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In a video for the Official London Theatre in which he talked about his turning point in the British theatre and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the theatre sector in the UK, Benedict Cumberbatch showed support and asked for donations for the Theatre Artists Fund, a fund superheaded by the director Sam Mendes to help theatre workers who are struggling financially due to their unemployement during the pandemic.
For more information and to know how to donate or how to apply if you need help, click here.
Benedict, alongside Dame Judi Dench Joe Lycett, Mo Gilligan, Shappi Khorsandi, Sir Lenny Henry and others, appears in a video titled “Funny is Power” to lauch this year’s Red Nose Day, which will take place on Friday March 19. Watch it below:
I think laughter is a panacea, it’s always been a national medicine. I think people reached out for it in lockdown. It was a comedy rather than a tragedy that people first went for.
I think it’s a way of getting through life’s difficulties and also, when you make light of something often, then it can just release the tension enough to breathe, to just have a moments respite from it; and that relief is much needed right now. There’s a reason why this is called Comic Relief.
Check out some screencaptures from the video, as well as the photoshoot for the campaign:
Unbreakable Joy, the Virtual Gala for Africa organized by GEANCO, was broadcast last night, October 24, and featured some guests like Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Whitney Cummings. A couple of days earlier Benedict had recorded a message inviting the public to the online event:
Benedict’s part begins at 59:17, but we’d like to invite you to watch the whole event if you can:
For the sixth year in a row, Benedict has donated shoes to the Small Steps Project’s annual Celebrity Shoe Auction. For this year’s edition he has chosen a pair of limited edition Golf Wang Converse Grinch shoes, designed by Tyler, the Creator.
The date for the auction is yet to be confirmed. Pictures of Benedict’s past donations can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. If you wish to know more about Small Steps Project, you can find all the information about their team and their wonderful work on their website.
We’ve got a date! This year’s auction will take place from 13 to 22 November:
We’re very lucky to have Benedict as one of our regular supporters and this year, due to popular demand he has donated two pairs to the 2020 celebrity shoe auction with are perfect for Christmas presents!
Save the Children UK released today a video of Benedict Cumberbatch reading Three Little Monkeys, by Emma Chichester Clark, for Save with Stories, a new fundraiser campaign that seeks to “support the most vulnerable families in the UK and around the world by helping to provide early learning packs, supermarket vouchers, essential household items and virus protection, so they can keep building the best possible future.”
Benedict will read “Jack’s Dream” in the first episode available this coming Thursday, June 18; the podcast will raise funds to GEANCO Foundation. Read more:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Russell Brand and Zoe Saldana are reading children’s stories for a good cause — to raising money for coronavirus relief in Africa.
The stars are part of Yahoo’s new podcast “STOR14S,” which launches Thursday in partnership with the GEANCO Foundation “to take families on an adventure that transports them out of their homes to exciting, new places,” the company said.
New episodes will premiere every Monday on Thursday on all traditional podcast platforms as well as the Yahoo Life and Yahoo Style UK pages. The foundation is donating gloves, face masks, soap, sanitizer and disinfectant to hospitals and maternity centers in Nigeria, and training maternity nurses and traditional birth attendants to prevent the spread of the virus in maternity clinics, while also donating tablets preloaded with hundreds of books to children quarantined in their villages.
Benedict is taking part in Taika Waititi’s charity reading of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach. The first two (out of ten) installments are already available on Roald Dahl’s official Youtube channel, with Benedict joining Taika and Meryl Streep on the second one:
The goal is to raise funds for Partners In Health, a nonprofit founded by Ophelia Dahl (Roald’s daugther), which is dedicated to fighting COVID-19 and supporting public health systems around the world.
Tonight Benedict attended the eighth The Fayre of St James, a charity event promoted annually by the Quintessentially Foundation in partnership with The Crown Estate in benefit of a particular charity. This year, the one in question is The Felix Project, which works against hunger and food waste, collecting surplus food from trusted suppliers and delivering it for free to other charities and schools so that they can offer healthy meals to the most vulnerable. They provide enough food for nearly 3 million meals per year for their 200 partners.
Hosted at St James’s Church in London, the event is a massive celebration of Christmas, featuring live performances, carol-singing and festive readings. Here are some pictures and videos of the evening:
For the sixth year in a row, Benedict has donated shoes to the Small Steps Project’s annual Celebrity Shoe Auction! This time, it’s a pair of white trainers from the vegan line made by Vivobarefoot, a brand of minimalistic footwear that prioritizes comfort and sustainability.
All the money raised will benefit the charity, which works to deliver shoes and emergency aid to children and families who live on landfill sites around the world.
According to founder and CEO Amy Hanson, Benedict’s shoes are usually the top performers and the pair he donated last year were sold for about £6,000:
The auction kicked off today and will end on Sunday, 24 November. International bids are accepted, although posting is restricted to some countries. For more information, please visit the official auction page on eBay.
Pictures of Benedict’s past donations can be found here, here, here, here and here. And, if you’d like to know more about Small Steps Project, you can find all the information about their team and their wonderful work on their website.
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.”
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