Fanmail and Autographs
I’d like to send some fanmail to Benedict Cumberbatch. How do I contact him?
You can contact Benedict by writing to Benedict Cumberbatch, c/o Conway Van Gelder Grant, 3rd Floor, 8-12 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HW
If I write to Benedict or send him something to sign will he send me an autograph?
Unfortunately due to the sheer volume of fanmail he receives (hundreds of letters a week) Benedict is unable to respond personally to fanmail. However, he greatly appreciates all the kind words and support that he receives and he values his fans very much.
How do I know that if I send something to Benedict it will get to him?
All mail sent to Conway Van Gelder Grant for Benedict is passed on to him.
I wrote a letter to Benedict 3 months ago which contained a present – can you check whether he received it please?
While I work closely with Benedict’s agency and publicist on matters connected to the website I am not employed by them. I do not see any of the fanmail that is sent to Benedict and cannot check whether something has been received.
OK so I can’t easily get an autograph in the post from Benedict but you can send me one right? I’m happy to pay.
I have no more access to Benedict than any other fan and I’m afraid I’m not sat on a stack of autographs that I can send out on request. The site can’t provide you with autographs.
It’s my girlfriend’s birthday next week. Can Benedict please send a birthday card/record a birthday message/do a birthday phone call?
I’m afraid Benedict isn’t able to fulfill requests like this.
My friend has been having a really rough time of it. Can you please arrange for her/him to meet Benedict/attend his latest premiere/get a signed photo of him?
You sound like an amazing friend but I’m afraid I can’t arrange anything like that.
I’m from a charity and we’d like an autographed photo of Benedict for our raffle. How can I get one please?
Please send all such requests via Conway Van Gelder Grant
Sherlock series 3
Is Benedict doing another series of Sherlock?
Yes Series 3 starts filming in March 2013
When will Sherlock be on tv again? I miss it.
Sherlock series 3 will air on the BBC in “late 2013″ according to the BBC
I would like to schedule my holiday to the UK around Sherlock filming. Can you please tell me where they will be and when?
I’m afraid not. The schedule for filming will not be made available to the public. The vast majority of the filming will be in Cardiff both in the new drama studios there and on location. However the on location shooting in London/Cardiff won’t be advertised to the public and we won’t be tweeting location information for confidentiality/safety reasons. We would strongly advise against anyone planning their holiday in the hopes of seeing filming.
I’ve been having the worst year ever/I’m a film student/I’m a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast so please can you arrange for me to visit the set?
I’m afraid the site can’t arrange set visits for anyone.
Promotion & PR
Benedict is starring in our film/tv series/theatrical production/featured in our book/music project/appearing at our charity gala will you help us promote it please?
Of course. Contact me on email@example.com to discuss how I can help.
Have you seen my lovely art prints/t-shirts/jewellery/book/perfumes that are based on or inspired by Benedict/Sherlock? Will you sell them through your website or do a post promoting them please?
While I’m sure Benedict will be delighted that his work has inspired such creativity the site receives multiple requests like this a week and is here to provide news on Benedict – not sell its readers lots of items tangentially related to him. Consideration will, however, be given to projects where the proceeds go entirely to charity.
I’m coming to the UK in (insert month here). Where can I see Benedict please? I’d like to meet him.
I’m afraid I am not provided with Benedict’s daily schedule! Any public event that he is advertised as appearing at will be promoted on the front page of the website and mentioned on twitter/tumblr. For the most up to date information on Benedict’s appearances please follow Cumberbatchweb on twitter/tumblr which are updated several times a day. If you do not wish to join either social network you can simply bookmark the pages for information.
I missed seeing Benedict in Frankenstein and would love to see him in the theatre again. Can you tell me what he is doing next and how I can book tickets?
At present no theatrical productions featuring Benedict have been announced. Please keep an eye on the website/twitter/tumblr for updates.
Is Benedict Cumberbatch on twitter?
No. Benedict is most definitely not on twitter. Anyone claiming to be him on there is a fake. Known fakes include @benedictcumb and @cumberbatchb There is also a parody account @bcumberfake
I saw a twitter (@cumberbatchb) claiming to be his official twitter & linking to your site.
Yes that’s a fake. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get these accounts removed. That one is especially annoying as the press keep linking to it but the only twitter associated with this site is @cumberbatchweb
Is Benedict on Facebook?
Benedict doesn’t interact with fans on Facebook. Nor does he have an official page endorsed by his agency. Please be wary of anyone claiming to be him or his friend on there.
What is Benedict’s natural hair colour?
I saw a picture of Benedict with (insert name of pretty female who happened to stand next to him for 2 seconds). Is he dating her? Who is his girlfriend?
I’m afraid the site doesn’t ever comment on Benedict’s personal life nor do we post paparazzi pictures. We’re here because we love his work. His personal life is none of our concern.
What is Benedict’s blood type? What hour was he born?
Whilst I appreciate your enthusiasm for trivia these are questions you’d need to ask his mother Wanda Ventham.
Will Benedict ever come to (insert country name here)?
I am sure Benedict would love to and will do so if his work takes him there. Any planned promotional activities abroad will be mentioned on the site.
I need to contact Benedict directly. Can you please provide me with his mobile number/email address/home address please? I have a legit reason for asking I promise.
I don’t have any of Benedict’s personal details and if I did I wouldn’t send them to you. Please respect his privacy.
So who the hell are you then? Do you work for Benedict? Are you his friend?
I’m just a fan who set up the website two years ago. I was lucky enough to see Benedict at one of the last performances of After the Dance at the National Theatre and raved to my friends about his superb performance in it. They were upset they hadn’t known it was on and noted that there wasn’t an up to date site on the web at that time that they could look to providing people with information on Benedict. I set up the website/twitter shortly afterwards with the view of providing about 5 friends with information on Benedict and sharing pictures of him. It’s rather grown…
So you get paid to do this then?
Not a penny.
Is your site popular?
It averages between 1 million and 1.5 million page views a month with approximately 47,000 followers across various forms of social media (growing steadily by the week)
I’d love to help with your site and can provide you with a reasonable estimate for doing so.
Help is always appreciated and I am eternally grateful to all who send me pictures/news/articles etc for the site. However as the site is entirely self funded and is not profit generating I cannot pay anyone for any work.