Win tickets to Letters Live- Competition now closed

hf14-682x1024Letters Live
 is returning to Freemasons Hall from 10th to the 15th March 2016. Inspired by Letters of Note, the bestselling anthology compiled by Shaun Usher, and To the Letter by Simon Garfield, Letters Live is a series of curated, live events that celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each evening features a surprise cast of readers which this year includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Jude Law, Louise Brealey, Dominic West, Sir Ian McKellen & many more.

We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To enter simply send us an email (NB: competition is now closed)

A winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes (closing date this Thursday at midnight). Competition is open worldwide but the winner must be able to attend Letters Live on any of the dates above.

Terms and conditions apply.

Benedict Cumberbatch & Jake Gyllenhaal to star in The Current War

mg16A recent interview with Harvey Weinstein confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in The Current War. Benedict will play Thomas Edison opposite Jake Gyllenhaal 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.

The film is due to to start shooting in September. Benedict is due to have another busy year. He’s currently filming Doctor Strange and will begin filming Sherlock series 4 in April before moving to film The Current War.

Benedict Cumberbatch wins Best Actor at the What’s on Stage Awards

CbxTb0dWwAEcla8Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch for winning best actor at the What’s On Stage Awards for his role in Hamlet. The What’s on Stage Awards are the only theatre awards voted for by the general public.

You can watch Benedict’s acceptance speech here in which he’s incredibly kind about the fans who came to see and support the show “I feel very loved tonight.”

Website Update

So after going through all sorts of problems with the site due to a rogue theme we have a fresh new look courtesy of a wonderful follower. Please bear with us while we try to work out how to integrate the gallery with it so that we can get them back on-line. Hopefully we’ll have everything back in one piece soon!

And We’re Back…

It’s been a rough few weeks technologically here at Cumberbatchweb. The theme updated when I was away and completely wiped the look of the site and made the gallery unusable. Thanks to a very wonderful follower (sometimes the internet is amazing) the site is back up but bear with us while we try and work out what theme is needed.

Cumberbatchweb – Review of the Year – 2015

2015 was a relatively quiet year for Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean he only got married, had a son, got nominated for an Oscar, got nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards, got awarded an CBE for his charity work, starred in a sold out production of Hamlet and was awarded his own Marvel franchise in Doctor Strange. Yep quite the slow year for him….

Here’s our review of 2015:

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

doctor-strangeEntertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Benedict graces the cover of the January 8th edition of the magazine.

Doctor Strange features Benedict as the titular hero alongside Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton.

Marvel have exclusively confirmed to the magazine that Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Rogue One) will be playing the film’s main villain.

EW also have a series of exclusive photos from the Doctor Strange set including the amazing shot below.


Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – Tons of new Images released

SherlockABThe lovely people at the BBC have released plenty of new high res images for the new Sherlock special: The Abominable Bride. You can see them all in our gallery here.

Are you following the official Sherlock account on twitter? They’re sending telegrams to those who tweet them with #Telegram221B.

You can see our telegram from Sherlock to John here.

In other site news we have updated our theatre page to include details of The Childrens Monologues Anniversary Gala Benedict attended in October including videos courtesy of the lovely people at CNN Inside Africa.

Finally Benedict attended the Star Wars The Force Awakens premiere today with his wife Sophie Hunter. You can see the photos in our gallery.