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'Sherlock' Season 4 Will Film Next Year

In an exciting bit of news for "Sherlock" fans, the BBC announced today that the show's fourth season will be filmed next year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 2, 2014 11:31 AM
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The New Year Starts Off Well for Benedict Cumberbatch

The new year is off to a good start for Benedict Cumberbatch, whose "Sherlock" third season premiere nabbed the highest-ever UK ratings upon its return to the BBC. U.S. audiences will have to wait.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2014 12:18 PM
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As 'Gravity' and 'Captain Phillips' Hit and 'Fifth Estate' Bombs, Who's a Movie Star, Anyway? UPDATED

UPDATE: While Benedict Cumberbatch is still proving his stripes as a bankable star, PBS has scheduled the third season of "Sherlock" to premiere on January 19, slotted immediately after "Downton Abbey," which has its fourth season stateside premiere January 5. As the Hollywood Reporter puts it, PBS is doubling down on Brit drama.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 23, 2013 12:03 PM
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Top Ten Box Office: 'Gravity' Force Squashes Newbies 'Fifth Estate,' 'Carrie,' and 'Escape Plan,' Young Audiences Are MIA

Where did the young audience go? That is the compelling -- and scary -- question for studios as another October weekend falls flat, even with strong turnout from the older demographic. The top ten came in at only $94 million, down from $112 last year, as kids failed to turn out for Sony's disappointing "Carrie" reboot and grownup fare failed to pick up the slack.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • October 20, 2013 1:23 PM
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Review: 'The Fifth Estate' Gives Us Cumberbatch as the Assange We Need

Listen up, Cumberbitches: The first estate was the clergy, the second the nobility, the third the peasantry, the fourth the press, and “The Fifth Estate” is all Benedict Cumberbatch, who in Bill Condon’s painstaking WikiLeaks movie gives us the not the Julian Assange we know, but rather the Julian Assange we want. And maybe need.
  • By John Anderson
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  • October 17, 2013 12:56 PM
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Josh Singer Talks Challenges of Tackling WikiLeaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate' --and What He Left Out

Check out our interview with "The Fifth Estate" screenwriter Josh Singer, who got his start right out of Harvard Law School with John Wells on "The West Wing" and went on to write "Fringe" and other TV series. He talks about the fascinating real-life personality at the center of the action, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose many skills include playing the media, and how the ways we exchange and share information in the digital age have irrevocably changed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2013 9:10 PM
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As 'Fifth Estate' Hits Theaters, Julian Assange Continues to Play the Media with New HFPA Interview (TRAILER)

One of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's many skills is playing the media. His latest move was to appear on Skype with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation, timed for the upcoming release of Dreamworks biopic "The Fifth Estate," hitting theaters October 18. Unsurprisingly, he blasted the film, telling the HFPA it was "opportunistic and hostile."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 14, 2013 2:45 PM
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Receive BAFTA LA's British Artist of the Year Award at 2013 Britannias

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced it will honor Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be presented on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Cumberbatch will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 5, 2013 2:58 PM
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Benedict Cumberbatch Has a Message for the Paparazzi: "Go Photograph Egypt"

While filming the latest season of "Sherlock" on August 18, actor and heart throb Benedict Cumberbatch had a politically-conscious message for the paparazzi.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 19, 2013 11:21 AM
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Toronto Preview: Awards Hopefuls Bring Real Figures to Life, from Dickens and Assange to Ginsberg and Mandela

There's a reason Sony Pictures Classics is moving up the release date of "The Invisible Woman" to Christmas Day. They think they may have the goods to make a go at an awards season play. This Ralph Fiennes-directed movie is world premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of many pictures with Oscar hopes that centers around bringing a real person to life.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2013 4:02 PM
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