Of the 990 accounts that Tom Hiddleston follows on Twitter, one of them is the official “Cumberbitches” account. This delights me inexplicably.
“Hi I was wondering if it would be possible for you guys to help spread the word about something. A riverside area of London known has ‘the Southbank’ is home to a disused space or ‘undercroft’ which is well used & loved as skateboarding space.
There is never a time where it isn’t full of people hanging out and making use of it. The Southbank Centre is a group of ‘arts’ centers that want to destroy this community-loved-space in order for refurbishments e.g. probably more high rent retail units or restaurants even though there are already plenty in this space.
They want to destroy a genuine piece of culture & heritage within the local community for the sake of commercializing the area even more. There has already been a petition against this but right now one of the biggest steps we can take is to object the official planning permission request by the Southbank center.”
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- Here is the petition.
- Here is the ‘save our skatepark’ Facebook page for this issue.
- Here is an article in the Guardian elaborating on the issue.
Community space free of rampant exploitation that doesn’t revolve around some commercial, corporate, capitalist exchange, and gives increasingly poor young people a place to spend their time, is important.
FWIW, I believe Sherlock fans will recognize this space as well. If fandom is what it takes to save a community space, then by all means unleash the hounds (pun kind of intended).
PSA to my followers who admire British actors with incredible cheekbones:
Both The Wreckers (starring Cumberbatch) and Deep Blue Sea (starring Hiddleston) are now on Netflix Instant.
BBC’s Opening Ceremonies coverage began with this video narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Good stuff.
Tell us about Rupert Graves, Benedict.
Never gets old.
NotNadia asked: Which creature did you like more?
Johnny Lee Miller was funnier and more endearing, much more childlike, but Benedict was more complex. It was stunning really, because you read about how other actors say he’s so talented and you know it’s true, but then you see him trade off with someone that you know is also mind-blowingly excellent at his craft and just leave him in the wake and you finally start to realize what they’re talking about. In the end I think I prefer Miller as the creature, though, because watching him was the first time I ever really empathized with the creature, instead of just objectively trying to understand him. Have you seen it?
I deleted this question by accident, but am posting it this way because I’m interested to know what others who saw it thought.
About to see the reverse casting of Frankenstein.
All the same people in the theater, including the cadre of young Sherlock fans I saw last night. I’m excited to see Miller as the doctor.
RE: Cabin Pressure’s disappearance from YouTube
IF YOU NOW HAVE NO WAY TO LISTEN TO THE SERIES:
Have you listened to Cabin Pressure? No?
Remedy that now. You can either make use of the links or get it from Audible or iTunes.
“Pass The Bowl” is VH1’s ongoing interview series, wherein celebrities contribute questions to our bowl and fellow celebs later draw a question.
The Honey Brothers: Where was your favorite place to spend the night ever? And why?
Benedict Cumberbatch: My favorite place to spend the night ever and why was in a place called Sossusvlei, which is in Namibia. I was sleeping on the roof of where I was staying and I got woken up by a moonrise. It’s in the middle of a lunar landscape - it’s like Mars. There were red sand dunes, arid landscape, tumbleweeds and it’s just extraordinarily beautiful. To be woken up by a moonrise is quite something.
Question For The Bowl: If you could be an item of clothing worn by someone, what would you be and on whom?
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Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is one of a host of film and television big-hitters taking part in a one-off theatre performance at London’s Old Vic.
Kingsley, Gemma Arterton and Benedict Cumberbatch among others give voice to the true stories of South African children in The Children’s Monologues.
The drama is in aid of director Danny Boyle’s arts charity Dramatic Need, which works with young people in Rwanda and South Africa helping them come to terms with trauma and conflict.
Really interesting look into a production that came together (performance-wise) in one day.
Benedict Cumberbatch might not be a massive name in Hollywood just now, but across the next year or so he’s going to be massive, thanks in no small part to his role as the villain in upcoming sci-fi sequel, Star Trek 2…
I love that they used a picture from Starter for 10.