Avengers Infinity War. So it seemed like an ideal time to shine the spotlight on you – the fans.
We’ll be doing two showcases.
The first is for the fan artists amongst you.
The idea is for fans submit pieces of their artwork & we’ll showcase a variety of the pieces and their artists on the website. If people are interested enough we could make it a bi-monthly thing showcasing different people each time.
If you’re interested send artwork to contact @ benedictcumberbatch. co.uk with the heading Fan Art Showcase
Art can be in any medium and related to any work Benedict has done. Submissions must be suitable for a general audience and you must be the original artist and own the copyright for the piece you are submitting.
Not an artist? Not a problem Send us your Benedict Tales! If you’ve met Benedict and would like to share the experience or if you havent but want to discuss how much a particular piece of his work means to you then send us an email at the same address and we’ll feature the best of them.
A new trailer for Patrick Melrose (previously called Melrose) starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character has been released by Showtime. The show will be aired by Showtime in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK this year. The series is based on the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn . The show recently had a panel at the TCA’s (with Benedict appearing by satellite from Atlanta where he is finishing up filming Avengers Infinity War) and you can read a round up of the panel’s musings here courtesy of The Surf Report.
Happy holidays to all of my wonderful followers! Hope you’ve enjoyed this past year – as ever Benedict has had an extremely busy year and there’s lots to look forward to next year!
January sees the release of three Rumpole tales (Benedict stars as young Rumpole) on audio book (free with a trial from Audible) as well as the Radio 4 adaptation of Metamorphosis
March sees the release of My Dear Bessie: A Love Story with Louise Brealey and Benedict Cumberbatch reading the very popular love stories between Chris and Bessie.
Next spring will see Melrose (based on the books by Edward St Aubyn) air on Sky Atlantic (and Showtime in the US) with Benedict starring as Patrick Melrose. You can get a jump start on reading up on the novels now before the series airs.
In May a small independent film that Benedict appeared in gets its US bow. Avengers Infinity War Part 1 will see Benedict reprise his role as Doctor Strange as The Avengers, Spiderman and the Guardians of the Galaxy go up against Thanos. You can see the first trailer below:
Also due for release next year is Mowgli (previously called The Jungle Book Origins) which will see Benedict star as Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’ performance captured film.
And hopefully coming soon are the film adaptations of How to Stop Time (which is due to star Benedict as Tom Hazard) and Gypsy Boy (in which Benedict will appear as the lead’s father). Benedict is also due to star in Rio opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in a picture directed by Luca Guadagnino. The film will be a Studiocanal/SunnyMarch production.
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.