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This afternoon, Benedict Cumberbatch attended a special screening of ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ at the Regent Street Cinema, in London. His co-star Claire Foy, director Will Sharpe and Felix the cat, who payed Peter in the movie, were also in attendance.
Benedict featured on last Monday’s issue of the British magazine The Big Issue with a new and excellent interview in which he talked about “The Courier”, societal collapse and everything in between. Check the scans on our gallery:
‘You know my politics’: Benedict Cumberbatch reflects on these strange times.
Benedict Cumberbatch on societal collapse, humanitarian responsibilities, a post-Covid world and why his new Cold War thriller drama The Courier has a ‘weird relevance’ to these times of everyday heroism.
“Are you serious? God, what is this? Am I out of date? When did this happen?”
Benedict Cumberbatch is dumbfounded. Flabbergasted. Staggered. Flummoxed.
Midway through a conversation that will veer from the joys of parenthood to the perils of mutually assured nuclear destruction via the cruelty of the upcoming cut to Universal Credit payments, I mention the recent attacks on the RNLI for rescuing people from boats crossing the channel, with Nigel Farage and certain newspapers fanning the flames then watching the furore unfold on social media.
Cumberbatch has not seen the news yet today so has missed the latest skirmishes in the culture wars.
“Wait, you mean the lifeboat men and women? Come on!” he shouts. “It’s their job. They’re volunteer seamen. They would do that for anybody – it’s to save lives. I find it extraordinary. They are being attacked for helping drowning people? I find it abhorrent. People who are literally in a position of saving lives – because that’s what the RNLI are… Is this real? Extraordinary.
“God forbid that the people calling them out should ever end up in a situation where they need to be rescued at sea or have a child swimming that they can’t save. I mean, that is unthinkable, please put yourself in the position of these people.”
He continues, barely pausing for breath, his busy brain considering the background to this latest controversy in real time.
On this day, in 2015, we went online as Cumberbatch Brasil, this little project of ours, and we had no idea of how incredible this journey would be. Many things happened between then and now, the site changed a lot but it’s still the same. You welcomed us with open arms, supported us even if the posts were in a language you didn’t quite understand and appreciated all the hard work we did. Changing the site’s name and language was natural and expected, even if we never planned for it.
All we have to say is: thank you so much for everything. Literally everything. The amount of love and support we get from you is still overwhelming and we do our best day after day not to take it all for granted. If we are still here, it’s all because of you.
To celebrate our 6th anniversary, we uploaded to our gallery 6 UHQ photos from the photoshoot for Benedict’s first cover for TIME, back in 2013!
The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed the line-up for this year’s edition – scheduled to take place from 9-18 September – and, to our collective happiness, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain will make its Canadian premiere there as part of the Gala Presentations programme. Here’s the official announcement:
The festival’s full schedule will be released only on 24 August but we can already see in its website that the movie is 111 minutes long.
Will Sharpe’s UK drama The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy will have its Canadian premiere as a Gala Presentation, suggesting it may be bound for a world debut at Telluride in August.
So, hopefully, we have more exciting news coming our way!
Benedict Cumberbatch turned 45 today (19 July) and we hope he had a wonderful day full of love and laughter with his own family, friends and loved ones. We wish him all the best today, tomorrow and always.
And to celebrate it together with you, we did a TOP 30 Benedict Cumberbatch moments/interviews poll on our Twitter account. Our followers voted and we announced the results today. See them all and watch the videos on the tweet below.
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To promote The Mauritanian, which is getting released on Amazon Prime in the UK this week, Benedict Cumberbatch did a new interview for The Independent in which he opened up about thinking he had COVID-19 while filming the movie, his views on the Guantánamo prison and his career as a producer.
Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘Joe Biden? I’m going to plead with the guy to shut Guantanamo’
The actor talks to James Mottram about his Bafta-nominated film about an inmate of the infamous US detention camp; working with Jodie Foster and The Serpent’s Tahar Rahim; and why he worries he may have been Covid’s ‘patient zero’.
At the beginning of last year, when news began to emerge of a mysterious, deadly new virus that was spreading across the globe, Benedict Cumberbatch was struck by a horrible thought. At the end of 2019, he had flown to South Africa to shoot new film The Mauritanian, but as he arrived, he tells me, he fell sick. “I was incredibly ill, to the point that when all this Covid stuff suddenly broke in the new year, I was thinking, oh my god was I actually patient zero. I was so ill – it was borderline pneumonia.”
He had to plough on regardless, “throwing up between takes”, as shooting commenced. The film was being produced by the independent film and TV company he jointly owns, SunnyMarch. They had recreated Guantanamo Bay in Cape Town, and they were working on a story that had possessed Cumberbatch for six years.
To promote ‘The Mauritanian’ in the UK, The Concordia Forum had a Q&A event today (March 26) via zoom with director Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Salahi and Nancy Hollander. Since he was on set filming ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, Benedict Cumberbatch took part of the event with pre-recorded videos in which we can only hear his voice because Doctor Strange’s new costume is still embargoed.
We uploaded his parts on youtube, watch them below:
And you can watch the entire panel on Facebook by clicking here.
British newspaper The Guardian published on its March 26 issue a new article featuring Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster talking about “The Mauritanian”, ahead of the film’s release on Amazon Prime UK next April 1.
You can see the exclusive scans on our gallery and read the article below:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man
80’s icon Quilloughby is back now with a brand new song featuring no one else other than Lisa Simpson!
“Everybody Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)” is a song performed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Yeardley Smith off “Panic on the Streets of Springfield”, an episode from the 32rd season of “The Simpsons.”
1 September —What If…? episode with Doctor Strange.
2 September—The Power of The Dog at the Venice International Film Festival.
2-6 September — Telluride Film Festival
10 September —The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Press Conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.
10 September —The Power of The Dog Press Conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.
10 September —The Power of The Dog Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
11 September —The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
12 September —Conversation with…Benedict Cumberbatch at the Toronto International Film Festival.
1 October —The Power of The Dog at the New York Film Festival.
11 October —The Power of The Dog at the BFI London Film Festival.
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