BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH STEALS THE SHOW AT IMITATION GAME SCREENING
Benedict Cumberbatch was recently viewed in a test screening in New York City for his movie “Imitation Game” and the reviews that have been released through social media indicate that he has put forth another spectacular acting performance that many believe will ensure that he is part of the discussion for best actor during the 2015 awards season.
He may be known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the television series “Sherlock” but it is very likely that as of November 2014 following the release of the movie “Imitation Game” in the theatres that fans and movie critics will be talking about this performance.
In the movie he plays Alan Turing, a computer scientist and Bletchley Park codebreaker and it seems that he has raised his acting performance to spectacular heights while acting alongside his acting colleagues in this film who consist of stalwart actors such as Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech and Matthew Goode. His performance may be proof that when one acts among other talented actors it leads to some raising their levels of performance to realms that only the most exceptional can reach.
He is known for his extensive dramatic range and rumours have started that he has an intense, emotional scene which leaves everyone in awe. The reviews about his performance seem to suggest that it is his best performance of his career which is an exceptional achievement as he is considered one of the best actors on stage, television or film in England and Hollywood.
Benedict Cumberbatch has many in the entertainment world talking about his performance in the “Imitation Game” in a manner that suggests he should start talking to his ‘team’ about what suits he will be wearing during the awards season.
***”…rumours have started that he has an intense, emotional scene which leaves everyone in awe.”***
Oy. Holy crap. Oscar pending. Ben, you better attend…
From an June 2014 article:
Some great early feedback at Telluride on The Imitation Game and especially Benedict’s performance.
"Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to bring his stage Hamlet to the screen. The play begins performances at the Barbican next year, and negotiations for it to be filmed live and shown in cinemas through National Theatre Live for one night are well advanced.
The actor, along with the production’s director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman, has spent more than a year ensuring that this will be a ‘people’s Hamlet’.
‘I felt very strongly that as wide an audience as possible should have access to it,’ Cumberbatch told me.
The Barbican’s allocation of seats for the entire 12-week run, which starts on August 5 next year, have been snapped up already.
But there will be 100 seats available per performance. ‘They will be sprinkled throughout the house … they’re not behind pillars,’ the 38-year-old joked.
He said that he and Ms Turner were eager to make their Hamlet as ‘fresh’ as possible, ‘like a new play that just landed as a pdf in someone’s computer inbox at the Royal Court’, as he described it.
‘We want to escape the idea that it has been done before, and we’re looking at the whole play — not just the eponymous hero.’
Benedict is a thespian polymath. There’s no role he cannot take on.
We had met to discuss another of his projects: a towering portrait — one of the great performances of the year — of Alan Turing, the man who helped break the Nazi’s Enigma code, in the film The Imitation Game.
Watching the movie, I was struck by his approach to Turing: the way he grasped and captured the man, not just the cliched genius. The film is all the more heartbreaking because of it.
The Imitation Game shows how the boundaries of class and status were broken by the disparate group gathered at Bletchley Park.
‘That was an incredible, rag-tag group of brave, stoic, quiet heroes,’ Cumberbatch marvelled.
‘I say rag-tag, in the sense that they were mathematicians, physicists, crossword enthusiasts … really anyone who had an intellect and a prowess that might help solve this puzzle.
‘Turing may have had eccentric behaviour; he may have had certain tropes of being different, but this was a whole team of “different” people, brought together in a crisis.’
The star said that Turing was guileless about his sexuality. ‘When he was arrested by the police he told them outright that he’d had a sexual relationship with another man.
‘He just gave them the information, and the sad thing was that he’dbeen with a rent boy. He’d never had a stable relationship’.
Meanwhile, Cumberbatch has been wearing a bodysuit covered with motion sensors to play and provide the voice of tiger Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’s film Jungle Book: Origins.
And he’s in rehearsals to play crippled Richard III in the new Hollow Crown TV drama series, which will encompass Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2, and Richard III.
He then shoots a Christmas special of Sherlock — the role which won him a best actor Emmy on Monday.
He also has plans to fit in a film or two and, after Hamlet ends next year, will film three more Sherlock episodes. [x]
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