Benedict Cumberbatch has been named as the guest director of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival. The science festival takes place between at Cambridge University between the 11th & 24th March. In his charming note on being named guest director Benedict highlighted some areas of the programme of events he was particularly looking forward too. He also noted that “while there is much to marvel at, scientific discovery is a step-bystep, day-by-day process that involves incredible hard work and devotion. Those aspects can be related to so many of our lives and other non-scientific pursuits. We hope the programme entertains and inspires you to take a deeper look at our extraordinary world and our existence in it and the universe.”
The full programme of events is revealed on 28 January 2013 with booking opening on 4 February 2013.
The Wikileaks movie, previously tentatively titled The Man Who Sold the World has now been re-named The Fifth Estate and has started principal photography in Iceland. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange opposite Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The movie traces the early days of Wikileaks and is directed by Bill Condon. The movie has been given a US release date of 15 November 2013 (right in the middle of awards season). Dreamworks have today issued the first still from the movie showing Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl as Assange and Domscheit-Berg. The still has been added to the gallery.
MTV have published a new article looking at Benedict Cumberbatch’s loyal fanbase which contains quotes from me and the lovely people at Sherlockology!
It also features a hilarious new video interview with Benedict (please note geo-locked outside the US). You can find more press items on our press page. Fancy me being interviewed by MTV – the year can only go downhill from here!
Benedict is in LA at the moment and photos of him from last night’s BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party have been added to the gallery.
It’s the Golden Globes tonight and I’m sure everyone will join me in crossing their fingers and toes that Benedict wins his category (best actor in a mini series or movie). The Golden Globes can be viewed on NBC from 8:00 p.m EST with the red carpet being shown on E in the UK from 11:00 p.m.
Copenhagen – the BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Michael Frayn’s play starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Russell Beale and Greta Saatchi airs tonight on BBC Radio 3 at 8:30 p.m. The Radio Times have posted an extended version of their recent interview with Benedict regarding the drama on their site. You can also see behind the scenes photos courtesy of the BBC in our galleries.
Finally Cumberbatchweb would be very grateful of your votes in the Shorty Awards. To vote go here and let them know why you love the site!
Congratulations 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.
The 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.
Paramount 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 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!
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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Congratulations 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.
Cumberbatchweb was lucky enough to attend a recording of Cabin Pressure with Benedict Cumberbatch this afternoon and our report on the recording has been added to the site.
Series 4 of Cabin Pressure airs on BBC Radio 4 from 9 January 2013.
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.