Benedict Cumberbatch at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

Photos of Benedict Cumberbatch (and interviewer Louise Brealey) have been added to the gallery.

Benedict discussed Sherlock and his career in front of a capacity crowd of over 2000 fans at the prestigious Cheltenham Literary Festival on Saturday 6th October.

We’re delighted to bring you our report of the talk at which Benedict discussed his roles in Sherlock, Parade’s End, The Hobbit, August: Osage County and Frankenstein, the perils and joys of fame, his process and his passion for his charity work for The Princes Trust to an audience of over 2000 fans who had flown from all over the world to see him. 

Finally don’t forget to sponsor Benedict for the Palace to Palace bike ride that he is taking part in next Sunday. Benedict has raised over £5152 and Team BC have raised £6492 all together which is extraordinary work on the part of the fans in little over two weeks! Well done everyone but still a way to go yet – if you haven’t already you can sponsor Benedict here.

Benedict Cumberbatch at the Ghent Film Festival and vote for Benedict!

Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as appearing at the Ghent Film Festival on the 11th October 2012.

He’ll be attending a screening of Parade’s End with director Susanna White, composer Dirk Brossé and producer David Parfitt. You can buy tickets from the festival website.

Benedict is also currently featured in a number of polls that he needs your help to win!

Benedict is on the longlist for best dramatic performance: male at the National Television Awards for his roles in Parade’s End and Sherlock. You can vote for Benedict here. (you can vote once per email address). Sherlock and Parade’s End are also up for best drama series. Benedict needs your votes to make the shortlist.

Benedict Cumberbatch has also been nominated for the Hospital Club’s hclub100 – a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries. Benedict is nominated in the TV category. Do vote now! 

Benedict Cumberbatch has also been nominated for best actor in the TV Times Awards (Sherlock is also up for best drama). You can vote here.

Finally don’t forget to sponsor Benedict for his Palace to Palace ride in aid of the Prince’s Trust. Team BC has raised over £5470 already!

Sponsor Benedict Cumberbatch in the Palace to Palace Bike Ride in honour of The Princes Trust

Benedict will cycle 45 miles on a route that will take him from London to Windsor. 

Starting in St James’ Park Benedict will travel down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace before heading towards the River Thames. The route then continues via Richmond Park, Virginia Water and Egham finishing up in the shadow of Windsor Castle.

Benedict’s fundraising page is here.

Benedict is doing the bike ride with his good friend Adam Ackland and Team BC have already raised more than £4900 from generous fans.

Benedict would be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring him – you’re such a wonderfully generous fandom and Benedict is a patron of The Prince’s Trust so it’s a cause very dear to his heart. Every penny counts! 

Vote for Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock & Parade’s End at the National Television Awards

Voting for the 2013 National Television Awards are now open. Benedict Cumberbatch features on the longlist for Best Dramatic Male Performance jointly nominated for his roles in Sherlock and Parade’s End. Sherlock and Parade’s End are both nominated for best drama series and the amazing Rebecca Hall is nominated for Best Dramatic Female Performance for her role as Sylvia Tietjens in Parade’s End.

You can vote here.

You can vote once per email address and can also vote by phone and by post. It would be marvellous to get all the Sherlock and Parade’s End nominees onto the shortlists so please do vote now.

Parade’s End – the exceptional BBC 2 drama series in which Benedict stars as Christopher Tietjens has now sadly finished airing. If you missed any of the episodes you can catch up now on iplayer. Our reviews of the 5 part series can be found on the site along with a variety of photographs and behind the scenes pictures from the series.

Finally it’s the Primetime Emmy awards tomorrow night in the US and Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for his performance as Sherlock in the best actor in a mini series or movie category. Sherlock (which was nominated for 13 Emmys overall) is up for best mini series and Martin Freeman is nominated for best supporting actor in a mini series or movie. Pictures of Benedict at the Emmy Nominee Reception yesterday have been added to the gallery.

Best of luck to all of Team Sherlock!

Welcome to Cumberbatchweb

Welcome to Cumberbatchweb – your independent guide to actor Benedict Cumberbatch – star of Sherlock, Parade’s End, Star Trek Into Darkness, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse and more.

We’re still under construction and hope to launch properly very soon indeed.