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Benedict voices new art installation dedicated to Romanian doctors

Benedict is the voice of Don’t Take Them for Granted, an art installation dedicated to medical staff and all those in the pandemic’s front line. Check out the video below:

The artists involved explained how and why the project came to be:

Don’t Take Them for Granted is a public project initiated by the UNFINISHED community that includes images and texts captured by artists Cristian Movilă and Capucine Gros, between March and August 2020. The photographs and writings document over 70 hours documenting the fight against COVID-19, captured right in the heart of the intensive care units of Bucharest’s main public hospitals: Institutul Național de Boli Infecțioase “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș” Hospital, Spitalul Militar ROL 2, and Spitalul Universitar de Urgență.

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Benedict features in brand new Jaeger-LeCoultre commercial

A new advert for Jaeger-LeCoultre featuring Benedict Cumberbatch has been released for a watch event in Shangai, China.

You can learn more about JCL’s ‘In A Breath’ booth here.

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Benedict reads “Three Little Monkeys” for Save The Children UK

Benedict reads “Three Little Monkeys” for Save The Children UK

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 joins Taika Waititi’s charity reading of “James and the Giant Peach”

Benedict joins Taika Waititi’s charity reading of “James and the Giant Peach”

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.

Benedict narrates the commercial for new “Minutes Matter” campaign

Benedict narrates the commercial for new “Minutes Matter” campaign

During the Superbowl last night, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the City of Pittsburgh announced a new partnership in the form of new campaign named “Minutes Matter” whose goals is to provide access to basic emergency information and education about life-saving interventions to their community. Check out the video below:

He says:

Tonight, UPMC announces a partnership with City of Pittsburgh to provide emergency education to everyone. You have the power to save a life.

For more information, please visit the Minutes Matters website.

Benedict joins UNHCR’s #EveryoneCounts campaign

Benedict joins UNHCR’s #EveryoneCounts campaign

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed their new campaign, #EveryoneCounts, earlier today. Starred by celebrity activists and refugees, its goal is to change the way people see refugees, focusing not on their struggles, but on their resilience, strength and the skills they can bring to their new communities. Take a look at the video below (it’s got English subtitles):

Xenophobia, negative stereotyping and fear are on the rise. All around us. Getting louder and louder and louder. Something needs to change. It is time to see refugees differently, to see that refugees – like everyone – when given the chance and the opportunity, can reach our potential, can have a positive impact, can give back.

Besides Benedict, are also supporting the campaign: Cate Blanchett, Neil Gaiman, Alfonso Herrera, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ben Stiller, Nomzamo Mbatha, Adut Akech, MIYAVI, Jung Woo-sung, Barbara Hendricks, Yusra Mardini, Praya Lundberg, David Morrissey, Mercy Masika, Mahira Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Maya Ghazal, Danny Ocean, Riz Ahmed, Raghad Haddad, Amanda Palmer, JJ Bola, Emi Mahmoud, Jesus Vasquez, among others.

The campaign seems to have been released due to the start of the very first Global Refugee Forum today in an advanced session (it starts officially tomorrow and ends on Wednesday) at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from which will hopefully emerge concrete solutions in how to take the principle of international responsibility-sharing – the centre of the Global Compact on Refugees affirmed last December by the UN – from theory to practice.

You can find more information about the campaign and how to help refugees around the world on UNHCR’s website (which is available in many languages).

Eddie Redmayne on why Benedict is charming

Eddie Redmayne on why Benedict is charming

Eddie Redmayne went undercover on the internet for GQ magazine and found this question: “Why are British gentlemen so charming? Like Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, etc.”.

His answer? “I know why Benedict is so charming, because he’s a phenomenal actor and a kind human being”.

He also said he would absolutely like to work with Benedict and Tom Hiddleston in a Three Musketeers or a James Bond movie. Here’s the video:

Kevin Feige: “The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”

Kevin Feige: “The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”

During an interview to Brazilian entertainment website Omelete, which followed the Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in São Paulo earlier today, Kevin Feige said the Multiverse is the ”is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”. Take a look:

The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is gonna crack it wide open in ways that will have repercussions for a Disney+ series just before it, that’s not WandaVision, and for movies just after it in a big, fun way.

Benedict stars in new MG India ad, sends message to the automaker forum

Benedict stars in new MG India ad, sends message to the automaker forum

A new commercial for Morris Garages India was released today, in which Benedict presents the new eletric SUV, MG ZS EV. Watch:

He also recorded a message for MG India, which was broadcast at the automaker forum today. It starts at 3min 57s:

Benedict is writing a book (!!!!!)

Benedict is writing a book (!!!!!)

Evening Standard‘s Magda Ibrahim was at The Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert on Tuesday and told the newspapers’ podcast the reading Benedict did at the event was actually of an extract from a book he’s writing!!! She said:

He didn’t kinda give us too much of a clue about what the book is called or when it’s gonna be out but he and when went into the pulpit, he just said to us ‘yeah this is gonna be the first reading of this excerpt from this book and you’re all the first people to actually hear it’, which was quite exciting, and he said the only other people who’d heard it had been his editors so, I mean, it was quite an interesting reading, really. He described it as being quite unique and it was, yeah, definitely. I mean, I suppose I describe it as sort of stream of consciousness, really, but the bit that he read, it kind of tied in quite nicely with the event because it was sort of talking about the fact that you’re born and you become this individual but then, gradually, things happen and you realize you’re actually part of a wider community.

Here are the clips we’ve got of his readings thanks to @cateblanchyes and @kovalchuk_mary, who shared them on Twitter and Instagram, respectively:

Transcript:

[…] Instantly recognizable. You stand anew. Remade. You’ve rebuilt yourself, but you are different.
[…] You become a heroic, unique embodiment of both the things you cherish and the things that cause you pain. As you grow into this living idea, you become instantly recognizable among the millions of faces in the world. You become that which you think you are. You stand before the world and you say ‘I am here and this is who I am’. But there’s an influence at work […] and positions in the locus of the divine. Together, we are equal.

How Benedict of Benedict, to write a book exploring such themes. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we get more information about the book!

Update on 1st December

This post has just been updated to include another video and its transcription and to correct an error. Even though I (Gi) had included the aforementioned video in our post about the event, I still somehow failed to include it on this post. I also completely misunderstood the very last word of the very last video. My apologies!