Benedict Cumberbatch has been a very busy bunny lately (and will continue to be so well into next year, from what I can gather). And with the impending UK release of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
, he and his fellow cast members have been in the media quite a lot. So here are a few links.
This one obviously contains spoilers:Empire Big Screen’s Exclusive Footage Report - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Secondly, we saw a nail-bitingly tense scene, with Benedict Cumberbatch's Peter Guillam ( click on lj-cut to read the brief, spoilery summery of the scene ) [...} Cumberbatch is terrific, and has more than enough screen charisma to hold his own against Oldman.
The same scene (which was one of my favourites in the book) is mentioned in The Telegraph review
:There’s a terrific extended set-piece scene involving Smiley’s young colleague Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch) ( brief spoilery summary behind cut again ). It’s funny, seductive and suspenseful all at once.
Benedict's performance has been praised in pretty much all reviews that I've seen so far - also in The Guardian
:Benedict Cumberbatch is mesmerising as the well-groomed gentleman conspirator coming slowly apart at the seams.
And yes, Gary Oldman is lauded too - and I haven't seen any cast member singled out negatively anywhere. The film was shown today at the Venice Film Festival, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Golden Lion! There's a summary of Benedict's questions and answers
at the press conference on YouTube -the same source also has these for Colin Firth
and Gary Oldman
Too bad that they decided to push back the US release date from November to December... I get why, but omgidontwanttowaitanothermonth!!! *pouts* Well, I'm sure it will be worth it, at least!
In Third Star
news, Western Edge Pictures have put together a little something special for us fans
. It's nice seeing the fans and their/our efforts acknowledged so appreciatively. _doodle
, is that your quote appearing in the fan reviews? :) The DVD will be out in the UK on the 12th - I hope it won't take long to ship to NYC!
There's some other BC related stuff but this is long enough already, so I'll put the rest up some other time.