Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s big Brexit challenge

16 May 2018 12:04

Benedict Cumberbatch has a reputation as one of Britain’s finest actors. The Sherlock actor has won plaudits across the world.…

This luvvies’ letter warning against Brexit isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

20 May 2016 8:22

Politicians from across the spectrum have had their say on Brexit. So, too, have various business leaders. Spy chiefs have…

Michael Buerk takes a swipe at virtue-signalling luvvies: ‘there’s only so much of the Benedict worldview you can take’

15 March 2016 8:52

In recent months, a number of luvvies have entered the public debate to give their take on what ‘must be…

Are theatre audiences getting out of hand?

10 March 2016 17:46

Laurence Fox has this week joined an increasing band of actors hitting back at misbehaving audience members who seem to…

Oxbridge colleges are drowning in celebrity appointments like Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch

6 February 2016 9:32

An Oxford College has done something really offensive, and it doesn’t involve a statue of a white supremacist. Lady Margaret…

Derren Brown tells Daily Mail hacks to commit suicide

12 January 2016 13:17

Last year Benedict Cumberbatch came under fire for giving an impromptu expletive-filled rant on the government’s handling of the refugee crisis…

Benedict Cumberbatch should take a vow of humility, not silence

30 December 2015 11:45

Should celebrities really shut up about politics? Nick Timothy makes a persuasive argument on ConservativeHome that Benedict Cumberbatch et al…

Benedict Cumberbatch defends his ‘f— the politicians’ rant

10 November 2015 16:03

After Benedict Cumberbatch indulged in a foul-mouthed rant about the government’s response to the refugee crisis, he was criticised by several figures —…

Is Benedict Cumberbatch the new Russell Brand?

3 November 2015 14:06

With Russell Brand no longer an active revolutionary, having officially retired from politics after failing to make an impact on…

Podcast: Angela Merkel’s mistake on refugees — and is Tom Watson Labour’s saviour?

10 September 2015 8:47

Angela Merkel’s offer to welcome any Syrian refugees who reach Germany will have far reaching, potential devastating consequences. On this week’s View…

Jonathan Aitken says farewell to Alan Rusbridger

12 June 2015 12:13

Sore heads over at the Guardian this morning after yet another leaving party for Alan Rusbridger. In what Mr S makes…

Liberty’s ‘Human Rights’ campaign uses luvvies to spread misinformation

28 May 2015 16:35

Does anybody else remember life in Britain before the year 2000?  Despite the distressing increase in the number of walking,…

Benedict Cumberbatch reads at his distant relation Richard III’s burial (despite saying he’s not ‘part of the landed gentry’)

26 March 2015 15:43

Benedict Cumberbatch once complained that ‘posh-bashing’ had got so bad in Britain that he was contemplating a move to America. Cumberbatch, who…

Today’s reburial wasn’t about Richard III. It was about Benedict Cumberbatch

26 March 2015 15:07

We should have known it. Today’s reburial isn’t about Richard III. It’s about Benedict Cumberbatch. Isn’t everything these days, somehow…

Mark Gatiss: I based Sherlock’s Mycroft on Peter Mandelson

17 March 2015 10:03

In the BBC’s Sherlock, Mark Gatiss plays Sherlock Holmes’s sly older brother Mycroft. Now the actor has revealed in an…

Eton vs Harrow: Eddie Redmayne comes out on top at the Baftas

8 February 2015 22:39

Much has been made of Eddie Redmayne’s education at Eton after Chris Bryant claimed that British culture should not be dominated…

Jude Law tutors Douglas Booth on the perils of being too good looking

6 February 2015 16:28

With the Baftas taking place on Sunday, spare a thought for those thespians known for their good looks and not their acting…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Pardon all gay men convicted under same law as Alan Turing

31 January 2015 8:00

A screening of The Imitation Game hosted by the American ambassador Matthew Barzun saw Alan Turing’s nephew Sir John Dermot Turing and his great-niece…

Political correctness: How censorship defeats itself

28 January 2015 13:20

A cretin writing in this morning’s Telegraph doesn’t understand the meaning of ‘cretin’. Just about every writer writing about Benedict Cumberbatch…

Why is Stephen Fry’s decision to get married a major news story for the BBC?

6 January 2015 18:28

Why, do you reckon, was Stephen Fry’s decision to marry another man an item in a BBC radio news bulletin…