Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch on his lower-key new role

Last night, audiences got to see Benedict Cumberbatch in the screen adaptation of The Child In Time on BBC One. Cumberbatch’s production company oversaw the show, and thus he’s been heavily involved in its promotion. In an interview with The Telegraph, he suggested that taking on the role in The Child In Time was a … >

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The Child in Time review

Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time is an aggressively challenging book to adapt. Not only does it deal with some heavy subject matter, but time and space are manipulated throughout the novel with the reader reliant on protagonist Stephen’s point of view to follow the many angles of the narrative. This one-off BBC drama – … >

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Patrick Melrose: Benedict Cumberbatch-headlined drama attracts new recruits

Sky Atlantic has got its sizeable chequebook out again, and has signed up some star names for its upcoming drama, Patrick Melrose (previously known as Melrose). The show, that stars and is executive produced by Benedict Cumberbatch, is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St Aubyn. As the official announcements notes, “Patrick Melrose hilariously … >

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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in new Sky Atlantic drama from ‘One Day’ author

Sky Atlantic and Showtime have teamed up to make a new drama executive produced by and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the series will be adapted by novelist David Nicholls (One Day). Nicholls will write all five one-hour episodes of Melrose, which “hilariously skewers … >

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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in ‘The Child In Time’ adaptation for BBC One

BBC One has announced the commission of a new adaptation of Ian McEwan’s The Child In Time. The BBC co-production with Masterpiece and Downton Abbey executive producer Rebecca Eaton will adapted from McEwan’s Whitbread Prize winning novel by Stephen Butchard (Five Daughters, The Last Kingdom). Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will lead the cast of the 90-minute film as … >

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‘Sherlock’ (2010-2017): A eulogy

There’s no denying that Sherlock was a juggernaut of a show. It changed the way we experienced TV with its slick on screen text display, surreal imagery and its lovable yet flawed characters. With ‘The Final Problem’ all wrapped up, the fandom is now divided. Some want another season while others are happy with the … >

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