We discuss Benedict Cumberbatch at his best, worst, & poshest, from The Power of the Dog to The Courier to The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and regular guest Caitlin Merriman.
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On This Episode
- Is Benedict Cumberbatch good? And even if he is, do we like him? (0:46)
- He’s definitely posh (4:28)
- Orla’s former co-star (7:50)
- Caitlin and the Sherlock fandom (14:38)
- Alex, the wrong Hamlet, and a personal vendetta (19:48)
- A filmography of someone who needs money more than Cumberbatch actually needs money (25:59)
- The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, 2021) (32:21)
- The Courier (Dominic Cooke, 2020) (36:26)
- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Will Sharpe, 2021) (41:35)
- What needs to happen for a Benedict Cumberbatch performance to be good? (46:46)
- Conclusion (56:49)
- The Power of the Dog is streaming on Netflix
- The Courier is available on VOD and streaming on Prime
- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is streaming on Prime
- Stuart: A Life Backward (David Attwood, 2007) is streaming on Crave in Canada and HBO Max in the US
- Bonus 22: Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (Member’s Only)
- Bonus 20: Belfast and the self-mythologising of Kenneth Branagh (Member’s Only)
- Bonus 19: Who is the poshest actor in Britain? (Member’s Only)
- Ep. 111: TIFF 2021, part 2 (Member’s Only)
- Ep. 28: 1917 and Jarhead — Sam Mendes’ war films (Member’s Only)
- 21st Folio, Episode 1: Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch