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THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Call me Beck.
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Posts tagged benedict cumberbatch

Dec 18 '13

accio-ass-butts:

accio-ass-butts:

i’ll link the sources later but you can literally find these by googling their names and the quote or the problem you have with them

i missed out on quite a few so i might make another soon

People are interpreting this wrongly which is partially my fault i should have been clearer 

I wanted to clear up that i did NOT mean that we should make disgusting comments against them. “They’re not flawless angels” is a statement that’s commonly made to defend them whereas when a tumblr user says the same thing out  of ignorance they’re mindlessly hated and bullied to the point that they delete their blogs. 

I meant that instead of putting these people on a pedestal and saying “well they’re only human”, we should expect them to acknowledge their mistakes, apologise and learn from it so they dont do the same thing again especially since they have such a large influence on teenagers. Defending them and ignoring this would only encourage such behaviour in the future

John Green has done some things for which he has apologised and has since refrained from doing similar stuff (which is the reason he wasn’t on this ppt) and i really want other celebrities to do the same and clear up things they’ve said. 

Once again I apologise and hope I’ve cleared things up.

Oct 18 '13
mazarin221b:

muchadoaboutbenedict:

Benedict Cumberbatch as Little Charles. Playing the piano. From @Time that came out today. Swoooon.

<pedant> That’s an organ. </pedant>

mazarin221b:

muchadoaboutbenedict:

Benedict Cumberbatch as Little Charles. Playing the piano. From @Time that came out today. Swoooon.

<pedant> That’s an organ. </pedant>

Sep 18 '13
tashfry:

Sexiest men alive

tashfry:

Sexiest men alive

Sep 18 '13

cumberbatchweb:

mtailuve:

Since many people are going to have their first viewings of Frankensteini, I guess there might be some useful info to share before people watch the play/screenings.

The National Theatre has a platform on iTunes U, on which you can find the production Frankenstein on the right-hand sidebar, and subscribe it; it’s free.  I would highly recommend the Q&A with Danny Boyle and Nick Dear, which is a 40-min insightful (guarantee it’s not boring at all) discussion re the play, and the pamphlet (PDF), which includes the synopsis of the play, Mary Shelley’s  writing, rehearsal diary, Danny Boyle’s interview, Nick Dear’s interview and Costume Design Suttirat Anne Larlarb’s interview.  The Q&A was held before the audience saw the play, so no spoilers. Besides, as the story was written almost about two hundred years ago, and there are reviews, reports, trailers, clips and gifs all over the internet since last February, I personally don’t consider anything is too spoilery, but if you don’t want to be exposed by any details of the play before actually seeing it, here is the BIG SPOILER ALERT

Two interviews re casting worth reading:

Benedict and Danny Boyle’s interview with Metro published a few days before their first press night last Feb. (Benedict had a cold then):

“Cumberbatch, an actor of rare emotional intelligence on stage, and cerebral and charming in the flesh, is quick to bat away any audience preconceptions about how he and Miller might approach both roles. ‘I hate this distinction of me being some f***ing academic who has just managed to escape the allure of some postgraduate course, and Miller as this mad f***ing wild child with dyed hair from Trainspotting,’ he spits.

Boyle, for his part, draws no distinction at all.  ‘I just wanted two stonking actors with the arrogance to feel no fear,’ he laughs.

Danny Boyle’s interview with The Times:

“Casting Victor and the Creature was always going to be a gamble. But Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Jonny [Lee Miller] just feel right, in the same way that Hugh Grant just wouldn’t feel right. You literally can’t cast it with four combinations in mind, so you have to go for quality. You have to back their ability as lead actors. They have to have the ambition and talent to command the stage, particularly as it’s the Olivier Theatre. It’s a challenging stage, a huge, huge space and it can swallow up actors very easily.

Nick Dear’s script can be purchased here: Amazon UK/ Amazon US

Underworld’s Frankenstein OST can be purchased here: underworldlive.com or iTunes UK /iTunes US

Transcript (by Cumberbatchweb) of the special late night Q&A with Benedict, Jonny and Danny Boyle for Dramatic Need: this is where I’ll give a HUGE SPOILER ALERT and definitely suggest reading it after seeing the play.

And, finally, here is the Frankenstein Rehearsal Diary from the pamphlet downloaded on iTunes U; I believe a lot of people who saw the play last year didn’t notice this diary, and for me, this is the most interesting info as we can have some insight on how the cast and crew developed the play: 

(AGAIN SPOILER ALERT)

Day One

Danny and I met at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School. Nick has been writing his version of Frankenstein for nearly fifteen years – I have heard a rumour he is on draft number 147! Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of The Creature and Victor Frankenstein.

Over the years, he and Danny began to see aspects of the Creature’s character and situation as relating to autism.

Danny is keen for Benedict and Jonny to be able to meet children with autism and aspergers as part of their rehearsal process, so we went to the school to see whether this would be possible. The school was a wonderful place, and we met some of the students and teachers. Then back to the rehearsal room to meet up with Underworld, who will be composing the music for the production.

Rehearsal room one is big with a high ceiling, and its own revolve to imitate the space of the Olivier Theatre.

Danny suggests to Underworld the idea of a train representing Ingolstadt and the Industrial Revolution, to run down the central tracks from the Upstage doors and shoot out into the audience. Danny’s idea is that rather than taking the Creature outside onto the street, we bring the town to him. The train can have both live and recorded sound and be a powerful presence physically. We meet with Toby Sedgwick, the Director of Movement.

He is keen to begin work with Jonny and Benedict by exploring neutral mask. The Creature is an innocent. He is like an adult baby, with no sense of who he is or the world around him, and he must discover everything. Being able to start from a position of neutrality is a useful tool for this.

I join Alastair Coomer (Deputy Head of Casting) to meet some actors for parts which are yet to be cast, and for understudy roles.

Danny is keen to start immersing the actors in other elements of production as early as possible and we do a make-up test for the Creature. There is discussion about the pattern and size of the scarring but it is apparent that the concept for the Creature make-up is a work of art.

Read More

Fantastic collection of links and information about the NT Live screenings of Frankenstein.

Look out for a competition from us for free tickets courtesy of the delightful people at NT Live next week.

Sep 15 '13

phunkyvanspam:

sherlockshotthetardis:

So, people are pissed about Benedict misgendering Chelsea Manning in the latest Guardian interview, yeah?  And they also are pissed that apparently, he’s glad that Manning has been sentenced, again because of that Guardian interview.  WELL allow me to just sort you punks out, seeing as you’re all too lazy to actually research.

Here’s a quote straight from an interview with Buzzfeed. 

“I don’t think it’s as simple as that, really,” the English actor said when asked whether Manning is a hero or villain. “I think what she did was incredibly brave, and at the same time, a legal process had to take place. It’s a very complex issue to just come down on one side or the other.”

If you’ll take note, people, in that one quote, he correctly gendered Manning, and said that he admires what she did, as well as acknowledging the truth about it being all a legal process.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

And if you think about it, that’s pretty much what he was trying to say in the Guardian article. And i assume his answer was longer but was edited, since as you see it DOES say he’s “sympathetic” towards the situation.

The thing about the Guardian article is that we do not know if it took place before or after the Buzzfeed one. He could have been corrected about Manning’s gender afterwards.

Judging from a comment on an ONTD post a few hours before the Buzzfeed article was even posted, I think that might be the case:

"My friend’s there for work [at TIFF] and says BC’s doing A+ in press conferences. Admits when he’s not qualified to answer something (getting some weird TFE legal questions) and is one of the few people who uses the right pronoun for Chelsea Manning. Was dancing at some bar after the premiere.”

(Source: mischief-in-221b)

Sep 15 '13
cumbertrekky:

Someone on Benedict’s IMDb page spotted this note from the Guardian community moderator.
https://id.theguardian.com/profile/communitymod/public
It was added to the comments section under Benedict’s recent article
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/14/benedict-cumberbatch-interview-fifth-estate#comment-27007175

In a note sent to the Guardian after publication of this story, Benedict Cumberbatch said:

"I feel my views have been misrepresented. Do I think Manning should be pardoned? Yes. Do I think that’s likely to happen? Sadly no. Re Snowdon I said in the interview that the use of threats to life as a reason to erode civil liberties through intrusive government surveillance can also be as dangerous to democracy as the terrorism such actions claim to be preventing. This wasn’t printed for some reason."




Hey you know what else was misrepresented? Chelsea Manning, when you misgendered her about 10 times in four sentences.

cumbertrekky:

Someone on Benedict’s IMDb page spotted this note from the Guardian community moderator.

https://id.theguardian.com/profile/communitymod/public

It was added to the comments section under Benedict’s recent article

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/14/benedict-cumberbatch-interview-fifth-estate#comment-27007175

In a note sent to the Guardian after publication of this story, Benedict Cumberbatch said:

"I feel my views have been misrepresented. Do I think Manning should be pardoned? Yes. Do I think that’s likely to happen? Sadly no. Re Snowdon I said in the interview that the use of threats to life as a reason to erode civil liberties through intrusive government surveillance can also be as dangerous to democracy as the terrorism such actions claim to be preventing. This wasn’t printed for some reason."

Hey you know what else was misrepresented? Chelsea Manning, when you misgendered her about 10 times in four sentences.

Sep 14 '13
Sep 7 '13

johnlocklives:

Try not to cry too loud.

Sep 7 '13

sakibatch:

oh wow what a nice picture of ben

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[hEAVY BREATHING]

Sep 6 '13

benedict!porn
    ↳ chest

Aug 25 '13

junejuly15:

Benedict Cumberbatch (X)

Aug 22 '13

willgrahampa:

someone just called benedict “beautiful quiteacatch” that is the only name-related joke i will ever like

Aug 22 '13

jiyounglee0711:

Benedict cumberbatch in oil paint.. 

Benedict cumberbatch in pastel

I’ve been practicing some materials, and 

all I’m drawing is his photos..getting crazy @-) 

Aug 20 '13
cumberbuddy:

That’s one amazing animation.

cumberbuddy:

That’s one amazing animation.

(Source: coughingcrows)

Aug 18 '13

(Source: awtson)