As candid as we've come to expect 'Sherlock' and eventual 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch to be, it seems the popular UK thesp is retracing his steps in an effort to clear up his words. Recently, a number of outlets picked up Cumberbatch's comments toward friend and fellow actor Jonny Lee Miller over his decision to move forward with CBS' own modern-day Sherlock Holmes adaptation 'Elementary,' but is it apology or accusation?
While there's certainly no stopping the release of 'Elementary' at this point, set to premiere on CBS less than a month from now on September 27, people still haven't stopped talking about its apparent similarity to BBC's Benedict Cumberbatch adaptation 'Sherlock.' And by "people," of course, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch himself! The 'Star Trek 2' star had even more to say about the backlash between the two, and this time he isn't so nice...
While NBC's coverage of the spectacular 2012 Olympics opening ceremony did a terrific job of conveying just how epic the whole thing was, it was lacking in one distinct thing: Benedict Cumberbatch. However, British viewers tuning in on BBC got just the right amount of the Emmy-nominated 'Sherlock' star with an introduction video that was not broadcast to international audiences.
Earlier this week, were were surprised and elated to learn that 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch had reached status iconic enough to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons' in the near future, but at the time nothing specific was said about the role. Now, in advance of Comic-Con 2012, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take not just one, but two roles! What's 'Sherlock,' playing, and what episode can we see him in?
For anyone who's caught the first two series of Steven Moffat's BBC adaption 'Sherlock,' it doesnt take a detective to pick out the show's popularity. Not only has star Benedict Cumberbatch achieved international acclaim as a modern-day version of the famous super-sleuth, but will soon tear his way across screens in 'Star Trek 2.' Now 'The Simpsons' have picked up the UK star, but what will the series see him play?
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has risen to international fame within the past couple of years between his roles in films like 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and his star-making turn in Steven Moffat's 'Sherlock.' Now that everyone knows what Cumberbatch's acting chops are made of (or will when 'Star Trek 2' comes out), they're going to be put to the test in the next Steve McQueen drama.
After a certain amount of success, one reaches the point of being able to speak their mind within the film and TV industry, with little fear of recompense for any ill comments. But for all our unabashed love of all things Benedict Cumberbatch, from 'Sherlock' to the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel, what's the actor been saying about the acclaimed British drama 'Downton Abbey' that's ruffling feathers?