Variety have reported that Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Guillermo del Toro’s new film Crimson Peak. He will star opposite Emma Stone (The Amazing Spiderman) and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy).
Discussing the film recently in Total Film Del Toro (best known for his beautifully made horror films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone as well as blockbusters Hellboy and Blade II and the upcoming Pacific Rim) said:
“It’s the turn of the century. So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance…the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch.It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?”
Crimson Peak will start filming in February 2014.
Benedict Cumberbatch features on the covers of several magazines this month publicising Star Trek Into Darkness.
Empire Magazine has done a special JJ Abrams edition with Benedict on the special fold out cover as mysterious villain John Harrison.
F Movie Mag also have a special Star Trek Into Darkness issue which you can order here.
Finally Star Trek magazine has a special Star Trek Into Darkness preview.
Star Trek Into Darkness is released in the UK on 9 May 2013 & has its London premiere on 2 May 2013.
Neverwhere – the ambitious BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel has now finished airing. Starring James McAvoy as Richard Mayhew and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Angel Islington the whole series can now be listened to here – you have until March 29th to listen again. You can also download the first episode as a podcast.
Dark, funny, thrilling and with superb performances from an exceptional cast it is a superb 3.5 hours of entertainment.
You can read our reviews of each episode on our site here.
Paramount have released a brand new international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. The trailer is non stop action and features plenty of Benedict Cumberbatch who is playing chief villain John Harrison in the film. Cumberbatch is immensely chilling in the trailer promising Kirk that he’ll walk over his cold corpse! Embedded within the trailer were hidden URLs (all credit to TrekMovie for spotting them) to the new international poster for the film.
You can see the poster and all the Star Trek Into Darkness promotional images released so far in our galleries.
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Benedict Cumberbatch today took home the prize for best actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. He won for his portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock and of Christopher Tietjens in Parade’s End.
Parade’s End won big taking home four Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for best actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), best actress (Rebecca Hall for her portrayal of Sylvia Tietjens), best drama series and best writer (Sir Tom Stoppard who adapted the novel by Ford Madox Ford). Congratulations to Benedict and all the team at Mammoth Screen!
Photos of Benedict Cumberbatch at today’s event have been added to the galleries.
Parade’s End triumphed at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards yesterday. The series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall won best TV drama at the awards ceremony against stiff competition from Line of Duty and The Hollow Crown. The award was collected by Benedict Cumberbatch, Anne Marie Duff and Sir Tom Stoppard.
Photos of Benedict at the awards have been added to the gallery.
The South Bank Sky Arts Awards airs on Sky Arts on Thursday 14th March at 9:30 p.m.
After the event when talking to reporters Benedict spoke about his excitement for Sherlock series 3 which starts filming next Monday 16th March. Speaking about the first episode Benedict told reporters:
“You are in for an absolute stonker of a resurrection. It’s going to be a treat. It’s a terrific episode. I’ve just turned round from doing another job so I’m fresh to it this week, so I’m in that privileged position of getting a head-start on you guys, but I really recommend waiting. It’s going to be great. It’s really lovely to be back.“
Sherlock series three started production today with a read through of episode one (reportedly written by Mark Gatiss). The BBC tweeted a behind the scenes pic of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (John Watson) at the end of the read through.
Filming starts next Monday 18th March for an initial block of filming with the final block of filming to be completely later this summer after the lead actors have finished their other commitments (which for Martin Freeman includes more filming for The Hobbit).
Check out our new Sherlock series 3 photo gallery for behind the scenes photos and photos of the set being created courtesy of Arwel Wyn Jones.
Sherlock series 3 is set to air in late 2013.
A brand new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer has been released by Paramount.
The trailer (which plays before screenings of Oz in the US) is more action orientated than before and offers us a couple of new glimpses of Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison.
You can see the trailer (along with all the Star Trek Into Darkness videos released so far) on our Star Trek Into Darkness video page.
Meanwhile in other news Benedict has wrapped shooting on The Fifth Estate and is currently preparing to play Sherlock Holmes again in the third series of Sherlock. Sherlockology have confirmed that Sherlock series 3 will start filming on Monday 18th March.
Paramount have confirmed that the UK release date of Star Trek Into Darkness has been moved forward a week to 9 May 2013. The UK will be of the first countries in the world to get the film. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the mysterious John Harrison. Keep an eye on the UK Facebook for more details.
In advance of the Cambridge Science Festival (which Benedict Cumberbatch is curating as guest director this year) the Naked Scientists recorded a podcast with Benedict. The delightful and insightful interview encompasses everything from Benedict’s love of science, his roles playing scientists in Frankenstein, Copenhagen and Creation, Sherlock (and his hope that watching Sherlock might inspire a new generation of forensic scientists), Neverwhere and his excitement about The Imitation Game with some very lovely words about Alan Turing. You can download the podcast here. It’s a superb listen.
Neverwhere, the BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Extra adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere had it’s press launch today. To coincide the BBC & the Radio Times have released some fantastic new images of the all star cast. You can see all the images in our gallery here.
BBC Radio 4 have also launched a brand new website for Neverwhere which features interviews, photos, audio clips and much more.
Neverwhere stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Angel Islington alongside James McAvoy as Richard Mayhew, Natalie Dormer as Door, David Harewood as the Marquis de Carabas and Sophie Okendeo as Hunter. The series starts airing with a one hour special episode on BBC Radio 4 on 16 March 2013 at 2: 30 p.m. The remaining episodes will air from Monday 18 March on BBC Radio 4 Extra.