Benedict Cumberbatch is on the international cover of Time magazine this week.
The October 28th edition (on stands today) features Benedict on the cover (with a photoshoot by Paola Kudacki) and an interview in relation to The Fifth Estate which opens in the US today.
It’s a tremendous accolade to be on the cover of Time so congratulations Benedict!!!
Fans can purchase Time from Newsstand.
The Fifth Estate is now on general release in the UK!
You can read our review of the film here.
To promote The Fifth Estate’s upcoming release in the US Benedict Cumberbatch took part today in a Reddit AMA.Benedict received thousands of comments and spent 2 hours answering fan questions. You can read the answers to his questions here.
While in New York Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and entered into an Alan Rickman-off! He also appeared on Good Morning America.
A special screening of The Fifth Estate was held by Vanity Fair & you can see pictures from that event in our gallery.
In the UK Benedict appeared on the Graham Norton show with Harrison Ford. You can watch the show on iplayer and see photos from his appearance in our gallery.
Finally Benedict is in this month’s edition of Esquire USA and you can see photos from his photoshoot here. In the UK the webmistress (in blue!) was interviewed along with 4 other Benedict Cumberbatch fans about Benedict for Esquire Weekly – the ipad only magazine. The issue is on sale now for 99p.
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To celebrate the release of The Fifth Estate, in cinemas in the UK on 11th October, we are giving you the chance to win an exclusive poster signed by Benedict Cumberbatch! Four runners-up will win unsigned posters.
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.
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Fans eagerly awaiting the release of Little Favour starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Moran and Colin Salmon had their appetites whetted with a full length trailer and brand new poster today.
Little Favour is a short produced by SunnyMarch Productions. Benedict is one of the producers of SunnyMarch alongside Adam Ackland, Ben Dillon and Adam Selves.
Little Favour will be available to buy worldwide on Itunes on 5th November. Those who donated to the project at the appropriate level will receive a link to watch it earlier.
The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange opens in the UK this Friday. We were lucky enough to attend an early screening and you can read our review of the film here.
Also attending the screening were Alan Rusbridger (the editor of The Guardian) and David Leigh and Luke Harding – the authors of Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s war on Secrecy. They took part in a fascinating Q&A about the film and the vital questions that it raises and you can read our transcript here.
Benedict will be appearing on the Graham Norton Show (in the UK) as well as Good Morning America and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (in the US) on 11 October 2013 to promote The Fifth Estate.
It’s been a long time coming but today we finally got to hear Smaug the dragon as a new trailer was released for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the gold hoarding dragon who dwells within the Misty Mountain. His voice for the dragon is quite something! We can’t wait to see what that will be like in an IMAX theatre.
You can see the trailer on our Hobbit videos page.
A series of new character banners featuring Bilbo, Gandalf & others have also been released and you can find these in our gallery.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released in the UK on 13 December 2013.
In other news Benedict Cumberbatch has been named the sexiest male movie star in the world by the readers of Empire Magazine! Benedict beat stars such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Chris Hemsworth to secure the title.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing on the first show of the new series of The Graham Norton Show promoting The Fifth Estate.
Benedict will be appearing on the show alongside the legendary actor Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones, Star Wars).
The show will air on BBC 1 on 11 October – the same date that The Fifth Estate is released in the UK.
A teaser trailer for the short film Little Favour featuring Benedict Cumberbatch has been released.
Little Favour is written and directed by Patrick Monroe and comes from Sunny March Limited – a new production company formed by Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, Ben Dillon and Adam Selves.
Little Favour also stars Colin Salmon and Nick Moran and was funded by crowdfunding. It will hopefully be hitting the festival circuit soon.
The new poster has also been added to our Little Favour gallery.
Benedict Cumberbatch has started filming The Imitation Game, the biopic of computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing who helped to break the German Enigma code during the Second World War.
The Imitation Game is written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). Benedict stars as Turing alongside an incredibly strong cast including Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance and Allen Leech.Photos from recent filming have been added to our galleries.
In other news today BBC One released some new behind the scenes photos from Sherlock series 3 featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman filming the show.
The Guardian ran an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch this weekend entitled The Peculiar Charm of Benedict Cumberbatch. You can see scans of the article in our gallery.
Benedict would like to clarify some of the comments made in the article:
“Re: The Guardian’s weekend magazine article on Saturday:
I feel my views have been misrepresented. Do I think Manning should be pardoned? Yes. Do I think that’s likely to happen? Sadly no.
Re Snowdon I said in the interview that the use of threats to life as a reason to erode civil liberties through intrusive government surveillance can also be as dangerous to democracy as the terrorism such actions claim to be preventing. This wasn’t printed for some reason.”
The Guardian have posted a partial transcript of the interview for clarity.