Записи с темой: интервью (список заголовков)

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses инетрвью с актерами

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Чем ближе день премьеры, тем больше ВВС нас радует.

Пресс-релиз и интервью с ведущими актерами из второго сезона "Пустой короны"

Интервью с Бенедиктом Камбербэтчем

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Richard III

How did you connect with the character?
In terms of tackling the real historical figure versus the fictionalised version in Shakespeare, I think we’re smart enough as audiences that the two can coexist.

The sсript does all the heavy lifting. Richard tells the audience about how wrong he feels in his body, about being dejected and overlooked, and about being unable to be part of a royal courtly life with the Plantagenets.

In medieval England if you were not born perfect you were often drowned at birth. It was a terrible social taboo. In Shakespeare’s story, Richard is fostered at a distance from the Kennedy-like family of perfect specimens. There’s very little care for him. His deep-seated anger and hurt leads to his ambition and everything we know of him. That was our way into humanising him.

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses интервью с Домиником Куком

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В Vanity Fair выложили несколько ответом Доминика Кука, режиссёра второго сезона "Пустой короны", которые он дал на Q&A 01.04.2016.

И несколько новых фото.

The Hollow Crown

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The Buddhist Life of Benedict Cumberbatch

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Первый номер журнала Lion's Roar, посвященный буддизму, вышел с интервью Бенедикта.


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Бенедикт на Шоу Грэхема Нортона 27.11.2015

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Пока превью

Radiotimes поделилось небольшими отрывками из интервью Бенедикта на шоу Грэма Нортона

1. Cumberbatch is really enjoying fatherhood
“I’ve become a father and a husband, and in the right order – just! I might go for a Cumber-batch of boys!” Asked if it is nice to get out of the house once in a while now he has a young child, he said, “I’m always in a rush to get back. It’s everything. I have a new life form that needs his father’s help in the world and his mother needs a little help once in a while. It’s what being a parent is about so it’s not an excuse to get away from what I am doing, it’s what I ought to be doing and after three and half hours of Hamlet I think that’s okay.”

Камбербэтч действительно наслаждается отцовством.
"Я стал отцом и мужем, в таком порядке - реально! Я могу создать Камбер-команду из мальчишек!" Отвечая на вопрос, приятно ли покидать дом, когда в нём маленький ребенок, он ответил: "Я всегда спешу вернуться обратно. Всегда. У меня есть новая форма жизни, которая нуждается в отцовской помощи в этом мире и его мать нуждается в небольшой помощи в это время. Это так, что быть родителем это не повод, чтобы уйти, это то, что я делаю и после трех часов Гамлета, и я думаю, это нормально".

2. The Sherlock star hasn't seen the Christmas special
“It’s great, it’s fantastic, but I haven’t actually seen it yet," Cumberbatch admitted. "It’s set in Victorian London – the original Conan Doyle setting, fog and all. I think I’m allowed to say it’s a stand alone story, but not without any relation to the series… you’ll just have to wait and see.”

Звезда Шерлока ещё не видел рождественский выпуск.
"Это великолпено, это фанстатически, но я действительно его ещё не видел", - подтверждает Камбербэтч. "Эти съёмки в викторианском Лондоне - как в оригиниальном Конан-Дойловской обстановке, туман и всё остальное. Я думаю, я могу это сказать, что это отдельная серия, но не без привязанности к сериалу. Вы просто должны подождать и посмотреть его".

Benedict Cumberbatch stars alongside Johnny and joined him on Graham’s sofa to discuss his recent fatherhood.

“I’ve become a father and a husband, and in the right order – just! I might go for a Cumber-batch of boys,” he said.

The in-demand actor has a full schedule filming Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins and as Marvel’s latest superhero Doctor Strange, but admitted he is “always in a rush to get back” to his son Christopher and wife Sophie.

“I’m always in a rush to get back. It’s everything. I have a new life form that needs his father’s help in the world and his mother needs a little help once in a while,” he said.

Asked about the Sherlock Victorian special, airing on New Year’s Day, Benedict confessed not even he had watched the hotly-anticipated episode.

“It’s great, it’s fantastic, but I haven’t actually seen it yet,” he said.

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Интервью для The South Bank Show

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The South Bank Show (Sky Arts) записал почти 2-х часовое интервью с Бенедиктом про Гамлета.
14 октября, накануне прямой трансляции они показали 40-минутное интервью с Бенедиктом.

Включая и моменты съёмок, и сцены из спектакля.

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87th Annual Academy Awards Oscar

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22 февраля 2015 прошла 87 ежегодная церемония награждения премии Оскар Американской киноакадемии.

Бенедикт был номинирован "Лучший актер" за роль Алана Тьюринга в фильме "Имитационная игра". Фильм был номинирован в 8 номинациях.
Увы, номинация осталась номинацией.

Также Бенедикт был и презентером.

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TimesTalks+TIFF: Benedict Cumberbatch&Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

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16 февраля 2015 в Лос-Анджелесе состоялась первая встреча из серии Тimes Talks+ TIFF.

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Benedict Cumberbatch on "Imitation Game," sex-bomb status

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Интервью Бенедикта CBS

Benedict Cumberbatch on "Imitation Game," sex-bomb status

Although Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for his first Oscar, playing British math genius Alan Turing, he is already one of the most recognizable faces in show business.

He's become a regular on the red carpet with roles on the small screen like "Sherlock" and the big screen in the Oscar-nominated "The Imitation Game."

Cumberbatch is having what's known in Hollywood as "a moment."

"'Moment' for an actor is like saying, 'Ah, enjoy it, this is it,'" Cumberbatch told CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. "There's something always defensive in my mind that goes -- 'Is that it then? I mean, it can't get better than this. I can't imagine it ever will.' But at the same time I am going to get better. I am going to get better as an act-- it's why we're here."

In his latest film, Cumberbatch portrays Turing, the code-breaking genius that helped win World War II but was later persecuted for being gay and committed suicide.

"The man was and is still regarded quite rightfully as the forefather of computer science, the forerunner, the inventor of it," Cumberbatch said. "To bring him to other people through the film for me is -- it's a huge honor personally and something I feel very strongly about. This man needs recognition."

Recognition is not something Cumberbatch is currently lacking. His sudden appeal has him playing a part he never expected: sex symbol. One group of his fans, nicknamed the "Cumberbitches," describe themselves as "the most glorious and elusive society for the appreciation of the high cheek-boned, blue-eyed sex bomb that is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch."

"That's when you have to remember it's all fun and games, but very nice all the same," Cumberbatch said.

He said he relishes his role as a sex bomb.

"It's great being a sex bomb -- it makes me giggle. So, you know, in a way I take it as a compliment," he said. "It's a lot to do with a projection of the work or how I come across rather than what I've got when I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, because I've had that s--- for the last 10 odd years and the obsession's not -- wasn't there at the beginning."

The obsession went into overdrive in 2010 when Cumberbatch became the BBC's "Sherlock Holmes."

He played a creepy Khan in the latest "Star Trek" film and employed his broad British baritone as the voice of a dragon in "The Hobbit."

Cumberbatch said it is "surreal" to be in the company of his acting idols, close enough to photobomb Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes.

"But then you have a conversation and you realize that they're actors -- we do the same job. So suddenly it sort of weirdly levels out and that's even weirder," Cumberbatch said. "When you're like 'Hey Meryl, how are you, how was your Christmas?' Just people. Every day peoples."

The actor is now 38 years old and glad fame has found him later in life when he's better able to handle it.

"Lots of stuff in my life is happening, which is truly phenomenal. And some things I've been waiting for a long time. Well, all of it I suppose," Cumberbatch said. "I'm a late developer. I've been working for the last, what, 12 years. I'm 38 and I've finally settled down and you know my private life couldn't be in a more sort of spectacularly wonderful place."

He just got engaged to theater director Sophie Hunter and they are expecting their first child. He doesn't like talking about any of that, but he did announce his engagement in the Times of London.

"Which seems an utterly hypocritical thing for someone who doesn't like to talk about their private life to do," he said. "But it's just a very traditional format to announce an engagement, you know, it just seemed like a thing I would have done if I wasn't in the exalted and weird position of being famous for my work."

Winning an Oscar would only turn up the heat on his red-hot career and the passions of those devoted fans.

He said he keeps the buzz from changing him by remembering that it's going on around him -- that it's not him.

"It's something else. At best you're being recognized for something you love doing, but yeah, it's bizarre," Cumberbatch said. "I mean, it's great, but it's bizarre."

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Benedict Cumberbatch On Alan Turing's Awkwardness And Sherlock's Sex Appeal

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Радиоинетрвью Бенедикта NPR

Benedict Cumberbatch On Alan Turing's Awkwardness And Sherlock's Sex Appeal


This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. It's been a good year for Benedict Cumberbatch. The English actor earned an Oscar nomination for his starring role in the film, "The Imitation Game," and he's won critical acclaim and a big American following for his performance on the masterpiece TV series, "Sherlock." Its third season aired in 2014. He also starred in the HBO miniseries, "Parades End" and played WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the movie "The Fifth Estate." He also appeared in the films "War Horse," "12 Years A Slave," "August: Osage County" and in "The Hobbit" series, where he played the voice of Smaug the dragon. In "The Imitation Game," Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the brilliant, eccentric mathematician who led the team charged with breaking the sophisticated code called Enigma that Nazi forces in World War II used to encrypt their radio transmissions. I spoke to Benedict Cumberbatch last week, and we began with a clip from the film. It's 1939, and Cumberbatch, as Alan Turing, is being interviewed by Naval Commander Alastair Denniston, played by Charles Dance, about participating in a top-secret project. Turing, who's figured out that it must be an effort to break the Enigma code, speaks first.
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Серебряный рыцарь

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Это ещё сентябрьский Бенедикт.
А вот свет.... И он уже серебряный.

И интервью для журнала Bild

Benedict Cumberbatch wirft sich im rot-schwarzen Holzfäller-Hemd auf die Couch. Da liegt und gähnt der Oscar-Favorit.

Genial spielt er das geheime Genie, das den Zweiten Weltkrieg gewann – im Psycho-Thriller „The Imitation Game“ (Kinostart: 22.01.).

► Benedict Cumberbatch (38) ist der Weltstar von morgen. Sein größter Fan: Harrison Ford (71!) Er ist „Sherlock“, der Bösewicht von „Star Trek“, der Drache von „Hobbit“, etc.

► Privat ist er Brite und Gentleman. Seine Hochzeit hat er in einer Kleinanzeige in der „Times“ angekündigt (er wird Vater). In England ist er ein Superstar. Die Welt wird ihn kennen lernen.

► Er ist schlank, schnell, schlaksig, relaxed. Er hat die tiefe, warme Stimme eines ernsten Teddybären. Er liebt Uhren (Omega), Landleben, Motorräder, Pubs, London.

BILD: Sie spielen Alan Turing († 41), das vergessene Genie, das durch die Entschlüsselung des Nazi-Codes vielleicht den Zeiten Weltkrieg gewonnen hat?
Seine Stimme wird fast schrill: „Einer der größten Köpfe des Jahrhunderts. Aber kaum einer kennt ihn. Er war der Vordenker des modernen Computers. Weil er die deutsche Chiffrier-Maschine ,Enigma‘ geknackt hat, konnten die Alliierten den Krieg gewinnen! Das hat Churchill gesagt. Aber 51 Jahre lang war das ein Staats-Geheimnis.“

Sind Sie auch ein Computer-Freak?
Er lacht: „Nein! Ich versuche, mich dem zu entziehen. Ein iPhone und ein Laptop sind geniale Dinge – aber auch gefährlich. Wir verstehen sie noch gar nicht richtig. Und du wirst durchsichtig. Ich benutze Computer beruflich. Klar auch Handys. Aber am liebsten lebe ich offline.“

Wie ist der Mensch hinter dem Star?
„Ich bin geborener Krebs und auch von Natur so – liebend, beschützend, streng. Aber ich bin auch ein Träumer, bisschen irre, zurückhaltend. Nie würde ich twittern oder auf Facebook posten.“

Was macht Sie glücklich?
„Ich liebe das Land, das Meer, meine Lieblingszeit ist die Morgen-Dämmerung.“

Der Preis des Ruhms?
„Meine Eltern waren beide auch Schauspieler, sie hatten es viel schwerer als ich. Ich liebe meinen Job und kann davon leben. Fantastisch! Seit ich Sherlock Holmes spiele, werde ich natürlich in London erkannt. Aber ich habe einen Trick: Ich blicke über die Menschen hinweg auf ein fernes Ziel und gehe sehr schnell. Ein Schal ist meine Maske. Ich versuche mich unsichtbar zu machen, mitten unter den Menschen. Aber ich habe den schönsten Job der Welt.“

Er ist nicht schön, aber magnetisch. Ein länglich-spitzes Gesicht. Ein bisschen wie das Faultier Sid aus „Ice Age“. Kleine, enge, intensive, blaue Augen: „Ich glaube, dass man in den Augen die Seele sieht. Ich blicke Menschen immer zuerst in die Augen.“

Sie haben Millionen Frauen-Fans, die sich „Cumber-Bitches“ nennen. Fühlen Sie sich als Sex-Symbol?
Er lacht: „Nein!“

Er ist ein Optimist. Ein Minimalist. Ein Buchwurm (Lieblingsbuch: „Fänger im Rocken“). Internats-Zögling (Elite-Schule Harrow – wie Churchill).

Was treibt Sie an?
„Jeder Film ist ein neues Leben. Ich versuche, große Menschen menschlich zu machen. Wir haben alle Fehler, Spleens, Schwächen und Stärken, das Leben ist eine menschliche Komödie und Tragödie. Alan Turing war ein Jahrhundert-Genie – und homosexuell. Unter Gefängnis-Drohungen ließ er sich chemisch kastrieren, nur um weiter forschen zu können. Das trieb ihn mit 41 in den Tod! Das ist doch Wahnsinn!“

Vermutlich: Selbstmord mit Zyankali in einem Apfel.

Er schlüpft in seine Belstaff-Lederjacke. „Am liebsten fahr’ ich mit dem Motorrad übers Land und durch die City.“ Ein Gefühl der Freiheit.

Er ist eine Art Ritter.

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Бенедикт на шоу Эллен Дедженерис

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где-то в период с ночи 11 января до обеда 12 января Бенедикт ухитрился сняться в шоу Эллен Дедженерис

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Benedict Cumberbatch on the Beauty of Alan Turing, the Bile of Richard III and the Sp

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Benedict Cumberbatch on the Beauty of Alan Turing, the Bile of Richard III and the Spirituality of Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch, just back from his winter holiday in the Caribbean, was pumped Saturday afternoon on his way to the Palm Springs Festival awards gala, where he and the cast of “The Imitation Game” accepted the ensemble award.

“I’ve just had a first coffee since my holiday,” he told Speakeasy by phone during the drive from L.A. “I don’t know if you ever decaffed for awhile, because when you have it again, it’s pretty strong. It’s a very, very strong drug we drink in the morning.”

Cumberbatch probably deserved a holiday, and that coffee, more than most of us. He recently wrapped filming on “The Hollow Crown,” a three-part BBC series featuring Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III plays, in which Cumberbatch plays the bitter, ruthless Richard III.

“They’re [still] filming in Northumberland, freezing their asses off, going at it medieval style with broad swords and chainmail [armor] and horses, smoke and mud,” Cumberbatch said. “I’m in an SUV moving my way down to Palm Springs! But I paid my dues.”

By that he means he filmed “The Hollow Crown” last fall while simultaneously traveling back and forth to the U.S. to promote “The Imitation Game,” for which he has so far received Best Actor nominations for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award, for his performance as Alan Turing.

Though deep in awards season now, the work isn’t over. On Tuesday, Cumberbatch begins filming the 2015 Christmas special of “Sherlock” — the BBC series for which he is best known. “That’s a little burst of adrenaline in my tummy,” he said. He’s also playing Hamlet on stage this summer in a 12-week run at London’s Barbican Theater that sold out in minutes.

And after much speculation, Cumberbatch recently confirmed he’ll play the lead in the Marvel superhero film “Doctor Strange,” slated for fall of 2016.

Speakeasy talked with Cumberbatch about “The Imitation Game,” his various future projects, and the tools he uses to stay calm and “get away from the crazy circus of it all.” Below, an edited transcript.

Are Alan Turing’s accomplishments remembered more than the cruelty he was subjected to?

I do know that there is an imbalance, and one of the positives of this film gathering momentum is that more people know his story. I think a very common reaction is, why the hell didn’t I know about this before? That was one of the reactions emotionally I had reading the sсript, and by the end of it I was obviously distraught but also very angered about not just the treatment by the government, treating him in such a totalitarian and sadistic way, but also by how in proportion to his achievements he’s relatively unknown. Why isn’t he held with Darwin as being one of the greatest scientists that we’ve ever produced as a country, that the world has ever known?

Has he stayed with you after all the research and filming? Do you see Alan Turing in unexpected places?

I really do. I see it whenever I hear of sexual minorities being discriminated against. Any discrimination, wherever it exists, reminds me a lot of this man who really is a hero to people who feel that they are different. We’ve progressed in the West, I say the West meaning democracy, but there’s a hell of a lot further to go with equal rights. Also if you Google search my name, using an algorithm that’s the same as one bit of programming he used to break the Enigma code, it connects me with his name, or you Google his name it connects him to me. Even the tech we hold in our hands – every time I see an Apple logo, every time I send someone an email or think about what computers are doing, these universal machines people across the world are using because the coding is universal – that was his concept and his design.

At the height of his genius, Alan Turing worked in secrecy. As an actor who is very much in the public eye, how do you negotiate that creative need for privacy with being scrutinized all the time?

I think it’s very important to do that, to remain true to your nature. Just to be able to have some space that is your own. The more you work, you’re in the public focus, but that’s obviously what our work’s about in a generalized way. We need an audience as actors, doing this kind of art. It sometimes negates the very means by which you can then do your art. When we film on the street for “Sherlock,” there are groups of hundreds, thousands of people standing and watching us. It’s surreal. It’s like my day at the office is actually being overtaken by a lot of people watching me send memos and make calls, and I surf the Internet and suddenly every move is being videotaped or analyzed or giggled over. It’s mostly benign but the amount of focus is sort of strange. So I guess then you just have to make sure you preserve yourself.

Also, I’ve got things that are more important for me going on now in my life. I’m sitting next to one of them right now, my fiancée [Sophie Hunter] – she’s a helpful tool [laughs]. I said that to make her laugh. She’s a helpful asset! She’s a lot more than that. But it’s brilliant to have something that I think is more important than myself in my life to focus away from myself, you know what I mean? That brings me into a good space.

The film makes you realize that Alan Turing could have failed to crack the code, but for a few moments of brilliant insight. How often does a creative breakthrough come along for you, and how often are you on the brink of not finding it and fearing failure?

All the time. I think the fear of failure is a really powerful motivator. That really is a tool [laughs], because there are moments when you can get completely and utterly blocked. Then you have to step away from the problem. But by and large, no one has an end game when they start a rehearsal process, or when they first read a sсript or when they say yes to a job. The best moments are when somebody offers you the job, you have that call and everything’s coming up Milhouse. You’re jumping in the air and you kind of leave the ground. By the time you’ve landed you go “Oh, f—k, I’ve got to do this. I’ve actually got to make this work.” I’ve got to bring a really iconic, well-known character to the screen. I’ve got to work on one of the most famous Shakespearean texts of all time. I’ve got to learn this telephone directory of lines for “Sherlock.” I’ve got to create Doctor Strange from what we know into something cinematic. Immediately, you’re burdened with the fear of what the work is actually going to entail. But you’re not alone, and that is the best way to treat all fear. You have directors and writers and producers and artists in costume and makeup, and every other department. Everybody is trying to make the best days work.

Also, it’s important sometimes to step back and not take it too seriously, in order to be free and light and remember the childish innocence. You should be alive to the moment, you should be able to play. While a hell of a lot of work goes into the most seemingly off-the-cuff stuff in our industries, I think it’s really important in those moments when you’re delivering that lightness to be free of all of that. You play the scene. You really look into people’s eyes, what they’re saying, and everything else sort of falls back. You get those wonderful moments of clarity – they’re not Eureka! moments but they’re as close to it as acting gets, where you are lost in the moment. I challenge any actor, whatever methodology, to say that that’s a permanent state.

You’re right, that fear is always there. I stepped towards it a lot last year in particular with all sorts of things. I mean, little things. I presented at an awards ceremony, I had never done that before. I did quite a few things where I was like, “Christ, I’ve never done this before, and you’re 38, what the hell are you doing?” I got a real kick out of taking risks.

Is taking on Doctor Strange a risk? What is alluring to you about playing him?

I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing. I’ve got a few things to get under my belt first. I’ve got to do that little stage production of “Hamlet” in the summer and the Christmas special of “Sherlock,” which we start shooting in about three days’ time – Whoops! Yeah, that’s there.

You once taught English to Tibetan Buddhist monks in India. Given Doctor Strange’s story line – he meets the Ancient One, who teaches him the mystic arts – will filming take you back to the Himalayas?

Ahh … you’ll have to wait and see. I’m not going to be eked out on any spoilers or reveals now. It’s quite a way off but I’m very excited about that spiritual dimension, obviously. It’s something that’s been a huge part of my life.

Would you take on some of those mystic arts yourself if you could?

I meditate a lot. That’s a huge tool in trying to calm myself, get away from the crazy circus of it all, have a focused mind as well as be a kinder, considerate person in the world. I took a lot of stuff away from my experience in Darjeeling, West Bengal, right at the Nepali border. It was Tibetan Buddhist monks in a converted Nepali house in India, with a view of Bhutan. It was a profoundly formative experience at a very young age. It’s something I’ve tried to keep in my life. It features already.

Did you read the Doctor Strange comics growing up?

Growing up, no. I didn’t read many comics at all. Asterix a bit. I think that was it. There weren’t many comics in my household — [in a self-mocking voice] “I’m so deprived.” We didn’t have Marvel so much. But you can bet your bottom dollar I’m reading them now, avidly.

How was filming “The Hollow Crown” and playing Richard III?

That was a pretty hard stint to film last year while I was flying to and from America to promote “The Imitation Game,” and it’s one of the huge roles as well. That was the first time in my life I sort of felt, “Oh God, I really hope I’m not compromising the work because of the amount I’m doing in my life.” It was uncontrollable, I couldn’t change it because I’m incredibly proud of the film as well. To play that character through all those films with [director Dominic Cooke] was an absolute joy. Hugely challenging, fun, terrifying. You kind of scoop your soul out and replace it with that black and bitter bile of a wronged, injured, disabled, angry man who becomes psychotic, or a sociopath. Pretty scary stuff to inhabit, but the most extraordinary language to do it with. Stuff like:

I have no brother, I am like no brother;
And this word ‘love,’ which graybeards call divine,
Be resident in men like one another
And not in me: I am myself alone.

To say that into the pitch black of the camera, covered in the blood of Henry VI – I spoiled it a bit, there you go. It’s in the history books – you don’t get those opportunities more than once in a life.

There was once so much mystery surrounding Richard III’s death.

Less now. We know he didn’t have a limp, he didn’t have a withered arm, he was spiked, he was bludgeoned to death, he definitely fell from his horse. He was a good jouster — that was his main skill on horseback. The armor was an exoskeleton to protect his spine, he had a very acute scoliosis. He was in more pain near the end of his life. He consumed a lot more alcohol during his two-year reign. Someone’s been telling me from Leicester University that I am actually closer in genealogy – I haven’t given them DNA – but I am more closely related to him than any royal line. They know lots of people that claim to have a link to the Plantagenet line but apparently mine’s quite strong and suddenly during the filming of a scene, I got this email from them. So we’re going to investigate that one when the holidays are over. It’s a kind of a weird synchronicity.

Right. You may be third cousins, 16 times removed.

Yeah, but that’s enough for me! That’s enough for me. [laughs]

Is it true you may also have a genetic link to Alan Turing?

These have been cropping up with so much frequency I’m getting a bit freaked out. It’s speculation really, but that would be a beautiful thing. I certainly feel very close to him, and I adored meeting his family. They have been so supportive of the film, which is the only review you need really.

The Wall Street Journal

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Новый год - новое интервью.
Журнал Attitude в первый день 2015 года опубликовал интервью с Бенедиктом.


@темы: "The Imitation Game", Benedict Cumberbatch, журнал, интервью


Бенедикт для USA Today

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Время гения

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Шерлок и его женщины

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ELLE продолжает публиковать интервью с Бенедиктом.

We made a very beautiful film of Mr Cumberbatch on the set. And we made another, very funny, film of him playing word association games (as he refused to do a pub quiz with us).

We also asked him what Sherlock would be like in bed. Becuase, you know, so many people were asking...

Now, in the final instalment (sorry about that), see what Mr Cumberbatch had to say on the subject of Sherlock's BFF Molly, and his nemesis Irene Adler.

ELLE UK: Would you like Sherlock to shag Molly?

BC: No!

ELLE EK: Would you like Sherlock to shag anyone?

BC: Oh he has. He shagged Irene Adler, that night they had together when he rescued her from a beheading [laughs]

ELLE UK: No they didn’t

BC: Well that’s for me to know and you to not know.

ELLE UK: Would he even enjoy sex?

BC: Oh yeah, even if it was for queen and country or for some purpose, yeah. You wouldn’t know the difference, you know [laughs]. He’s sociopathic, he could probably do that, I think

ELLE UK: Well, it sounds pretty uncomfortable…

BC: Was it uncomfortable when he kissed Molly?’

ELLE UK [All soppy]: Awww, nooooo

BC: No it wasn’t, was it!

ELLE UK: It was a GREAT kiss.

BC: A great kiss!

ELLE UK: The hair thing…

BC [mock pompous voice]: Hmmm that was my idea

ELLE UK: Did you practice that first?

BC: No, no I didn’t practice it, I just fucking did it. I had loads of glass in my hair [He does the hair thing. I faint] and I just go for the girl.

@темы: Benedict Cumberbatch, ELLE, Sherlock, журнал, интервью



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ELLE: To be or not to be

Words by Annabel Brog
Photography by Marc Hom
Fashion by Michelle Duguid

As work days go, this – a 12-hour stretch on a Friday in August – was one of my better ones. If it was a movie, it would be a Richard Curtis romcom by numbers, featuring, in no particular order: a walk in a London park, the word ‘f*ck’ on repeat, a motorbike ride at sunset, schoolboy banter, small furry animals, London’s most sceney restaurant, devilled eggs, an awkward sex scene, and an uncomfortable leading man.

Perhaps it’s just lack of practice, because the leading man, in this case, is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. This is an actor who, despite a 14- year career, 29 films, 21 TV shows, 16 theatre productions, 48 award nominations (and 17 wins), has never really played the romantic lead, sought adulation or fancied himself a heart-throb. And yet it happened when, four years ago, a largely unmarketed BBC miniseries became a global hit. Sherlock turned him into the star turn in one-million-plus filthy fan fiction fantasies.


@темы: Benedict Cumberbatch, ELLE, журнал, интервью, фото


Бенедикт Камбербэтч говорит о Шерлоке и сексе

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Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Sex & Sherlock

Ever wondered what Sherlock would be like in bed? Wonder no more

You may have heard that we photographed and interviewed Mr Cumberbatch for an ELLE cover recently. Not that we've mentioned it much, but word does spread...

During the course of the day, we fell to talking about sex. Specifically, Sherlock and sex. We find it intriguing that most right-thinking females (and males, for that matter) are very attracted to Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes, despite the fact that the character in the BBC adaptation is a virgin, a sociopath and, we think, likely to be a lousy lay if ever he were to relinquish said virginity.

Mr Cumberbatch disagrees. Strenuously. 'He knows bodies very well,' insists Benedict. Then he proved it to us.

ELLE UK: A lot of women fancy Sherlock.

BC: Their problem, not mine.

ELLE UK: I do get it, he’s incredibly endearing, but…

BC: Will this tell me more about you than the answer will tell you about me?

ELLE UK: …I actually think he would be a terrible shag.

BC: Really? That’s terrible!

ELLE UK: I think he would be proficient, of course, but he would lack enthusiasm and he would find it distasteful.

BC: Ah, these are terrible stereotypes. And come on, he seduced Janine.

ELLE UK: But they didn’t have sex?

BC: Oh you’re right, very good, you spotted that.

ELLE UK: What do you think Sherlock would be like in bed? How would you play a love scene as Sherlock?

BC: Oooh… You know I’d get the, I’d probably test the latex, if it involved prophylactics, beforehand.

BC: I’d do a little experiment to do with durability, length, girth, and um, strength. And um, I would probably take a lot of vitamin supplements to make sure that I could perform, and had had my sleep, and probably not had many cigarettes. Or drink, for that matter. Not that he does drink.

ELLE UK: You see. Proficient, but lacking enthusiasm.

BC: Yeah, no wait for it. I would probably watch a lot of porn...

BC: I might have to shave, um, areas to fit in with a modern idea of bodily hair.

BC: And then I would be devastating. I’d know exactly how to please a woman, I’d know exactly where to put my fingers, where to put my tongue, where to put my – his I should say – his fingers, his tongue. Think about violinists, think about what they can do with their fingers.

BC: And I’d know exactly how to get that person into it, and get pleasure out of making that person feel pleasure to the point that I probably wouldn’t even have to enter…

BC: But when I did it would be explosive.

ELLE UK: But does he ever lose control?

BC: So in sex, would he lose control? I think to have really good sex he would probably have to.

ELLE UK: So he’d decide to lose control. He’d make a controlled decision?

BC: This is a very dark alley we’re going down. No pun intended. Um, Yeah. Yeah. If it was necessary yes, yes. Very much so.

ELLE UK: I'd quite like to watch that love scene now.

BC: You never will. It’s not that kind of a programme, is it?

@темы: интервью, журнал, ELLE, Benedict Cumberbatch


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