BAFTA New York Presents: In Conversation With Benedict Cumberbatch

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Hollywood Reporter Scott Feinberg’s Q&A session with Benedict Cumberbatch for BAFTA New York Presents: ‘In Conversation’ With Benedict Cumberbatch at The Standard Highline in New York City.  Cumberbatch talks about Sherlock, The Fifth Estate, working with Meryl Streep, Broadway, his first experience with social media, how he almost turned down the role of Sherlock, and more.

Check out the full interview:

If Sherlock Was An Animated Series

What if Sherlock was an animated aeries? Illustrator and self proclaimed geek Angela Taratuta took random screenshots from Sherlock’s episodes A Study in Pink’ and ‘A Scandal in Belgravia,’ and did an excellent job redrawing them as an animated series.

Check out her work on DeviantArt and Tumblr.

‘A Study in Pink‘:

A Scandal in Belgravia’:

Announcing SHERLOCKED: The First Ever Official Sherlock Convention

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SQUEE!! This is awesome news for Sherlock fans. SHERLOCKED: The first ever official Sherlock convention has been announced by Hartswood Films via the Sherlock fansite Sherlockology. The convention will have all sorts of activities, such as Sherlock themed activities, appearances from the cast and crew of the show, talks, photoshoots, autograph opportunities and more.

Here’s the official release:

SHERLOCKED, the first ever official Sherlock convention dedicated to our favourite BBC series, will take place in 2014 over 3 days. The event will be run by Massive Events in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd – a combination of the talents of specialist producers in dedicated fan conventions and the hugely experienced team behind the renowned London Film & Comic Con, and the Sherlock production team. In addition, it is intended to take place in Europe and in the USA.

Sherlock’s producer Sue Vertue exclusively told Sherlockology:

We’re very excited to be announcing our first official Sherlock convention for later in the year, aptly named SHERLOCKED.  Massive Events  have been pestering me for ages to get a date for this in the schedule but we wanted to make sure that we had the time and energy to make it a great, high quality and fun event, and now we have! Watch this space.”

To get more information of the upcoming convention, you can sign up for email alerts at their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

[Via Sherlockology]

Sherlock: Meet the Filmakers Q&A Event

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Writer Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, and actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Amanda Abbington took part in ‘Sherlock: Meet the Filmakers’ fan Q&A at the Apple Store, Regent Street London.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman teased the audience by revealing the gay club scene that was cut from series three. Freeman said: “We were absolutely mullered in the gay club. There were lots of topless men going past, and (Sherlock and John) are just like, ‘Why are we here?” Cumberbatch added: “I had no idea as to why they didn’t have their clothes on, and then it dawned and my grounding shook”

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Miniature 221B Baker Street

Artist Nichola “Knickertwist” Battilana created a miniature version of 221B Baker Street in an Altoid tin. The amount of detail is amazing. If you look closely, you can see the details on the door from the numbers to the mail slot. The inside of the tin, she includes furnishings, a violin and bow (on the right of the fireplace), piles of paper, books, throw, framed art, a skull, etc.

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Battilana’s creativity doesn’t stop there. The following day, she created a matchbox version of 221B Baker Street. She says, “I believe that every last person should have a little 221B to fit in their pocket, so I came up with a matchbook version you can create for yourself.”

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If you want to create your own matchbox version of 221B, here’s the link for the awesome tutorial. Have fun!

[Source: Pixie Hill]

Creators of ‘Sherlock’ have confirmed Series 4 & 5

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A group of lucky people got a chance to see Series 3 finale, “His Last Vow,” at a BAFTA screening and Q&A panel with co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. 

We already knew that Series 4 had been confirmed by Benedict Cumberbatch back in March 2013 and now Series 5 has been confirmed by Moffat and Gatiss.

At the Q&A panel, Moffat told the audience:

“Rather excitingly, Mark and I, for no particular reason, we just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the [Sherlock] production bus… and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future. And we plotted out the whole of series four and five.

“So we have got plans – but our plans don’t tend to be ‘Let’s blow up the world or cast the most famous person in the world.’ They tend to be ‘What exciting twists and turns can we add to this?’ And I think we’ve got some crackers! The ideas we had that day, I thought were the best we’ve ever had.”

I’m looking forward to Series 4 and 5. I just hope we don’t have to wait two years between series. Series 3, Episode 3 “His Last Vow” will be airing in the UK on Sunday,  January 12th. Series 3, Episode 1 airs in the US on Sunday, January 19th.

Sherlock Series 3 Photos

More photos from Series 3 to tide you over until January. I’m so excited for the new series!!

(Photos: © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE)

Sherlock Mini-Episode: “Many Happy Returns”

A 7-minute mini-episode has been released by BBC One.

Sherlock: Smile and wink. I do that sometimes. I don’t know why. People seem to like it. It humanizes me.

The synopsis reveals, “A series of seemingly unconnected crimes stretching from Tibet to India to Germany. Sherlock Holmes has been gone for two years. But someone isn’t quite convinced that he’s dead…”

 

Sherlock: Series 3 trailer

Sherlock: What life? I’ve been away.

Series  3, Episode 1 is titled “The Empty Hearse.”

Series 3, Episode 2 is titled “The Sign of Three.”

Series 3, Episode 3 is titled “His Last Vow.”

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UK Release dates:

Sherlock is set to return to BBC One on January 1, 2014 at 9pm. Series 3, Episode 2 will premiere on January 5th. Series 3, Episode 3 will premiere on January 12th.

US Release dates:

Sherlock is set to return to PBS Masterpiece on January 19, 2014 at 10pm. Series 3, Episode 2 will premiere on January 26. Series 3, Episode 3 will premiere on February 2nd.