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Benedict Cumberbatch Might Be On His Way to An Oscar Nomination for ‘The Imitation Game’

Benedict Cumberbatch might be on his way to his first Oscar nomination, thanks to his role as Alan Turing in the film, The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Creating His ‘Sherlock’ Character: “I’ve got to understand how I became this person”

It’s easy to forget that Benedict Cumberbatch juggles his film career — including starring as Marvel’s Doctor Strange (if reports are to be believed) — with the popular BBC television series Sherlock, in which he stars as a present-day version of master detective Sherlock Holmes. While dozens of actors have portrayed Holmes on screen, when he was cast in the series he told producer Steven Moffat that he was determined to do his own interpretation of the character. In a conversation with NPR, Cumberbatch spoke about finding his interpretation of Holmes. Cumberbatch reveals that from the start of the first ... Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch on Playing Geniuses: “Brilliant people have private moments of self-doubt and things which we could all relate to”

Whether it’s his distinctive voice or his bearing, Benedict Cumberbatch has been a go-to actor for intelligent characters like Sherlock Holmes or British mathematician Alan Turing. In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, Cumberbatch spoke about what’s on his mind when he’s playing such characters… and he admits it isn’t quite brilliant. Cumberbatch admits that while he often plays highly intelligent characters, what usually goes on within the characters’ brilliant minds isn’t what’s going on in his. He explains, “It’s about the character. I’ve been very, very fortunate that there’s something going on behind my eyes so that it ... Read more

Martin Freeman on Starring in the ‘Fargo’ TV Series: “I’m not interested in playing an echo of something that was done 20 years ago. This is its own thing”

Fargo remains one of the highest regarded films of the 1990s, so many people are leery of the idea of FX turning the Coen brothers’ crime masterpiece into a limited television series. Nonetheless, the series will tell a different story than the original film and Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producers of the series. However, it’s hard to argue with the acting talent involved so far. The cast includes Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt, Keith Carradine and Martin Freeman, who will be portraying a character named Lester in the series. He spoke to New York magazine about why he ... Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch on Studying Lizards to Portray Smaug in ‘The Hobbit’ and Sort of Working Again with ‘Sherlock’ Co-Star Martin Freeman

I don’t think any actor can claim to have had the year that Benedict Cumberbatch has had.  Cumberbatch starred in Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, and, through motion capture, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (okay, there was also The Fifth Estate, but you can’t win them all). In particular, he actually has two parts in The Hobbit films: he portrays two villains, the mysterious Necromancer and the great dragon Smaug.  He spoke to New York magazine about preparing for both non-human roles and what it was like working with his Sherlock co-star Martin ... Read more

How Did Benedict Cumberbatch Ruin His Chance to Play James Bond in a Video Game?

No one can say that Benedict Cumberbatch isn't having success in both movies and television these days with Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock, but the clearly-enunciating Englishman once blew the chance to conquer a third type of media: video games

Benedict Cumberbatch on His Villainous ‘Star Trek’ Role: “I was terrified by what I was doing”

If you haven't yet heard of Benedict Cumberbatch-- and I do mean "heard" because of his instantly recognizable voice -- get ready to see (and hear) a lot more of him.

Martin Freeman on Playing Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’ and Wearing Those Hairy Feet

Though Martin Freeman already was a well-known actor for his roles on the original version of The Office and another BBC series, Sherlock, he's certainly more visible and well-known now that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had the biggest December opening weekend in history and shattered box office records all over the world.

Benedict Cumberbatch talks ‘Sherlock’: “I’m much slower than him. I have to rev up an engine that needs a lot of oil and concentration and focus”

Benedict Cumberbatch has gained the attention of worldwide audiences in Oscar-nominated films such as War Horse and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. However, his most defining role, to date, can be argued to be that of “Sherlock Holmes” in the hit BBC series, Sherlock.