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Welcome to Benny's Book Club. Your admins for your trip are Kate and Hayley. We are both from the UK and have a fondness for Benedict Cumberbatch and Books. Especially when combined.

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nixxie-fic:

Radio Times just posted some pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch Filming The Hollow crown as Richard iii (x)

If he’s got a wig on, then why did he cut his hair last week just as he was getting the Sherlock curls back? Very confusing indeed!!?



1 week ago

J

# the hollow crown# richard III# benedict cumberbatch

How to tell you’re reading a gothic novel



1 week ago

J

# slightly tenuous but it has frankenstein and baskerville references!# gothic literature

The Imitation Game

cumbertrekky:

The story of how Alan Turing and the Bletchley boffins defeated the Enigma machine is one of the most stirring of the Second World War; the British David conquering the Nazi Goliath by virtue of superior mathematics and intellectual daring.

The Imitation Game is a polished, well-paced account of these code-breakers that broadens the scope to encompass an exploration of Turing’s outcast status in a society wary of his genius and unprepared to accept his homosexuality. It may have an old-fashioned sweep and a cautious approach to some of the darker elements of Turing’s life, but the sheer emotional force of the piece and the virtuosity of Benedict Cumberbatch's central performance make it hard to resist.

Based on Andrew Hodges’ biography Alan Turing: The Enigma and marking the English-language debut of Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), The Imitation Game begins with Turing’s arrest in 1951 on charges of ‘gross indecency’. Flashbacks to his schooldays and his years at Bletchley Park paint a touching account of a man with few intellectual equals and even fewer social graces.

Turing alienates his colleagues, exasperates his military masters (embodied by a splendidly starchy Charles Dance) and seems blithely unaware of the impact his blunt candour has on those around him. His rational mind also makes him blind to the sexism of his era as he becomes a fond champion of Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley in Celia Johnson mode), an equally formidable intellect with the disadvantage of being a mere gel.

The Imitation Game is a triumphant slice of British heritage drama boasting thoroughly engrossing cloak-and-dagger intrigue, as brilliant brains battle impossible odds to save millions of lives. And Cumberbatch’s flawless, touching portrayal of a beautiful mind and a tortured man pushes it into the arena of 2014 Oscar contenders.



1 week ago

J

# the imitation game

asortofbookevent:

bennysbookclub:

It’s Mann-Booker shortlist time again!

A real mix this year - anyone else planning on trying to read them all before they announce the winner?

Reviews etc here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booker-prize/11084002/Booker-Prize-2014-the-shortlist-revealed.html

I just listened to the Guardian podcast reaction to this, including clips of the authors reading their works, and now I am SUPER intrigued by How to Be Both! But not really grabbed by the others. Anyone else? Thoughts?



2 weeks ago

J

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It’s Mann-Booker shortlist time again!

A real mix this year - anyone else planning on trying to read them all before they announce the winner?

Reviews etc here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booker-prize/11084002/Booker-Prize-2014-the-shortlist-revealed.html



2 weeks ago

J

# booker prize# books# reading

cumberbum:

Well he’s holding a book.

That counts, right?



3 weeks ago

J

# benedict cumberbatch
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Yay!

With Benny in it? Maybe? Neil Gaiman did say he was in his dream cast after all…

Yay!

With Benny in it? Maybe? Neil Gaiman did say he was in his dream cast after all…



3 weeks ago

J

# well I can dream# good omens# neil Gaiman# benedict cumberbatch

UnknownThe Spire Preview by UnknownBenedict Cumberbatch
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9,558 plays

cumberbum:

To mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Lord of the Flies, we are releasing the first ever unabridged recording of William Golding’s The Spire, read by the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch!”[X]

Yay!



3 weeks ago

J

# the spire# benedict cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch Photoshoot by Derry Moore ‘An English Room’ - (x)

Benny + books is always good!



1 month ago

J

# benedict cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch joins 'Jungle Book' for Warner Bros

cumberbuddy:

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,…

Yay - Evil Tiger Benny!!

Ahem - on the intellectual side, The Jungle Book is definitely going on the book list. Lovely stuff.



1 month ago

J

# rudyard Kipling# the jungle book# benedict cumberbatch