The November issue of Empire magazine is featuring an interview with Benedict talking about his career and, obviously, The Imitation Game, and you can now find digital scans up:
Radiotimes – Dame Judi Dench appeared to sign up to BBC2’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III after actor Benedict Cumberbatch asked her on stage during this year’s Hay Festival, “Would you like to be in Richard III with me?” And with her casting officially announced last month, the production is kicking into action as Dench reveals filming starts next week.
“We start on Monday and it’s a huge project, six months in filming,” Dench tells Mandrake of this second cycle of The Hollow Crown, which is based on Shakespeare’s history plays about Henry VI and Richard III.
Dench will play the Duchess of York, with Cumberbatch in the role of Richard III.
It’s all in aid of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary and encourages donating your old clothes to raise money for children’s cancers. Check the photo in high quality size up at the gallery.
Dailynews – Benedict Cumberbatch has played Stephen Hawking, William Pitt, Vincent Van Gogh, Julian Assange, “Star Trek’s” Khan and he just won an Emmy Award for portraying Sherlock Holmes.
Guess being brilliant comes naturally.
“I’m incredibly smart,” the 38-year-old English actor jokes. “I’ve been a math and physics major; I mean, I’m down at MIT when I’m not working!
“No, look, these may be characters that stand out, but I’ve played very normal people, played comedic roles, played romantic roles. The slightly more extraordinary stick out because it’s that thing: They’re different, and that’s what people gravitate toward. But I’m sad to say I don’t share the brilliance that my characters do.”
One of the most intriguing facets of history from World War II is the allies’ valiant attempts to decipher German signals traffic and thereby gain the upper hand in the global conflict. The encrypted wartime intelligence was deemed untouchable by the Nazis, who utilized the incognito communication to uphold the Motherland’s territorial prowess.
Soon, though, the British discovered a way to intercept the signal utilizing a piece of spook hardware known as the enigma typewriter. It was a true defining moment during the war, which is set to be chronicled in Morten Tyldum’s upcoming biopic, The Imitation Game.
Starring fan-favourite Benedict Cumberbatch as genius hacker Alan Turing, the film charts the aforementioned attempts to foil the German’s elusive communication network. Joining Cumberbatch in the movie are Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and everyone’s favourite gravel-voiced antagonist, Mark Strong.
And ahead of the film’s anticipated opening at the London Film Festival at the beginning of October, the studio has unveiled an all-new teaser poster for The Imitation Game which features Cumberbatch as the mathematical maestro.
The Imitation Game is expected to hit theatres on November 9th and November 21st in the United Kingdom and North America, respectively.
Last Thursday Benedict attended the annual Young Patron’s Bright Young Things Gala and I have a few pictures up, thanks to our friend Claudia.
A few more portraits Benedict has done while in Toronto Festival has now been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
This is the kind of interview you’d watch over and over. Check it: