Over 70 stars of film, TV, music and the arts including Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Felecity Jones (Rogue One) have created unique, postcard sized artworks to raise funds for Anno’s Africa a charity running educational arts projects for children in the poorest Kenyan slums and rural Malawi. Artworks will be raffled blind to help build an Arts Centre in Kibera and fund our 2017 Arts Program.
The artworks are raffled blind so you have to guess which Benedict’s is (we’d guess at “is this a drawing?” but could be wrong – that’s part of the surprise!) Benedict’s wife Sophie Hunter has also contributed to the Daniel Craig raffle)
2016 has been it’s fair to say a bit of a mixed bag. With a combination of terrible world events and the somewhat unrelenting celebrity deaths which saw several of my heroes and the world’s biggest icons taken well before their time it’s a year I’ll be glad to see the back of! Still Cumberbatchweb went from strength to strength in 2016 and it was fun to take part in the Sherlocked event this year which saw me interviewing Sherlock’s composers Michael Price and David G Arnold as well as Benedict’s parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton.
Luckily for Benedict it was also another fantastic year for him personally!
The new images show Sherlock, Mary, John and the new baby Watson.
The BBC have also released a new decidedly ominous teaser for the show (below) and a plot summary for the first episode The Six Thatchers:
Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move. One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard – but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson’s past…”
The BFI have a preview of the final episode of Sherlock series 4 on the 12th January 2017 (3 days before air). Tickets are on sale to champion members on Monday 5th December, to members on 6th December and public booking on the 13th December (please note that these previews usually sell out to members and the BFI do not keep tickets back for public sale).
Huge congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch, Scott Derrickson and the writers, cast and crew of Doctor Strange which has just become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest single character opener worldwide beating the record previously held by Robert Downey JR’s Iron Man franchise.
Doctor Strange now has a worldwide box office of $616 million and rising with $200 million plus box office in the US landing the film in the top ten earners of 2016.