Benedict placed 33 in “Glamour’s Sexiest Men of 2011” poll. Among some of the other placements were Tinker Tailor Solider Spy co-star Tom Hardy and fellow BBC stars Matt Smith and David Tennant.
I’ve added a session to the gallery with Benedict promoting the upcoming ‘War Horse’ movie.
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I’ve added some shoots I’ve been meaning to add, plus a new one Benedict did at Venice. Enjoy!
Photoshoots and Sessions
Benedict appeared with his fellow Tinker Tailor Solider Spy castmates at the UK premiere. Images have been added to the gallery. Also, Benedict did not win ‘Best Actor’ at the TV Choice Awards – instead it went to David Tennant.
Events and Appearances > 2011 > September – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy UK Premiere
Benedict attended the “GQ Men of the Year Awards” this evening, where he took home the “Actor” award! Congrats Benedict! Images have been added to the gallery.
Events and Appearances > 2011 > September – GQ Men of the Year Awards
Benedict was at the 68th Venice International Film Festival promoting Tinker Tailor Solider Spy with fellow cast and crew. Images have been added to the gallery!
Events and Appearances > 2011 > September – Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Premiere
Events and Appearances > 2011 > September – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Photocall
Events and Appearances > 2011 > September – 68th Venice International Film Festival
Benedict Cumberbatch is talking Edwardian manners, the brutishness of croquet and a million other things that segue rapidly into each other while my brain struggles feebly to keep up. He is making me a cup of Earl Grey, and a single question – shall we share a teabag? – has triggered this rush of inspiration, from tea ceremonies to post-colonial theory. It’s fair to say that Cumberbatch is both a thinker and a talker.
His features – the huge almond eyes, the sweeping Cupid’s bow, the acute tapering from cheekbones to chin – can, in repose, hint at something extra-terrestrial; lit with animation, however, they’re charmingly boyish. He’s soon to begin shooting a TV adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s First World War novel Parade’s End, hence the current obsession with Edwardian England – Cumberbatch prepares meticulously for each new role with a welter of study and likes to immerse himself in the relevant historical and cultural detail. So what, I wonder, did he do for his part in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, his latest film? Learn Russian? Write ciphers?
He says he did go on a secret solo mission – to kite surf in Morocco. “It was the first time I’d gone on holiday on my own,” he says, looking, as he says it, much younger than his 35 years. “I was in Essaouira and because my character was a spy originally stationed in North Africa, I walked the streets alone at night imagining what it was like for him – the oppressive doorways, the dark alleys.”
Cumberbatch has recently had his pick of roles: starring alongside Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle’s sold-out Frankenstein, directed by Steven Spielberg in War Horse and cast by Peter Jackson in The Hobbit. But he has, he admits, always wanted to play a spy – “any actor worth their salt would jump at the chance”, he says, “because it’s all about mask shifting”. His opportunity finally came thanks to Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish director of Let The Right One In, who cast him in his adaptation of John Le Carré’s celebrated MI6 thriller – a film that is already being talked about in the industry in hushed, Oscar-worthy tones.
Just added 3 stills and a poster of Benedict for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy to the gallery, thanks to Barbara!
More updates to come, please stay tuned and so sorry I’m so behind!
Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is excited to work with motion capture for The Hobbit.
The Sherlock Holmes actor is set to play Smaug in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R Tolkein novel, which will be split into two movies.
Speaking to Empire the actor said: “I’m always keen to use my body in my work, so I’m looking forward to the motion capture for Smaug.
“Both Gollum and King Kong were primates, whereas I’m playing a serpent, so it’ll be interesting – I’ll have to tie my legs together, possibly, or else they’ll be kind of splayed out to the side as a reptile’s should be.”
I’ve added screencaptures of Benedict in the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy trailer in high definition.
On Screen > Movies > 2011 – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy > Trailer Screencaptures