Monday 29 April 2013

Colin Morgan meeting fans

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Colin Morgan as Ariel in The Tempest

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Colin Morgan

The Nightjar launches internationally on iOS
Previously available only in the UK, the multi award winning mobile game The Nightjar has finally become available internationally via iTunes. The sci-fi horror tinged video game sees the player navigating the corridors of a dying spaceship, relying purely on the verbal instructions fed to them by the mysterious Dickie, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The image above shows Benedict recording his performance for the game in March 2011.
The original release of the game had more than 100,000 downloads, won FWA, Cannes Lions, D&AD, BIMA and Lovie awards, and was nominated for two BAFTA Games awards.
The game is available for purchase worldwide from iTunes for devices running iOS 5 upwards.
There are currently no plans for Android or Windows Phone releases.
Visit the Nightjar website and follow the game Twitter account for updates, especially as we’ve been told an exclusive competition to win Nightjar posters signed by Benedict Cumberbatch is coming soon!
If you want to listen to the prompts done by Benedict I made an audio file with all of them a while ago ;)

Benedict Cumberbatch schedule of events (updated 4/28)

Mail on Sunday - Event: Interview with Benedict Cumberbatch

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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS meets Spocko - Benedict Cumberbatch, J.J.Abrams
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New clip from STID

Friday 26 April 2013

Colin in Daily Telegraph’s ‘Tempest’ Article

“If you’re going to do Shakespeare, this is the place,” says Irish actor Colin Morgan, best known for the title role in BBC One’s hit fantasy seriesMerlin, which ended last year. He’s looking forward to his debut at the Globe Theatre in late April. “It has a legacy to it. When I had my first stand on the stage, yeah, it was exciting,” he smiles.
Arriving at the Globe in a  beanie, baggy coat and bulky backpack on a chilly Thursday morning, Morgan, 27, has none of the attitude you might expect from a prime-time TV star whose name only has to be mentioned to whip his many Twitter fans into a foaming frenzy. Looking much like any other young jobbing actor, he’s charming and thoughtful, with a mop of brown hair and a sudden grin that seems to cover his whole face.
Morgan is starring as elemental spirit Ariel opposite Olivier Award-winner Roger Allam’s Prospero in The Tempest - “probably one of my favourite Shake speare plays”, he says when we meet. Launching the Globe’s Season of Plenty, it’s directed by Jeremy Herrin, whose recent staging of This House at the National Theatre was showering with praise.
Working with Herrin - who struck gold for the Globe with his acclaimed 2011 production of Much Ado About Nothing - was just one of the attractions that drew Morgan to the project. “And Ariel is such a blank canvas. That excites me in a part, when you can put your own stamp on it.” But The Tempest, staged countless times, does mark a break from Morgan’s previous theatre roles, beginning with his stunning breakthrough performance as the eponymous lead in the Young Vic’s 2007 adapation of DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little. “My experience has mostly been new writing, so I’ve been very much the first person to play that part,” he concedes.
In contrast, Shakespeare has what Morgan calls “this feeling of a previous life. ‘Interpretation’ is a word that comes up a lot.” But he isn’t letting this faze him. “I’ve not entered into this thinking ‘This is what I want to do to the part’. I’ve approached it in kind of the opposite way. ‘What does it want to do to me?’ It’s all there in the script.”
Morgan’s take on Ariel is still in its infancy when we meet, but already sounds intriguing. “At this stage there’s definitely a huge physical element involved, and not in the way you would traditionally associate with a spirit,” he reveals. “And there are other angles in terms of his past. You know, the idea of spirits having a previous life.”
“But that’s what I love about this point in rehearsals,” he enthuses. “Anything goes. It’s your chance to make mistakes, to throw everything out there and see what happens. That’s the environment we’re in with Jeremy.” Morgan relishes the time to bounce ideas around after Merlin’s hectic filming schedule. He’s flexing his theatrical muscles again and keen to soak up everything from being at the Globe to acting with Allam. “I was excited about working with someone who has so much experience. That’s what every job is this year - a learning curve.” It’s all about discovery right now, which is why Morgan wasn’t sad to wave goodbye to the loyal young warlock who finally saw his master, Arthur achieve his destiny as Albion’s once and future king in a tear-jerking Christmas finale.
“Merlin was five years of my life. I enjoyed every year, every day. I had a brilliant time on it,” he says. “But I’d be lying if I said I wanted to do more of it.” None the less, he’s hugely grateful for his devoted fanbase. “Entering into other projects afterwards, they’re there supporting you. It’s amazing,” he says. ” And it was ” just a huge compliment” to win the best drama performance prize for Merlin at the National Television Awards in January. “For a little while it was kind of an unsung hero of a show, so I felt I could fly the flag for it a bit up there.” However, fans shouldn’t raise their hopes for the future one-off specials or a rumoured movie. “I don’t think I’d be breaking any rules if I said I don’t think there will be any more.” Morgan says tactfully. “It would be the opposite of what I want to be - not the project, but being static. As an actor, you need to be versatile. You need to challenge yourself.”
The NTAs were a rare trip into the spotlight for Morgan, who’s neither that comfortable with its glare nor that fussed about it. “There’s no social media or googling yourself. You only have to do it once to learn never to do it again,” he says. He only ventures online to check emails or to shop, and won’t catch him being papped drunk, outside a nightclub. Morgan is deadly serious about his career. “My sights have always been on acting, on the creative process, never the lifestyle,” he says earnestly. From when he could speak, performing was all he wanted to do. “Growing up in Northern Ireland when I did, everything was against you if you wanted to do something like that. But I was determined.”
As well as treading the Globe’s boards in April, Morgan is back on TV later in the year alongside Gabriel Byrne in Dublin-set 1950s BBC crime drama Quirke. But beyond that, he’s just enjoying seeing what roles are available. “Doors that presented themselves before, which I couldn’t walk through, are at least there. And there are a few keyholes I can pick.” What about a holiday? After all, he’s been working pretty much non-stop since drama school. “I know, a lot of people say that, but I’m not very good at taking breaks,” he says. “I’m still too hungry for whatever comes next.”
And what that, it’s time for lunch. With a cheery smile, Morgan lugs his rucksack on his back, helpfully directs me to the nearest M&S and prepares to plunge straight back into The Tempest.
Source - The Daily Telegraph (April 25th 2013) (Page 24)

Bit of Colin Morgan singing in The Tempest
@TVTango: Mark you calendars Benedict Cumberbatch guests on DAVID LETTERMAN Thurs. May 9, 11:35pm CBS

Thursday 25 April 2013

Nose crinkle!!



one more (x)
this time with extra nose crinkle

I always ask for extra nose crinkle when I’m ordering a Cumberbatch
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SpeedysCafe 7h

The Tempest:

 review (though I shan’t give away too many things, it might take the magic away for others who want to see it)

Colin Morgan as Ariel in The Tempest


The Tempest First Night & Colin Morgan’s Performance Review by Donna

I have watched and admired Colin Morgan from the beginning of Merlin. This young actor with a cheeky smile and twinkle in his eye.
I bought Island & Parked and fell in love with his talent and skill and ability to turn his hand to anything. I watched him in the 24 hour musicals at The Old Vic (Dec 2012) even had the pleasure of meeting him. Yes I admire his good looks (who wouldn’t?) his youth, his ability to catch & hold your eye…but it’s his acting, his career post Merlin that interests me. How will this young actor fair away from the magic of Camelot? Will he maintain the massive fan base he has? Or lose it over time? The answer after watching him perform in The Tempest is simple…No!
From arriving at The Globe, to starting to queue for seats in the Yard, through to entering this remarkable theatre I was spell bound. I have never seen a Shakespeare play, not really read much, but Colin in The Tempest? This I have to see!
Tempest Opening NIght
So I bought the book and read it beforehand. I knew exactly when to expect ‘Ariel’ and so I waited….
What I didn’t expect was a play so full of laughs, so well acted by all the cast it would be rude to not mention them. I was transfixed by Roger Allam & the actor who played Caliban. I was in admiration for the cast who physically threw themselves around the stage – on and off it! I didn’t realise how involved the audience would be.
The first sighting of Colin is when he literally rolls onto the stage and leaps up. No doubt about it he has arrived! Throughout the play he astounds with his agility, flexibility, strength..cartwheels, climbs, swings…all done with ease and poise.        Colin Tempest Crouching
 He runs around the stage with speed yet at other times is totally still, with ethereal qualities, transfixed on his fellow actors, intense and unwavering. Wide-eyed yet with an intense blinking of eyes that has you mesmorized, he maintains this throughout.
At one point I watched him sitting cross legged, listening to the other actors. He sat stock still, no movement apart from little turns of his head, small expressions on his face that spoke volumes. You could almost read his mind as to what he was thinking, yet he didn’t move nor speak. This degree of acting is what I admire so much in Colin. To be able to portray so much in one look is a skill not all actors have.Colin Tempest Peacock
All around him actors (and audience) laugh and create noise throughout the play, but Colin remains still, quiet, in character until at the end when he breaks into a gorgeous smile. The dancing at the end of the play is worth the long wait …& yes he can dance too!
I knew Ariel sang & I was nervous for Colin. We have been told he has a good voice but have not heard it as yet. Is it good? Yes. Is it powerful? No. But it is a sweet voice, a controlled voice that with time and confidence will grow. I loved it but other critics may not. This is just my opinion and I’d happily listen to him sing again.
I don’t want to give anything away, to give spoilers..but pictures have been posted of his outfits so Iwill add.. You will not be disappointed. The skinny boyish merlin is a fit young man now, with a tight fitting costume highlighting this. His agility demonstrates his fitness. His costumes are not the most flattering but it doesn’t detract that it’s Colin underneath. The ‘harpy’ costume is quite amazing with Colin on stilts and wings operated by other actors. Working together can’t be easy but they do so making it a brilliant scene. The intense scene is a show stopper.Colin Pillar Tempest
At the end the cast received massive applause and lots of shouts of appreciation. What struck me was how surprised Colin looked – almost like he was surprised the play was such a success. Humble to the end.
So overall? Two hours after being home I cannot sleep, my mind still buzzing, and I am left with a sense of awe. Yes. Colin Morgan is a damn fine actor! Yes. He is charming, intelligent and good looking. And no..he will not lose his fan base but instead it will grow, along with him, as he continues with his brilliant career.

Colin Morgan rehearsing The Tempest

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Tuesday 23 April 2013


From Film Ink (Australia) May 2013 - open in new tab to read.
The visual of Benedict (or John Harrison) smashing a guitar over someones head is actually kind of pleasing. More sassy Benedict please.

‘Fuck! How long have we got?!’ = Best way to describe his waffle :P
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This makes me happy, someone knew which one should be completed first :)


Saw this beauty on my way home today. Love my city.

*impressed face*
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STID new interview
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Benedict Cumberbatch #17

The hand behind the head pose is just ridiculously attractive. #HQYAY
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Ben's spread in Total Film Indonesia

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Early Star Trek Reviews — Both Thrilled with Cumberbatch — Both Have Minor Spoilers!


“What this film has over 2009’s Star Trek is Benedict Cumberbatch. Now, Cumberbatch fans are similar to fans of Sam or Dean from TV’s Supernatural; they obsess over him. Many write fan fiction. In this case, it’s fair enough because Cumberbatch is awesome. He’s a bad guy. I’m not going to say what bad guy, neither confirming nor denying the K-theory – and he’s an excellent villain. He out-bads Eric Bana. He’s handsome, strong, threatening and utterly convincing as a hugely smart adversary to Kirk and his team. He steals the show, possessing a voice eerily similar to that of Patrick Stewart.”
“But it’s with John Harrison that the film truly ignites. The narrative weaves around him like a weasel, teasing us with his ambiguous loyalties and indeed, his ambiguous identity. It is he who tempers the film’s cheesy humour and lends it its brutality. While mostly bloodless, I was surprised at the skin-on-skin ferocity of some of the fight scenes he is featured in.Cumberbatch himself has never been better. While he’s proven his ability at volatile emotional-detachment with his role in Sherlock, he is, here, a true snake; an expressionless, sliver of a man whose mask only slips when he lunges for his prey. The Enterprise crew look trivial against him, their uniforms retro and goofy against his men’s magazine sleekness. Even Spock, quite the regal figure, looks small next to him.”

ok, I've tried my best but this is so not going to be a spoiler free blog. I mean, look at the man!!!!

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For those of us not able to go see The Tempest with Colin Morgan, we can at least order a program from the play from The Globe's shop :)

Wednesday 17 April 2013

I almost feel sorry for the rest of the female population when they finally get to see what Benedict Cumberbatch is capable of.


"Kirk is laying into Harrison for the terrible things he’s done, but the Batch is playing it cold. For unknown reasons, Kirk has to make a deal with the devil, so he can get onto Harrison’s mystery warship that was made strictly “for combat.” In return for Harrison’s assistance, Kirk guarantees the safety of Harrison’s crew. This is where it gets good. Harrison, utilizing his best dragon-tongued laugh, smiles and responds, “Captain, you can’t even guarantee the safety of your own crew.” Cold as ice. The whole place got chills. I’m still surprised people didn’t just start tossing money at the screen.
We’ve all heard Cumberbatch narrate melodramatically over the trailer, and we’ve seen a few exchanges between him and random character that don’t hold a ton of emotional value — but this was our first glimpse of an uncut Cumberbatch scene. Harrison dresses down Kirk so perfectly, it’s almost like watching the male, human version of Maleficent on screen."

- io9 review of new John Harrison/Benedict Cumberbatch scene from Star Trek Into Darkness(via rox712)

Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of Sherlock season 3

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“In character, my reaction was, ‘I’m completely in control. I’m fine. I can do this.’ But as an actor I wanted to get up and go, ‘God, did anyone see that?!’ It was like being a kid at the fairground.”
“In character, my reaction was, ‘I’m completely in control. I’m fine. I can do this.’ But as an actor I wanted to get up and go, ‘God, did anyone see that?!’ It was like being a kid at the fairground.”
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Star Trek Into Darkness - Official Trailer #3 (HD) Benedict Cumberbatch .
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In addition to this, another Frankenstein backstage photograph by Simon Annand who has another book coming… x

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, 2011, Frankenstein, National Theatre. ‘He was on the phone arranging tickets for somebody while undergoing the two-hour make-up job he had to do every night. He was starting on the film War Horse with Steven Spielberg two days later’
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, 2011, Frankenstein, National Theatre. ‘He was on the phone arranging tickets for somebody while undergoing the two-hour make-up job he had to do every night. He was starting on the film War Horse with Steven Spielberg two days later’

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Here we go. Higher quality version of Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch. For all of you asking: It’s from the German “Cinema” magazine (05/2013). I cannot offer a better version because my equipment isn’t the best. :)

Here we go. Higher quality version of Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch. For all of you asking: It’s from the German “Cinema” magazine (05/2013). I cannot offer a better version because my equipment isn’t the best. :)


Tuesday 16 April 2013

Sherlock’ Season 3 Episode 2 Title May Confirm Watson Romance
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The producers of popular BBC modern detective show Sherlock have so far been very good at keeping details about the show’s long-awaited third season under wraps. Sherlock - which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively – recently started filming again in London, Bristol and Cardiff, and the few details we’ve heard so far have almost all come from show creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
As he did for season 2 of the show, Gatiss revealed three “teaser” words for the next three episode: “rat, wedding, bow.” This has caused months of speculation from fans as to what season 3 might include, and the more recent announcement that the first episode of the season would be titled “The Empty Hearse” (named after Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “The Adventure of the Empty House”) has also generated a great deal of discussion – particularly around how Holmes plans to make his return, and whether we’ll see James Moriarty’s right-hand man, Sebastian Moran, in an antagonist role.

Production on Sherlock season 3 pushed back
Now it’s time to get ready for a lot more speculation. According to the Radio Times, Moffat and Gatiss have today revealed that the title of the second episode will be “The Sign of Three”, though they declined to offer any specific plot details about the episode, which will be filmed back-to-back with “The Empty Hearse” this spring. The script for the episode was written by Steven Thompson, who also penned season 2′s shocking finale, “The Reichenbach Fall”.
The name of the episode carries particular significance for fans who follow both the books and the show, as it references Doyle’s short story, “The Sign of the Four”, in which Watson meets the love of life, Mary Morstan, to whom he eventually proposes marriage. Aside from the two sleuths, Morstan is the main character in “The Sign of the Four” – a young woman from a wealthy background who begs Sherlock to investigate the disappearance of her father.
Amanda Abbington will star in season three of 'Sherlock'
This latest news, in addition to the second episode’s teaser word “wedding” and the casting of Martin Freeman’s real-life partner Amanda Abbington in a role that will “significantly impact” on Holmes and Watson’s lives, seems to confirm that the romance with Morstan will be central to the season 3 story arc, and that we may even see Watson married before the season is finished. The character is certainly pretty smitten when he first meets Morstan in “The Sign of the Four”:
“Her expression was sweet and amiable and her large blue eyes were singularly spiritual and sympathetic. In an experience of women that extends over many nations and three separate continents, I have never looked upon a face which gave a clearer promise of a refined and sensitive nature…
“I sat and mused, until such dangerous thoughts came into my head that I hurried away to my desk and plunged furiously into the latest treatise on pathology. What was I, an army surgeon with a weak leg and a weaker banking account, that I should dare to think of such things?”
Before we take too much for granted, however, it’s important to remember that Mark Gatiss has described this season’s teaser words as “misleading”, and not one single episode of the series so far has followed the plot of the original stories exactly, with several of them only using the source material as a very loose guide. As with other episodes like “A Scandal in Belgravia”, the story upon which the show’s script is based is a little too short to feasibly fill 90 minutes of screen time without a degree of embellishment, so it’s best to be prepared for any number of surprises and plot twists.
Sherlock season three will air some time in winter 2013/2014.
Source: Radio Times
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