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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch News

Yet more from Mr Cumberbatch…

The initials BC must stand for ‘Busy Chap’.  Benedict Cumberbatch is set to become the darling of geeks everywhere (if he isn’t already); not content with being the star of Sherlock, with a lead part in the next Star Trek movie, and with not one but TWO roles in The Hobbit movies, rumours abound that Cumberbatch will be the next incarnation of The Doctor’s greatest nemesis, The Master.  According to this report, Britain’s Daily Express tabloid newspaper ran an article stating, ‘It’s fitting that the Doctor comes face to face with his ultimate enemy The Master for the 50th anniversary and it’s felt Benedict is the perfect choice if schedules can work.’
Exciting times for fans of Cumberbatch’s work!  Doctor Who, The Hobbit, Star Trek, Sherlock – where will he pop up next?  Hmmm – an actor from Star Trek taking a trip to Middle earth – remember the result the last time that happened?  What’s that – you don’t??  Well, let us remind you.  *insert evil laugh here….*

Benedict Cumberbatch talks Voice Work and Mo-Cap for Smaug, Necromancer

Speaking with MTV about working with Peter Jackson on The Hobbit, actor Benedict Cumberbatch (who’s been cast in the role of both Smaug and The Necromancer) dished a bit about the work he’s done thus far on the films.
Excerpts follow:
I was in isolation with [Peter Jackson] and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.
I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun. It was like playing a game. It’s going to be an amazing film; it’s going to be a real treat.
Catch the entire interview over at MTV. Many thanks to message board member f00 for the heads-up!


  1. Awesome! He is great as Sherlock and Doctor Who is my favorite TV series! :D And I like the recent Star Trek movies and of crouse The Hobbit! He is going to be one of my favorite actors soon!


  2. Actually, my dad researched it and he never was in Doctor Who. He turned down the role.

    Ah...I still go for Elijah Wood. ;)