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Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Dec 14 2012, 12:08am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch will play a ''terrorist'' called John Harrison in 'Star Trek'. The 'War Horse' star has set the record straight about rumours he is portraying legendary villain Khan in J.J....

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Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Dec 14 2012, 12:08am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch will play a ''terrorist'' called John Harrison in 'Star Trek'.

The 'War Horse' star has set the record straight about rumours he is portraying legendary villain Khan in J.J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 sci-fi hit, insisting he will play a brand new anti-hero on a revenge mission that fans can't help but sympathise with.

He told Access Hollywood: ''I play John Harrison who's a terrorist and an extraordinary character in his own right. He's somebody who is not your two-dimensional cookie cutter villain. He's got an extraordinary purpose, and I hope that at one point or other in the film you might even sympathize with the reasons he's doing what he's doing - not necessarily the means and the destruction he causes.

''But it was a great ride, not just because he's the bad guy and the antagonist but also because he has a purpose and it's hard not to see his point of view at certain points.''

The British actor will cause havoc aboard Captain James T. Kirk's (Chris Pine) spaceship the Enterprise, causing tension in his already turbulent relationship with first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto).

Benedict teased: ''He has an interesting relationship with Kirk, and with Spock in a way. He very much plays them off against each other. There's an element of shadow to him and Kirk.''

 
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‘Imitation Game’ Demands Oscar’s Attention (Analysis)

Aug 30 2014 1:01am CDT | Source: Variety

“The Imitation Game” is clearly an awards contender: Complex, impeccably executed and unique. The film’s offbeat approach to an oddball character will be its greatest strength — and its challenge. A historical drama about WWII cryptographer Alan Turing, “The Imitation Game” is an awards candidate in multiple categories, including the superb performance of star Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Keira Knightley (lead or supporting? She could go either... Read more » ...
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6 days ago

See Benedict Cumberbatch In A New Image From The Imitation Game

Aug 27 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Empire Online

His Alan Turing has the key to winning World War IIIf you're having a slightly low-key Wednesday, here's some Benedict Cumberbatch to brighten the whole thing up enormously, with an exclusive new image from The Imitation Game that features in the new issue of Empire (we've added another image there for good measure because we're nice that way).{Imitation Game - New Image}Our exclusive image shows Cumb ...
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1 week ago

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Costume on the Set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Aug 26 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Collider

Who hasn’t done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at this point?  We’ve see Chris Pratt do it, James Wan just posted his video, R2D2 got hit with a bucket full of ice water, and even my own mother tried to give it a go!  But this next one is a particularly cool one, and not just because it continues to help spread awareness about a condition we know so little about. Not only did Henry Cavill and Amy Adams choose to accept the challenge, but they opted to do so in full cost ...
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1 week ago

The 2014 Emmy Award Winners

Aug 25 2014 11:53pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Risks may have been taken, but the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight played it very safe - for the most part picking familiar winners from previous years in many categories rather than rewarding some of the more critically acclaimed fare out there. The final season of "Breaking Bad" dominated the drama category, nabbing almost all the awards in it including Best Drama series, three acting no ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy

Aug 25 2014 8:23pm CDT | Source: ew

At the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday night, Benedict Cumberbatch won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Acto ...
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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch complete the Ice Bucket Challenge naked

Aug 22 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: ew

Today's the day. Today is the day when the internet might actually implode. Not only has everyone's favorite internet boyfriend, Benedict Cumberbatch, joined the t ...
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1 week ago

Dench Joins Cumberbatch In "Richard III"

Aug 21 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Judi Dench is set to play Cecily, Duchess of York opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of The BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III". The telemovie will be part of the second series of "The Hollow Crown," following on from 2012's successful four telemovie adaptations of Shakespeare's historical plays. That series, starring the likes ...
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1 week ago

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris join Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 21 2014 1:02am CDT | Source: Total Film

Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has just added a swathe of famous names to its vocal cast, following yesterday’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Shere Khan. THR reports that Christian Bale will supply the voice of Bagheera the panther, while Cate Blanchett has signed on to play the hypnotic snake, Kaa. Meanwhile, Peter Mullan will voice Akela, leader of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, with Naomie Har ...
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1 week ago

Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK has scored Batman, Galadriel, Moneypenny, and Smaug for its cast!

Aug 20 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Rohan Chand will star as Mowgli. Read the full article on AICN A day after Benedict Cumberbatch's casting announcement, and now I am not so sure that Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS is fighting the losing battle I had assumed.   Serkis has landed a massive voice cast, along with a great young talent for his Mowgli. We're talking Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Noa ...
Source: aintitcool   Full article at: aintitcool
 

 
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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Warner's 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Aug 20 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: la times

Talk about a rumble in the jungle: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the big-name actors to join the cast of Warner Bros.' "Jungle Book: Origins," setting up a star-studded showdown with Disney's ri ...
Source: la times   Full article at: la times
 

 

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