Our gallery was updated with high quality imagens from “Avengers: Infinity War” Press Conference in Seoul. On April 11, Benedict attended alongside Pom Klementieff, Tom Holland and Tom Hiddleston.
Benedict is featured in the April issue of The Rake Magazine with a brand new interview. Below are digital scans and the textless photoshoot. Enjoy!
The stars open up about what fans can expect from the highly anticipated film live on “GMA.”
I added 2 new Production Stills from Avengers: Infinity War to the gallery. I also added 2 new Posters. Check them out below:
“Avengers: Infinity War” press tour has started! Our gallery was updated with over 350 pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch during the fan event that happened yesterday (April 8) in London. Enjoy!
New article about Patrick Melrose, plus a new shoot with Benedict and the Cast.
Edward St. Aubyn’s darkly comic novels about upper-class life in Britain, beloved by a generation of distinguished readers, come to Showtime next month.
In 2012, when it came time to publish a paperback version of the Patrick Melrose novels, the semi-autobiographical pentalogy by the English author Edward St. Aubyn, his American publishers had no trouble rounding up rapturous praise from a passel of distinguished readers: Zadie Smith, Bret Easton Ellis, Ann Patchett, Edmund White, Sam Lipsyte, and Alice Sebold. They might also have thought to ask a reader named Benedict Cumberbatch, who considers the books “the most exquisite achievements in 21st-century prose”—a fortunate view, given that Cumberbatch stars in the five-part adaptation of the novels that airs on Showtime in May.
A darkly comic indictment of Britain’s upper class, Patrick Melrose, which also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Blythe Danner, follows its protagonist from age five, when he is abused by his father (played by Hugo Weaving) in a country house in Provence, through his young adulthood, when he becomes a heroin addict in New York and London, to his recovery from drugs and transition to fatherhood. “It was a hell of an arc to play,” says Cumberbatch. “Patrick’s life is a nonstop madeleine cake of horrors.”
Portraying a character from age 25 to 45 was a significant challenge, Cumberbatch says—as was capturing the attitude and vocal mannerisms specific to Patrick’s class: “I went to a very posh public school, second to Eton, yet I had only one friend from the landed gentry. I’ve been trying to knock the corners off my accent ever since I left Harrow.” Cumberbatch consulted frequently with St. Aubyn, who, though he didn’t write the teleplay, made himself available to any cast member in search of biographical grist.
In the end, St. Aubyn reports, there’s unexpected consolation to be found in seeing his alter ego brought to the screen. “I’ve spent 25 years being asked if I’m Patrick Melrose,” he says. “So it’s a great deal of relief to be able to say, ‘No, Benedict Cumberbatch is.’”
Our gallery was update with scans of the March issue of TV & Satellite Week and Entertainment Weekly and Empire UK‘s May Issue featuring Patrick Melrose and Avengers: Infinity War.
Showtime has set Saturday, May 12, 9 PM for the premiere of its five-part limited series Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and has released a first-look clip. With the date, the premium cabler also is planting its scripted flag on Saturday nights, as it prepares to expand to a new night of original programming. Patrick Melrose will join Saturday’s existing sports and movie offerings.
“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense for Showtime to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks. “Offering original content on Saturdays not only enables us to fully service our subscribers with diverse offerings, it gives viewers enough time to enjoy them all. And a series with the ambition and quality of Patrick Melrose is the perfect place to start.”
Cumberbatch, who also executive produces the series, plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving also star as Patrick Melrose’s parents. Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma and Celia Imrie round out the cast.
Each episode, devoted to one of the five semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St Aubyn, is written for television by David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day) and directed by Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack).
Patrick Melrose is a co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War second trailer is here. The Avengers reunite with The Guardians of The Galaxy and Wakanda’s heroes to defeat Thanos. In theaters April 27.
Our gallery was also updated with new stills and the official poster.