idk why introverts have a reputation of being quiet and shy people who’d rather be alone. have you ever been friends with an introvert who’s decided you’re worth their time? we turn into the clingiest, most needy pieces of shit on the planet because there’s so few people we actually can stand
That’s exactly what all the people should know.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch swaps Baker Street for the battlefield to play King Richard III
The Sherlock star will star as Britain’s most controversial monarch Richard III in The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch swaps Baker Street for the battlefield as he plays doomed hunchback King Richard III in a thrilling new big-budget BBC2 Shakespeare adaptation.
The dashing actor ditches the deerstalker and pipe and replaces it with a golden crown and sword to play Britain’s most controversial monarch in The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses.
Giving up his Marylebone pad for a marshy filed, Cumberbatch filmed dramatic scenes from the Battle of Bosworth, the last significant clash in the 15th century civil war which tore England apart. Shooting took place last week in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
He has a spring in his stride as he charges across the bloody battlefield with rage etched on his face.
However it all ends badly with the broken, disfigured king forlornly wandering around the blood soaked field pleading: “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
The Game of Thrones-style drama, which is set to be screened on BBC2 in 2016, also stars Dame Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes and Philip Glenister.
It reunites posh Cumberbatch, 38, with his Sherlock nemesis Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty.
The Hollow Crown is based on William Shakespeare’s History Plays and is one of the BBC’s flagship dramas.
This series follows on from the 2012 Bafta award winning The Hollow Crown, which starred Ben Wishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston and was an adaptation of Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V.
The second series includes Henry VI (in two parts) and Richard III.
Last week dashing Cumberbatch graced the red carpet with Keira Knightly for the opening of the BFI London Film Festival.
The pair star in The Imitation Game, a wartime drama about codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing.
Cumberbatch is already being tipped for a string of award nominations. If he is, it certainly won’t be a winter of discontent.
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Photography by Samuel Bradley | Shot on location at the Barbican Conservatory, London.
The hottest ticket in London next summer is not One Direction, Miley Cyrus, or Beyoncé. It is Benedict Cumberbatch playing Hamlet at the Barbican theater. Some 100,000 tickets for the 12-week run went on sale a few days before I was due to meet Cumberbatch — coincidentally at the Barbican — and sold out in minutes. Even by the robust standards of London theater (more than 22 million people attended shows in the 2012–2013 season), that’s some record.
For Cumberbatch, taking on theater’s most ambitious role — “a hoop through which every eminent actor must jump,” as the essayist Max Beerbohm once put it — may be a rite of passage, but it’s also a test of whether popular culture can open the gates to high culture. Can the pop idol Sherlock attract his screaming fans to the Bard? “I hope it sort of goes into the places that television sometimes can,” Cumberbatch says, “to draw people to see me live who haven’t seen Shakespeare before. We want the people who’ve never been in a theater, but we’re not into social engineering, so we can’t say to another cross-section of society, ‘Oh, sorry — you’ve got a library card. Fuck off.’ ”