Competition – Win a copy of Cabin Pressure – The Collected Series

b00pzhcm_640_360The lovely people at AudioGo have very kindly offered us three copies of Cabin Pressure – The Collected Series and they’re up for grabs to readers of this site.

Cabin Pressure – The Collected Series features series 1 to 3 of Cabin Pressure along with the Christmas special – Molokai. The cd insert features notes and drawings from series creator John Finnemore.

To win a cd send us an email headed Cabin Pressure Giveaway with the answer to this simple question:

What is the name of Carolyn’s dog?

Winners will be picked by random number generator and announced next Thursday- the day after the final episode of Cabin Pressure Series 4 has aired. Contest is open worldwide.

Competition is now closed.

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Broadcasting Press Guild Award

15974Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for best actor for his roles as Christopher Tietjens in Parade’s End and Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. Benedict previously won this award in 2011 for his roles in Sherlock and Vincent:Painted with Words.

Parade’s End leads the nominees with five nominations for best TV Drama, best actor nominations for both Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam (for both Parade’s End and The Thick of It), best actress for Rebecca Hall for her portrayal of Sylvia Tietjens and best writer for Sir Tom Stoppard who adapted the series from Ford Madox Ford’s novel.

Sherlock is also nominated for best drama and best writer for Steven Moffat.

The awards will be announced next month.

Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of Entertainment Weekly

EW1Benedict Cumberbatch will be gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week. The issue will take a sneak peak at Star Trek Into Darkness in which Benedict plays the mysterious villain John Harrison. The issue goes on sale this Friday in the US.

For more on Star Trek Into Darkness do check out the gallery & videos page for all the latest trailers.  Benedict’s Star Trek related interviews in last month’s Empire and Total Film magazines have also been added to the site.

Star Trek Into Darkness is released in the UK on 17 May 2013.

Cumberbatchweb – Review of Good Evening – A Tribute to Beyond the Fringe

9781408472064Along with a very busy career in film, television and theatre Benedict Cumberbatch has carved for himself an illustrious career in radio drama and comedy. In the first of an occasional series Cumberbatchweb will be reviewing some of Benedict’s prior radio performances.

First up is Good Evening – A Tribute to Beyond the Fringe...

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Sherlock Action Figures on their way

Sherlock sculptBig Chief Studios who have the licence to produce Sherlock figures have this week released photos of the sculpts for their upcoming figures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. The sculpts (which can be viewed on their Facebook page) bear an incredible resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The figures will be released later this year.

In other news while Benedict films The Fifth Estate work has already begun on building the Sherlock set for series 3 with art director Arwel Jones kindly sharing photos on his twitter.

Finally we have added a videos page to the site with youtube links to material related to Benedict’s projects past and future including interviews, trailers, behind the scenes clips and more.

Benedict Cumberbatch to be guest director at Cambridge Science Festival & The Fifth Estate starts filming

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.

Daniel BrŸhlThe 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.

Benedict Cumberbatch – New MTV article and BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party Photos

British actor Cumberbatch arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles awards season Tea Party in Los Angeles, CaliforniaMTV 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!

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.