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Benedict Cumberbatch On Journey Of Patrick Melrose, More Sherlock, Brexit, Dr. Strange & Pay Equity Transparency

SPOILER ALERT:This story contains details of tomorrow's Patrick Melrose finale on Showtime and the ending of Avengers: Infinity War . "This is a window into English society and a particular story and a very cherished character that is very unusual, I think, in dramatic terms," Benedict Cumberbatch says of Patrick Melrose , the limited series about addiction and abuse at the enriched upper echelon that concludes tomorrow on Showtime. "We have seen the deprivations of   ...Read More...

Benedict Cumberbatch: Martin Freemans Criticism of Sherlock Is Pathetic

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman may be Sherlock co-stars and fellow denizens of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Cumberbatch doesnt share Freemans feelings on the Sherlock fanbase, whom the man who plays Dr. Watson says has made making the show not fun anymore. Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing, Freeman told The Telegraph last month. Peoples expectations, some of its not fun anymore. Its not a thing to be enjoyed, its a thing of: You better fing do this, otherwise, youre a c. Thats not fun anymore.   ...Read More...

MIPTV: BBC Sells 'McMafia,' 'Sherlock' to Russia

The Russian embassy in the U.K. previously criticized the new drama for "negative portrayal of Russians."  ...Read More...

Martin Freeman Has Bad News for Sherlock Fans: Detective Drama Is Not Fun Anymore

Rabid Sherlock fans chomping at the bit for Season 5 could be in for a major disappointment. But theyre also partly to blame, according to one of the shows stars. Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson on the British crime drama, described the series as not fun anymore, in an interview with The Telegraph , adding that there has been little talk about a fifth season. That is largely due to the poor reception Season 4 received last year and its failure to live up to fans very high expectations, he said.   ...Read More...

Bad News, Sherlock Fans: Watson and Holmes Are Not Lovers, Says Star

  Sherlock star Martin Freeman has some things to say to fans off the hit British series: stop shipping Watson and Holmes already. The actor, who is continuing to promote Marvel's Black Panther and his role as CIA Special Agent Everett Ross in the film, spoke to The Telegraph (via Radio Times ) about   ...Read More....

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Boxing Movie Gypsy Boy

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Gypsy Boy, a big-screen adaptation of Mikey Walshs best-selling memoirs about growing up in the British Romany community and becoming a boxer. Morgan Matthews, the two-time BAFTA Award-winning director whose first narrative feature was the highly acclaimed X+Y (a.k.a. A Brilliant Young Mind), will direct the feature, which is scheduled to start production in the summer of 2018. Playwright and screenwriter James Graham, who has two plays in Londons West End this fall Ink and Labour of Love worked closely with Walsh on the screen adaptation.   ...Read More... //

The Crown, Sherlock And Black Mirror Lead Strong Brit Contingent Of Emmy Noms

A heavy haul of 13 nominations for Netflix favorite The Crown , and scores for Sherlock and Black Mirror , led the British hopefuls for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards , as the TV Academy unveiled its 2017 nominations this morning. There was also a strong contingent of British talent nominated across the various acting categories, including first-time Emmy nominees Claire Foy, Millie Bobby Brown, Riz Ahmed, Thandie Newton and David Thewlis. And Brits James Corden and John   ...Read More... //

Sherlock Series Creators Bite Into Dracula Story for BBC

The BBC is in talks to give Dracula the Sherlock magic touch with a new adaptation of the classic vampire story, a source close to the network told TheWrap. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, who both created and worked on Sherlock, will be writing the series, along with Sue Vertues Hartswood Films, which will produce. Gatiss and Moffat both wrote the scripts for the Sherlock series, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson. The show was placed in modern times, with the duo solving crimes inspired by the classic tales written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  ...Read More... //

Sherlocks Mark Gatiss To Curate BBCs Queers; Berlin Station Rolls Into Europe Global Briefs

In an effort to discover and support a next-generation of voices in front of and behind the camera, the BBC is embarking on a series of initiatives including training programs and an LGBT project curated by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss . Queers has been written by a group of up-and-upcoming LGBT writers for BBC Four. There are eight 15-minute monologues (penned by Keith Jarrett, Jon Bradfield, Gareth McLean, Matthew Baldwin, Michael Dennis, Jackie Clune, Brian Fillis ...Read More... //

Benedict Cumberbatch Welcomes Baby No. 2

  Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife welcomed their second child earlier this month. Son Hal Auden Cumberbatch was born on March 3, People reports. Cumberbatch and theater director Sophie Cumberbatch (ne Hunter) are already parents to Christopher "Kit" Carlton, who will turn 2 later this year. Kit's ...Read More... //