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Benedict, Sherlock and a few other things in-between…


The Evolution of The Cumberbatch & his Scarves, episode II.

Yup - he loves his scarves because he hates his neck!

No idea why, but there you go.

And that’s why Sherlock turns up his coat collar too

Benedict Cumberbatch joins 'Jungle Book' for Warner Bros


Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has landed its first voice lead, and it’s elementary.

Benedict Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who is the villain of the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.

Andy Serkis,…

There’s a Khan joke in there somewhere, I know there is.


Some Beautiful Behind the Scenes pictures of BBC Sherlock, from Radio Times, with lots of information about each pic. (x)

1: “We wanted to blur the edge between laboratory and kitchen,” says Arwel, suggesting Holmes would think nothing of boiling the kettle next to an experiment on a severed hand - or heating up beans on a Bunsen burner.

2: The skull on the mantelpiece is, of course, a cast, which had to be chiselled out to allow Watson to hide Holmes’s packet of cigarettes inside it in The Hounds of Baskerville.

3: The bison sporting earphones is Arwel’s favourite object on the set of 221b. The animal skull was purchased online and sprayed a glossy black before it was mounted on the wall. The headphones were a last-minute, spur-of the moment addition.

4: A modern alternative to the stiletto always referenced as Holmes’s way of filing the mail, this Leatherman knife actually belonged to Arwel. But because it now has a permanent home on set, he’s had to purchase a replacement.

5: In the artwork on the wall, parts of the skull are painted on different layers of Perspex, creating a sort of 3D effect. Even shot in 2D, the depth created and the weirdness of the effect make for an impressive addition to the set.

6: This magpie seal was inspired by the music playing on Moriarty’s headphones (Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie) as he staged his daring break-ins. It also influenced the winged IOU graffiti on a Baker Street wall.

7: Sherlock’s headstone was made by a local stonemason who was sworn to secrecy. Arwel stored it at home and transported it on location, where the scene in the cemetery was shot by a skeleton crew (no pun intended).

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The producers didn’t have to convince me to come back because we knew all along Jim Moriarty would return. That’s what we always planned to do.

—Andrew Scott talking about series 4 of Sherlock - (x)

I feel a fanfic coming on…

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I’m going to keep going with Sherlock. I play enough other mad people to vary the palate of what I’m scrabbling around in my head as a storyteller … I love playing Sherlock. I find it very invigorating.

—Benedict Cumberbatch talking about series 4 of Sherlock - (x)

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Behind the Scenes on BBC Sherlock - If you ever wondered how they get some of the shots, not only does the main ‘smiley’ wall come out completely, but the fireplace & the mirror come out, too. Next time you watch look out for those shots ;)

Steve Lawes - (x)

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That’s the best explanation of depression that I’ve come across, for those haven’t been there but want to understand.

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