Star Trek’s new bad guy Benedict Cumberbatch picked up another prestigious acting award, with the Oliver for Best Acting for his work in the play Frankenstein, which will be showing in theaters in June. And starting next month Americans can see Cumberbatch in the second season of Sherlock and if you are in New York you can join Benedict for a screening and Q&A session on May 2nd. Details below.
Cumberbatch wins Olivier Award For Frankenstein – Coming To Theater near you in June
On Sunday at an awards ceremony in London Benedict Cumberbatch and John Lee Miller shared the Best Actor award for their work in the play Frankenstein (the two traded off in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and the monster). They beat out Jude Law, Douglas Hodge, David Haig and James Corden. Cumberbatch was not available to pick up the award as he is busy filming the Star Trek sequel in Los Angeles, so John Lee Miller accepted on his behalf. Here is a clip from the award ceremony.
The National Theater Live is presenting a film version of Frankenstein at select theaters around the world in June, including the US. Tickets are limited and selling fast so book now at nationaltheatre.org.uk. Here is the trailer…
Sherlock Season 2 premieres May 6th – Cumberbatch to appear at NY Event May 2nd
The second season Sherlock (starring Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes) makes its way to the USA, premiering on PBS on May 6th. Here is a set of clips from the show
And if you are in the New York area, you have a chance to see the episode early with special guest Benedict Cumberbatch who will be doing a Q&A along with show creator Steven Moffat. More info on getting into the event at the official Facebook Page.