Benedict Cumberbatch

The Diabolical Genius Behind Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

Charlie Brooker is not an optimistic man. Or at least, the Charlie Brooker that has appeared on British TV screens for the last 10 years, the one who routinely scans the modern media landscape for signs of intelligence, admits defeate …

Benedict Cumberbatch: “I Wanted to be a Barrister”

We’re quite used to the idea of some of our major acting talents falling on the wrong side of the law, but according to Benedict Cumberbatch, his tumble was less into the murky worlds of excess, and more away from a chance to …

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Tries Some New Names

Just as we thought we’d reached the outer limits of chat show games Benedict Cumberbatch could play, particularly those revolving around either imitations and his name, Jimmy Kimmel comes to the rescue.

Martin Freeman: “I Always Like Finishing Jobs”

There was a typically forthright interview with Martin Freeman in yesterday’s Independent, given primarily to promote his role in the chilling post-war drama The Eichmann Show, but which actually took place during the third day of …

So How Did Our Oscar Nominees Respond?

Yesterday, the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced and some of our favorite British talents found themselves firmly on the guestlist. And of course, this is the sort of thing that creates its own news …

WATCH: When Ellen Met Benedict

This is the latest in an ongoing series in which we show Benedict Cumberbatch being gracious in an interview for which the questions must have been prepared without taking into account any other interviews that may have happened before. …

Benedict, Keira, Rosamund and Eddie: the Oscar Nominations 2015

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards are in, and it looks set to be another exciting night for British talent, with mentions for most of the biggest British talents who had been expected to appear on the list (with the possible …

5 Inventive Versions of the ‘Sherlock’ Theme

David Arnold and Michael Price’s theme music for the BBC’s Sherlock is one of the most recognizable and classy themes in British TV history. It has bits of old spy music in there—not least John Barry’s work on the …

British Stars at the Golden Globes

Let’s kick off the awards season with some Brit spotting at the 2015 Golden Globes. Some of our favorite British actors were in attendance to accept awards, present awards, rub elbows with their Hollywood counterparts, or just …

Redmayne, Cumberbatch Nominated for BAFTAs

The nominations for the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards have just been announced, and as you would expect, a good proportion of the year’s best British movies have been recognized for the works of extreme marvelousness that they are.