Benedict Cumberbatch wearing an eye patch while filming 'Melrose' in Glasgow, which doubles as 1982 New York in the series adapted from the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn. - St Vincent Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom - Monday 30th October 2017
It's set to air on BBC One later this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the gruelling BBC One drama 'The Child in Time' opposite Kelly Macdonald, which follows a writer of children's books who is faced with the worst time of his life when his young daughter goes missing during a shopping trip.
Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Child in Time'
Based on the 1987 dystopian novel of the same name by Ian McEwan (which won the Whitbread Novel Award in the year of its release), the actor plays an author named Stephen Lewis who is the sole carer of his 3-year-old daughter Kate, whose mother is his estranged wife Julie (played by Kelly Macdonald). When she goes missing in a supermarket, his whole world is turned upside just like any parent's would be - but things get strange when he starts to experience unexplained events occurring.
With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the known universe. But what about when he doesn't have either of those things? It only takes a run-in with afterlife goddess Hela for his hammer to be destroyed, apparently beyond repair. And when he is kidnapped by her people and taken to the planet Sakaar, he has no choice but to enter into a gladiator match to save the people of Asgard from Ragnarök; the fate of total destruction. To his initial delight, and to the confusion of everyone in the arena, his opponent turns out to be none other than the Incredible Hulk. But when he realises that this Hulk is hell-bent on destroying him, he realises that he has no choice but to fight his supposed friend to the death.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have an interesting name for their second son.
It has just been reported that Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their second child into the world three and a half weeks ago; another son with a rather unusual name. The happy news has not yet received a formal announcement.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend 'Doctor Strange' event together
39-year-old Sophie gave birth to their new baby at Portland Hospital in London on March 3rd 2017, according to new reports. The news will no doubt be officially announced in The Times as is customary for the couple's most special news. And it will no doubt reveal the little boy's unique name, Hal Auden Cumberbatch.
Continue reading: What Has Benedict Cumberbatch Named His Second Son?
Here's a look at some of Benedict Cumberbatch's greatest movie roles.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return in a new series of 'Sherlock' soon, but that's just the tip of the iceberg compared to what he's got coming up. He will reprise his Doctor Strange role in both 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Avengers: Infinity War', before playing Shere Khan in a new adaptation of 'Jungle Book' and voicing the Grinch in 2018's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'.
Here's a look at all his greatest roles to date:
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
The best of British TV over the holidays.
Christmas telly is the best, and this year's no different. Instead of re-watching the old holiday movies you've seen numerous times, get stuck in to what the BBC and Sky have to offer over the festive period. From 'Bake Off' to 'Sherlock', you're sure to find something to glue you to the box.
Here are our top 10 Christmas must-see shows:
1. The Great Christmas Bake Off (Christmas Day and Boxing Day - 4.45pm on BBC1)
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The actor wasn’t deemed sexy enough by show bosses.
Speaking to The Sunday People, Gatiss said Cumberbatch was originally thought of as “a sort of ginger weird person” and not sexy enough for the role.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, with co-star Martin Freeman
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch's Nose Nearly Cost Him 'Sherlock' Role
Scott Derrickson poses alone and with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton whilst promoting their movie 'Doctor Strange' at Soho House Hotel at Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 26th October 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch seen alone and with his wife Sophie Hunter seen at the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' new movie 'Doctor Strange' held at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 21st October 2016
As Guardians of the Galaxy did two years ago, this action romp comes at the Marvel universe from a witty angle that makes it a lot more fun than the overcrowded Avengers movies. This film has a strong central character, a boisterous sense of humour and a relatively simple plot that never gets bogged down in explaining its mythology. Most of all, it's hugely entertaining, with a great cast and head-spinning kaleidoscopic effects.
Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a top New York neurosurgeon. Arrogant and dismissive, he maintains a friendship with his ex, fellow surgeon Christine (Rachel McAdams). But a car crash puts an end to his rock-n-roll lifestyle when his hands are seriously injured. After medicine fails to heal him, he turns to eastern mysticism, travelling to Kathmandu to study under the tutelage of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). She opens his mind to the magical power around him, and as he develops his powers with the serious, more experienced Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Stephen is pulled into an epic clash with the rebel sorcerer Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen), who wants to heal humanity by sending it into a dark, timeless parallel universe.
Despite the gloomy plot, Scott Derrickson directs the film with a very light touch, bringing out cheeky humour in every scene as these whip-smart characters interact with each other. Cumberbatch has probably never had a role that so fully draws on his real-life charisma and wit, and he shines as the swaggering, cocky doctor who has to rebuild his life in unexpected directions. For much of the film he's way out of his depth, which means that the supporting cast get a chance to steal scenes from him.
Continue reading: Doctor Strange Review
Before Doctor Strange was ever brought into existence, the man behind the hero was a dedicated neurosurgeon - one of the best of his time who dedicated his life to furthering his profession. When Stephen Strange is in an almost fatal automobile accident, he luckily escapes with his life but his hands are severely damaged and he goes through multiple surgeries in a bid to fix them.
Strange knows that his entire life will be completely altered if he can't fix them; it would most certainly be the end of his career, the one thing he's committed the majority of his time to. Many doctors try to fix his hands but they're unable to give the results Strange requires. In a last bid to find a cure for his hands - or at least find some solace - Steven travels to Napal.
Little did he know it but Steven Strange's life is about to make a drastic change. On a journey of self-discovery he finds himself researching and eventually coming in contact with a group called Kamar-Taj who hold ancient beliefs and have been known to heal people. As Strange is gradually taken in by the group, he finally meets The Ancient One who sees a great strength in Strange. She mentors the Doctor in the mystic arts and shows him his current reality isn't the only one in existence and teaches him how to manipulate it in order to gain great power and protect the world from others who only wish to destroy it.
The Cumberbitches are up in arms after Sherlocked convention refuses refunds, despite Benedict Cumberbatch cancelling his appearance.
‘Sherlock’ fans are outraged after discovering that, not only have they paid up to £3,000 to attend a convention in London this week just to meet the show’s star Benedict Cumberbatch, but now that the actor won’t even be attending!
The loyal Cumberbitches are up in arms about Cumberbatch’s no-show at the annual Sherlocked convention, a three-day event held at the ExCel Centre this Friday (September 23rd). The actor’s non-appearance was only confirmed last Thursday after the final line-up of guests had already been announced.
Benedict Cumberbatch is not going to be attending the Sherlocked convention next weekend
Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to.
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Talk about 'The Imitation Game'...
Friday's episode of 'The Graham Norton Show' (November 27th 2015) had us crying with mirth yet again with the reapearance of by far the best guest, Benedict Cumberbatch. He was accompanied by his 'Black Mass' co-star Johnny Depp and had no problem joining the public in mocking his unique appearance.
Benedict Cumberbatch can imitate just about anything
As explained by Graham Norton to the oblivious Depp, during the 'Sherlock' actor's rise to fame, there was a meme floating around on Tumblr comparing him to an otter (note those adorably tiny eyes and pointed features). However, Norton only managed to find three images referencing the comparison and thus asked Cumberbatch to recreate a few choice otter poses to add to the collection.
Justin Bieber is defeated once and for all.
The significance of that hilarious selfie poster for 'Zoolander 2' has finally been made clear with the new trailer; it seems that there's a murderer out there intent on wiping out all the hot celebs and all of them have adopted Derek Zoolander's signature pose.
Interpol get these once iconic models on side
A movie about the modelling industry - we knew that selfies had to come into it somewhere and we were not disappointed when the new poster was unveiled. Now it seems there's more significance to that than just a passing pop reference.
The actor was criticised for launching into a foul mouthed rant against politicians after a performance of ‘Hamlet’ last month.
Benedict Cumberbatch has picked a CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his services to the performing arts and charity. The actor was accompanied by wife Sophie Hunter when he collected the award and used the opportunity to defend his decision to attack politicians over the refugee crisis, after a performance of Hamlet last month.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been awarded a CBE by the Queen.
Cumberbatch decided to speak about the refugee crisis after he asked audience members to donate to charity Save the Children. So far over £150,000 has been raised thanks to the actor. "It has been a fantastic response from the public who came to that theatre who raised a hell of a lot of money and awareness,” Cumberbatch said, outside Buckingham Palace.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Defends On-Stage Rant As He Collects CBE
His eager admirer is said to have been to his house twice and left red ribbons at the property
Benedict Cumberbatch has had his own set of ‘Cumberb*tches’ for a while now but the Sherlock star has recently had to call the police and security experts over a female stalker who has taken it a bit too far. The actor, who is currently playing the title role in the West End’s Hamlet, has increased protection after the woman left red ribbons at the home he shares with his wife Sophie and their baby son.
The star's stalker has been to the home he shares with his wife and young son
Security at the Barbican - where Cumberbatch is undertaking the iconic Shakesperian role - has also been beefed up in the wake of the intrusion.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Has Increased Security Over Female Stalker Fears
The normally genteel actor dropped the F-bomb during his now-customary speech after a performance of 'Hamlet' this week.
‘Sherlock’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch has stunned theatre-goers in London with an expletive-laden rant against the British government over its handling of the European refugee crisis.
The 39 year old actor expressed his frustration at the lack of action from elected officials in dealing with the crisis, and is reported to have at one point said “f*** the politicians” in his now-customary speech after the curtain call in his performance of ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican Theatre on Tuesday night (October 27th).
Benedict Cumberbatch with his wife Sophie Hunter at the premiere of 'Black Mass'
The first 'Sherlock' episode to be set in Victorian London.
By now, fans are used to being drip fed episodes of 'Sherlock' - what more can you expect with two award-winning Hollywood actors in the lead roles? - but ever since Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss revealed the Victorian theme of the next Christmas special, fans have been gasping with thirst.
Now, the official title has been announced! Alongside a launch date (alas, AFTER Christmas). And yet, we're still rather in the dark about what to expect. Here's what we know so far:
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A woman is said to have left red ribbons outside the ‘Sherlock’ star’s home.
Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly called the police over ‘an obsessed fan’ who is said to have made several trips to the ‘Sherlock’ actor’s house, leaving red ribbons outside. The actor is said to have become concerned over the woman’s behaviour and she has now been issued with an official Police Information Notice (PIN) over harassment.
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter.
The Mirror reports that the woman left red ribbons outside Cumberbatch’s home on at least two occasions, leaving one tied to the star’s car and the other fastened to a window of the house. Cumberbatch lives in North London with his wife Sophie Hunter and the couple’s baby son.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly Calls Police Over Stalker Fears
The destinations which will see the Christmas special include China, thanks to a new deal between the BBC and the Shanghai Media Group.
This year’s Sherlock Christmas special is set to become a global event like never before, with the episode set to be screened in cinemas around the world. According to the Radio Times, the special episode will be shown in a number of countries including China, where the show has a massive fanbase.
While the full list of countries is not yet confirmed, the 90 minutes special will be shown in China, where over 98 million viewers reportedly watch the show illegal on platforms such as Youku.
Tom Daley is engaged to Dustin Lance Black.
Tom Daley, the British diver and Olympic Gold medallist, and director Dustin Lance Black are engaged! Their engagement was announced in The Times newspaper in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section on Thursday (1st October).
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black at the Pride of Britain Awards in London, September 2015.
Continue reading: Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black Announce Their Engagement In ‘The Times’
The ‘Sherlock’ star wants to test out his cockney accent on the cobbles of Albert Square.
It might seem like an odd pairing but Benedict Cumberbatch could soon be appearing in BBC soap ‘Eastenders,’ if executive producer Dominic Treadwell Collins has his way. The ‘Sherlock’ star is an old school friend of Collins and is said to be up for testing out his cockney accent on the residents of Albert Square.
Can you imagine Benedict Cumberbatch with a stall on Albert Square?
Appearing at the Radio Times TV Festival Collins said, “I really want Benedict Cumberbatch to come and do a turn. And he says he’ll come and do it but he is slightly busy. But he would be my dream."
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