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Cumberbatch plays it like DiCaprio

August 20, 2013 14:28:28 Posted at August 20, 2013 14:28:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are shooting Sherlock in Cardiff, Wales. Sherlock evidently had his clothes stolen and is trying to escape in someone else’s. Leonardo DiCaprio? It’s like he’s acting out a scene from Leo’s true life, wearing second hand athletic gear and looking for a dumpster to jump into. Full Story

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Sherlock’s return

August 5, 2013 14:35:22 Posted at August 5, 2013 14:35:22
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s about three months until Sherlock returns on the BBC and/or we all pirate it—no use pretending any of us are actually going to wait till it airs on PBS in twenty-motherf*cking-fourteen—and we have our first teaser. It’s a totally uninformative glimpse of Sherlock playing peek-a-boo with all the main characters and I love it. Full Story

Sherlockiana

July 22, 2013 16:36:11 Posted at July 22, 2013 16:36:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah

That’s an actual word—it’s the name given to the cottage industry that sprung up around Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, of films and television shows and even other stories written by different people. Anything Sherlock Holmes-adjacent is part of Sherlockiana, which means Comic-Con now has a footnote in the Sherlock Holmes encyclopedia, as Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, co-creators and writers of the BBC’s Sherlock, as well as producer Sue Vertue, appeared at Comic-Con on Friday to discuss series three. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch is a Matt Damon fanboy

July 19, 2013 14:34:48 Posted at July 19, 2013 14:34:48
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Who isn’t? Everyone loves Matt Damon. Speaking to Vulture about his Emmy nomination (for the HBO/BBC miniseries Parade’s End), Benedict Cumberbatch confessed he’s got a big ole man-crush on fellow nominee Matt Damon. He calls him “Matt”, imagines having a dinner party with him, and teases the journalist about passing along a message about what a big fan he is, which is pretty much what we all do with celebrities we really like, right? Fanboying all over Matt Damon is the most accessible Cumberbatch has been in ages. Full Story

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Hello Kitty Cumberbatch

July 15, 2013 20:53:02 Posted at July 15, 2013 20:53:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Benedict Cumberbatch is in Japan to promote Star Trek Into Darkness. As you can see, there was an enthusiastic crowd awaiting him there. What happens when a Hello Kitty is also a Cumberbatch Twi-Hard? Is it like combining Mariah Carey and a Belieber into one body? Someone needs to Frankenstein that for me. Full Story

Cumberbatch in Greece, Fassbender in the South

June 19, 2013 15:34:41 Posted at June 19, 2013 15:34:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch was in Greece yesterday to promote Sherlock. He looks hot. As in temperature. In other Cumberbatch news, a still of him in Twelve Years A Slave, Steve McQueen’s upcoming film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor about a free man tricked into slavery was released yesterday. Michael Fassbender plays an evil plantation owner. Full Story

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Rebranding as Cumberbabes

May 13, 2013 15:02:48 Posted at May 13, 2013 15:02:48
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I’ve noticed it before, haven’t you? That Benedict Cumberbatch is patently embarrassed by the name his fan collective has—as he is quick to point out—bestowed upon themselves? He doesn’t even like to say it. Start watching/reading Cumberbatch’s interviews en masse, as I have done over the last week, and it comes up a lot. Full Story

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Cumbers Bumbers Wumbers

May 10, 2013 15:08:10 Posted at May 10, 2013 15:08:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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That was the most excellent term Simon Pegg coined to describe the shivery feeling people get around Benedict Cumberbatch. It came up in this terrible interview, which is worth a watch for how thoroughly Pegg dominates it and how quick he is off the cuff. Full Story

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Suited Sherlock at Star Trek

May 3, 2013 14:49:31 Posted at May 3, 2013 14:49:31
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The world premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness (god, that TITLE) was held in London last night and Benedict Cumberbatch showed up in a sharp suit with his long, dark Sherlock hair. This is my favorite Batch—tall, alien, bespoke. Reviews of Darkness are rolling out and, as to be expected, everyone is singling out Cumberbatch and his performance, with a lot of people declaring it the push over the top. Full Story

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Benedict Not-Posh

April 29, 2013 15:10:59 Posted at April 29, 2013 15:10:59
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Last August, in advance of the HBO drama Parade’s End, Benedict Cumberbatch gave some interviews in which he talked about his background, the poshness thereof, and the relative annoyingness of Cumberbatch talking about it versus other people talking about it (we get annoyed when he talks about, he gets annoyed when we talk about it). Full Story

Looking good in that overcoat

April 10, 2013 20:12:54 Posted at April 10, 2013 20:12:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There. I said something nice about re: appearance and Benedict Cumberbatch. He does wear an overcoat very well. Here he is with Martin Freeman in London working on Sherlock. Timely too because this morning I read a headline on Deadline with the following title: Sherlock Producer Pleads With Fans To Keep London Filming Locations Secret I guess the Sherlock faithful are going Twi-Hard on the set and they’re now worried about plot spoilers. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch but, really, Tom Stoppard

March 14, 2013 15:43:31 Posted at March 14, 2013 15:43:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’ve not yet started watching Parade’s End yet. I know! F-cking award season, right? But my travel slows down in a week or so and in between having a nervous breakdown over my deadlines, Parade’s End will be my jam, I promise, and I will probably love it, which will make me hate Downton Abbey even more, and I do really love to hate Downton Abbey. Full Story

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Sherlock is coming…back

March 13, 2013 16:24:16 Posted at March 13, 2013 16:24:16
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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After the fright wig situation Benedict Cumberbatch sported while filming the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate just a couple months ago, he is back now the way I prefer him—with Sherlock Holmes’ longer, darker hair. This is Cumberbatch at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards in London, doing a lot to erase the horrors of the Assange look from my mind. Full Story