Sherlock special gets a title and air date

AB-ThumbThe title of the Sherlock special has been revealed as Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. The Abominable Bride will air on New Years Day on BBC One and in participating cinemas in the UK. For the first time ever it will also air in the US on PBS on the same date. Overseas fans will also be able to see the special in cinemas.

The BBC have released several new images from the special which you can see in our gallery as well as an extended trailer which you can see below:

NT Live’s screening of Hamlet is the biggest event cinema opening of 2015

Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch was broadcast as part of NT Live to an extraordinary 225,000 in 25 countries making the show the biggest event cinema opening of 2015.

If you missed it many screens are showing encore performances – check the NT Live site for details.

NT Live have released a brand new trailer showing broadcast footage which you can see below:

In other theatre news Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have released their digital archive which features photos of Benedict Cumberbatch’s performances with them. Explore away!

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the LFF Virgin Atlantic Gala screening of Black Mass

BenedictDeppWeb1Benedict Cumberbatch attended the London Film Festival Virgin Atlantic Gala screening of Black Mass on Sunday 11th October.

You can find photos of the gala in our gallery (including shots of Benedict and Johnny Depp taken by us introducing the film).

More photos courtesy of Virgin Atlantic here.

Black Mass opens here in November.

In other news Benedict will be attending the Dramatic Need gala The Childrens Monologues at the Royal Court on 25 October 2015. Benedict will be joining an extraordinary cast including Nicole Kidman, Josh Hartnett, James McAvoy, Kit Harington and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a gala directed by Danny Boyle. Tickets are still available 

Watch the red carpet at the Black Mass BFI gala

On Sunday Black Mass is screening at the BFI London Film Festival as the Virgin Atlantic gala.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be walking the red carpet along with star of the film the one and only Johnny Depp.

The red carpet will be livestreamed from 6:30 pm on Sunday with a highlights package being available from 7:15 pm.

So tune in below from 6:30 pm on Sunday to watch the fun!


New Sherlock special trailer released

The BBC have released a brand new trailer for the Sherlock special which is coming soon.

“Nobody made me. I made me…”

Looks fantastic! Airing soon.


Win tickets to the BLACK MASS gala on Sunday! – Competition now closed

Black Mass PosterWe’re giving one lucky Cumberbatch fan two tickets to walk the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival Gala of BLACK MASS on Sunday evening!

Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending and walking the red carpet at this exclusive gala.

Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper.

The film also stars Joel Edgerton as FBI Agent John Connolly; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Whitey’s brother, powerful State Senator Billy Bulger; Rory Cochrane as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime; Jesse Plemons as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; and Kevin Bacon as FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles McGuire.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob.  The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

Competition closes at midday on 9th October.

The winner and guest need to be over the age of 15 and you’ll need to be in London’s Leicester Square at 7pm on Sunday! No accomodation, travel, expenses are included.

For your chance to win, simply send us an email with the answer to the following question

In Black Mass, Whitey Bulger’s younger brother, Massachusetts State Senator Billy Bulger, is played by this acclaimed British actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Imitation Game. He also stars in the title role of BBC’s hit television series Sherlock. Name this actor.

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Hamlet NT Live Trailer Released

NT Live have released a trailer for the upcoming worldwide broadcast of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican Centre on 15 October 2015.

Check NT Live’s website for details of participating cinemas.

Check out the trailer below:

Black Mass to have UK premiere at the London Film Festival

BMBlack Mass starring Johnny Depp as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger and Benedict Cumberbatch as his brother Billy Bulger will have its UK premiere at the London Film Festival at a gala on 11 October 2015.

Tickets go on sale to members on 10 September 2015 and to the public on 17 September 2015

You can read the first round of reviews from Black Mass’ world premiere at the Venice Film Festival here.

Hamlet opens at the Barbican Centre

H2Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds and Anastasia Hille has now had its press night at the Barbican Centre.

You can read our review of the production here. We’ve also added a round up of the critics reviews to the site.

Hamlet is now performing at the Barbican until 31 October 2015. The production is sold out but 30 £10 day tickets are made available to buy in person to every performance. Also check the website daily for returns.

Black Mass posters and stills added to site

BMPosterPosters and images of Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass have been added to the site.

Benedict plays Bill Bulger, brother of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp). Black Mass is released in the US in September and will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.