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
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."
Rachel McAdams will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Doctor Strange’.
Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Doctor Strange. The 36-year-old Canadian born actor, best known for her roles in The Notebook and True Detective, confirmed her casting whilst appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday (14th September).
Rachel McAdams at the New York premiere of Southpaw in July 2015.
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams Confirms Her Casting In Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
Cumberbatch also used his stage at the end of his performance of 'Hamlet' on Thursday night to issue an appeal for funds.
Benedict Cumberbatch has become involved in a new charity single release and an accompanying short video, aimed at raising money to support refugees from Syria looking to settle in Europe.
The ‘Sherlock’ actor, 39, introduces a short film entitled ‘Help Is Coming’, which accompanies the song of the same name by rock act Crowded House, which is being specially re-issued 20 years after its first release. The track is available as a 7” single and download as of today (September 11th), and with the band’s blessing has been organised by journalists Caitlin Moran and Pete Paphides. Proceeds from royalties will all go to Save The Children.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Fronts Syria Refugee Appeal In Video
Freeman and his partner Amanda Abbington, who both appear in 'Sherlock', reported an online death threat to the police at the weekend.
A fanatic Benedict Cumberbatch devotee has been reported to the police by ‘Sherlock’ co-stars Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington after directing death threats against them online, claiming that they “giving him [Cumberbatch] a bad name”.
Abbington and Freeman, who appear in the BBC mystery drama together, contacted authorities after the anonymous fan posted a picture of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, saying “Shall we start prepping for a possible funeral?”
The anonymous blogger also wrote: “Both Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington are starting to give Benedict and all his fans a bad name! They seriously just need to shut up and f****** die already!”
Continue reading: Martin Freeman Reports 'Sherlock' Based Death Threats To The Police
When he was offered the lead role in the runaway hit series 'Sherlock', the actor was initially minded to say no.
It’s the role that turned him into an international phenomenon, but Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he initially came close to turning down ‘Sherlock’.
The English actor, who is currently juggling new fatherhood with playing the lead in ‘Hamlet’, admitted in an interview with CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ news program on Friday (September 4th) that he had quite a few reservations about accepting the role of the ingenious detective because of the massive fame he thought the “populist role” would bring. He certainly turned out to be correct in that assumption!
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 'Sherlock'
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The actor and wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their first child on June 1st.
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have reportedly named their first child, Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch. The couple welcomed the baby boy on June 1st and had so far kept quiet on the name they had chosen.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have reportedly named their son Christopher Carlton.
The Mail on Sunday reports that the baby’s name has been confirmed as Christopher Carlton, with Carlton being chosen because it is a family name which both Benedict and his actor father Timothy share.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly Names Son Christopher Carlton
The much hyped production at London’s Barbican Theatre held its official press night on Tuesday evening (August 25th).
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet finally opened its doors to the critics on Tuesday night after weeks of previews. The production, at the Barbican Theatre, is currently the hottest ticket in London as fans of the ‘Sherlock’ actor flock to experience Cumberbatch’s take on the Danish prince. But has this Hamlet managed to live up to the hype and hysteria which always follows the 39 year old actor?
Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in Hamlet at London’s Barbican Theatre.
Writing in The Independent, Paul Taylor felt that Cumberbatch was never able to fully lay himself bare, unlike other actors who had taken on the role in the past. “The actor commands the stage with a whirling energy but we rarely feel soul-to-soul with this Hamlet,” Taylor writes.
Continue reading: The Critics Give Their Verdict On Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet'
The ‘Sherlock’ star is currently playing the Danish Prince at London’s Barbican theatre.
The London production of ‘Hamlet’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has reportedly returned the play’s famous 'To be or not to be' speech to its rightful place in Act III. Previews of the play had originally opened with Cumberbatch delivering the famous lines, but now it seems the decision has been made to move the speech back to where Shakespeare had originally intended it to be heard.
Benedict Cumberbatch is currently starring in a production of Hamlet.
The production, which is directed by Lyndsey Turner, had come under criticism for beginning with the speech, in Shakespeare’s original text the famous lines come near the play’s half way mark in Act III. Now the production is reportedly opening with Cumberbatch shouting 'Who's there?' into the darkness, according to the Daily Mail.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' Returns "To Be Or Not To Be" To Act III
The Disney D23 convention in Anaheim saw Cumberbatch deliver a pre-recorded video message sharing some details about the upcoming Marvel movie.
The rumours have had it right all along – Benedict Cumberbatch will indeed be putting on the moustache and cape to play Marvel superhero Doctor Strange after the casting was confirmed at Disney’s D23 expo at the weekend.
The Oscar-nominated English actor was officially unveiled as playing the good doctor, and though he couldn’t be at the convention in person due to his theatrical commitments to ‘Hamlet’ in London, he delivered a pre-recorded presentation about the upcoming Marvel movie, scheduled for release on November 4th, 2016.
Benedict Cumberbatch was officially unveiled as 'Doctor Strange' at Disney's D23
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Confirmed As Playing 'Doctor Strange'
Having caused a bit of backlash with his refusal to sign autographs after his stage performances at the Barbican, Cumberbatch was seen chatting to fans and taking selfies on Thursday night.
Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have had a change of heart since he told fans that he would not be greeting them before and after performances of ‘Hamlet’, as he was seen chatting to his army of loyal Cumberbitches after last night’s show.
Signs placed outside the Barbican Centre which had stated categorically that the 39 year old English actor would not be signing autographs were reportedly taken down, and on Thursday night Cumberbatch spent several minutes signing programmes, talking to his fans and posing for selfies.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Changes His Mind About 'Hamlet' Autographs
Some fans of the ‘Sherlock’ star might need a little lesson in theatre etiquette.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has asked fans who come to see his performance as Hamlet at London’s Barbican theatre not to take videos during the production. Speaking to fans gathered outside the theatre the ‘Sherlock’ actor said it was ‘mortifying’ when filming was happening during the performance.
Benedict Cumberbatch is currently starring as Hamlet at London’s Barbican theatre.
Cumberbatch told fans there was was “nothing less supportive or enjoyable” than being on stage and seeing a “big red light” from an audience member's camera. The actor then added that one audience member in the third row had been doing some "blindingly obvious” filming during the performance.
Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.
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There was at least one reviewer who wasn't keen
Benedict Cumberbatch is not short of a few fans but it seems the ladies who have a bit of a thing for the actor are not wrong about one thing: this man can act. Or at least so say (most) if the reviews of Cumberbatch’s Hamlet – widely considered to be one of the toughest parts to play.
Cumberbatch delights the ladies as Benedict but can he win them over as Hamlet?
The Sherlock star started his stint as arguably Shakespeare’s most famous character at the Barbican in London on Wednesday night and a lengthily queue of fans were out in force to watch the show.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet Both Electrifies And Annoys
Benedict Cumberbatch's hordes of fans will be descending upon the central London location this week to see him star in 'Hamlet'.
Central London is in lockdown preparing for the march of the Cumberbitches, as the Barbican Theatre prepares for Benedict Cumberbatch to take to the stage to play ‘Hamlet’ later this week.
The Times reports that the theatre, in the well-heeled residential estate of the Barbican in the City’s Square Mile, has laid on extra security “to cope with the popularity of the actor”. Cumberbatch has a dedicated squadron of ultra-fanatic (and mainly female) followers, who are prepared to travel across the world in pursuit of a glimpse of their hero, dubbed by the media as ‘the Cumberbitches’.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in 'Hamlet' at the Barbican this week
Continue reading: Barbican Theatre Putting On Extra Security To Deal With 'Cumberbitches'
The showrunner gave little away about the upcoming special episode during the TCA press tour.
‘Sherlock’ showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character will be a little different once he’s transported back to the Victorian era in the show’s upcoming Christmas special. Speaking during the TCA press tour on Saturday, the writer gave away precious few details about the episode which sees Sherlock and Watson back in Victorian London.
Sherlock and Dr Watson in the upcoming Victorian special.
When asked how the new setting might change Sherlock’s character Moffat said, “Sherlock is a little more polished. He operates like a Victorian gentleman instead of a posh, rude man. He’s a lot less brattish.” But as for Dr Watson, being back in Victorian Britain will cause Martin Freeman’s character to be ‘more uptight’, according to Moffat.
Continue reading: 'Sherlock' Will Be More 'Polished' In Victorian Era, Says Steven Moffat
Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America before his arrest in 2011 at the age of 81. He'd already spent time in Alcatrez as a much younger man, having spent a lot of time on the streets of South Boston. However, by the 70s he proved to be the FBI's best tool in controlling organised crime within the country, and he was eventually persuaded by his friend John Connolly to be their informant in all workings of the rival Italian Mafia. However, it's not safe business being both a highly respected gangster and a police informant, and while much of his activity is being largely ignored as he rises to become top of the Irish Winter Hill Gang, it seems he is gaining too many killings and dodgy dealings under his belt to go unnoticed.
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The stand-alone episode is rumoured to be airing round the Christmas period in 2015.
The picture shows Cumberbatch in a pretty severe and smart-looking waistcoat and suit reclining in a leather armchair, while a moustachioed Freeman is leaning against the chair and standing up.
The BBC released this image from the forthcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special
Continue reading: Image From New 'Sherlock' Victorian Special Released
The actor isn't letting fatherhood interrupt 'Hamlet'.
Now's the time most new fathers would be signing off work for a couple of weeks to get to grips with fatherhood, but Benedict Cumberbatch is getting his life back to normal already only a few days since the birth of his son.
Benedict Cumberbatch returns to work on 'Hamlet'
To be, or not to be, back at work is the question for new father Benedict Cumberbatch, who has decided on the former and is back in rehearsals for his role as 'Hamlet' in the forthcoming new West End production which will run at London's Barbican Theatre from August to October 2015.
Continue reading: New Father Benedict Cumberbatch Is Back To Work Already
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015
The 'Sherlock' star and Sophie Hunter have welcomed their first child after marrying earlier this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch is celebrating parenthood
In a statement, a spokesman for the 'Sherlock' star said: "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Becomes A Father
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Van Morrison were also named in the 2015 list.
American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the monarch, after serving as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre for over a decade.
Kevin Spacey has been given an honorary knighthood.
Spacey was recognised for his 'services to British theatre and international culture'. Accepting the honour he told the BBC, "I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son.”
Benedict Cumberbatch is to receive a CBE on Saturday.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to receive a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours list as a reward for his services to drama. The 38-year-old rose to fame in 2010 playing the lead in the BBC's critically acclaimed Sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch [L] stars opposite Martin Freeman [R] in the BBC's hit series Sherlock
Since then, the actor has landed high profile roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, The Fifth Estate and 12 Years A Slave. Last year, he was nominated for a BAFTA, Critics Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe and Oscar for his portrayal of code-breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game - losing out to fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne for the latter.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Receives CBE For Services To Drama
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - British actor Benedict Cumberbatch who recently starred in the biopic 'The Imitation Game' and also stars in the hit BBC series 'Sherlock' was spotted with his pregnant wife Sophie Hunter out and about in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th May 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - Benedict Cumberbatch and his pregnant wife, Sophie Hunter arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
Date of birth
19th July, 1976
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