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.
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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
The actress, with an art-house reputation, may be about to step into the Marvel universe in 2016's 'Doctor Strange' alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.
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 Swinton may be playing the Ancient One in 'Doctor Strange', set for release in 2016
Continue reading: Tilda Swinton Touted To Play The Ancient One In 'Doctor Strange'
The 'Sherlock' star appeared in one of several short clips, along with other movie and TV actors, to raise awareness about the importance of the Human Rights Act.
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch joined the 'Save Our Human Rights Act' campaign
Ben Stephenson has said the BBC’s drama department is at a "tipping point”.
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.
Ben Stephenson was responsible for bringing ‘Sherlock’ to British TV screens.
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.
Cumberbatch was nominated again for his role in the BBC series ‘Sherlock’.
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'.
There 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’.
Continue reading: Fifth Time Unlucky Benedict, As Cumberbatch Loses Out On TV BAFTA Again
The 'Sherlock' and 'The Hobbit' actor has signed up to join the Marvel universe.
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 Freeman has joined the cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'
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For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.
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'
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.
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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The 'Black Mass' trailer has been released and Johnny Depp is absolutely terrifying as criminal, Whitey Bulger.
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.
Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Terrifies As Whitey Bulger In The Trailer For 'Black Mass'
Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt head 'Leading Actors'.
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.
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.
Continue reading: BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015
Steven Moffat has addressed rumours surrounding a 'Doctor Who' movie and the possibility of a crossover with 'Sherlock'.
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.
Doctor Who currently stars Jenna Coleman as the assistant to Peter Capaldi's Doctor.
Steven Moffat announced the news at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch [L] and Martin Freeman [R] will be back for the Sherlock special
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.
Continue reading: New 'Sherlock' Special To Be Set In Victorian England
The star of 'Sherlock' penned a very touching letter to the parents of a late 14-year-old girl, who was a huge fan of the hit TV show.
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.
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."
This year it was Menzel's turn to pronounce Travolta's name incorrectly, in a humorous acknowledgment of his "Adele Dazeem" mistake last year.
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.”
Travolta arrives on the red carpet for another awkward Oscars night
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Gets Revenge On John Travolta For Last Year's Oscars Gaffe
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
The British actor seemed utterly stunned by his award for Best Actor, and was literally speechless for a few seconds.
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).
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking
The British actor recently portrayed code-breaker Alan Turing, a war hero who killed himself two years after being convicted of gross indecency.
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.
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.
Redmayne faces stiff competition in the Best Actor category, but does his performance as Stephen Hawking make him a shoe-in for success?
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.
Redmayne 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.
National Theatre Live will be broadcasting performances of Hamlet around the world this October.
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 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.
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
So that just happened...
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.
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.
The Writers' Guild Awards were the last stop before the Oscars.
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.
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.
Devastating news for the Cumberb*****s - Benedict will be a married man by this time tomorrow.
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter will tie the knot on Valentine's Day
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Set For Valentine's Day Wedding
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
The actor's role in 'The Theory of Everything' brings him yet more glory.
Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.
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
David Oyelowo speaks up at the Selma premiere, while Tom Cruise is spotted filming for M:I 5. There are new glimpses of Z for Zachariah, James Franco's True Story, Tom Hardy's Child 44, the Fantastic Four reboot and Mark Wahlberg's Ted 2...
David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay were on hand in London for the European premiere of Selma this week. They were joined on the red carpet by costar Colman Domingo and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Up for two Oscars but snubbed by Bafta, the critically acclaimed film opens in the UK next week.
David Oyelowo has called criticism of Benedict Cumberbatch "ridiculous" and "silly"
David Oyelowo, the British actor and star of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated civil rights drama Selma, has defended Benedict Cumberbatch in the wake of his U.S television interview during which he referred to black actors as "coloured".
David Oyelowo has described criticism of Benedict Cumberbatch as "silly"
Cumberbatch, also Oscar-nominated for The Imitation Game, said he was "devastated" at is use of the word though the vast majority of commentators came to his defence given he was speaking about the limited opportunities available to black British actors.
Continue reading: David Oyelowo Slams Benedict Cumberbatch Criticism As "Silly"
The 80 year old screen and stage icon gave an interview to British magazine Good Housekeeping, in which she spoke about her career and hopes for the future.
She may have been in showbusiness for almost sixty years, but Dame Judi Dench is still young at heart, if her latest interview is anything to go by. Gracing the cover of the March edition of Good Housekeeping, the Oscar-winning actress said that she was considering marking her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo.
Dench turned 80 on December 9th last year, and despite the landmark she declared that she has no intention of retiring or slowing down just yet. “All I wanted was the people I love around me, I didn’t want a fuss. The words old, eight-oh and retire are banned in my house,” the Philomena and Skyfall actress said. “The prospect of no work on the horizon makes me a bit edgy. I have no particular ambitions – I just want to be employed!”
Dame Judi Dench, picture here with Emma Watson, is considering getting a tattoo
Continue reading: Dame Judi Dench Considering Getting A Tattoo For 80th Birthday
The SAG awards pave the way for the Oscars next month.
OK, so who’s nominated for the SAG Awards, happening tonight? The SAG ceremony is always more anticipated for the fashion and red carpet photos, rather than the actual show, but the winners list tends to be a good indicator for the Oscars later on. So, who’s on the list this year?
Michael Keaton is among the leading nominees for the SAG awards this year.
Boyhood and Birdman will go head to head in the best picture race, since the SAG awards don’t have separate genre categories. Michael Keaton, who stars in Birdman is a clear favourite this season for the honor, having scored wins for best actor in a comedy at the Golden Globes and for best actor at the Critics' Choice Awards, while Patricia Arquette won for best supporting actress in a drama at both shows, with Ellar Coltrane picking up best young actor awards at the Critics' Choice. Birdman won best acting ensemble at the Critics' Choice.
Continue reading: Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch Lead The Pack At SAG Awards Tonight
Acting might have been in his blood, but the ‘Sherlock’ star’s parents were hoping their son would follow a more conventional career path.
Despite coming from an acting family, Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed his parents didn’t want him to become an actor, instead, they held out hope that their son would become a barrister. Speaking to Britain’s Mirror newspaper the ‘Sherlock’ star said his parents urged him not to follow their footsteps into acting.
Imagine barrister Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch, whose parents are esteemed theatre actor Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham who has appeared in episodes of ‘Only Fools and Horses’ and ‘The Saint’, explained, ”[Acting is] a very odd, peripatetic, crazed, out of your control work and social schedule.”
Online is the new way to watch your favourites
With the rush of 21st Century life it seems it's becoming more and more popular to catch up with vital TV online and BBC iPlayer is very much benefitting from this new craze.
The cast of Sherlock really hit upon a hit with one episode being watched 4.19 million times on BBC iPlayer
The online streaming service saw a rise in its usage and a combination of programmes were watched a total of 2.6 billion times through 2014 with viewers' favourite, Sherlock, being watched the most.
Continue reading: Sherlock Tops BBC IPlayer Views
This year’s awards will take place on March 21 in Los Angeles and in New York on May 9th.
The nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards have just been announced, with Sam Smith, 'Transparent' and The Imitation Game all being recognised. The annual awards, which recognises and honours media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, are now in their 26th year.
Sam Smith has been nominated in the outstanding music artist category
ABC leads as the broadcast network with the most nominations at six, while HBO has the most nods of any cable network with five. For the first time in the award's history the outstanding drama series and comedy series categories have been expanded, taking the maximum nominees from five to 10.
The actor insists that intermittent episodes is both convenient and more exciting.
Fans may disagree, but Martin Freeman thinks that 'Sherlock' hitting screens in brief spells is a good thing when it comes to its appeal, as it's not easy to get bored of a show that only comes around for a few weeks a year.
[L-R] Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to return to 'Sherlock' this year
'Sherlock', starring Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern Sherlock Holmes, is one of the BBC's most loved shows, but even though it started back in 2010, there have only been nine episodes across three series so far, plus the 2013 Christmas mini-episode. The next instalment will arrive at Christmas, despite the fact that's it's already been a whole year since the last one.
Continue reading: Martin Freeman: Regular 'Sherlock' Episodes Would Lose The Appeal
The British actor recently admitted he wishes his female fanbase would come up with a more "empowering" collective moniker.
Since becoming a major movie star, Benedict Cumberbatch has garnered a legion of loyal fans who have dubbed themselves 'Cumberbitches,' but the 38-year-old actor recently said the silly nickname may be rather belittling towards women.
Cumberbatch doesn't like the nickname for his female fans
While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Wednesday (Jan 14th), the 'Sherlock' actor admitting to hating the name for his female fanbase, and said he wants them to come up with a more "empowering" collective moniker.
Hollywood is really getting on the internet bandwagon - even if it is a few years late.
These days, it’s not an award show without an official selfie or photobomb or whatever image-related bandwagon Hollywood is hopping on that week. I’m talking, of course, about Benedict Cumberbatch, that painstaking “penguin” pronouncing pun producing pharaoh of the internet (feel free to pitch in a synonym starting with “p”).
Benedict Cumberbatch: the most awkward Brit in showbiz?
Here’s the backstory. Displaying the typical Hollywood amount of cultural sensitivity, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were doing a bit on North Korea. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was posing for a photo-op with an in-disguise Margaret Cho. Oh, and guess who was behind the camera? A treat for older viewers – it was Michael Keaton. It kind of begs the question - is BC's photobomb this year's Oscars selfie?
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch's Globes Photobomb: The Oscar Selfie Of 2015
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
Benedict Cumberbatch joins fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne in BAFTA nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne go head to head at this years BAFTAS with 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' leading nominations with thirteen categories between their respective flicks.
[L-R] Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and JK Simmons at Palm Springs Film Festival (Credit: Michael Buckner at Getty Images Entertainment)
Cumberbatch and Redmayne themselves have both been selected as nominees for the Best Actor category, while 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' are also up for Best Film, Outstanding British film, Best Adapted screenplay, Best Costume design and Best Editing. Redmayne's Stephen Hawking biopic is additionally up for Best Director, Make-up and hair and Music, while Cumberbatch's take on Alan Turing's story is looking at awards for Production design and Sound.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Vs. Eddie Redmayne: The Battle Of The BAFTAs
Soon after their engagement, Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are apparently expecting a baby.
Benedict Cumberbatch has barely let his engagement sink in and now another bombshell has been dropped. According to US reports, the actor and his fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together.
Could Sophie Hunter be pregnant?
Affectionately nicknamed 'Cumberbaby' by media reports, the news has spread despite any official confirmation from the couple or their representatives. Instead, an unknown source has apparently revealed the news that Hunter is pregnant to New York Post's 'Page Six' website. 'Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it', they said. 'They are also quietly planning to marry in early Spring.'
Continue reading: Is Benedict Cumberbatch Really Set To Become A Father?
Benedict Cumberbatch can't wait to get his teeth into 'Doctor Strange'.
Benedict Cumberbatch was perhaps the surprise choice to play Marvel's Doctor Strange, though the British actor - who could be "the Oscar-winning British actor" come February - insists he does not consider the big-budget comic book movie to be a potential pitfall.
Benedict Cumberbatch isn't concerned about the potential pitfalls of Doctor Strange
"I don't think it's a risk because of Marvel," he told the Wall Street Journal, bluntly. "Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It's very different, it's an Astral Plane. There's a huge new element to this Marvel universe that's going to be employed in building this story and this character."
Continue reading: Risk? What Risk? Benedict Cumberbatch Is Ready For 'Doctor Strange'
The British actor isn't fazed about portraying the comic-book character 'Doctor Strange' because of his confidence with Marvel Studios.
Early last month it was officially confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the titular character in Marvel's forthcoming 'Doctor Strange,' and although this is the British actor's first role with Marvel Studios, he isn't worried about it one bit.
Cumberbatch will portray the titular character in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
"I don't think it's a risk because of Marvel," benedict recently told The Wall Street Journal. "Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods."
'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' stars among the 26th annual festival's honourees.
The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.
Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.
Continue reading: Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]
Rich Cline shares his picks for the best films of 2014
There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films Of 2014
The final part of Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga ties his two trilogies together, as Jackson reveals he will almost certainly never return to the setting.
With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. But fans are wondering if he might have one more trilogy up his sleeve, as Tolkien wrote plenty more material about Middle Earth, including the novel 'The Silmarillion', short stories and more appendices and indices.
Martin Freeman stars as The Hobbit in 'The Hobbit' trilogy.
Jackson has already expanded 'The Hobbit' from a meandering little road trip into a massive battle trilogy using some of Tolkien's extra material, but the issue going forward is that the Tolkien estate owns everything that isn't contained in the 'Hobbit' or 'Rings' books, and they're apparently not happy with what Jackson did with The Hobbit.
Continue reading: The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle
The Imitation Game actress and her husband James Righton are expecting their first baby together.
Keira Knightley has rounded off a memorable 2014 after reports that she’s expecting her first baby.
The 29 year old British actress is pregnant with her first child with her husband James Righton, a former member of the recently demised indie-dance group Klaxons, whom she married in the south of France early in 2013.
Keira Knightley and husband James Righton are expecting their first child together
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Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a battle epic packed with enormous action sequences that oddly distract attention from the much more engaging central plotline. By the time it thunders to its satisfying conclusion after nearly two and a half hours, there's a sense of balance restored, providing some powerfully emotional moments along with the thrills. But there's a lot of chaotic mayhem to get through first.
The action picks up immediately, as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) roars into Laketown causing further desolation before being stopped by the heroic Bard (Luke Evans), who then leads the survivors back to their long-abandoned city in the mountains. Meanwhile, dwarf king Thorin (Richard Armitage) has reclaimed his throne and Smaug's enormous stash of gold, which consumes his soul with greed. But he abandons his promises to Bard and the elf leader Thranduil (Lee Pace), who assembles the elf army against him. So Thorin calls in a dwarf battalion to take them on. Meanwhile, the hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is trying to diffuse the situation and snap Thorin out of his avaricious funk. And wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) discovers that two waves of ruthless orcs are descending on Thorin.
All of this strategising and squaring-off feels fragmented and uneven, as Jackson cuts back and forth between the sprawling ensemble cast while trying to build momentum toward the earth-rattling collision of these five armies. Thankfully, there's also a lot of interpersonal stuff going on to hold the interest. Elf warrior Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is still caught up in a romantic triangle with his intended Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and her forbidden love, the unusually hot dwarf Kili (Aidan Turner). And there's some comic relief from Alfrid (Ryan Gage), a weaselly human who worms his way into Bard's inner circle for some inexplicable reason. Best of all is the push and pull between Bilbo and Thorin, which is very nicely played by Freeman and Armitage.
Continue reading: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock is a British television crime drama. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st May 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock is a British television crime drama. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th April 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch and guest BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch and guest Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 12 Jan 2013
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