Gallery additions – Miu Miu and BIFA!

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!!

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Events and Appearances > 2010 > December – Miu Miu Store Launch
Events and Appearances > 2010 > December – British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

Welcome to Cumberbatch Fan!

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!

News – Awards Nomination

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!

Gallery – La Soiree’s Christmas Soiree

With a huge thanks to Mariana, HQ images have been added from Tuesday’s La Soiree’s Christmas Soiree that Benedict attended!

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Events and Appearances > 2010 > November – La Soiree’s Christmas Soiree

News – Benedict Cumberbatch gears up for Frankenstein role

Quite a nice little article from BBC News

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is due to begin rehearsals for a stage version of Frankenstein, says he feels in safe hands with Danny Boyle at the helm.

Boyle’s Frankenstein will run from 5 February at the National Theatre with Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the lead roles of Frankenstein and the Monster.

“I can’t wait for the collaboration to begin,” Cumberbatch told the BBC. “I hope people get a lot of thrills and spills.”

The new play has been adapted by Nick Dear from Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror story, first published in 1818.

Asked how he felt about taking on he dual role, Cumberbatch said: “Pretty terrified, actually. I’m in a sort of fearless place, but I know the risks involved and it’s quite a huge undertaking.

“But Danny has this ridiculously endless pool of energy which is constantly reinventive. If you look at his roster of work, it’s so varied and extraordinary that I couldn’t be in safer hands.”

The star of TV’s Sherlock said he was looking forward to working again at the National having appeared in Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance in the summer.

“We hope it will have a life on Broadway at some point. It would be a great thing for an American audience to see,” he said.

Box office pull
Cumberbatch has also been filming Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and is currently working on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Both films are due out in 2011.

He will film a new series of Sherlock in the summer, with Martin Freeman reprising his role as Dr Watson.

Miller is best known for playing Sick Boy in Oscar winner Boyle’s 1996 film Trainspotting. His stage work includes After Miss Julie and Festen. He was recently seen in the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

“He’s an extraordinary actor,” Cumberbatch said. “It’s going to be a really exciting rehearsal process. It’s going to be quite mad because we’re doing it side-by-side.”

The 34-year-old actor added: “I imagine the box office pull of Danny Boyle and the story itself – and maybe Jonny and myself – is going to mean that ticket sales will be quite high.

“And I did play quite a famous detective for three nights in the summer which has seemed to have transformed things around me a little bit, and if that helps – terrific.”

Gallery – London Evening Standard Theatre Awards Photos

With a huge thanks to Carmel, we have added HQ images from last night’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards!

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Events and Appearances > 2010 > November – London Evening Standard Theatre Awards