Benedict stated: I was immediately drawn to Mikey’s courageous and heart-breaking story. And his father Frank is unlike any character I’ve played before,” Cumberbatch said in a statement. “He’s a complex man torn between tradition and his love for a son struggling to come to terms with an identity that’s completely at odds with Frank and his culture.
Gypsy Boy is set to go into production next summer. It will be directed by Morgan Matthews (X+Y) and adapted by James Graham (who wrote the brilliant play This House).
Benedict Cumberbatch appeared at London Film and Comic Con last weekend delighting thousands of fans who attended to see him. Fans travelled from all over to see him but some had crazier journeys than others. Michelle Zajac came from the US to see Benedict and spent a grand total of 30 hours in the UK to see him! Here is her story:
UNICEF are the world’s leading organisation working to protect children in danger. UNICEF protects and defends the rights of every child. They operate in 190 different countries including the UK helping to provide food, vaccines, clean water, education and disaster relief to children in need. They rely purely on charitable donations to provide their life saving aid.
In previous fundraisers run by Cumberbatchweb Benedict’s fans have raised over £62,000 for charities such as The Prince’s Trust, Myeloma UK, Teenage Cancer Trust, Refugee Support Network, MOAS and Lesvos Solidarity.
As always we’re thrilled the fans have come together to raise money for such a wonderful cause in honour of Benedict’s birthday!
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Thomas Edison opposite Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse.The movie takes place in the late 1880s and revolves around power titans Edison and Westinghouse’s battle over the supply of electricity. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by several European companies and Westinghouse Electric.
Also in the movie are Tom Holland (Spiderman), Nicholas Hoult as Tesla, Tuppence Middleton and Katherine Waterston.
You can buy tickets here. Benedict’s diamond pass is £225 and includes a photo, autograph and talk. Please note if buying a diamond pass you also need to buy an entry ticket. Photos are £75 and going very very quickly so if you’re planning on getting one book soon!
Top tips for the event? Bring cash, a hard plastic caseto keep your photos and autographs safe, water, food and phone charger. Dress light, leave heavy or bulky bags at home and wear comfy shoes!