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Hi-Res ! 2014 09 02 - London - GQ Awards by David M Benett
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Caption : LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Benedict Cumberbatch attends the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett)
Even for an actor with a hit rate as good as his, Benedict Cumberbatch has had a superlative year. The 38-year-old returned to the small screen in the third series of BBC’s Sherlock, went blockbuster for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, put in an epic performance in 12 Years A Slave and next month excels alongside the cream of Brit talent as Alan Turning in Enigma-code biopic The Imitation Game.
Then there’s the small matter of his forthcoming starring role in Hamlet at the Barbican, the announcement for which caused a frenzy of excitement, sold out and became easily the most in-demand British theatre production of all time. Now, following his Emmy for Sherlock, Cumberbatch has gone one better and takes centre stage once more, with his Actor Of The year prize win at the GQ Men Of the Year awards. Collecting his award, Cumberbatch said: “This is wonderful. I’d like to thank James McAvoy for not being available. But seriously, it’s an embaressment of riches. I’m in one of those extraordinary rooms with extraordinary people. Thank you Mum and Dad for rearing me. Wait, what century am I in? I’m going to leave the stage now because I drank a lot and I need the loo.” — http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/men-of-the-year/home/moty-2014/benedict-cumberbatch-actor-gq-men-of-the-year-award-2014 (via londonphile)
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Anonymous said: See, for me, Matt Smith was THE Doctor, he was MY doctor and now he is gone. I don't know the new guy from Adam, bu I want to give him a chance. The problem is that Moffat is a godawful writer, Clair is a terrible companion, and the first episode was just... painfully bad. I want to give him a chance so badly but everything is working towards me disliking him. -Han
Ahahaha… See, Eccleston was my Doctor, so I’ve been dragging along for years now. I know Capaldi from a few other things – The Hour and The Musketeers, most memorably – so I know I like him as an actor fine. But, yeah, Clara is pretty much dead-last in my list of companions. (And I wasn’t a huge fan of Amy, honestly, though she, at least, had some spunk.)
What I don’t get is how Moffat is so bad at DW but is amazing with Sherlock! Like, what the hell? Is it because he is better at fanfic than original? Because he has a framework to work off of? I just don’t get it *sigh*.
(Dunno if this was also you or not, Han, but I figured I’d save on replies either way.)
See, this is just my opinion, but I think Moffat’s problem is that he gets worse over time. Like, he starts out big to catch your attention, but then he has to keep trying to make that bar he’s set, and that’s actually really difficult. (Speaking from experience.) And he hasn’t learned – or refuses to let himself – tone it down. He’s got to keep being big, keep hitting hard to keep his audience. Or something.
Because, for me, his first season of Who wasn’t horrible, and I honestly liked the first season of Sherlock, but this last season just fell flat to me. I watched it more out of fondness for the first season that had me crying because of the long wait to the second season, than because I was enjoying it. And I’ve realised that’s what was happening with the last season of Who; I was watching it because I loved the show once and I wanted to be a loyal fan.
Not everyone is the sort of fan that wants to be shocked or horrified by something in every episode. Some of us like the quiet moments. Like dancing on an invisible spaceship during the Blitz, or Jackie throwing a fit because Rose’s been missing for a year. Like Harry Potter references and joking about a toothbrush in Victorian England, or using a bouncy ball to compromise a Sontaran.
Those are the moments I miss in Doctor Who. (Well, those, and the female companions that will not take the Doctor’s bollocks. Because, seriously? Clara? Grow a pair.)