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10 March 2012 @ 08:12 pm
Benedict Cumberbatch, Ladies and Gentlemen  
Frankenstein is getting an encore set of screenings this summer. You can go to the National Theater Live's website for updates on a screening near you. And also watch the new trailer. When I watch this now, I do find it hilarious that Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller shared the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature and soon they'll have also both played Sherlock Holmes. John Finnemore should go ahead and hire Miller to do a guest voice on the next season of Cabin Pressure. Maybe he can play Martin's brother.

For any Trekkie out there, take your best guess on who Cumberbatch is playing.

And for any British mystery fan, you can hear some thrilling stories told by Cumberbatch.

Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Polestarguardian_chaos on March 11th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
It seems to me that in this photograph (http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/clock-watcher/18210598656/2/tumblr_lzx5lsEG7y1qmxg8h), Benedict's coat is trying to punch Quinto in the neck. Hee! That aside, I like his outfit. If Benedict is, in fact, playing a villain, I'm thrilled that he doesn't have a ton of tattoos all over his face to portray the fact. Star Trek villains can look a little too obvious sometimes, so it's nice that he has some ambiguity to his appearance.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 12th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I rather like Cumberbatch's whole look. Although I do find it amusing(?) that they dyed his hair dark for the role. Is it that they believe all villains must have dark hair or was he rolling off the Sherlock set?
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on March 12th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Alas, though I'd like to think his hair is dark simply due to his ties to Sherlock, I wouldn't be surprised if this is for Evil Appearance Purposes instead. Oh well, I like him dark-haired, so I'm cool with this. :D

I just want to know if he's human in this role. To appearances, he seems to be, but appearances can be deceiving. Especially in science fiction. And what are his goals!? Ack! Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek is the best thing ever. *squeaks happily*

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 12th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Despite watching Sherlock multiple times, I still have a bit of a jolt seeing Cumberbatch with dark hair. I guess first impressions really do last as I'm still thinking he should be ginger.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_IDon'tUnderstandThatReferenceguardian_chaos on March 12th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I have the opposite issue. I first "met" him as a pale-skinned and dark-haired man, and now anything outside of that ethereal appearance leaves me scratching my head in confusion and thinking, "THE NATURAL ORDER HAS BEEN DISRUPTED!"

He can pull off a surprising number of colors, though. Perhaps that's because he doesn't have the freckles often associated with ginger-haired people.

Edited at 2012-03-12 02:49 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 12th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
This is totally like Misha Collins and his voice. I'm so used to the Castiel-growl that when he talks as himself it sounds BIZARRE.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_IDon'tUnderstandThatReferenceguardian_chaos on March 12th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Hee! Yes, well, "bizarre" comes standard with Misha Collins. He's delightful, but he's certainly not normal. *G*

Did you see the behind-the-scenes video of Benedict and Zachary practicing that fight scene? It was linked on the same blog you linked the pictures from.

The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on March 11th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I very much need Cumberbatch telling me stories in my life. Thanks for the link! I like to have radio shows going in the background while I mess about on the computer.

I was hoping they'd put Frankenstein on dvd. I would prefer to watch in the comfort of my home where I can shut it off if it gets too disturbing for me, rather than paying major bucks to go to the theatre and be scarred.

Wow, Ben's stunt double looks nothing like him. Not that you'd be able to find someone that does, but they could at least match his build a little better. I'm digging the space!trenchcoat, though. Very snazzy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 12th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
I must say that Cumberbatch did a nice job with all the various voices for the radio show.

I still hold out hope that somehow Frankenstein will end up on DVD one day.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Arthur is happy - a lotawanderingbard on March 12th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Cumberbatch's cast of characters is certainly impressive. I love the West Country train official and the 1920's Newsreel Announcer for the newspaper article. And I've only listened to the first two so far. It's funny that he's sort of known for doing impressions of his castmates and clearly has a good range of accents, but I don't think I've ever heard him act on screen with anything but his own natural voice. Not that I've seen everything he's done. The only times I can think of was his slightly "lower class" voice when talking to a the widow in The Great Game and his Hawking voice, which was more of a physical affectation than an accent.

Maybe they're getting once last hurrah with Frankenstein before they put it on DVD? I bet there are even more fan girls and boys who want to see Cumberbatch naked than there were before.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 12th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
When he was interviewed by French and Saunders, he did an array of accents which...to put it kindly wasn't up to his usual standards. But I wonder if it was done on purpose as his forfeit for the bad performance was an awesome impression of Alan Rickman.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Captain Martinawanderingbard on March 13th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember that interview and how bad the accents were. But you're probably right about him forfeiting on purpose. Either that or was nervous about being put on the spot and/or having his mum right next to him.