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You may have noticed that Sherlock has received over 3,000 views less than Celebrity Juice! This is not “a bit not good” this is “a LOT not good” if the views are an accurate representation as to the amounts of votes each has received.
So if you haven’t already, VOTE VOTE VOTE! #VoteSherlock4BAFTA as we can’t have history repeat itself and watch the cast and crew be beaten for a second time!
Together we can do something about this though, so please vote HERE
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DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN! VOTE! VOTE! FOR PITY’S SAKE PLEASE VOTE!
This is a call to fandom. Doctor Who fandom, Supernatural fandom… Harry Potter.. ANYBODY! Please help us beat Celebrity Juice. PLEASE help us make Sherlock win. PLEASE!
By Kate O’Hare on April 28, 2012 8:20 PM
Recently, Time Magazine released its list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” with the final spot claimed by the winner in an online poll of 150 nominees.
While British actor Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t snag the 100th slot — which went to the hacking group Anonymous — he did come in 7th in the voting, beating out such other luminaries as U.S. President Barack Obama, singer Lady Gaga, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and singer Adele.
He even came out ahead of his own sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, who finished 75th (Her Majesty also lagged behind “Downton Abbey” star Maggie Smith, who just nipped her at 73rd).
“Apparently I beat the leader of the free world,” says Cumberbatch, talking about edging past Obama. “How do you like that? It’s ridiculous. I’m slightly flattered. It might be an alphabetical thing. It’s crazy. It’s really crazy. (A friend joked), ‘Are you running for president?’
“Some of the people on that list of nominees have done fantastic things with their lives. Some of the people that aren’t on that list, but should be, like teachers in the U.K, like doctors, like soldiers in f—-ing wars, in combat situations which we can’t possibly imagine, thousands of miles away; yeah, even some of the politicians — some of them do very good things, all of them do very good things some of the time — brain surgeons, midwives, parents. I’m not even a parent. Parents go through more than I do.
“There are lots of people I’d put ahead of myself, and that’s not me being humble. Come on, you know what it’s about. It’s flavor-of-the-month stuff, and that scares me as much as it thrills me. I’m 35, and I’ve been doing this for 10 years. The point is, I thought, maybe I should start to do something with this moment.
“It’s kind of inspiring in a way, because you look at it and think, ‘I’m not really worthy of my entry in this.’ It’s bizarre and humbling and silly, rather than something to frame and look at and take very seriously.”
The literary figure Irene Adler lives up to her surname – she is the only woman ever to addle Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes. With that sort of power, it’s no wonder the character turns up to bedazzle and bedevil Holmes in SHERLOCK, a contemporary take on the sleuth developed by writers/producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for the BBC. Season Two begins this Sunday on PBS at 9 PM in theU.S. (Season Two previously ran on the BBC starting New Year’s Day).
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his companion, Afghan war veteran John Watson, soared to international popularity when they starred in SHERLOCK’s 2010 first season. Lara Pulver plays the fascinating Irene, who appears in Season Two’s debut episode, “A Scandal inBelgravia.”
Pulver has a substantial stage career in her native England. She played Isabella in the recent BBC version of ROBIN HOOD and Sookie Stackhouse’s goblin fairy godmother Claudine in TRUE BLOOD. The actress is clearly delighted with SHERLOCK and has quite a few stories from the set – some of them even concerningTHE HOBBIT, which features Freeman in the title role of the young Bilbo Baggins and Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug.
AX: What’s Cumberbatch like as a scene partner?
PULVER: He’s a very charming man in essence. He’s also very intelligent and he has an intensity that’s quite alluring. In anybody else, it could be so intense that it’s too much, it’s repellent. For him, it’s completely new and he cares and he’s funny. He has a great sense of humor. He’s also a public schoolboy, a British schoolboy, and I don’t mean to generalize, but he and Martin have a wonderful sense of humor. They’re both very witty, funny men. And also, you have to be at the top of your game to do a show likeSHERLOCK. You can take more risks, and so he has that freedom. He has this real freedom going on. He’s a sensitive being and he’s a great guy. I can’t speak highly enough of him.
AX: Was there any discussion among the three of you about playing non-humans, since Cumberbatch is playing a dragon, Freeman is playing a hobbit and you’ve played a goblin?
PULVER: No, but there was a wonderful moment where there was a picture of an Australian tribe dancing around in the Guardian newspaper. And Ben cut it out and [the people in the photo] had these masks on one of these funny kind of feet-claw things, and he said, “Look, it’s Martin Freeman in THE HOBBIT!” So there’s a great banter on the set with that type of stuff.
‘Star Trek 2’: ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch dyes hair, loves J.J. Abrams
“I’m getting my hair dyed at the moment, at work,” British actor Benedict Cumberbatch tellsZap2it, calling in from the set of “Star Trek 2,” the second installment in director J.J. Abrams‘ big-screen reboot of the science-fiction franchise.
Cumberbatch, who returns to PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery!” on Sunday, May 6, in the second season of “Sherlock,” playing the title role in the BBC’s 21st century reboot of that venerable franchise, plays the mysterious villain in “Trek,” the plot of which has been shrouded in secrecy.
“The movie goes very well,” Cumberbatch says. “It’s very, very long hours, but it’s an incredible job. It’s phenomenal. J.J. brings it. It’s a very exciting set to be on. He’s very imaginative. He’s involved in the details, the acting and all the wonderful ideas he has for capturing stories in a fresh and imaginative way.
“Just the range of stuff I get to do in one day, it’s great. Also, what he’s asking me, it’s just wonderful. I can’t say much nicer than that. I’m basically raving about it, and I don’t have a gun pointed to my head.
“He’s a genuinely good human being, as well as being absurdly talented and popular. He’s just fantastically talented, just in payoffs and thrills and chills along the way.”
Cumberbatch shot “Sherlock” in Wales, but for “Star Trek,” he’s in Los Angeles, sometimes on a proper movie lot, with all the amenities that go with it — such as catered lunches.
Asked if he’s enjoying it all, Cumberbatch says, “Yeah, you betcha. It’s great. I’ve gone up two suit sizes. The character I’m playing, he’s strong, I can say that much. I’ve changed my physique a bit, so that requires eating like a foie gras goose, well beyond your appetite, And, providing I don’t feel too ill, I then work out two hours a day with a phenomenal trainer. It’s the L.A. way.”
Cumberbatch has also gotten a chance to film in the Budweiser Brewery in the San Fernando Valley, which was used in Abrams’ first “Star Trek” movie as the engine room of the Starship Enterprise.
“It’s noisy,” he says. “it’s very, very, very mind-numbingly noisy. It’s slightly like what you’d imagine they’d be playing in your earphones if you were being tortured by some foreign operative. It’s not particularly pleasant.
“And yet, it’s stunning, and it films beautifully. It’s incredible. It’s a working, functioning factory, and production doesn’t shut down for us being there. It’s fantastic, really beautiful.”
But, he didn’t get to bring home a case of cold Bud.
“No, I didn’t,” says Cumberbatch. “I’d like to. No, I didn’t. There was a nice little tap on one of the big, old vats, and I thought, ‘I wonder if I should take a taste.’”
Based on the deflated reaction to 10 minutes of footage shown today from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s state-of-the-art high-definition epic may or may not forever change the way we view movies, but it will definitely revolutionize the way we talk about that strange, hard-to-describe fluorescent look HD video can sometimes have.
There are two ways to look at the clips featured at the annual gathering of theater owners: As storytelling, the first half of Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is perfectly in sync with the tone and quality of his groundbreaking The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
But as a platform for new cinematic technology, the clips received an underwhelming reaction at best. Read on for more details after the jump.
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He puts on lots of weight for his part in Star Trek.
Well at least it’s not Cusack, that’s for sure!