LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch attends a Gala Screening of ‘The Guest’ at Soho Hotel on September 1, 2014 in London, England
Martin Freeman talks to BBC Wales’ Huw Thomas about his Emmys win and a ‘so exciting’ Sherlock series 4:
Danilo has just released the first official Benedict Cumberbatch calendar. Retailing at £8.99, the 2015 calendar is available from a variety of outlets including Danilo direct and Amazon.
This first official calendar is extra special, not only because of the superb quality of images contained within, but also because Benedict has personally chosen each of the photographs displayed (as confirmed by CvGG).
Each month’s calendar grid is displayed alongside a HUGE glossy posed photograph – with each image curated from some of Benedict’s most recognisable and popular shoots. And there are some fabulous photographers included in the selection – from his good friend Tertius Bune’s GQ Style shoot of earlier this year, through to Julian Broad’s gorgeously sultry and atmospheric shoot for Esquire and Matt Holyoak’s uber sexy photographs for the Radio Times (see June).
Here’s Mr June!
Each image spreads across the whole ‘top half’ of the calendar and stretches down to around a third of the way down the bottom half. There is still ample room for viewing the calendar gird, and enough space for annotation. And 19 July is, very conveniently, already marked as being a certain someone’s birthday.
Many of the images are somewhat dark in colour palette, with the ‘mood’ button turned up to the max. Meaning that the three Tertius Bune photographs with their stark white backdrop (not to mention Benedict’s white t-shirt) and relaxed west coast vibe do rather leap out of the page and grab you. I think July is my personal favourite of the three.
Oh and the centrefold! Did I mention the centrefold?! Also from Julian Broad, the most gorgeously sultry ‘close up’ image of Benedict in ‘landscape’ view (and a repeat of the ‘December’ page).
I am really very impressed with the overall result. This is a quality functional calendar with 12 superb glossy images covering a real mix of styles and shoots. And with Benedict featuring on every page (unlike the official Sherlock 2015 calendar) what’s not to love?
List of photographers and sources:
January – Chris McAndrew (the red leather chair shoot)
February: Fabrizio Maltese (The Hollywood Reporter shoot)
March, August, December: Julian Broad (Esquire magazine)
April, July, November: Tertius Bune (GQ Style)
May, June: Matt Holyoak (Radio Times 2012)
September: Jason Bell (War Horse shoot)
Oct: Dan MacMeaden (TCA promo, USA Today)
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Make sure you are following @cumberbatchfrm on twitter to be in with a chance of winining one of three gorgeous copies!
Benedict Cumberbatch saying ‘Button Lady’ in his Smaug voice.
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Benedict Cumberbatch at SDCC July 24 2014
This is the stunning National Literacy Trust ‘books about town’ Sherlock bench in London’s Woburn Square. Designed and painted by Valerie Osmet, it’s one of 50 benches celebrating London’s literary heritage. Well worth a visit!
There’s more about the books about town exhibition here:
Tomorrow morning, Saturday 19th July, hundreds of Sherlock fans will gather at University College London (UCL) to try and set a Guinness World’s Record for the most amount of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one place. There are still some places available [click here]. The event will be filmed live by several TV channels and there will be lots of national press. Why has it got so much coverage?
What better way to celebrate Benedict Cumberbatch’s 38th birthday then by grabbing your deerstalker, dressing up as Sherlock Holmes, and taking part in the Guiness Worlds Record for the most amount of Sherlock’s in one place?
On Saturday 19th July, 10.30am at University College London, hundreds…
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Benedict Cumberbatch arrives on the set of Black Mass in Boston, Massachusetts on June 17, 2014.