March 06, 2019  admin No comments Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch welcomes the new LAMDA Director, Sarah Frankcom, at LAMDA on February 28, 2019 in London. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.

March 06, 2019  admin No comments Good Omens, Projects

Neil Gaiman revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the Amazon series adaptation of “Good Omens.”

Gaiman said that Cumberbatch’s Prince of Darkness will be “a giant, animated Satan” who appears “400 foot high.” The “Sherlock” star will appear in episode 6 of the series, which debuts on May 31.

It was previously announced that Frances McDormand will appear on the show as the voice of God. Additional cameos in the series will include Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Jon Hamm, and Nick Offerman.

Based on the novel of the same name by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley (David Tennant), a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.

“Good Omens” was Gaiman’s first novel, written in collaboration with Pratchett, who died in 2015. Terry Gilliam was attached at one point to direct a film adaptation. It is the latest Gaiman television project in recent years. Fox premiered “Lucifer,” inspired by the character created in Gaiman’s Vertigo comics series “The Sandman” and subsequent solo series, in 2015. Starz is set to debut Season 2 of “American Gods,” based on Gaiman’s book of the same name, in March.

“Good Omens” is co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia, the production company of Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna, and the Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. Gaiman and Chris Sussman are executive producing for BBC Studios, and Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown will executive produce for Narrativia. Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and also serves as showrunner. [Source]

January 18, 2019  admin No comments Photos

First of all, I am so sorry for don’t update the site before. I was sick and hospitalized so, I wasn’t online. Anyway, I have added some photos of Benedict to the gallery.

December 19, 2018  admin No comments Brexit, Multimedia

November 08, 2018  admin No comments Interviews

An old holiday classic is getting a fresh coat of paint with The Grinch. This animated reboot comes from Illumination, the animation studio responsible for hits like Minions, Sing, and previous Dr. Seuss adaptation, The Lorax.

The original voice of Christmas’s most notorious ne’er-do-well was horror legend Boris Karloff, best known for his roles in films like 1931’s Frankenstein and 1932’s The Mummy. In the 2000 live-action version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the title character was played by Jim Carrey under layers of make-up, for which the film won an Academy Award.

This time around, the title character of The Grinch is voiced by star of stage and screen, Benedict Cumberbatch. Best known for his roles as Sherlock Holmes in the acclaimed BBC series and as Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cumberbatch has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most talented, charming, and utterly likable thespians working in the movie business.

The actor spent some time answering our questions about The Grinch, shared some of his favorite childhood Christmas classics, and expressed his enthusiasm for Netflix’s upcoming release of Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book adaptation, Mowgli.

Before we begin, don’t worry, I’m not even gonna ask about Doctor Strange and The Avengers, since I know I’m not getting anything out of you!

Yeah. That would waste all of our time! (laughs)

You have an incredible voice. You’ve done a lot of voice acting, from narration and animation to motion capture. So what drew you to this role in The Grinch?

I think the book has certainly been part of my childhood, but it’s not as popular as it is in the States. I knew the book, but I didn’t know the Boris Karloff or Jim Carrey incarnations, but I was aware of the Carrey one, but I think I was too old to watch it. I mean, I was in my 20s, it was about twenty years ago. Anyway, the point being, I was very flattered. It’s Illumination doing an animated feature, and what’s not to love about The Grinch? He’s wonderful, iconic, and green. It was a joy to be a grinchy Grinch. It was terrific. They wanted me to use my natural accent for the voice, which was very nice, and they said they loved the way I speak, but I thought, he’s gotta be American, especially in the context that the rest of the cast is mostly American. It took four of five sessions to get the voice right. The script was so good, and Illumination’s back catalogue was so good. The animation I got when I came in was very limited, but it was already very exciting. It was just excellent. Continue reading  »

November 06, 2018  admin No comments Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the premiere of ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 3, 2018 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.

October 18, 2018  admin No comments Alerts, Projects

Benedict Cumberbatch has signed to narrate the feature documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket, about Royd Tolkien, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The film follows Tolkien’s journey to complete a bucket list of 50 challenges created for him by his brother Mike who suffered from motor nerurone disease, known as ALS in the US, in 2015.

Unknown to Royd Tolkien, he had secretly compiled a bucket list to be delivered to his brother after his death.

The documentary follows Tolkien as he attempts to complete those 50 challenges in New Zealand – it is being directed by Robert Cavanah.

UK sales outfit Evolutionary Films will be market screening the title at the upcoming American Film Market in Los Angeles.

The film is being produced by James Fisher at Sky Limit Films, with Royd Tolkien.

“Benedict was previously aware of my brother, Mike, and his battle with this terrible disease; In 2014 I organised a charity screening of The Hobbit on behalf of my brother, and Benedict joined fellow cast members who kindly recorded greetings for that event,” explained Royd Tolkien.

Cumberbatch is a patron for the Motor Neurone Disease Association UK. [Source]