Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Gypsy Boy

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in Gypsy Boy – an adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s best selling memoirs. Benedict will play Mikey’s father – a boxer and a member of the last generation of the Romany Gypsy people.

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).

The Current War Trailer

The trailer for Benedict’s new film The Current War has just been released. Benedict plays Edison opposite Michael Shannon. The film is set for a limited release in the US in late November.

Benedict Cumberbatch delights fans at London Film & Comic Con

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 fans raise £18,000 for UNICEF UK in honour of his birthday

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

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 to attend London Film and Comic Con

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!