Hello, guys! We’ve updated our gallery with some pictures of Benedict attending events in 2017. We’ll also work on our gallery in the next day, don’t forget to take a look!
Welcome to the watch world Benedict Cumberbatch!! Earlier today Jaeger-LeCoultre officially announced the internationally renowned Benedict Cumberbatch as their newest brand ambassador. What’s more is that Benedict’s all geared up to make his way to the Salon international de la haute horlogerie (SIHH) 2018 next week.
“Being a great watchmaking enthusiast I am delighted to be associated with such an outstanding watch manufacture as Jaeger-LeCoultre and to be visiting the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux in January.”, adds the actor.
Benedict’s character wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual engraved watch, (whose romantic engraving forms part of the plotline), in his movie ‘Dr Strange’.
Academy Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for playing the title role in ‘Sherlock’. It is a role that has earned him international acclaim and several awards including an Emmy for best actor. Benedict received BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Actor nominations for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the multi award winning film ‘The Imitation Game’ and a BAFTA nomination for his role as Richard III in the BBC Drama ‘The Hollow Crown’. Other notable films include ‘The Fifth Estate’, ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, ‘Black Mass’, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. Stage performances include ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Frankenstein’. More recently he has played the title role of Stephen Strange in Marvel’s ‘Dr Strange’, Stephen in the BBC drama adaptation of the ‘The Child In Time’ and Patrick Melrose in ‘Melrose’ due for release later this year.
Benedict was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2015 for his services to the performing arts and to charity.
During the Showtime’s day at the Winter TCA Press Tour, a panel was held with executive producers and actors from Patrick Melrose. Benedict unfortunately couldn’t be present because he’s still shooting scenes from the Avengers’ untitled movie. However, he was live from Atlanta to discuss his new show with the television critics who were present at the event.
A extended trailer was released, and you can watch below:
During the panel, Benedict explained what drew him to the title role of “Patrick Melrose”
“They are the most extraordinary prose,” Cumberbatch said via satellite. “[Edward St. Aubyn is] one of the most, if not the most, extraordinary modern prose stylists working in the English language.”
“At its heart the subject matter took something–a world I thought I knew and turned it on its head through the perspective of this really unique character who suffers so much and goes on this extraordinary journey,” he continued. “From victim to survivor to champion of his circumstance in a way and via the most richly comic, scalpel-like post-mortem of a class system that is crumbling and the power related to that dissolves as the stories continue.”
The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is out! The movie, which is set for release on May 4, 2018, sees the heroes fight against Thanos who has come to Earth to recover the Infinity Stones. Check out the trailer below:
Benedict Cumberbatch gives an interview where he talks The Child in Time to Extra – BBC One, watch it below:
First trailer for upcoming drama “The Child in Time” has been released:
Masterpiece has released the the first trailer for The Child In Time adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald star as grieving parents of a missing child.
Stephen Butchard wrote the 90-minute drama about Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing. Set two years after the girl’s disappearance, The Child In Time follows Lewis as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie (Macdonald) has left him, and his best friends Charles (Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. The film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance. Pinewood Television and Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV are producing.
A co-production with BBC One, The Child In Time will air on Masterpiece on PBS in 2018.
The first trailer for The Current War is out. Benedict plays Thomas Edison. Opening in selected theaters on November 24th.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Directed by Alfonso Gomez?Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents), THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.
Benedict Cumberbatch will star in “Gypsy Boy,” a big-screen adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s best-selling memoirs about growing up in the British Romany community and becoming a boxer.
Morgan Matthews, the two-time BAFTA Award-winning director whose first narrative feature was the highly acclaimed “X+Y” (a.k.a. “A Brilliant Young Mind”), will direct the feature, which is scheduled to start production in the summer of 2018.
Playwright and screenwriter James Graham, who has two plays in London’s West End this fall — “Ink” and “Labour of Love” — worked closely with Walsh on the screen adaptation.
Dee Koppang O’Leary (Netflix’s “The Crown”) and Kevin Loader (“My Cousin Rachel”) will produce.
Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales on the project and is introducing it to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The two autobiographies, “Gypsy Boy” and its sequel “Gypsy Boy: On The Run,” chronicle Walsh’s experiences growing up in England’s Romany community in the 1980s and ’90s.
The books were optioned and developed as a film by Koppang O’Leary of Bowery & Bond Films, who worked closely with Walsh, whom she met shortly after he left the Romany community. BBC Films then came on board to finance the project.
The notorious Walsh family was part of the last generation of the Romany Gypsy people, known for their ability to fight. The sport of boxing is embedded in the Gypsy tradition – to fight for one’s family name and honor and reap the glory of its success.
When young Mikey Walsh is born, father Frank (Cumberbatch) places a pair of golden gloves on a chain around his neck in the hope that his son will maintain the family’s reputation. But even as an infant, Frank notices there is something different in Mikey, which leads to frustration and anger building over time.
As he grows into his teens, Mikey is forced to make an agonising decision – to stay and keep fighting, and face the shame head on, or escape, never to come back…
Casting is currently underway to find a young actor to play Mikey opposite Cumberbatch.
“I was immediately drawn to Mikey’s courageous and heart-breaking story. And his father Frank is unlike any character I’ve played before,” said Cumberbatch, and Oscar nominee for 2015’s “The Imitation Game” who will appear on screen this year in both “Thor: Ragnarok” and “The Current War.”
“He’s a complex man torn between tradition and his love for a son struggling to come to terms with an identity that’s completely at odds with Frank and his culture,” the actor said. “It’s a tension that threatens to tear everyone in their family and that community apart.”
New release date for The Current War.
The Weinstein Company is delaying the release of “Mary Magdalene,” its upcoming religious epic, by four months, and moving the premiere of “The Current War,” an Oscar-bait historical drama, into the week of Thanksgiving.
“Mary Magdalene” will premiere in theaters March 30, 2018, otherwise known as Easter weekend, which pushes it out of this year’s awards season. It was originally slated to debut on Nov. 24, 2017. “The Current War” will bow in theaters in the slot that “Mary Magdalene” vacated — it was initially supposed to launch on Dec. 22, 2017. The film will screen at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Both pictures will start their runs in limited release.
Rooney Mara stars as the title character in “Mary Magdalene,” one of Jesus’ followers. Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus, while Garth Davis, who scored a box office hit with last year’s “Lion,” directs the film.
“The Current War” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and centers on their race to find a way to offer electricity to consumers. Alfonso Gomez?Rejon (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) directs the picture from a script by playwright Michael Mitnick. It’s expected to get a major awards push from the indie studio.
In its new slot, “The Current War” will open against “Call My by Your Name,” a romantic drama with Armie Hammer that garnered raves at Sundance. It will also premiere two days after Pixar’s “Coco,” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” and the Morgan Freeman actioner “Villa Capri” hit theaters.