April 30, 2019  admin No comments Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.

March 25, 2019  admin No comments Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch attends ‘Hermes: Step Into The Frame’ at Nine Elms on March 21, 2019 in London. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.

March 25, 2019  admin No comments News, Now You See Me 3

The box office hit heist thriller film, Now You See Me has opened new doors for more of its action-packed and mysterious plot with its sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act and the third film with a still unknown title. As fans of the movie waiting for an update, details seem to be vague as to when the production will start filming or can they reach the 2019 target for the movie to be released, noting the very short time given.

And if they cannot commit to the target release date of the film, then up to when will be its delay, sadly until now, there are no answers for every question thrown by its fans and viewers.

Now You See Me 3 is expected to be more thrilling than all of the previous series, with the Four Horsemen pulls off near-impossible missions to reveal the true enemy. Looking back at Now You See Me: The Second Act, it was equally successful as far as box office gross worth is concerned, therefore there is no reason that the third film which was already developed and planned as early as 2015 will not push through.

Negativity aside, Now You See Me 3 was already confirmed by no other than Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer on May 22, 2015, and the details were already discussed and planned.

Moreover, there were already previous reports that Jon Chu who also directed Now You See Me: The Second Act has already signed on to direct the third installment. Although there is no official announcement for its casts, it is expected that Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, and Morgan Freeman will likely be reprising their roles.

Previous casts like Isla Fisher and Elias Koteas may not be able to come back to the show given that their characters, Henley Reeves and Lionel Shrike has departed to the show by own mere choice and the other one, death, respectively. A new cast member, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will also be joining, speculated to be the next nemesis, in connection to the previous Now You See Me films who had British villains.

In addition to its production staff, Neil Widener and Gavin James were hired to write the screenplay. Up to this time, fans are still holding on to its initial filming schedule on April 16 and a released date in the last quarter of 2019. A very tight 8-month production which is unlikely to happen but can be possible if Lionsgate commits to its 3-year interval for Now You See Me films. [Source]

March 25, 2019  admin No comments Alerts

MG Motor India today announced roping in British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the company ambassador. The popular actor of the Marvel’s The Avengers and Sherlock TV Series fame will be the face of Morris Garages India, which is all set to launch its first SUV, the MG Hector, later this year in the country. Talking about his association with MG Motors, Benedict Cumberbatch said, “I have grown up seeing and reading about MGB’s and MG Midgets, recognising MG as a classic and iconic brand. I am delighted to be part of the launch of the new MG in India with the MG Hector, which may well be a classic of the future.”

Stating the reason for selecting Cumberbatch to be the face of the company, Rajeev Chaba, Managing Director and CEO, MG India, said, “As one of the most recognised and beloved cultural icons from the UK, Benedict has a lot in common with Morris Garages. He has, throughout his career, experimented with various types of roles across stage productions, TV shows and movies to push the bar ever higher, something which resonates with MG’s commitment to technological innovation. His social and philanthropic work, as well as his support for inclusivity beyond gender, is also in sync with our core brand ideology of nurturing diversity. We are glad to have Benedict Cumberbatch as our brand ambassador to represent MG.”

As already mentioned, MG India will officially enter the Indian market with the launch of the new Hector SUV. Slated to be positioned in the premium compact SUV space, the new MG Hector will rival the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson. In addition to being the largest SUV in its segment, the Hector will come with a host of premium and best-in-class features like – LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillamps, dual tone alloy wheels, and the largest panoramic sunroof in the segment, among others. The Hector will also get comfort and convenience features like – with power adjustable seats, cruise control, electronic parking brake, and 360-degree camera.

Under the hood, the new MG Hector will come with the option of both, petrol and diesel powertrains – 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine and the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre oil burner engine respectively. Transmission options could include both manual and automatic option. [Source]

March 14, 2019  admin No comments Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch attended a dinner to celebrate The Prince’s Trust, hosted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 12, 2019 in London. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.

March 14, 2019  admin No comments Alerts, Letters Live, News

On the back of another sold out London run, Letters Live is bringing its star-studded show to the Royal Albert Hall on 3 October 2019, in what will be its most ambitious night to date. The date will also see the launch of a new series of themed Letters of Note books, compiled by co-producer Shaun Usher.

A celebration of the enduring power of the letter, Letters Live is an unforgettable live experience that pairs great performers with remarkable literary correspondence, and from the most unexpected and varied of sources.

Hailed in The Observer as “the best letters in the world read by the best voices”, Letters Live had its premiere at The Tabernacle in west London in December 2013. Since then it has been staged over sixty times, including performances in New York, Brixton Prison, Los Angeles, and the Calais Jungle.

As is always the case with Letters Live, the line-up for the Royal Albert Hall show will remain under wraps until the night. Past performers have included Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and co-producer Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Gillian Anderson, Sir Ian McKellen, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Thom Yorke, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Brie Larson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nick Cave, Stephen Fry and Sir Ben Kingsley, plus live music from Reggie Watts to Benjamin Booker.

Letters read at previous shows have included ones written by David Bowie, Marge Simpson, Mohandas Gandhi, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Kurt Vonnegut, Charlotte Bronte, John Steinbeck, and Che Guevara as well as by many remarkable, lesser-known people.

Letters Live was inspired by Shaun Usher’s bestselling Letters of Note and Simon Garfield’s To the Letter. A worldwide phenomenon, Usher’s Letters of Note titles have been translated into eighteen languages and sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, with the Letters of Note website visited by tens of millions of people. Continue reading  »

March 14, 2019  admin No comments Letters Live, News

It’s a blustery Saturday night and around 900 people are lined up to go to church. The faithful have come to the Union Chapel, in Islington, London, to receive wisdom from those stepping up to the pulpit – a lineup that tonight includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Noel Fielding, Juliet Stevenson and Thom Yorke. Letters Live, a celebration of literary correspondence, has always looked a little odd on paper since it began in 2013. After all, who wants to spend a night out having letters read to them by a bunch of actors and musicians, whose identities are not revealed in advance?

“When you first hear the idea it doesn’t quite sing, but do it once and you are smitten,” says Cumberbatch, who was so smitten he became a producer and now helps shape the shows. “Everyone we ask says they’d do it again in a heartbeat. And we just hope it is the same for the audience.”

Jamie Byng adds gleefully: “When I told Toby Jones about the concept, he said, ‘What’s so fucking exciting about reading letters?’ Now he loves it! He’s proselytising!” It helps that Byng, as the head of Canongate, can just call up Toby Jones – or, as he did for the first ever event, Nick Cave. Now the show that was once a book – Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note, which in turn grew from his hugely popular website – recently sold out three gigs in less than an hour, a feat totalling 2,500 tickets. And today, it has announced its biggest ever venue: the Royal Albert Hall.

Part of the allure of Letters Live is the nightly celebrity bingo: Gillian Anderson reading Katharine Hepburn, Ian McKellen reciting Roald Dahl, Jude Law at a show in the Calais refugee camp. New York events have seen James Earl Jones, Brie Larson and Chevy Chase on stage. There are great moments of verisimilitude – Cave reading his own letter to MTV, or Ben Kingsley reading the letter Gandhi wrote to Hitler, 32 years after portraying the Indian activist. Last Friday, days after her Oscar win, Olivia Colman materialised to a standing ovation, to read a letter by Queen Victoria to her eldest daughter. “Pressure’s on,” she opened, drily.

“You can’t help be drawn in, even when the letter is never written for you,” says Byng. “Every human experience can be found in letters. They can make you feel something you can’t feel yourself, experiences you will never live. Some of us will never lose a child. Some of us will never kill someone. You could sit at home to read them, but, through the alchemy of performance, everyone in that audience becomes the recipient.” Continue reading  »