Saturday, November 22, 2014

'Sherlock' Co-Creator Tells Fans to Expect "Tragedy" in Season 4

10:24 PM PST 11/20/2014 by Abid Rahman

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has some bad news for fans of the hit BBC drama, telling them to "expect tragedy" during the forthcoming fourth season.

Speaking to the Radio Times on Thursday, Gatiss, who also plays Mycroft Holmes in the show, said, "You can always expect tragedy as well as adventure, that’s just how it goes." He refused to reveal whether that meant the death of John Watson's wife, Mary, as happens in Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.

The show, which stars man-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role and The Hobbit's Martin Freeman as Watson, has Freeman's real-life partner, Amanda Abbington, co-starring as Mary Watson. Freeman himself has speculated before that Mary would likely meet her end, telling the Daily Telegraph, “While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did. … So [John] gets married, and then Mary dies — so at some point presumably she’ll die.”


Friday, November 21, 2014

Downton Abbey star Allen Leech hints he may be leaving the show during Christmas special

By: Stephanie Takyi
Published: Tue, November 18, 2014

Allen Leech to depart from Downton Abbey

DOWNTON ABBEY star Allen Leech has hinted his character will exit the show during its highly-anticipated Christmas episode.

However the Irish actor, who plays widowed chauffeur Tom Branson in the hit period drama, says the door will always be open for him to return as his character will NOT be killed off.

It is thought that producers of the show don't want to make the same mistake as they did on Christmas Day 2012 when they faced a backlash from viewers after Matthew Crawley died in a road accident.

Allen's character, who has been in Downton since the fourth episode, is currently faced with a tough decision about whether to stay at Downton's estate due to the Grantham family’s rigid right-wing views.

Speaking at the Imitation Game premiere in Los Angeles, Allen said: “I think if he does leave, Tom will be leaving under his own steam and he won’t be dead so it doesn’t mean that he’s leaving forever.

“I think if he does leave, there’s always a chance that he will come back. Will I be sad? It’s been the most incredible journey doing that show so I would be sad.

He added: “But like I said, 'Never say never'. I’d like to finish that story out with all those people whenever that is. If he does leave it will be a nice break lately.”


Henry Cavill done shooting 'Batman vs Superman,' says being Superman is hard

Published 20 November 2014  |  
Azalea Pena

Clark Kent is a free man. Henry Cavill has completed filming his parts in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" and is now free to do whatever he wants. Unfortunately, this could mean that Cavill won't be heading down to New Mexico to film other parts of the movie. Sorry, New Mexico.

How does Cavill feel about completing his scenes in the movie? In an interview with Chicago Tribune, Cavill pointed out what hard work it is to be Superman.

"It was very difficult work. It was very physically demanding. You can't just sit in the harness and expect it to do all the work. You're not going to look like you're flying. You have to pay attention to what your feet and legs are doing. It's like dancing," Cavill said.

Director Zack Snyder and his team are packing up from Detroit and Chicago and are now moving to New Mexico where sets have been built already. According to Tech Times, since Cavill has already finished his scenes, it could mean that "Dawn of Justice" production is nearing completion. Well, it makes total sense.

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Keira Knightley Is Terrified Of Benedict Cumberbatch's Fans: 'They Might Come After Me'


While appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," actress Keira Knightley opened up about Benedict Cumberbatch's overzealous fans. She co-starred with Cumberbatch in films such as "The Imitation Game" and "Atonement."

"You got to work with Benedict Cumberbatch," Meyers said. "You've really seen the explosion of how ladies have lost their minds."

"The Cumberb----es," Knightley responded, referring to Cumberbatch's hoard of female fans. Other names for the obsessed admirers include Cumbercookies and CumberCollective.

"They've become a thing!" Meyers responded.

"It's terrifying," Knightley said. "I mean, they're lovely. I feel terrified saying they're terrifying cause they might come after me."

The 29-year-old actress then changed her tone a bit, praising the fans.

"They're very artistic! They paint pictures of him. You go to premieres and there's these amazing paintings of Ben looking Ben-like ... (They're) a very hysterical, artistic type."

Knightley went on to describe an awkward interaction with Cumberbatch's fans at an event.

"I actually had a really embarrassing moment at the London premiere, because — they really do — they scream more than I've ever heard for anyone else, but I had a publicist with me and she went, 'You know, go sign some autographs,'" Knightley said. "I went over there and went 'Oh yeah, of course, of course, no problem!' And they were like, 'Oh no, we don't want you. We're just here for Ben.'"

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Brilliant at Handling Fame - plus some videos of this week's appearances

Katey Rich
November 18, 2014

Matthew Goode fondly remembers the days before Benedict Cumberbatch became, as he calls it, “a Beatle.” At a Q&A following a New York screening of The Imitation Game on Monday, Goode said he’d like to go back the days when he and his co-star would “go back to the Wells tavern in Hampstead and do pub quizzes.”

“Me too,” chimed in Cumberbatch, with the kind of longing that can only come from a man who knows he’s too famous to step foot inside a pub anytime soon.

“I love the little paintings above the bar,” Goode continued, to be interrupted by Cumberbatch—“The original Victorian engravings!”

“And we would sit in the window by the fire,” Goode said, sounding a little wistful, and only to set up his punch line: “And make slow love . . . No! That’s never happened!” As the audience roared and maybe even wolf-whistled, Goode got that wistful look in his eye again: “God, how I tried . . .”

Goode, Cumberbatch, and the rest of the Imitation Game cast—which includes Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, and Charles Dance—were on a whirlwind tour of New York City on Monday, from morning-show appearances, a luncheon with awards voters and other heavyweights, the premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater, to the SAG-screening Q&A, hosted by Vanity Fair digital director Mike Hogan. (We’ll have more on that conversation, video included, tomorrow.) The grand tour launched at the same time as a New York magazine feature titled “Benedict and the Cumberbitches,” about the 38-year-old’s massive fan base and the situation at the Toronto International Film Festival, which Goode described as “shutting the city down,” to the point that he and his other co-stars “weren’t allowed in. We’re like, ‘We’re in the fucking film, too. Can we come shout for him as well?’ ”