Hamlet to screen as part of NT Live

NT-LiveThe Barbican production of Hamlet which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role is to be screened as part of NT Live. Hamlet will be broadcast on 15 October 2015 in 550 cinemas in the UK and worldwide! NT Live has a handy set of FAQs about the broadcast here .

Tickets go on sale at NT Live venues on 16 March.

Finally congratulations to Benedict who married his fiancee Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s Day. Congratulations to them both.

Benedict Cumberbatch to appear at world’s first official Sherlock convention

Sherlocked1Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as a guest at Sherlocked – the world’s first official Sherlock convention.
Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention will be taking place at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre from 24th – 26th April 2015 and is organised by Massive Events Ltd, in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd.
Joining Benedict on the guest list are series co-creator Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes), series co-creator and writer Steven Moffat and series producer Sue Vertue. From behind the scenes award winning production designer Arwel Jones will also be on hand to share behind the scenes secrets and insights.

The three day event will feature a packed programme of activities that includes displays of sets used on the show, including 221b Baker Street, an exhibition of genuine props and costumes, plus, for the first time ever, an exclusive museum that details John Watson’s army past and more. Two talk stages will be hosting Q&As with the guests, behind the scenes presentations, fan panels, episode screenings with special introductions and the Sherlock Observation Quiz which promises to test the fans to the limit. SFX and Make-up demonstrations will also feature, as well as Stunt Demonstrations to show the fans how some of the most memorable scenes were created.

All the very latest Sherlock merchandise will be available to browse or buy, as well as the chance to own your very own piece of Sherlock memorabilia with the Big Sherlock Auction.

With more guests to be announced very soon and more features to be revealed, Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention will have something for every Sherlock fan.

Tickets are now on sale with 50% of weekend tickets and 80% of Saturday tickets already sold. Weekend tickets cost £44. Ticket packages vary (please read the details of each very carefully before buying).

Gold packages include a photoshoot with Benedict and a pre-signed autograph. Please note that due to time constraints Benedict will ONLY be signing in person for platinum and VIP package holders. Benedict’s photoshoot will go on sale later and will be priced at £45.

Benedict Cumberbatch featured in Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

VF6Benedict Cumberbatch is featured in this month’s prestigious Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue. Benedict was photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz alongside David Oyelowo and fellow Oscar nominees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. You can see images from the shoot in our galleries. Benedict also took part in a number of unique videos celebrating the British invasion in Hollywood which you can see here.

In site news we’ve added some new interviews, some new Imitation Game posters celebrating its Oscar nominations, along with some new trailers and interviews with Benedict regarding The Imitation Game. You can now watch hours of footage of Benedict and fellow cast mates discussing making The Imitation Game here.

We’ve also added some photos of Benedict out and about recently at various BAFTA events to the gallery.

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for an Oscar

the_imitation_game_612019Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game!

Benedict has been nominated alongside Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

The Imitation Game received 8 nominations overall including best supporting actress for Keira Knightley, best director for Morten Tyldum, best adapted screenplay for Graham Moore, best score for Alexandre Desplat (who received a double nomination as he is also nominated for his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel) and best film.

Commenting on his nomination Benedict said:

So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.

The Oscars are held on 22 February 2015 and in the UK will be broadcast on Sky Movies. You will also be able to see them with NowTv in the UK (the Movies Pass) and NowTv do a 30 day free trial.

Best of luck to Benedict!

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for BAFTA Award

globesCongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has received a BAFTA film award nomination for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

The BAFTAs take place on 8 February 2015.

Benedict attended the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday and you can see photos in our gallery.

Finally congratulations to Benedict and his fiancee Sophie Hunter who have confirmed that they are expecting a baby. Congratulations to them both!

Sherlock special starts filming & Vote Benedict Cumberbatch at the National Television Awards

BCThe Sherlock special started filming today in Bristol. The special reunites Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) in a new 90 minute special which is due to air later this year. Mark Gatiss shared an image to celebrate the beginning of filming which we have included in our galleries. This site & our social media channels will remain a spoiler free zone. We will only be sharing info/photos shared by the BBC or the Sherlock cast and crew.

Benedict has been nominated for a National Television Award for best drama performance. He is up against Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sheridan Smith (Cilla) and Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley). 

Sherlock is also up for best drama up against Doctor Who, Cilla and Downton Abbey.

You can vote for Benedict and Sherlock here.

Benedict is due to attend the Golden Globe Awards this weekend where he is nominated for best actor. Best of luck Benedict! He will be appearing on The Ellen Show the following day.

Benedict and Keira Knightley are currently gracing the cover of W Magazine. You can see images in our galleries.

Finally Benedict recently attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival where he accepted the best ensemble award for The Imitation Game. Images have been added to our galleries.

Cumberbatchweb – Year in Review 2014

THRIt’s been an incredible 2014 for Benedict Cumberbatch and we’ve put together a list of all the highlights for the past year.

We hope all our readers had an amazing holiday season. Thank you all so much for reading and for your fantastic support over the past year. Here’s to an absolutely amazing 2015!

More award nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch

542831Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for more best actor awards for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Benedict has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for best actor and a dual nomination from the London Critics Circle Awards for best actor and best British actor.

To date Benedict has been nominated for best actor at the Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Awards, London Critics Circle Awards, Moet British Independent Film Awards and the Satellite Awards. He also won the Hollywood Actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards

Imitation1Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards. Benedict is a double nominee at the Screen Actors Guild Awards being nominated for best actor for his role in Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and best actor in a mini series or movie for his role in Sherlock. The entire Imitation Game ensemble was also nominated for best film ensemble.

Benedict was also nominated today for a Golden Globe Award for best actor for The Imitation Game.

Congratulations to Benedict!

In other news The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (in which Benedict has dual roles as Smaug and the Necromancer) is released tomorrow in the UK. You can read our review here. Also on general release still is The Penguins of Madagascar in which Benedict plays Agent Classified and of course The Imitation Game (which is still on limited release in the US but adding more sites – general release on Christmas Day). Our reviews of those films are linked above.

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards

MoetBenedict Cumberbatch was honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards last night. Benedict was presented with the Variety Award which recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.

You can see Benedict’s touching acceptance speech here.

Images from the ceremony have been added to our galleries.