Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Blood Mountain

LAVariety announced today that Benedict Cumberbatch has been attached to star in Blood Mountain.

The Afghan-based thriller follows a young army ranger whose team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, forcing him to personally escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive. The film will be directed by Sergei Bodrov (a twice Oscar nominated Russian director) with a script by Jonathan W Stokes which featured on the Black List in 2011.

The film is searching for financing and is due to start shooting in Morocco in April.

Benedict Cumberbatch wins best detective at the National Television Awards

NTACongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has won the Radio Times Award for Best Detective at the National Television Awards for his portrayal of Sherlock.

Benedict was nominated alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Idris Elba (Luther), Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) and Bradley Walsh (Law & Order UK).

Kiefer Sutherland presented the award – Benedict couldn’t be in attendance but received the award via live feed from LA where he was dressed in a Spencer Hart suit jacket and shirt until the camera panned down to reveal shorts underneath!

It’s Benedict’s first National Television Award for Sherlock and very much deserved.

Gallery Update & Sherlock App launches

SherlocksThe site has been updated with a number of new images (courtesy of the BBC and Masterpiece PBS) in the galleries including new Sherlock photos for The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three (this one of the stag do is a particular favourite) and His Last Vow (the Holmes family portrait!). Some new promo photos have also been added.

Photos of Benedict Cumberbatch attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Producer’s Guild of America Awards have also been added to the gallery. It was at the PGA Awards that Benedict met Robert Downey Jr – two Sherlocks together!

Today Sherlock had a panel at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour in LA – Benedict Cumberbatch, Amanda Abbington, Sue Vertue and Steven Moffat were all in attendance. Sherlock series 3 premiered on PBS on Sunday in the US to 4 million viewers – a 25% increase from the series 2 premiere. The assembled journalists all seemed to be well and truly Cumberbatched judging from their tweets which were universal in their kind praise for Benedict and the panel. Photos courtesy of PBS have been added to the gallery.

Finally the new Sherlock app for iphone launched today – Sherlock: The Network. It’s priced at £2.99 and is immense fun as you play one of Sherlock’s homeless network and help him in his adventures.

Sherlock makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly

Sherlock (or more precisely Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock!) has made the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly in the US.

EWSherlock series 3 is premiering in the US on PBS this Sunday. It is the first time the show has made the cover of Entertainment Weekly. The issue features interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as well as a gallery of new photos courtesy of Ian Derry.

In other Sherlock news Monday 20th January sees the release of Sherlock series 3 on dvd & blu ray as well as a beautifully packaged series 1-3 blu ray or dvd box set.

Also released on Monday will be an exciting new ios app called Sherlock:The Network. Priced at £2.99 it will allow players to become a member of Sherlock’s homeless network and help Sherlock and John with their adventures.

In other news some screening highlights from 12 Years a Slave have been added to the site along with some video interviews.

Finally you can see some photos from Benedict’s recent attendance at the Golden Globes in our gallery.

Sherlock Series 3 DVD Competition

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This competition is now closed

Sherlock series 3 starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has sadly now finished airing in the UK.

Over three fantastic episodes (The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three and His Last Vow) the series delighted viewers garnering record viewing figures.

We’re always very sad to see Sherlock end but don’t dismay as we have a fantastic competition for you courtesy of BBC Worldwide.

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Sherlock: His Last Vow – Review

H2The extraordinary final episode of Sherlock series 3 – His Last Vow has now aired in the UK.

You can read our review of the episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran here

Sherlock: The Empty Hearse watched by 12.7 million viewers

H4The first episode of Sherlock’s third series – The Empty Hearse was watched by an extraordinary 12.7 million viewers! It had overnight viewing figures of 9.2 million which increased by 3.5 million once iplayer was taken into account (a new record).

The incredible viewing figures make Sherlock: The Empty Hearse the highest rated non Doctor Who drama since 2002!

Charlotte Moore -controller of BBC One commented: “I’m very proud to have Sherlock on BBC One and see it topping the charts as the biggest ever consolidated audience ever, it demonstrates that ambition and quality matter to our audience.”

Sue Vertue, producer of Sherlock, Hartswood Films was thrilled with the record figures. “When we began Sherlock, and it was an instant hit, we thought it couldn’t get better. But each series has outdone the last and this is our biggest rating yet. Trying to believe this is really happening is a job in itself!”

Sherlock concludes this evening with His Last Vow on BBC One at 8:30 p.m. The BBC have released some promo photos for the episode which sees Sherlock go up against Charles Augustus Magnussen.

Sherlock: The Sign of Three premieres

S3Sherlock: The Sign of Three aired tonight in the UK. This lovely, hilariously funny, very different episode was written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson and featured the day of John and Mary’s wedding with the most extraordinary best man’s speech courtesy of one Sherlock Holmes.

You can read our review of The Sign of Three here.

We’ve also added a lovely video of Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Amanda Abbington,  some other reviews of the episode, some promo photos and some more Sherlock behind the scenes photos (courtesy of the wonderful cast & crew on twitter) to the site.

The BBC have also posted the trailer to the final episode of series 3 – His Last Vow. I fear they’ll be tears before bedtime…

Sherlock Returns!

ID1Sherlock series 3 has returned to our screens after a two year absence. The first episode of series 3 The Empty Hearse aired to an expectant public on New Year’s Day.

We’ve added lots of Sherlock content to the site including reviews, our review of the episode, behind the scenes photos and our transcript of the Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Sue Vertue, Jeremy Lovering, Mark Gatiss & Steven Moffat following the BFI screening of The Empty Hearse.

The next episode The Sign of Three airs this Sunday (only 4 days to wait!) on BBC 1 at 8:30 pm and the BBC have released a new trailer for it which you can see on our videos page.

Benedict Cumberbatch – Year in Review – 2013

Birthday2013 has been another extraordinary year for Benedict Cumberbatch and we’ve put together a list of some of the main highlights of the past year.

Meanwhile some new Sherlock  images have been been released by the BBC including some new promo images from The Sign of Three.