Events and Appearances > 2011 > January – National Television Awards
Benedict is currently out, at the Instyle BAFTA Party in London. Some MQ images have been added to the gallery!
I also added screencaptures from Episode 2 of The Last Enemy! Enjoy!
Benedict Cumberbatch has admitted to “stealing” from Johnny Lee Miller for their upcoming performances in Danny Boyle’s stage adaptation of Frankenstein.
The actors will alternate in the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature in the production of Mary Shelly’s gothic novel, which opens at the National Theatre for previews on February 5. The play will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on March 17 as part of National Theatre Live.
Miller told The Guardian: “We’re not precious. We find it constructive to talk to each other about what looks good, what doesn’t. We’re more of a team.”
Cumberbatch added: “The dialogue between us is selfless and co-operative. If there’s something really good that he does, I will ask if I can incorporate it.”
While Miller stressed that the pair do not steal ideas from each other, Cumberbatch countered: “There’s no shame in stealing – any actor who says he doesn’t is lying. You steal from everything.”
Explaining the concept behind the idea of switching roles, Boyle said: “Frankenstein is creating life without women. The idea is to bring two actors as close to that notion as possible.
“And how do you do that? In terms of the performance, Frankenstein and the Creature literally create each other: every other night they reinhabit each other.”
Screencaptures from the 2004 BBC drama Hawking have been added to the gallery. Benedict plays the main character – Stephen Hawkings.
On Screen > Television Drama > 2004 – Hawking > Screencaptures
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas – we hope you enjoy the festive time, with your loved ones 🙂
Updates will be slow over the next couple of days – it’s my first Christmas with my little girl, so lots of family events this weekend. Updates will hopefully resume from Monday!!
Screencaptures from Episode 01 of The Last Enemy have been added to the gallery! Quite a complex story so-far, but very watchable and enjoyable.
On Screen > Television Drama > 2008 – The Last Enemy > Episode 01
Some screencaptures have been added to the gallery from Benedict’s guest presenting role on Have I Got News For You, which aired in the UK back in September. Benedict was a great presenter and seemed to work well with Paul and Ian (regular team captains) – I hope he presents again soon!
Television Appearances > 2010 > September – Have I Got News For You – Series 40, Episode 01
Benedict has been out and about this week – both to the new Miu Miu store launch, and to tonight’s British Independent Film Awards. Images from both events have been added to the gallery!!
Welcome to the newly opened Cumberbatch Fan, your newest fansite dedicated to Benedict Cumberbatch!
The site still has a long way to go, and much more to be added to the gallery but we’ve made a good start on what we hope will be a fantastic site! A huge thanks to Claudia for the wonderful gallery theme too – it’s fantastic! With over 2,500 images already, and more to come, we hope to provide the most extensive gallery for your viewing pleasure!
Keep checking back for the latest news and images from Benedict and his career!
Benedict has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Play category for his role in After the Dance at the National in Lyttelton. A full look at who Benedict is facing in this category is below;
The SPOTLIGHT Best Actor in a Play
Benedict Cumberbatch – After the Dance at the National, Lyttelton
David Suchet – All My Sons at the Apollo
Matthew Macfadyen – Private Lives at the Vaudeville
Rory Kinnear – Hamlet at the National, Olivier & Measure for Measure at the Almeida
Simon Russell Beale – Deathtrap at the Noel Coward & London Assurance at the National, Olivier
Toby Stephens – The Real Thing at the Old Vic
If you would like to vote for Benedict, or would just like to see the other award nominations – click here to be taken to the official website for the awards!