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Benedict to feature in an upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Benedict to feature in an upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Yeardley Smith, the actress who plays Lisa Simpson in ‘The Simpsons’, told in a recent podcast that an upcoming episode of the show will feature Benedict playing a parody of The Smiths’ lead vocalist Morrissey:

No more details were given yet. Benedict had his first cameo on the show back in 2013, in which he played both the Prime Minister of the UK and Severus Snape.

New interview for Magic Radio

Benedict gave a brand new interview for Magic Radio on their ‘Prince’s Trust Day’, in which he talked about the work The Prince’s Trust has been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, what he was up to during lockdown and why Doctor Strange’s cloak of levitation is definitely not a cape.

You can listen to it below:

Planet Radio · Benedict Cumberbatch joins Emma B on Prince’s Trust Day

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Benedict talks ‘The Courier’ and life on quarantine during COVID-19 with Tatler Hong Kong

Benedict talks ‘The Courier’ and life on quarantine during COVID-19 with Tatler Hong Kong

In a new article posted by Tatler Hong Kong, Benedict Cumberbatch talks about his upcoming movie The Courier (aka Ironbark), his partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre and what he’s been up to while on quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Benedict Cumberbatch On His Upcoming Movie “The Courier” And Life During Covid-19

From the moment he donned his deerstalker as the great Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch’s popularity soared, but his ego didn’t. The actor talks about his forthcoming spy drama and how he’s spending lockdown learning the banjo.

By Annie Darling.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the alarmingly awkward Sherlock Holmes has catapulted his career to unimaginable heights. Before donning the detective’s hat in 2010, the distinctive-looking London native landed several quirky acting jobs. He’s played theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, Van Gogh and, lest we forget, the hair-raising paedophile in Atonement (2007). But it was his fast-talking performance as the private investigator, which Steven Spielberg has called “the best Sherlock Holmes on screen”, that transformed Cumberbatch into a high-cheek-boned dreamboat, quite literally overnight.

Now 43, Cumberbatch has proven to be the ultimate chameleon, having played everyone from Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate (2013). His portrayal of British mathematician Alan Turing, who cracked Nazi Germany’s Enigma military code during the Second World War, earned him Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. This year, the performer stars in true-life drama The Courier, which is set for an August 28 theatrical release. *

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‘The Courier’ gets a new release date in the US

‘The Courier’ gets a new release date in the US

According to Box Office Mojo (via HSX.com) The Courier (aka Ironbark) has got a new release date in the US. Previously scheduled to hit the big screen by the end of August, the movie now has been pushed back and is set to be released on October 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Ironbark’ gets a new title and a release date in the US

‘Ironbark’ gets a new title and a release date in the US

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Ironbark’ will now be released under the title of ‘The Courier’ in the US, with the studio expecting it to hit theaters across the country on August, 28th. Read more details below:

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have set an Aug. 28, 2020, theatrical release for The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Cold War drama — previously titled Ironbark — made its debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Dominic Cooke from a script by Tim O’Connor, The Courier is based on the true story of Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch), an unassuming businessman recruited to help end the Cuban Missile Crisis who forms a dangerous relationship with a Soviet intelligence officer (Merab Ninidze).

“Theaters have indicated gradual openings this ​summer, with health and safety guiding the way. If everything proceeds favorably, we feel the true spy thriller The Courier, with a must-see performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, is just the type of film that will ha​ve audiences excited to return to their local cinemas in late August,” said Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff in announcing the release date.

The film is a 42 M&P, SunnyM​arch and FilmNation Entertainment ​production. Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley also star in the film.

Hopefully we might get a trailer soon!

Letters Live launches #ReadALetter campaign

Letters Live launches #ReadALetter campaign

The lovely people at Letters Live released a video of Benedict Cumberbatch reading a letter to the audience in which he invited us to take part of their new campaign: #ReadALetter.

Dear Friends,

Hello. I hope this letter finds you in good spirits as we navigate this truly surreal crisis.

Since 2013, we at Letters Live have been inviting performers to bring letters to life in memorable venues around the world. With our ‘Read A Letter’ campaign, we’re opening the stage extremely wide and would love for the world (you!) to share letters to the heroes on the frontline; letters to relatives in need; letters to strangers who have stepped up and made a difference; letters to neighbouring families, streets, towns and countries; letters from teachers to their isolated pupils or to the parents who now find themselves home-schooling; letters to those in power; letters to a population crying out for words of comfort.

You could record yourself reading an important letter you have wanted to send, or a cherished letter you once received. It could be a favourite letter of yours that offers hope in our current crisis or a prescient warning too important to be ignored. It may simply be a favourite letter of yours that may brighten everyone’s day. (I am obliged to say that if you’re not reading your own letter, you must, please, ask the letter writer’s permission.)

So, all you need to do is this:

– Film yourself reading a letter. Use your phone, just as I am.

– If you’re camera shy, point your phone at something else while you read: the letter itself, the view from your window, your adorable dog.

– Before you read the letter, tell us who it’s to and who it’s from, and if you can, tell us why you’ve chosen it.

– Post the video to Twitter or Instagram or whichever corner of the internet you frequent, remembering to include the hashtag #ReadALetter and tag @letterslive so we can then share your reading. Alternatively, if you don’t use social media, send the clip to read@letterslive.com so we can share the letter for you.

– Spread the word by nominating another person to write a letter. That’s it.

Thank you in advance for taking part. Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay at home.

Yours in isolation,

Benedict, and all at Letters Live.

You watch the videos they are sharing and see more information on their Twitter profile.

“The Decade of the Cumberbatch”; a decade in review — Part 2

“The Decade of the Cumberbatch”; a decade in review — Part 2

Saying the 2010s were a life-changing decade for Benedict Cumberbatch might be an understatement. It was in the last 10 years that his career took an unexpected turn and decided to turn him from a working actor into a Marvel superhero, Oscar nominee, Emmy and BAFTA-winning A-List superstar. Although Benedict is a private person, his personal life seems to have gone the same way: it was on the second half of this decade that Benedict got engaged and married to Sophie Hunter, having three children.

And that’s why we decided to make a Decade in Review. Because this decade was so important to Benedict and he has done and conquered so much that we think it should be celebrated and remembered as it deserves. We’ll focus on the most important bits so the posts won’t get too long, but we hope its intended purposes are met and that we all cherish all those unforgettable moments that probably had been important not only to him but to the fans as well.

It will be divided into two posts. On this one, we’ll cover the second half of the decade, from 2015 to 2019, and talk about his most well known projects like his theatre work with the record-breaking Hamlet; his journey on the MCU as Doctor Strange, his work as a producer on both TV and cinema with The Current War and The Child in Time; the final series of Sherlock and both his best performances to date: in The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses and Patrick Melrose, with the last one earning him his first BAFTA after 8 nominations and 14 years.

Missed the first post? You can read it here.

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“The Decade of the Cumberbatch”; a decade in review — Part 1

“The Decade of the Cumberbatch”; a decade in review — Part 1

Saying the 2010s were a life-changing decade for Benedict Cumberbatch might be an understatement. It was in the last 10 years that his career took an unexpected turn and decided to turn him from a working actor into a Marvel superhero, Oscar nominee, Emmy and BAFTA-winning A-List superstar. Although Benedict is a private person, his personal life seems to have gone the same way: it was on the second half of this decade that Benedict got engaged and married to Sophie Hunter, having three children.

And that’s why we decided to make a Decade in Review. Because this decade was so important to Benedict and he has done and conquered so much that we think it should be celebrated and remembered as it deserves. We’ll focus on the most important bits so the posts won’t get too long, but we hope its intended purposes are met and that we all cherish all those unforgettable moments that probably had been important not only to him but to the fans as well.

It will be divided into two posts. On this one, we’ll cover the first half of the decade, from 2010 to 2014 and talk about his most well-known projects such as Cabin Pressure for the radio; his theatre work in After the Dance and Frankenstein; Parade’s End on TV; Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Imitation Game and that little show called Sherlock. Ready? Let’s start then!

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‘Ironbark’ to premiere at the Sundance Festival

‘Ironbark’ to premiere at the Sundance Festival

It was announced earlier today the official line-up for the next year’s edition of the Sundance Festival and, to our incredible joy, ‘Ironbark’ is one of the movies to have its first world premiere there. Variety reported the line-up with only the official synopsis so it’s still unknown the exact day that the premiere will take place or which of the cast/crew members will be in attendance, but we’ll keep an eye on the updates that are about to come. Read the official synopsis below:

Ironbark (U.K. – Director: Dominic Cooke, Screenwriter: Tom O’Connor, Producers: Adam Ackland, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken) — The true story of a British businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley.

The Sundance Festival will take place in Utah, USA and will run through 23rd January to 2nd February, 2020.

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Channel 4 released earlier today the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, their TV adaptation of the classic children’s book written by Judith Kerr. The trailer give us a glimpse of Benedict’s voice work as Daddy, the father of the main character of the story. Watch it below: