Monday, April 10, 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Fantastic Beasts


Sherlock fans rejoice! Fantastic Beasts has cast Martin Freeman as Dumbledore, and replaced Johnny Depp with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Oh what a day

When it was revealed Johnny Depp was to play Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series, some people were not happy. They felt it unethical to have Depp cast in the series, because of his personal life controversy.

When director David Yates’ commented on this matter, he did little to appease the critics. People felt he was brushing aside a troubling issue, “In this business, it’s a weird old business. You’re brilliant one week, people are saying odd things the next, you go up and down. But no one takes away your pure talent.”

Heyman continues, “We’re thrilled to have Benedict join the team. Obviously we’re all huge fans of his work in Sherlock. He’s shown time and again how good he is at playing roles similar to that, so we’re really excited to see him bring that smart-guy awkwardness to Grindelwald.”

On the heels of this announcement, it’s also (finally) been revealed who will play a young Albus Dumbledore. In light of the new Grindelwald casting, this is perhaps the most unsurprising surprise to have ever surprised us: Martin Freeman will play the young Albus Dumbledore, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Gellert Grindelwald.

“In addition to the recasting of Grindelwald, we’re also happy to announce that fellow Sherlock star Martin Freeman is set to play Dumbledore,” Heyman states. “It was an obvious choice, really. With Benedict now in the series, we just had to add Martin as well. And knowing Grindelwald and Dumbledore’s history, we hope Johnlock shippers will be just as excited about this as we are.”

Sunday, April 9, 2017

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch in New TV Drama ‘The Child in Time’


Photo BBC

We’re so used to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in costume — be it as Sherlock or Thomas Edison or Doctor Strange — it can be startling to see him out and about wearing normal clothes. (Especially seeing as how he loves to play dress-up even on his days off.)

So imagine our surprise when we saw the first photo released today (April 5) from the set of upcoming drama The Child in Time, showing the Sherlock star dressed sombrely while taking a stroll through woods.

What, no deerstalker or cloak of levitation? Not even a teeny, tiny scarf?

Benedict is starring in the TV adaptation of Ian McEwan‘s harrowing 1987 novel, The Child in Time, in which he’ll play children’s book author Stephen Lewis, whose life is turned upside down when his three-year-old daughter goes missing.

The adaptation will take the form of a one-off, 90-minute film, and has just started shooting in and around London. Released alongside this photo was some more information on Benedict’s co-stars.

It’s not the first tine Benedict has starred in an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel. He memorably (due in no small part to the decidedly dodgy moustache he wore for the part) played shady Paul Marshall in the 2007 film Atonement, based on the 2001 book of the same name.

When this new adaptation was first announced, McEwan was quoted as saying: “I have fond memories of Benedict playing a brilliant and key part in the movie adaptation of Atonement. Now, it’s a great honour to have this actor of such immense resource, experience and subtlety in the lead role of The Child In Time.”

Pride and Prejudice 1995, Episode 4 of 6

Very sorry, this is the only version of Episode 4 I could find. I'll keep looking though.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Poldark star Aidan Turner touches down in Dublin

April 5, 2017

Aidan Turner has returned to Dublin for a rare night out at home, as Poldark fans are in a spin over the show's earlier return to our screens.

The heart-throb was snapped tonight at The Gate theatre with new director of the theatre Selina Cartmell at the opening night of Noel Coward's Private Lives.

He appeared tonight at the theatre dressed down in jeans and a beanie hat for the show, which is at the beginning of a three month run.

"The earlier filming schedule on this series means that we can bring the much anticipated third series back sooner for fans to Sunday nights in June," a BBC spokeswoman said.

Henry Cavill Gushes About His Favorite Traveling Companion — His Dog

By Ali Booth

Even Superman needs a sidekick! Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent in DC’s two most recent film adaptations of the classic comic, as well as the upcoming Justice League, took to Instagram on Monday, April 3, to share a post in honor of his lovable dog, Kal.

“These past few days have been very busy with travel to new destinations for my next job. What seemed like an impossible task was made into less of a mission by my constant companion,” he captioned the collage of photos of Kal, which he hashtagged, “#TheTravelingBear.”