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Benedict Cumberbatch at the San Diego Comic-Con Photocall for Sherlock. San Diego, California, United States - Monday 25th July 2016

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Rachel McAdams Confirms Her Casting In Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’


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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).

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Benedict Cumberbatch Fronts Syria Refugee Appeal In Video


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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.

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Martin Freeman Reports 'Sherlock' Based Death Threats To The Police


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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!”

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Benedict Cumberbatch Nearly Turned Down The Part Of Sherlock Holmes


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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!

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly Names Son Christopher Carlton


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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 CumberbatchBenedict 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.

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The Critics Give Their Verdict On Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet'


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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 CumberbatchBenedict 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.

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Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' Returns "To Be Or Not To Be" To Act III


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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.

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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.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Confirmed As Playing 'Doctor Strange'


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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 CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch was officially unveiled as 'Doctor Strange' at Disney's D23

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Benedict Cumberbatch Changes His Mind About 'Hamlet' Autographs


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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.

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Listen Up ‘Cumberbitches’, Benedict Cumberbatch Does Not Want You Filming His 'Hamlet' Performances


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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 CumberbatchBenedict 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.

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Black Mass Trailer


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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Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet Both Electrifies And Annoys


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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.

Benedict CumberbatchCumberbatch 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.

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Barbican Theatre Putting On Extra Security To Deal With 'Cumberbitches'


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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’.

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'Sherlock' Will Be More 'Polished' In Victorian Era, Says Steven Moffat


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‘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.

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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.

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Black Mass - Teaser Trailer


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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Image From New 'Sherlock' Victorian Special Released


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The BBC has given ‘Sherlock’ fans a little taster of the series’ upcoming Victorian special, releasing a picture of its two stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in period costume.

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.

Sherlock Victorian Special imageThe BBC released this image from the forthcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special

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New Father Benedict Cumberbatch Is Back To Work Already


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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 and Sophie HunterBenedict 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.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Becomes A Father


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London-born actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are now the proud parents of a baby boy, the BBC reported earlier today (Saturday 13 June).

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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.

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Arise Sir Kevin Spacey: US Actor Receives Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List


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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 SpaceyKevin 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.”

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Benedict Cumberbatch Receives CBE For Services To Drama


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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 CumberbatchBenedict 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.

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Tilda Swinton Touted To Play The Ancient One In 'Doctor Strange'


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Tilda Swinton is reported to be in negotiations to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, the forthcoming Marvel superhero live-action movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she is up for the role of the Ancient One, a role normally depicted males.

This move is being held up as an example of comic book movies looking for diversification. In the original comic books, the Ancient One is of Tibetan descent and acts as a mentor to the titular character, possessing the abilities of teleportation, astral projection and the creation of intense blasts of energy.

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton may be playing the Ancient One in 'Doctor Strange', set for release in 2016

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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Campaign To Save Human Rights Act From Being Scrapped


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Benedict Cumberbatch is one of a number of British actors to put their names to a new appeal to prevent the new Conservative government in Britain from repealing the Human Rights Act.

The ‘Sherlock’ actor was joined by a number of big names, such as stage actress Vanessa Redgrave, ‘Homeland’’s David Harewood and ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Indira Varma in a series of short films based on the experiences of various people who have been used the legislation to correct injustices.

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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

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Increase The Licence Fee To Save BBC Drama, Says Exiting Chief Behind 'Sherlock' And 'Poldark'


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Ben Stephenson, the outgoing controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, has said the licence fee needs to be increased, or the broadcaster will be forced to slash its drama output. In his farewell interview with the Radio Times, Stephenson, who helped bring shows such as ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ to British screens, described the BBC as being at a "tipping point” thanks to the licence fee cap.

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Currently the licence fee paid by British television owners is capped at 2010's price of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, but thanks to inflation Stephenson says the cap is effectively a cut to the BBC's budget. "It really can't keep cutting... And the truth is the market isn't going to fill the gap," he told the Radio Times.

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Fifth Time Unlucky Benedict, As Cumberbatch Loses Out On TV BAFTA Again


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Benedict Cumberbatch has once again lost out on a best actor award at the television BAFTAs, held on Sunday night in London. The actor was beaten by Jason Watkins who won for his portrayal of the title character in ITV's 'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'.

Benedict CumberbatchThere was no BAFTA for Benedict on Sunday.

Cumberbatch is a five time BAFTA nominee, having been nominated three times for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in 2011, 2012 and 2015. The actor was also recognised in 2004 for 'Hawking' and picked up a best supporting actor nod in 2009 for ‘Small Island’.

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Martin Freeman Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'


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Having already comprehensively nailed the art of portraying literary characters on the small and big screens, British actor Martin Freeman has set his sights on the world of comic books with the announcement that he has been added to the cast of Captain America: Civil War.

The 43 year old actor has gained worldwide recognition for his extremely popular depiction of Dr John Watson in the BBC’s newest adaptation of ‘Sherlock’ alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and for his role as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Now, he’s entering the Marvel universe, according to the part-Disney-owned Marvel studios on Tuesday.

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman has joined the cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'

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Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]


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With the recent trailer release for 'Black Mass', it's clear to see why the world fell in love with Johnny Depp. A short clip within the trailer perfectly demonstrates the veteran actor's ability to switch at will between fun-loving and friendly, to nightmarishly monstrous, in a great acting showcase. And that creepy make-up job certainly helps.

Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'

In recent years, Johnny Depp has received a critical savaging, specifically for films like 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Transcendence', but this triumphant return to form may be just what he needs before launching into an 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel, and a fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film. 

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Black Mass - First Look Trailer


Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s, he was the FBI's second most wanted fugitive, behind Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the 1970s, he was an FBI informant, revealing information to bring down an Italian American crime family, and he was the brother of a US senator. But really, his informant years were to stop another family from invading his own turf. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) was one of the most brutal and violent criminals in Boston, being the secret puppet master behind one of the most dangerous crime families in history.

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Johnny Depp Terrifies As Whitey Bulger In The Trailer For 'Black Mass'


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Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for Black Mass. The 51-year actor plays the notorious American gangster, Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming film. The first official trailer was released on Thursday (23rd April). It shows Depp, with a receding hairline and incredibly piercing blue eyes, intimidating a colleague over dinner. Depp's intimidating voice becomes a voice over as other scenes from the movie, including Depp wielding a gun and dumping a dead body, cut in.

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BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015


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The BAFTA Television Award nominations for 2015 have finally been announced, including the usual entertainment favourites, some easily predictable names and a few surprises along the way that represent the very best of British television.

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James Nesbitt's 'The Missing' leads the nominations

We're never tired of hearing his name at awards ceremonies; 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is once again nominated for his exceptional performance as the modern-day sleuth on a show that the public has also put up to receive the Radio Times Audience Award. More Leading Actor nominations feature Toby Jones in 'Marvellous', which is also in the Single Drama category and Best Supporting Actress with Gemma Jones. 

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Steven Moffat: 'Doctor Who' Movie & 'Sherlock' Crossover Are Not On The Cards


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Steven Moffat, the head writer on Doctor Who, has explained there are no plans for a Doctor Who movie. Moffat explained there is simply no way the project is feasible, not only from a financial point of view but in terms of creating a film which will be on a large enough scale to match the show's enormous cultural impact.

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Doctor Who currently stars Jenna Coleman as the assistant to Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

Read More: Steven Moffat Promises Sherlock Season 4 Will Include "Emotional Upheaval".

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New 'Sherlock' Special To Be Set In Victorian England


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The BBC's upcoming Sherlock special starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be set in Victorian England. A teaser image released earlier this year had hinted as much, with Holmes donning a top hat and Watson showing off a finely manicured moustache.

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Now, creator Steven Moffat has confirmed the news during an interview with Entertainment Weekly at SXSW, confirming the show will be heading back the 19th century of the original detective series written by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Benedict Cumerbatch Writes Heartfelt Message To Family Of Late Teen 'Sherlock' Fan


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Although the star of BBC's 'Sherlock' Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't go to the funeral of 14-year-old Eve Shepherd, a massive fan of the hit TV series, he did personally write a very heartfelt letter to her grieving parents, Mark and Jane.

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Cumberbatch wrote a late fan's family a touching letter

The touching letter was then read out in front of hundreds of people who attended Eve's funeral service on Monday in Warrington, U.K. (Feb 23rd), in which Cumberbatch apologized for his absence because he was "filming the show she loved."

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Idina Menzel Gets Revenge On John Travolta For Last Year's Oscars Gaffe


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Idina Menzel got her revenge on John Travolta at this year’s Oscars, twelve months after he pronounced her name totally incorrectly at last year’s ceremony. Speaking to the audience before they presented the trophy for Best Original Song together, she said “please welcome to the stage my very dear friend Glom Gazingo.”

One year ago, 60 year old Travolta caused one of the #epicfail moments of the evening after he introduced the Frozen singer to the stage as “Adele Dazeem”. Taking to the podium this time, the actor embraced her and said “I deserve that, but you, my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented Idina Menzel.”

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Travolta arrives on the red carpet for another awkward Oscars night

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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

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Eddie Redmayne Secures Oscar For Best Actor For 'The Theory Of Everything'


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British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the prize of Best Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards. He played the role of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, alongside Felicity Jones.

In a hotly contested category, Redmayne beat Steve Carell (John Eleuthere du Pont in Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle in American Sniper), fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) and the much-fancied Michael Keaton (Riggan Thomson / ‘Birdman’ in Birdman).

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Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking

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The Benedict Cumberbatch-Led Petition To Pardon Gay Men Convicted Of Indecency Reaches Over Half A Million


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A petition that calls for 49,000 gay individuals, who were prosecuted in the U.K. for indecency, to be pardoned has now reached almost half a million signatures, which puts even more pressure on the government to grant this request.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Intimidation Game'

Around 15,000 of those men convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law, when homosexuality was illegal, are still alive, and a Change.org petition demanding for these convictions to be overturned now has over 500,000 supporters.

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Is 'The Theory Of Everything' Star Eddie Redmayne Set For Oscar Glory On Sunday?


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He’ll be up against fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Steve Carrell, Bradley Cooper and veteran Michael Keaton, but according to observers Eddie Redmayne has emerged as the safest bet to take home the best actor Oscar on Sunday evening.

theory of everythingRedmayne opposite fellow nominee Felicity Jones in The Theory Of Everything

The British actor has wowed the critics with his performance as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, which has already earned him a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor's Guild award. But Redmayne’s greatest honour could come on Sunday, if he walks off with the coveted golden statue.

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'Hamlet' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Is Coming To A Movie Theatre Near You!


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If you weren't one of the lucky few who snapped up tickets for Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch in London’s Barbican theatre this August then don’t dismay. Thanks to the National Theatre Live, Cumberbatch’s turn as the Danish Prince will be seen worldwide in cinemas on October 15th.

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch will be appearing as Hamlet on the London stage.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner the limited London run begins with previews on August 5th and the official opening night is set for August 25th. When tickets for the performances went on sale last year they sold out in less than a day, despite no other cast members being announced.

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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

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Benedict Cumberbatch And Sophie Hunter Mark V-Day With Unannounced Wedding


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Listen, Cumberbabes, you might want to sit down for this one. Benedict Cumberbatch is now a married man. The Imitation Game star managed to slip one past everybody and marry his longtime girlfriend Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s day with literally no media coverage - until the media found out, that is.

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A V-Day wedding is not cliche, if you don't tell annyone about it.

According to the Telegraph, the high-profile couple got married on a period property on the Isle of Wight, in a private ceremony, attended by a small circle of family and friends. The 38-year-old actor and his 36-year-old theatre director wife tied the knot at the 12th century St Peter & St Paul Church, near Brighstone.

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"The Imitation Game", "Grand Budapest Hotel" Win Big At WGAs, But What About The Oscars?


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The WGA, aka the Writers’ Guild Awards are the last major guild award show before the Oscars, and the last chance to make some predictions for the big night. While the WGA laureates don’t always (or even often) match the Oscars favourites, the winners of Saturday’s show surprised literally no one.

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Is The Imitation Game a frontrunner for the Oscars? 

Some of the biggest winners of the night were Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel – natch – as well as The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as logician, code breaker and mathematician Alan Turing. The winners of the WGA are usually a good indication of the Best Screenplay faves for the Oscars. Last year Her won at WGA and repeated at the Oscars for Original Screenplay.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Set For Valentine's Day Wedding


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Time is almost up, Cumberb*****s! British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly set to tie the knot with his bride-to-be Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s Day. So, if you had plans to declare your undying love to him, you’d better get on a plane now!

The wedding will take place in a small, private ceremony at a secret location in the south of England later today (January 14th). However, unconfirmed reports indicated by Sky News have narrowed the location down to somewhere on the Isle of Wight.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter will tie the knot on Valentine's Day

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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

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Royal Opera House - Arrivals at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman - Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman film a scene for the 'Sherlock' christmas special in London - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch - Harvey Weinstein's Pre-BAFTA dinner at Little House, in partnership with Burberry & Grey Goose - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th February 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley - LFF: The Stars of the new film 'Imitation Game' attended the premiere in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th October 2014

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Benedict Cumberbatch - California - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Benedict Cumberbatch - The Hobbit Premiere at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

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Benedict Cumberbatch - Los Angeles Film Premiere of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' at The TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 2nd December 2013

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Benedict Cumberbatch - An Evening Celebrating The Global Fund held at Apsley House - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th September 2013

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Benedict Cumberbatch - 38th Toronto International Film Festival - '12 Years A Slave' - Premiere - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Friday 6th September 2013

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Benedict Cumberbatch

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19th July, 1976

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