May 4th, 2011

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Frankenstein Q&A Transcript

I went to the Frankenstein Q&A on Wednesday 20 April with Danny Boyle, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The proceeds went to Danny's charity Dramatic Need.

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The transcript is now available here:

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My over-riding impression was that Mr Cumberbatch is one of the most intelligent and intellectual actors on the planet! The level of his intellect and his insight quite took my breath away!
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Third Star Trailer

With Frankenstein over, the next big thing as far as Benedict is concerned (if I am wrong on this please feel free to correct me!) is Third Star. This is a film I have been looking forward to forever and a day.

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An exclusive trailer for Third Star is out now - check it out here:

Four lifelong friends take a journey to the Welsh coast in Hattie Dalton's Third Star, out in UK cinemas on 20 May.
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Stuart: A Life Backwards

Just because this is genius and needs promoting at each and every opportunity! Also, as a piece of drama it has, and always will have, a very special place in my heart!

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The BBC TV drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. In my humble opinion, the two leading actors of their generation!

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The award-winning drama Stuart A Life Backwards details the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator (Alexander played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and a chaotic homeless man (Stuart played by BAFTA Award nominated Tom Hardy), whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison. As Alexander learns more about Stuart s complicated life and traumatic childhood, he asks if he can write his story and Stuart advises him to write the story backwards, so that it s more exciting like a Tom Clancy murder-mystery . As their remarkable alliance develops, Stuart gradually recounts his life story in reverse, his resilient personality and dry sense of humour giving the story an almost tragi-comic edge. Through post-office heists, attempts at suicide and spells inside various institutions, Alexander is given a glimpse into a totally alien world and begins to understand how Stuart s life spiralled so badly out of control.