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BBC Sherlock star, X Files actor and a host of other celebrities perform at charity event for the Reading Agency
Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Nick Cave and Neil Gaiman turned out to perform at charity event Letters Live on Tuesday night. Reading extracts from Simon Garfield's To the Letter and Shaun Usher's Letters of Note books, the actors, writers and musicians brought to life the power of letters. The many highlights included Anderson's moving reading of a letter from Katharine Hepburn to Spencer Tracy; Cumberbatch and Kerry Fox reading a couple's wartime correspondence; Peter Serafinowicz doing a David Bowie impression; and Cave reading his infamous message rejecting an MTV Music Awards nomination. At the end of the evening, Anderson chaired an auction of books, with Cumberbatch gamely holding up a signed volume. Gaiman joked that the book's value would be increased by it containing DNA from Cumberbatch's »
We’ve seen a few teasers for Sherlock over the last little while, but this is the first one that really captures what I love about the BBC series. I almost feel like the death of Sherlock Holmes has overshadowed the fun that can be found in the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Now, more than ever, I want Season 3 to get here and get here soon. I’ll find a way to get my grubby hands on BBC One so I don’t have to wait for the American premiere no matter the extra cost to my cable bill. I need me my Sherlock in order to live a proper and productive life.
What hit me hard about this video was seeing Holmes casually joke about his faked death. He stands with his brother, Mycroft (apparently Mycroft is aware of Sherlock’s trickery), and contemplates paying a visit to »
- Brody Gibson
Benedict Cumberbatch is ''worried'' about reintroducing his titular character in the 'Sherlock' Christmas special. The 37-year-old star is concerned about the festive special as the last season ended with famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) appearing to fall to their deaths from the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, and the actor is hoping his return will meet with fans' high expectations. He explained to the Radio Times magazine: ''It's important for me to state this. Everyone keeps on banging on about the expectations of how he survived his fall at the end of series two. I'm much more worried »
"Mary doesn't come between them in a negative way - she doesn't destroy their relationship," the actress told Metro. "A lot of Sherlock Holmes fans don't like Mary in the books but she's an interesting character to play - she's very feisty.
"It was daunting [to join the series] because Martin and Benedict do have such amazing chemistry, and there's such a thing about those two on the internet - fans who are obsessed with the idea of those two being together."
Abbington - who is married to her co-star Freeman in real life - also dismissed accusations that "nepotism" had helped land her the Sherlock role.
"I've already had the nepotism label thrown at me, big time, »
eOne has picked up rights in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Scandinavia, Switzerland and South Africa.
The deals were negotiated by James Norrie of Salt and Joel Kennedy and Jo Sweby of eOne, which will distribute directly in the UK and sub-distribute in the other territories.
Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Adam Deacon (Anuvahood), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy) and newcomer Mckell David star in director Mo Ali’s crime-thriller about a steely eastern European hitman who arrives in London to avenge the death of his family but is held up after stumbling on a 14 year-old runaway.
The film has also sold to Australia and New Zealand (Eagle Entertainment), Greece (Odeon), Malaysia (Roarlion), the Middle East (Front »
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Deadline’s International Editor Nancy Tartaglione talks in this week’s podcast with host David Bloom about winnin’ time on the Continent, as the prizes are handed out in the British Independent Film Awards and the European Film Awards, including wins for Oscar contenders The Act Of Killing, The Great Beauty, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, The Broken Circle Breakdown and Metro Manila. Separately, David and Nancy take a look at just-unveiled British tax credits that should be a boon to film projects of all budget sizes and also may entice more overseas visual effects work to the country’s post-production houses. They also applaud the innovative new interactive trailer the BBC has trotted out to tout the imminent return to air of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, two years after its last episode aired. Global Showbiz Watch episode 18 (.MP3 version) Global Showbiz Watch episode 18 (.M4A version »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
“I think I’ll surprise John. Pop into Baker Street, who knows? Jump out of a cake.”
“Baker Street? He isn’t there anymore. It’s been two years. He’s got on with his life.”
It has been two years since Sherlock Holmes dived from the roof of St Bartholemews, coat flapping like a superhero’s cape. Two whole years since Benedict Cumberbatch’s eyes flashed at the sight of an intriguing murder (on-screen at least); two years, a couple of Hobbit films, a Star Trek adventure and an astronomical ascension in fame for both Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Both stars have been plagued by the question since ‘The Reichenbach Fall’: comedian Jack Whitehall was joking the about theories with Cumberbatch just a few weeks back on Graham Norton’s show.
Some of us haven’t got on with our lives that much; the Sherlock Series 3 trailer only hit the net days ago, »
- Mark White
The previous season ended with Holmes jumping to his death from a roof, but according to a minute-long trailer unveiled by the BBC, the viewers will now see the series take a dark turn, the Daily Express reported.
The iconic character played by Cumberbatch plans to surprise his doctor pal John Watson, played by British actor Martin Freeman, by turning up to their famous Baker Street residence. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
"I watched it... it's great. It's watching an actor I really like playing a part I really like and enjoy playing," Cumberbatch told Digital Spy and other journalists.
"And to see him relishing it in similar ways is fantastic. I think he's doing a wonderful job."
Quizzed how he would out-Sherlock his friend, Cumberbatch replied: "There are 78 of us all vying for the position, out-Sherlocking one another. So we're in good company."
After initially admitting to feeling "cynical" about Elementary when it was first announced, Cumberbatch later called the show "fantastic" and urged people to watch. »
After releasing a wealth of promotional images from the upcoming series 3 premiere of Sherlock, the BBC has now debuted a launch trailer for 'The Empty Hearse', which you can check out right here after the official episode description...
Two years after the devastating effects of “The Reichenbach Fall,” Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman) has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise...
Sherlock series 3 gets underway »
- Gary Collinson
Are you ready for more of the BBC’s Sherlock? I am. Particularly because it has been so long since Benedict Cumberbatch has donned a scarf and delivered the wit to his trusted friend Martin Freeman. Sure, these two have been busy teaming up with Peter Jackson to make the latest film in The Hobbit trilogy, which not accidentally hits theaters this week, but I much prefer their Sherlock/Watson duo to their Smaug/Bilbo. Plus, I’m not such a glutton for CGI as I was when I was a younger man. To the rescue comes an emotional trailer for Sherlock‘s third series. Set two years after the events of the Reichenbach Fall, we see Sherlock planning his surprise return to Baker Street, John’s new facial situation and plenty of Mycroft sass. It’s all quite titillating, if you ask me. So much so that I can’t wait until the show premieres on »
- Neil Miller
Benedict Cumberbatch has the coolest name in all of acting. He really does. It just sounds so, so British. So really, who better to play a modern version of Sherlock Holmes than someone with a name that is just as cool? We have some good news for the fevered fans of Cumberbatch, as the season [&hellip
Season Three Trailer For Sherlock Is Here »
- Remy Carreiro
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes is alive, and he needs to get reacquainted with London in the Season 3 launch trailer for BBC One’s “Sherlock.” As the titular, legendary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character, Cumberbatch learns that his beloved sidekick, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), is no longer on Baker Street — after all, it has been two years since the master detective faked his own death. His dear Watson has “moved on” — a ludicrous premise to the self-absorbed Holmes. The new trailer warns viewers — and Holmes — that a terroristic attack is imminent, but its real beauty lies in »
- Tony Maglio
I guess it’s kind of proper the BBC’s Sherlock faked his own death at the end of Series 2 in order to escape Moriarty (wait, you didn’t think he actually killed himself, did you?) and that it’s been two years since, because doesn’t it feel like two years since we’ve seen this show? Oh wait, it has been! Well “Sherlock” is back, and he’s ready to breathe in the criminal underworld of London again starting this New Years day. Yup, after a long, Long hiatus, the smartest man in London is back to solve more crimes and save the world or some such. All I know is, his buddy John Watson has grown a nice, sweet ‘stache while he was away. The first episode of Series 3, called “The Empty Hearse”, premieres this January 1, 2014. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock, with Martin Freeman as Watson. The »
The actor - who plays John Watson on the BBC drama - said it was "ridiculous" that people tweeted abusive messages to Abbington after she was cast as love interest Mary Morstan.
He told Time Out: "To me, they're not fans of the show - they're fans of a show going on in their heads.
"Obviously I love Amanda and I want everyone to react positively to her; she plays a fantastic character and brings a hell of a lot to the third series."
Freeman also revealed his concern that the new series will be an anti-climax for viewers in regards to how Sherlock Holmes faked his death in the previous episode.
He said: "There's something slightly mundane in knowing the truth of a thing. It's like asking Derren Brown to »
The BBC has released a new trailer and thirty new photos from Sherlock Season 3. As you might expect, the trailer includes a ton of great new footage from the upcoming season, and many of the photos feature Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness). This show looks so good!
Two years after the devastating effects of “The Reichenbach Fall,” Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, »
- Joey Paur
The fandom who waited doesn’t have to wait much longer: BBC’s Sherlock will air the three episodes of season three on January 1st, 5th, and 12th.
The first episode, titled “The Empty Hearse” was written by Mark Gatiss and will hopefully reveal to us how in the world Sherlock survived his swan dive off a building at the end of season two. PBS begins airing season three starting January 19th, so fans have a choice to make: watch episodes online shortly after they air in the UK, or wait to watch them on TV a few weeks later? Either way, don’t miss out on the influx of new stills just released or on the mini-episode airing on Christmas! And start placing bets on how long John’s mustache will last, or perhaps even how he realizes that it’s just not a good look for him. »
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"I don't care how you faked it. I wanna know why."
Forget the teaser: a full trailer for Sherlock, which will air on BBC1 on 1 January 2014, has been released, showing new footage from the show's third series. A terrorist attack on London appears imminent and of course there's only one man who can prevent it. Here, we see Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock returning to life after two years of being presumed dead. But how will his loved ones take the news?
Are you looking forward to the new series of Sherlock? And just how did he fake it? Leave your thoughts below.
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Interview Louisa Mellor 10 Dec 2013 - 07:00
Happily, Martin Freeman will be unavoidable for the next few weeks. First, he's headlining The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out in the UK and around the world on Friday the 13th of December. Just over a fortnight after that, we'll see him return to the role of John Watson, a man about to have his graveside wish - that Sherlock perform one last miracle and not be dead - granted.
The Holmes/Watson reunion, we're told, will be less about the resolution to the two-year-old question of how Sherlock survived his rooftop fall, and more about John's reaction. No small amount of pressure rests on Freeman's shoulders then, not that it was in evidence as we spoke to him in a round-table interview in April, »
Steven Moffat has admitted that Louise Brealey's performance as Molly Hooper in his and Mark Gatiss's adaptation of Sherlock made them break their first rule of not introducing new regular characters.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other journalists, the show's co-creators discussed the impact of Brealey's character on their version of Arthur Conan Doyle's classics.
"She's really interesting, Molly, because she was an absolute one-scene character for the pilot but Lou Brealy was just so fantastic," Moffat said.
"We went against our first decision which was 'We will not add a regular that's not from Doyle'. The first thing we did was add a regular character that's not from Doyle!"
He continued: "I think she's fascinating because over time, certainly by the time you get to the second series, she wins every encounter with Sherlock.
"All the time, always. And by being honest and truthful with him. »
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