Benedict Cumberbatch appeared at London Film & Comic Con this past weekend where he delighted a capacity crowd of thousands meeting his fans, signing autographs and posing for photos. He also had a panel which roving reporter Clare Newman kindly wrote up for us .
You can also see photographs of Benedict at the event in the gallery courtesy of Liz Evans.
We hope everyone who attended had a fantastic weekend! I know I did.
Benedict Cumberbatch turned 41 on 19 July and his fans responded magnificently by raising £18,000 in our annual fundraiser for UNICEF UK.
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!
New photos from The Current War have been released and have been included in our galleries!
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending London Film and Comic Con on Saturday 29th July.
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 case to keep your photos and autographs safe, water, food and phone charger. Dress light, leave heavy or bulky bags at home and wear comfy shoes!
Benedict Cumberbatch’s birthday is on 19 July and this year we’re raising funds for Unicef UK.
The link for the fundraiser is here
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
They help 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.
If you can do give to the fundraiser instead of buying Benedict a card or present. Anything you can give is very much appreciated!
Summer is fast approaching which means it’s time for reading lots of books while lying by a pool somewhere beautiful and warm. And with Benedict soon to be appearing in a variety of book adaptations on film and TV it’s an ideal time to catch up on the source material. So here’s our recommendations for Benedict Cumberbatch inspired reading this summer:
Continue reading “What to read this summer – Benedict Cumberbatch edition”
Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for his role as Richard III in The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses. Benedict’s fellow nominees are Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by my Father), Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) and Robbie Coltrane (National Treasure).
The ceremony takes place on 14 May 2017 and takes place at the Southbank Centre. If you fancy attending you can buy balcony seats at the event for £70.50
If you’d like to red carpet the event all the details are here – wristbands will be issued from 10:00 a.m. on the day.
Congratulations to Benedict and Sophie Cumberbatch on the birth of their second son. Hal Auden Cumberbatch was born on 3 March.
Our congratulations to the Cumberbatch family!
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in an adaptation of Matt Haig’s forthcoming novel How to Stop Time.
The novel tells the story of Tom Hazard, a man who may look like an ordinary 41-year-old but, owing to an extremely rare condition, has been alive for centuries. It’s billed as a love story that spans time and continents. How to Stop Time will be a SunnyMarch production with Benedict acting as executive producer.
The novel is out in July and you can pre-order it here.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring as Patrick Melrose in Melrose – a new 5 part series for Showtime and Sky Atlantic based on the novels by Edward St.Aubyn. David Nicholls will be writing all 5 episodes. Benedict will executive produce via his company SunnyMarch TV.
Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose is an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour. Each episode will follow one of the five novels, and take place over the course of a few intense days in the life of the protagonist. The settings range from the South of France in the 1960s to New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000.
The limited series will begin shooting in New York, London and the South of France in August.
Benedict has mentioned wanting to appear in a series based on the novels for several years so it’s exciting to see his dream come true!
If you’d like to catch up with the novels you can buy the set on kindle on Amazon
Melrose is the second literary adaptation Benedict has signed up for recently. He will also be starring in The Child in Time based on the Ian McEwan book.