Benedict Cumberbatch on ‘Sherlock’s future: ‘I can’t imagine I’ll ever tire of playing him

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Benedict Cumberbatch has pledged his commitment to Sherlock, insisting he will carry on playing the title role in the BBC’s hit detective drama as long as new episodes can maintain the show’s high standards.

Sherlock premiered on BBC One in 2010, but so far only three series of three episodes have been made, partly due to the busy work schedules of Cumberbatch and his co-star Martin Freeman. Filming on the next run of episodes begins early next year, with a Christmas special set to air in 2015 followed by a trio of new episodes in 2016.

In a new interview with Vogue, Cumberbatch insisted he has no plans to turn his back on the role that made his name, saying: “If we can keep the quality up, I can’t imagine that I will ever get tired of being Sherlock. I’d love to play him as an old man. I really, really love my job. I love sets. I love crews. I love theatres. I love audiences.”

Sherlock’s co-creator Mark Gatiss has recently hinted that tragedy is to come in the show’s forthcoming fourth series.

Meanwhile, Cumberbatch is being tipped for an Oscar nomination for his performance in Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, which opened in cinemas on November 14. His co-star, Watson actor Freeman, will be seen next on the big screen in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is released in cinemas on December 12.


Written by: New Generation Radio

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