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naturalshocks:

Eugh, I’m so rusty it hurts. 
White coloured pencil and grey pastel pencil on A4 black paper, as usual.

naturalshocks:

Eugh, I’m so rusty it hurts. 

White coloured pencil and grey pastel pencil on A4 black paper, as usual.

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"Tom Hiddleston sent me the riding crop"
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Anonymous asked: Did Benedict play more music at the convention?

dudeufugly:

cumberbuddy:

dudeufugly:

Yes. 

Songs played/suggested/sung by Benedict during the OZCon shows:

Daft Punk - Doin’ it Right — dancing at panel x

Tim Minchin - White Wine in the Sun — iTunes on shuffle x

Fleetwood Mac — iTunes on shuffle x

James Rhodes — iTunes on shuffle x

Elbow - My Sad Captains — when asked about favourite song at the moment
- "I’m not good at favourties. I am listening to … I don’t know … ‘Elbow’! Their new album is pretty brilliant. ‘Sad Captains’ on that album is a fantastic song." [starts to try to quote ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’ a couple of times, but cannot get it right, so he gets out his phone - smacks his lips] "Oh I don’t know …. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh." *scrolls through phone* "Recently played …" *smacks lips* "purchased nooo .. du-dup-du-du-duuuhhh" *keeps on scrolling*… "You can talk amongst yourselves, it’s fine. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh” *someone starts whistling* “du-dup-du-du-duuhhh. No no no, no whistling, but just talking.” … ”It’s a really really good song which is why I should probably just have it playing in the background of this answer to your question. I mean, this is the song I have been listening to an awful lot. I think they are an amazing band - ‘Elbow’. Guy Garvey is a friend and he is […] a lyrical genius, I think. He is a beautiful modern poet and a very deeply profoundly lovely human being and soul and I think his music and his words reflect all of that, aaaand … yeah I just .. I love this song.” *plays song … and he sings along quietly until he gets to the line he was trying to quote earlier* … “YEAH! ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’. That’s a pretty beautiful motto for life really, isnt’ it? Elbow. Lots of Elbow.” - Benedict Cumberbatch

The National — listening to during signing x

Sigur Rós — listening to during signing x

Puff the Magic Dragon — reply to “most embarrassing song on iPhone” — quietly singing one line to the crowd

Indiana Jones theme — describing a game he used to play with friends when he was younger called “going for an Indy” x

I am probably forgetting one or two that I am aware of. Apologies. Check back for updates.

Don’t forget those precious 3 seconds of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind during the ‘embarrassing music’ bit!

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londonphile:

zhanzhang:

Benedict wrapping things up for the five minutes allocated for picture taking before actual panel.

Yep, crowd pleaser lol

I love that he did the scratching his nape thing that he does in SO many photoshoots.

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At the Benedict Cumberbatch Oz Comic Con Panel

  • Fan dressed as Khan stands up: Hi Benedict
  • Benedict: Hi Khan
  • Fan: I'm better
  • Benedict: At everything?
  • Fan: Pretty much
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bakerstreetbabes:

eliosu:

because of THIS 

"There’s a load of fan fiction that’s just me and John Watson floating in space on a bed, handcuffed together."
Benedict Cumberbatch


um, guys? Is there anybody found this fanfic yet ? I want to read too :)

Always reblog.

bakerstreetbabes:

eliosu:

because of THIS 

"There’s a load of fan fiction that’s just me and John Watson floating in space on a bed, handcuffed together."

Benedict Cumberbatch

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um, guys? Is there anybody found this fanfic yet ? I want to read too :)

Always reblog.

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just-a-mad-disney-dreamer:

Here is part 2 of the vlog, Some of the panel (we weren’t allowed to take footage, but my friends has more, so I’ll upload it when she sends them) :D

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rox712:

10 Things We Learned from Benedict Cumberbatch at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide
by Sosefina Fuamoli | 07th Apr 2014


Oz ComicCon took over the Adelaide Showgrounds this past weekend, giving geeks ample opportunities to indulge in Q&A sessions with voice artists, actors and animation artists, as well as spending up big on the multitude of stalls selling merchandise, prosthetics, clothing and more. Of course, Adelaide won out over the Perth event in a huge way, with Benedict Cumberbatch stopping by for the first of two special Australian appearances.
Closing out the Q&A sessions on Sunday, Cumberbatch drew a huge crowd in the Ridley Pavilion to the point where there was another room set up for people to view the session via simulcast. We were lucky enough to gain access to the man (and by ‘access’, I mean three rows back from his stage in a crowd of many) and were able to gain some thoughtful insights into a career that is currently one of the hottest/most talked about at the moment. From the onset, he’s charming, eloquent, hilarious and not afraid to take the piss out of the audience as much as himself. Here are some of the big things we learned from BC. Benny C. C-Batch. Or, as he would like, ‘Sir or Lord Cumberbatch of London’.
Benedict is not on social media. He’s been tempted, though.
When asked if he was aware of the widespread response to the initial screening of “The Empty Hearse” via social media, Benedict is quick to point out that he doesn’t maintain an online presence. Benedict noted that he has been tempted in the past however, whether it’s been to correct a review or misrepresentation, or to lend his support online to a certain need or charity, but he’s always drawn himself back from jumping down that rabbit hole.
“I get that it works for a lot of people…I’m just not one of those people.”
Where was he when the episode went to air, though? Watching it with his girlfriend at the time with Martin Freeman at Steven Moffatt and Sue Vertue’s house, naturally. When shit hit the fan online and fans around the world collectively lost their minds, he laughs and acknowledges the mania.
“They were like, ‘You’re trending!’ and I’m like, ‘What?! What the fuck does that even mean?!”
The famous U2 photobomb & ‘Ellen DeGenerate’ – BC on his Oscars experience…
First question out of the gate was something akin to ‘what possessed you to photobomb U2 at the Oscars?’. Apparently, an old friend of Benedict’s suggested he do it for shits and giggles and so…he did it.
“I didn’t do it because I needed the publicity…I did it to make my friends laugh back home and all of a sudden, it was on the news the next day!”
He also big ups Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres on her work on the night (“Ellen DeGeneres or ‘Ellen DeGenerate’, as I called her by the end of the night…”), though reveals that he came off the red carpet half cut thanks to her by the end of the night due to her loading everyone up with mini bottles of vodka before the ceremony even began.…
Like everyone else, Meryl Streep brought out his inner fan.
Working with an amazing cast on August Osage County was an experience Benedict is still notably gobsmacked over, but working alongside Meryl Streep (“She’s an epoch defining actress…”) was obviously a life moment where he proved that he was again, like the rest of us. On meeting her for the first time, he stutters “My parents are big fans of your films…but I am too, that’s not a generational thing!”
Benedict prefers Q&A settings over most other established fan interaction.
“I much prefer this if I’m honest, even over the photos and autographs…”
Clearly wanting to give every fan who he’s interacted with the time of day, Benedict admits that he enjoys this kind of Q&A environment over the many photo and autograph sessions that he’s taken part in – only because there is nowhere near enough time for him to sustain normal conversations with people when he’s got his head down and signing his name or having less than a minute for a photo with these people who have paid a lot of money to meet him.
Benedict and the Sherlock crew made Una Stubbs cry.
On playing pranks on the set of Sherlock, BC admits that there were some that were carried out, though the one that comes to mind was picking on the legendary Una Stubbs by unearthing an old advertisement she danced and took part in many years ago. Apparently she was so overcome when she discovered they’d found it, that the joke (and maybe the sight of Benedict imitating her?) went in the completely opposite direction.
“She burst into tears! Obviously that was not our intention!”
“Listen a lot.” Advice for younger actors working on perfecting different accents.
Benedict also advises young actors to not be afraid of trying on different impersonations in getting used to affecting different accents, getting a good dialect coach (obviously) and also using a dictaphone to record different sounds to practice with. He praises his coaches who he worked on during 12 Years a Slave and other films in helping him become comfortable with his dialogue and finding his ‘voice’, as it were.
Don’t ask him to say anything in his Smaug voice.
He won’t do it.
“I’m not a performing monkey…or dragon, I’m sorry!”
Tom Hiddleston is one of Benedict’s influences – cueing a rousing ‘awww’ from the fandom.
Benedict lists many personal influences, from his parents to past school teachers and headmasters, to fellow actors he’s been able to work alongside with and others who he’s specifically looked up to. Upon his brief mention of Tom Hiddleston, the crowd goes wild (just do some googling of the two of them…), but he’s quick on the ball there, waving his hand at all of us: “Oh stop it, I’m not talking about that, I’m talking about these real actors. You should be squealing as much for Rory Kinnear as much as you should for someone with the initials ‘T.H’.”
His Hamlet run was announced so far in advance so there’d be enough time for people to get used to the idea.
Set to appear onstage in 2015 as the iconic Shakespearean character, Benedict acknowledges the popularity of film/TV actors heading back to the stage and points out that he made this announcement so far in advance as to give people (‘the culture’) time to work up to it. Given there have been quite a few ‘Hamlets’ over the past five to ten years, by the time Benedict takes on the role, people will be like, ‘Yes, he is the Hamlet of this time’.
He takes on fan responses, but also tries not to let the wide opinion affect his portrayal of a character.
When asked if there are any challenges posed to him or how he prepares for a portrayal of some of the characters he’s been able to tackle over the past few years, Sherlock in particular, Benedict acknowledges the huge weight that comes with such characters as they have such a loyal fanbase behind them already. Using Sherlock as an example, he says that while the fans play a significant part in how the show is formed (‘Of course it does, otherwise we wouldn’t be sitting here…’), he also says that he tries not to base his performances on what everyone else thinks.
“We were reinventing a wheel that was so perfect in it’s original form…” he says of the BBC’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and that the different directions they’ve been able to take the stories which have prompted some quite divisive responses, is all part of the show’s success.

Yasammez found this here

rox712:

10 Things We Learned from Benedict Cumberbatch at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide

by Sosefina Fuamoli | 07th Apr 2014

Oz ComicCon took over the Adelaide Showgrounds this past weekend, giving geeks ample opportunities to indulge in Q&A sessions with voice artists, actors and animation artists, as well as spending up big on the multitude of stalls selling merchandise, prosthetics, clothing and more. Of course, Adelaide won out over the Perth event in a huge way, with Benedict Cumberbatch stopping by for the first of two special Australian appearances.

Closing out the Q&A sessions on Sunday, Cumberbatch drew a huge crowd in the Ridley Pavilion to the point where there was another room set up for people to view the session via simulcast. We were lucky enough to gain access to the man (and by ‘access’, I mean three rows back from his stage in a crowd of many) and were able to gain some thoughtful insights into a career that is currently one of the hottest/most talked about at the moment. From the onset, he’s charming, eloquent, hilarious and not afraid to take the piss out of the audience as much as himself. Here are some of the big things we learned from BC. Benny C. C-Batch. Or, as he would like, ‘Sir or Lord Cumberbatch of London’.

Benedict is not on social media. He’s been tempted, though.

When asked if he was aware of the widespread response to the initial screening of “The Empty Hearse” via social media, Benedict is quick to point out that he doesn’t maintain an online presence. Benedict noted that he has been tempted in the past however, whether it’s been to correct a review or misrepresentation, or to lend his support online to a certain need or charity, but he’s always drawn himself back from jumping down that rabbit hole.

“I get that it works for a lot of people…I’m just not one of those people.”

Where was he when the episode went to air, though? Watching it with his girlfriend at the time with Martin Freeman at Steven Moffatt and Sue Vertue’s house, naturally. When shit hit the fan online and fans around the world collectively lost their minds, he laughs and acknowledges the mania.

“They were like, ‘You’re trending!’ and I’m like, ‘What?! What the fuck does that even mean?!”

The famous U2 photobomb & ‘Ellen DeGenerate’ – BC on his Oscars experience…

First question out of the gate was something akin to ‘what possessed you to photobomb U2 at the Oscars?’. Apparently, an old friend of Benedict’s suggested he do it for shits and giggles and so…he did it.

“I didn’t do it because I needed the publicity…I did it to make my friends laugh back home and all of a sudden, it was on the news the next day!”

He also big ups Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres on her work on the night (“Ellen DeGeneres or ‘Ellen DeGenerate’, as I called her by the end of the night…”), though reveals that he came off the red carpet half cut thanks to her by the end of the night due to her loading everyone up with mini bottles of vodka before the ceremony even began.…

Like everyone else, Meryl Streep brought out his inner fan.

Working with an amazing cast on August Osage County was an experience Benedict is still notably gobsmacked over, but working alongside Meryl Streep (“She’s an epoch defining actress…”) was obviously a life moment where he proved that he was again, like the rest of us. On meeting her for the first time, he stutters “My parents are big fans of your films…but I am too, that’s not a generational thing!”

Benedict prefers Q&A settings over most other established fan interaction.

“I much prefer this if I’m honest, even over the photos and autographs…”

Clearly wanting to give every fan who he’s interacted with the time of day, Benedict admits that he enjoys this kind of Q&A environment over the many photo and autograph sessions that he’s taken part in – only because there is nowhere near enough time for him to sustain normal conversations with people when he’s got his head down and signing his name or having less than a minute for a photo with these people who have paid a lot of money to meet him.

Benedict and the Sherlock crew made Una Stubbs cry.

On playing pranks on the set of Sherlock, BC admits that there were some that were carried out, though the one that comes to mind was picking on the legendary Una Stubbs by unearthing an old advertisement she danced and took part in many years ago. Apparently she was so overcome when she discovered they’d found it, that the joke (and maybe the sight of Benedict imitating her?) went in the completely opposite direction.

“She burst into tears! Obviously that was not our intention!”

“Listen a lot.” Advice for younger actors working on perfecting different accents.

Benedict also advises young actors to not be afraid of trying on different impersonations in getting used to affecting different accents, getting a good dialect coach (obviously) and also using a dictaphone to record different sounds to practice with. He praises his coaches who he worked on during 12 Years a Slave and other films in helping him become comfortable with his dialogue and finding his ‘voice’, as it were.

Don’t ask him to say anything in his Smaug voice.

He won’t do it.

“I’m not a performing monkey…or dragon, I’m sorry!”

Tom Hiddleston is one of Benedict’s influences – cueing a rousing ‘awww’ from the fandom.

Benedict lists many personal influences, from his parents to past school teachers and headmasters, to fellow actors he’s been able to work alongside with and others who he’s specifically looked up to. Upon his brief mention of Tom Hiddleston, the crowd goes wild (just do some googling of the two of them…), but he’s quick on the ball there, waving his hand at all of us: “Oh stop it, I’m not talking about that, I’m talking about these real actors. You should be squealing as much for Rory Kinnear as much as you should for someone with the initials ‘T.H’.”

His Hamlet run was announced so far in advance so there’d be enough time for people to get used to the idea.

Set to appear onstage in 2015 as the iconic Shakespearean character, Benedict acknowledges the popularity of film/TV actors heading back to the stage and points out that he made this announcement so far in advance as to give people (‘the culture’) time to work up to it. Given there have been quite a few ‘Hamlets’ over the past five to ten years, by the time Benedict takes on the role, people will be like, ‘Yes, he is the Hamlet of this time’.

He takes on fan responses, but also tries not to let the wide opinion affect his portrayal of a character.

When asked if there are any challenges posed to him or how he prepares for a portrayal of some of the characters he’s been able to tackle over the past few years, Sherlock in particular, Benedict acknowledges the huge weight that comes with such characters as they have such a loyal fanbase behind them already. Using Sherlock as an example, he says that while the fans play a significant part in how the show is formed (‘Of course it does, otherwise we wouldn’t be sitting here…’), he also says that he tries not to base his performances on what everyone else thinks.

“We were reinventing a wheel that was so perfect in it’s original form…” he says of the BBC’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and that the different directions they’ve been able to take the stories which have prompted some quite divisive responses, is all part of the show’s success.

found this here

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do-you-have-a-flag:

So i just got this shared with me on FB and i thought i’d bring it here to tumblr because maybe whoever lost the book will see this post here since the guy who posted it, Chris McQuinlan currently has less than 100 fb shares and hey it might help maybe????

do-you-have-a-flag:

So i just got this shared with me on FB and i thought i’d bring it here to tumblr because maybe whoever lost the book will see this post here since the guy who posted it, Chris McQuinlan currently has less than 100 fb shares and hey it might help maybe????

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