They look like a strange hybrid of a fan page & fake account to me (havent actually friended either) but as long as everyone knows they’re not actually Benedict that’s fine.
I understand it’s quite a task to get Facebook to actually remove fakers (as of course they can just eternally set up new accounts) but if people can spread the word that he isn’t on there that would be very much appreciated.
I’m sure in the unlikely event that he ever joins twitter someone like Mark Gatiss or Steven Moffat would tweet the details of his account.
Quick edit to say it would be amazing if people could report the accounts as fake. I dont think Facebook are especially quick at responding but if you could that would be great. Helpful link telling you how here:
At the Empire Big Screen event today they screened about 10 minutes of footage from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy along with the trailer.
One of the clips was a very tense scene in which Benedict’s character Peter Guillam is tasked by Smiley to retrieve a log book from within The Circus. As the writer said if the film had been Mission Impossible the heist would have involved Benedict dangling from a wire but as they were taking it old school all Peter has to assist him is his wits and a rolling trolly with a phone. The scene is beautifully shot and lit with lots of lovely little touches (like the receptionist with a crush on Guillam). The costumes are effortlessly stylish (Benedict wears a beautifully tailored dark grey suit, white shirt and power blue tie and handkerchief in that scene).
Another scene involved Smiley and his colleagues bickering amongst themselves over the credibility of a new Russian source. It’s a great scene- Smiley calm and bemused, Colin Firth wry and sardonic, Toby Jones superior and smug and John Hurt as Control losing it with everyone.
The final scene showcased Tom Hardys character as he explains to Smiley about how he found his new Russian contact.
The film looked incredible. Great visuals (very much in keeping with the feel of the directors previous work Let the Right One In), great soundtrack and just wonderful acting from everyone.
Gary Oldman in a videotaped intro was kind about Benedict (introducing him as the “wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch”) and the producer noted that having Gary Oldman (the only choice apparently) as Smiley attracted actors like Tom Hardy and Benedict to the project but they were also really nervous to work with him. Oh and apparently 80% of the movie was filmed inside an abandoned military barracks!
Definitely the highlight of the footage shown today and well received by all.
Polls aren’t really my thing but as the very lovely people at Anglophenia contacted me about it there is apparently a fun poll on at the moment - a battle if you will between Hugh Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch for favourite British male.
Martin doesnt even name his children in interviews because of his concerns over their privacy. It wa a lovely moment and I’m not going to decry anyone for taking the picture but they shouldnt have posted it publicly without blurring the little boys face. And its a bit disappointing people are re-blogging.
It’s understandable that people are excited for the filming of Sherlock, and people have taken pictures and we want to re-blog them and enjoy them, but I think that specific picture should be kept off-limits here.
It’s one thing that Benny and Martin are celebs, and their pictures are gonna be…
Can you please start to use the 'sherlockbbcspoilers' tag for any filming pictures? I have tumblr set up to block that tag from appearing (and I know others do too) because we don't want to see any filming pictures.
Quick filming report while I warm up (blimey it’s cold at night) and while the camera battery charges.
So because I have zero will power I headed to “Baker Street” earlier today to watch the filming. Sadly I missed Benedict in his sheet (a fine sight I’m sure) but arrived soon-ish afterwards. I was quite surprised at the large crowd and the 3 different paparazzi photographers there. Guess that’s definitely a sign of the shows popularity! Overall I think I watched maybe 6 scenes being filmed? It was a very busy day for the cast and crew.
Firstly while we’d all grasped this already sadly there is zero chance of this airing earlier than we hoped as A Scandal in Belgravia is clearly set at Christmas. Complete with fake melted snow across the pavements, fairy lights in 221B’s windows (Johns doing surely?), light up reindeer in Speedys window, fairy lights on the trees and a Xmas wreath on the door next to 221B.
The scenes I saw (no real spoilers) consisted of John and what looked like Anthea Mark II (called only “Beautiful Woman” on the call sheet), John and Sherlock sharing a cab while Mrs Hudson has a heated argument with someone in Speedys, Sherlock and Lestrade chatting outside 221B, John and Not Anthea returning to the flat while Sherlock watches from the window in his dressing gown and my favourite oddity Benedict as Sherlock being pulled along on a dolly with the camera right in front of him the whole length of the pavement outside. Can’t wait to see what that looks like on film.
I spotted Mark Gatiss overseeing events earlier in the day and Sue Virtue was there all day. They have 2 weeks filming left apparently. The crew are just delightful. They are so nice (security were even offering me their coats when it started to get really cold). of course they do need some slight schooling in the ways of fandom. If a group of girls ask if they can go in Speedys (where Benedict was sitting) and you say yes very nice film crew lady then it was inevitable that after those girls bought their snacks and departed a much larger group would think “well if they could go in there…” Cue Benedict departing rather swiftly for a cigarette in safety round the corner chaperoned by Sue Virtue. Naturally some intrepid souls followed him around there but generally everyone was terribly well behaved.
Everyone seemed in great spirits, Benedict spotted something on his phone which he clearly found hilarious and sent him and Martin into hysterics.Generally everyone seemed really upbeat and the much discussed mugs even made an appearance -neatly labelled as ever with their names.
So a fun days filming even if I am now somewhat frozen! I’ll be back tomorrow but only in the evening alas but hopefully should be able to see something. Thanks to @sherlockology for keeping me company!
Benedict Cumberbatch - Old Interview from The Sunday Times
Old interview from The Sunday Times about The Last Enemy:
Cumberbatch is also feeling twitchy. “I think we are being sold an utter lie with the idea that security means safety,” he says. Drinking black coffee during filming in north London (“Hold the sugar, unless it’s demerara”), he is an engaging character who talks so fast, he doesn’t always have time for all the words in a sentence. It makes him sound like an overedited surveillance tape, but his loquaciousness is not the only characteristic he shares with Stephen Ezard.
“My girlfriend had a good laugh when she found out I was doing this, because, although I’m not OCD, I have been known to check my temperature and worry too much about symptoms. And I do have threshold anxiety. I have this thing where I have to check the gas is off two or three times.” Usefully for this part, he has always felt something of an outsider. His grandmother paid for him to go to Harrow school, where, rather endearingly, he “fell in with a nice bunch of teachers”. They inspired him to act, but didn’t help him feel more like his affluent classmates. “Everyone was always going on fantastic holidays, and I would be like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to see my gran in Brighton.’”
Cumberbatch is getting used to playing unnervingly intelligent characters, having played Stephen Hawking in a BBC drama. “It’s a bit of a stretch, even for your memory sometimes. The other day, I had a vast tract of dialogue, and Peter, the bastard, had written quite complex lists into it. Stephen Ezard is an awkward, accidental hero, but he is also running around handling guns, coming across bodies, escaping bullets and policemen, living underground, being tortured, being driven around in the boot of a car and having a passionate sexual affair with his brother’s widow. There’s a vitality to him.”
Well,call me crazy but since originally it was aired last year,it would make sense that they would have said next year which means this year…like I said i`m probally crazy or naive or postive.
A journo who was at the set visit for the press today has confirmed it will air in very early January 2012. As soon as Mark Gatiss tweeted the pics of the skull wearing a xmas hat our chances of seeing the show sooner rather than later did rather vanish.
Benedict Cumberbatch narrating the premiere episode of Discovery Curiosity
Discovery have e-mailed the site to let us know that Benedict will be narrating the premiere episode of Curiosity the new series from the Discovery channel which sets out to tackle some of the biggest mysteries in the universe. Benedict will be narrating Did God Create the Universe? In the episode Stephen Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Who or what created the universe in which we live? The groundbreaking series Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking combined cutting-edge CG with Hawking’s witty, distinctive and incisive worldview. Now, Discovery takes the journey a step further, as physics and cosmology become tools to answer questions that philosophers have struggled with for thousands of years.
The episode airs in the US on Sunday, August 7 at 8pm ET/PT on all of the Discovery networks: Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Fit & Health, Military Channel.