Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for a National Television Award

BALLY And Everest 60th Anniversary EventCongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for a National Television Award for best actor for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. The National Television Awards are voted for entirely by the viewing public and will be handed out at the O2 on 23 January 2012. You can buy tickets for the event here.

This is Benedict’s second NTA nomination for the role.

To vote for Benedict please go here.

 

You can vote once per email address (don’t forget to check your email after & confirm your votes or they won’t count). You can also vote by phone and by post.

Benedict is up against Matt Smith for Doctor Who, Colin Morgan for Merlin and Daniel Mays for Mrs Biggs.

Sherlock is also nominated for best drama series and is up against Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Merlin.

Benedict really needs your support so do please vote!

In other news Benedict has been out and about at London Collections this week and photos have been added to the galleries.

Cabin Pressure – 6th January – Cumberbatchweb recording report

rsz1The new year got off to a great start today when I was lucky enough to attend the recording of the two final episodes of Cabin Pressure series 4. Cabin Pressure is written by the marvellously funny John Finnemore and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Captain Crieff.

You can read our spoiler free report on the recording here. Some photos taken by me of Benedict before and after the recording can also be viewed in the galleries.

Cabin Pressure series 4 starts airing this Wednesday 9th January at 6:30 p.m. on BBC Radio 4.

New Star Trek Into Darkness Promotional Images

rszParamount Pictures have today released some new high resolution stills from Star Trek Into Darkness including several of Benedict Cumberbatch who is playing the villain John Harrison. The stills have been added to our gallery.

Benedict also gave an interview with Alice Eve to Empire Magazine about their new Star Trek Into Darkness filled issue (out now with Benedict on the cover!)

Star Trek into Darkness is released in May.

In other news Benedict Cumberbatch won the Tv.com poll for best dramatic actor for his role in Sherlock. An extraordinary 1.4 million votes were cast by fans for Benedict. Congratulations to Benedict! Sherlock also won best drama series in the poll.

Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of Empire Magazine

rsz_67082Benedict Cumberbatch has landed his very own cover of Empire film magazine!

Empire had exclusive set access to the set of Star Trek Into Darkness and the magazine features an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch along with some exclusive new stills.

The stills have been added to our Star Trek Into Darkness gallery.

There are two covers of the magazine – one featuring Chris Pine and one featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.The magazine goes on sale on 27th December. The ipad edition can currently be bought for a special price of 69p.

Happy Christmas from Cumberbatchweb!

sp2Happy Christmas from Cumberbatchweb!

It’s been an absolutely fantastic year for the site. When I started Cumberbatchweb with the aim of keeping a handful of friends up to date with Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest projects I never dreamed in my wildest imaginings that 2 years later the site would be receiving well in excess of one million page views a month! Thank you so much to everyone who has visited the site over the past year and to my wonderful followers on tumblr and twitter. Benedict Cumberbatch really does have some of the best fans in the world and it’s been great to chat to so many of you on email or twitter. Thank you also to everyone who has helped the site over the past year or invited me to events – your help is greatly appreciated.

A particular highlight of the year was definitely our fundraiser for Benedict’s birthday in July. I set up a fundraiser to raise funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust in the hopes of raising a modest £250. Benedict’s incredible fans raised over £10,000!

In fact Benedict’s fans this year have raised an astonishing £38,795 for The Princes Trust, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

And it’s been quite the year for Benedict Cumberbatch himself.

Click the read more to read our round up of Benedict’s incredible year and have a fantastic Christmas everyone!

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Benedict Cumberbatch wins Satellite Award & new Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser

star-trek_fullCongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who yesterday won a Satellite Award for best actor in a mini series or movie for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. Benedict was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the show.

And as a pre-Christmas treat the new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released on-line. Benedict plays the villain John Harrison in the film which is released worldwide next May.

Gallery Update

The galleries have been updated with pictures from a variety of Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent appearances including presentations of the special 9 minute Star Trek Into Darkness prologue at the BFI and in Tokyo, Benedict’s arrival at Narita International Airport where he was met by over 500 Sherlock fans, his appearance at the Liberty Human Rights Awards, the press launch for the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award and the Spencer Hart 10th Anniversary Party as well as a photoshoot for the Fashion is Great Britain campaign. Behind the scenes photos from the filming of August Osage County have also been added.

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Sherlock

Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a mini series or movie for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the second series of Sherlock.

So far this year Benedict has been nominated for a BAFTA, Emmy and now a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Sherlock.

The Golden Globes are handed out on 13 January 2013.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey goes on worldwide release today and you can see our report of the London premiere and review of the film here. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the Necromancer and Smaug the Dragon in the trilogy of films.

Finally Benedict will be returning to the radio next week with another instalment of the excellent Rumpole series – Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail. The new episode airs next Tuesday 18th December at 2:15 pm on BBC Radio 4 and concludes with Rumpole and the Expert Witness on Christmas Day.

Star Trek Into Darkness: Benedict Cumberbatch plays John Harrison

 

Paramount Pictures have released the name of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness. Cumberbatch will play a character by the name of John Harrison. It had previously been speculated that Cumberbatch would play the infamous Khan or possibly Gary Mitchell. The release of the character’s name seems to put pay to such speculation…or does it? With JJ Abrams well known penchant for secrecy the name could well be a red herring.

The stunning teaser poster for Star Trek Into Darkness as well as the first official still from the movie have been added to the gallery.

A teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness was released last week. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch in suitably silky menacing tones it provided an exciting peek at the film which is being released next May. The first 9 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will play with certain IMAX screenings of The Hobbit from 14 December 2012. To find out whether your IMAX screening is carrying the prologue go here. Non IMAX screenings of The Hobbit will carry a second longer trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness which should premiere on-line this week.

An official site has been set up for the film which includes such news as a list of international release dates. 

Benedict has started to do press for the film visiting both Tokyo (where 500 Sherlock fans greeted him at Narita airport!) and LA. He has given interviews to both Access Hollywood and MTV about the film and his role as John Harrison.

Star Trek Into Darkness is released on 17 May 2013.