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Articles Tagged 'Letters Live'

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a screening of the Sherlock 2016 Christmas Special at Ham Yard Hotel on December 19, 2016 in London, England.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads a Sassy Letter Written to Him From His Mum

We all know Benedict Cumberbatch pretty well by this point, being a “regular” at Anglophenia. But, where did this magnificent man come from? He shared a glimpse into his family when performing at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, England, which ran from August 3-6. He was on-site to participate in a Letters Live reading, an event […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Letter Written by Teenage Tom Hanks

The Letters Live annual event, which we’ve talked about in earlier posts, matches up celebrities with letters typically written by historical figures, and has them read aloud. It looks like this year there might be a bit of a change up. Benedict Cumberbatch recently read a letter written by Tom Hanks, at the age of […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Makes Surprise Appearance at Letters Live

The audience for Letters Live got more than they bargained for at the Hay Festival on Saturday (May 28). The event, part of an annual celebration of books in the small town of Hay-on-Wye in England, saw actors and celebrities read out correspondence from some of the most fascinating figures in history, including classic letters by Roald Dahl, Beatrix […]

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Oscar Isaac Reads 1976 ‘Star Wars’ Letter from Sir Alec Guinness

The recent installment of the Letters Live series kicked off this past weekend on March 10 and will run through March 15 at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, London. The event has been happening since 2013, with celebrities reading off letters written by historical figures. Benedict Cumberbatch has been a regular contributor over the years and […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey Read ‘Letters Live’

Warning: some of the clips in this post are incredibly sad. The website Letters of Note is staging another of its Letters Live seasons next week at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The event, like the website, is based on a simple premise, that other people’s correspondence is fascinating. So having collected various letters and notes—including Queen […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Set for Live Letter Reading Event

When was the last time you wrote someone a letter? Like the kind you send in the post, not an email. Canongate, an independent publisher in the U.K., may have been thinking about the same thing when they came up with the stage event Letters Live. The show spans five nights, with up to nine […]