Benedict Cumberbatch & his cheekbones resume filming ‘Sherlock’ in London

Just FYI, Cumber Collective: Chambray shirts are now en vogue. Go buy stock in chambray shirts because Cumberbitches will be buying all of them! These are new photos of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman back on the London set of Sherlock, where they’ve been filming the third season (off and on) for the past few months. I think filming has already moved past “The Empty Hearse” which will be Season 3, Episode 1: “How Sherlock Faked His Death”. They’re filming the other two episodes now. And apparently hundreds of Cumberbitches, Freeman-loonies and Sherlock-philes have been stalking the production too, and there were a lot of people watching the production yesterday.

Things I love about these photos: Sherlock still has the same amazing coat and scarf. Cumby noshes on what looks like a donut in between takes or setups. Martin Freeman and Benedict seem so comfortable and friendly with each other. And of course, CHEEKBONES! Name the case their working on… Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Gorgeous Scarf. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Exquisite Cheekbones. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Watson’s Frumpy Cardi.

Anyway, The Year of The Cumberbatch continues unabated. He was the best part of Star Trek Into Darkness. He’s got a supporting role in a prestigious Oscar-bait film with Meryl Streep (August: Osage County, due out in November). He’s got this third season of Sherlock coming out in fall (in the UK, God knows when the US will get it). He’s got The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug coming out around Christmas.

And then there’s probably the biggest deal for him: the chance to carry a decent-sized drama and hopefully get some critical acclaim and maybe even some awards nominations for playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Cumby filmed The Fifth Estate very quickly several months ago, and it was due for a November release. But Deadline reported yesterday that DreamWorks pushed up the release for October, which I think is a good move IF the film is good and if DreamWorks is willing to put some money and time into promoting it and pushing Benedict for some possible awards. An October release means more time to campaign, more time to shake hands and more interviews. And more CUMBY.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Anna says:

    GOD he works the hell out of that coat and that hair. My favorite Cumby look hands down. I cannot CANNOT CAAAAANNNNNOOOOOT wait for Sherlock to return!

    Also was shopping for a chambray shirt and/or shirtdress yesterday!

  2. Liz says:

    That really is a damn fine coat and he is working it.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    @EsCon! Load up the hedgehogs! Eve has now seen Sherlock, so we’re going to have to defend *our* territory! (Yeah, I said it, Miss Eve!)

    ETA: I hope Kaiser is wrong. The Cumber-bitch-people-collective is out of it’s mind if it actually takes fashion advice from Cumby.

  4. Atlanta says:

    He looks quite old and wrinkly and he has a serious case of the cat face. I dont get the obsession with this guy, to me he is ewww

  5. L says:

    See, that’s how he needed to wear his hair at the Star Trek premieres. Not that slicked back horror. That was his biggest coming out party. I’m getting tired of having to say ‘well he’s hot on Sherlock. It’s the hair’

    I know he hates it but its much much better looking.

  6. marie says:

    something nice.. I like the curl to Cumby’s hair and I really like that blue scarf.

  7. lady mary. says:

    cumby looks good in denim 2

  8. Jenna says:

    The U.S. should get the third season of Sherlock in 2014…which is why I’ll be watching it online, thank you very much!

    Also, aren’t they filming both seasons three and four at the moment? :D

  9. ncboudicca says:

    I love how it apparently stays cold in AYHN-GLUND (as pronounced by Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in “Great Balls of Fire”)so the overcoat is both stylish and necessary.

  10. LL says:

    When he in character for Sherlock he looks really good with the dark curly hair. But when he’s blonde, he looks so terrible.

  11. Celeste says:

    I just saw the new Star Trek. Cumby was awesome in it.
    But why can’t these englishmen take care of their teeth already? I kept staring at Cumby’s bottom teeth when he talked.

  12. Andrea says:

    I’m so sorry ladies bc I know you all love him but this guy does nothing for me. Good actor though.

  13. Myrto says:

    Well next to Martin Freeman, Cumby looks crazy hot. Because Martin Freeman looks like the chubby, unattractive dude who sits next to you on the bus. Seriously.
    But yeah Cumby’s coat and scarf are awesome.

  14. Dani says:

    We’re matching today, I wore my chambray shirt too.

  15. PortlandJan says:

    He should let his hair run riot more often. It, and his cheekbones, are his best features.

  16. fallon says:

    does anybody else here think he and that airhead alice eve are secretly dating or just fuckbuddies?? she called him in the middle of an interview while star trek press tour and asked him for a date to the theatre(as a friend of course..)and i think he’s different when he’s with her be it in interviews, pictures or just talking about her. that they aren’t a thing in some way is just an act from both of them i mean they’re actors well he’s a great one at least so pretending isn’t hard work.

    • Jen7 says:

      *bump* I have thought that for a long, long time — since he took her to the Men In Black 3 premiere early last year. I saw one joint Star Trek interview (she’s wearing a horrid floral jumpsuit) and they did everything to avoid looking at or touching each other. Weird for supposed long-term friends. It made ME uncomfortable. Shades of Brad Pitt and AJ at the Mr. & Mrs. Smith junkets, and quite the contrast to her recent STID interview with Simon Pegg. I feel sorry for BC if he’s in her thrall — she seems cold, hard and calculating. Not surprising given that her dad is a serial philanderer and her mom needed therapy to deal with her jealousy of her daughter. I think the girl has issues.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I’m actually going to chime in here and say that I judge him more for going to the MIB3 premiere than getting dirty with Alice Eve.

      • MissMary says:

        AH, but SImon Pegg is happily married and, while famous, nowhere NEAR BC’s fame at the moment… And from what my PR friend in UK says, AE is thirsty for fame as she’s not well known as she’d like to be.

      • fallon says:

        yeah i know the avoiding part was pretty obvious. they definitely have or had something going on. it kind of makes me sad that ben would go for a type like hers. she wants people to think she’s so hot and smart&deep at the same time but all i read online is about her chest area. nothing to be proud of. and what about olivia p. and alice?? do you think they’re ‘friends’?? like most actors/actresses in the uk i mean. cause i’d feel very bad for olivia if ben and alice had an affair even if it was after they broke up. and i agree she seems cold& calculating.

    • MissMary says:

      From a friend who works in PR in London and goes to a lot of events, she says they’re not dating, used to be fuckbuddies, but not anymore. Really are ‘just friends’ but Alice really IS pretty cold and snotty to people who can’t do anything for her (friend suspects she’s thirsty for some of BC’s fame but that’s purely supposition from seein AE at parties).

      • Jen7 says:

        It makes sense that she’d like some of that since, at 31, she’s approaching her expiration date in Hollywood. Sad to say, but even she said she’s worried about getting roles in a few years. (Well, not exactly sad in her case. Of the 5 roles I’ve seen her in, AE has been barely passable to horrible.)
        Any other info from your PR friend, MissMary? About BC, not AE.

      • allheavens says:

        I’ve always envisioned Cumberbatch with someone attractive not necessarily beautiful, very, very smart and a wicked sense of humor. I think he would get bored quickly with someone who could not keep up.

  17. Anna says:

    A whole BATCH of awesomeness in these reviews: Jonathan Romney of The Independent specifically noted Cumberbatch’s voice saying it was “So sepulchrally resonant that it could have been synthesised from the combined timbres of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Alan Rickman holding an elocution contest down a well”.[102] The New York Times on the other hand praised his screen presence saying “He fuses Byronic charisma with an impatient, imperious intelligence that seems to raise the ambient I.Q. whenever he’s on screen.”[103]

  18. bet says:

    Career wise he could do with a hook up with a well known actress. Him with Jessica Chastain would be a perfect match.

    If he’s dating the girl he was with on the tube she looked even from the side to be quite young.

    • MissMary says:

      Nope, he’s said he’s single quite a few times recently, as have co-stars and even his own mum, lol. The girl on the tube was likely his niece/PA or one of the young women who does his PR–if his agent isn’t with him, one of the PR people usually is.

  19. kronster says:

    Has anyone seen the deleted shower scene of Benedict in STID?
    I’m still drooling over it :P

    • Lucrezia says:

      The bit off the Conan O’Brian show?

      I’ll be nice and post the link.

      Short version:

      Actual interview with Conan/JJ:

      I’d have been much happier with the gratuitous shot of Alice Eve if the above had made it into the final cut. What was JJ thinking?

      • Lucrezia says:

        After 5 more minutes of drooling, I find that I have more questions:

        1) Where the heck was that scene going to go? Is it on the Enterprise or is it in London (maybe post explosion)?

        2) If it’d made it into the movie, the Cumby shot would’ve been equally as gratuitous as the Alice Eve shot. I’m cool with that. But JJ just used it to ward off complaints about misogyny … I’m not sure exactly what to call it, but it’s worse than gratuitous.

        If this scenario was reversed, and JJ showed an Alice Eve shot (that didn’t make it into the final cut) to appease people complaining about a Cumby shot, I’m pretty sure I’d have a problem with him using her like that.

        Should I be getting all equal-rights about this? Or is it okay, since Cumby seemed kind of disappointed he didn’t get to show off his chest?

        Should I just shut up and watch the clip again?

    • ncboudicca says:

      All of the ovaries on Tumblr “exploded” last night, LOL