If the name Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't mean anything to you yet, just wait. He plays the title roll in Sherlock, the BBC's brilliant, modern re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes. He'll also be the voice of the dragon, Smaug, in Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequels, The Hobbit. And if that's not enough, rumor has it he's landed one of the most iconic roles in science fiction in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek sequel. You got it. "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!" Or maybe not?
On Sherlock, Cumberbatch's character is a heavy iPhone user. Indeed the first episode of the first series revolves almost entirely around a pink iPhone. And according to The New York Times, Cumberbatch is almost as ingenious with his iPhone in real life.
Cumberbatch chased the role round the recordings of an iPhone, and round the challenges of CrackBerry, and round Christmas vacation before he auditioned it up! Abrams tasked him! He tasked Cumberbatch, and Cumberbatch had at him!
We won't be seeing any iPhones in The Hobbit or Star Trek any time soon, but we'll almost certainly see more in Sherlock when it returns for a third series sometime in 2013. If you haven't watched it yet, go find it on iTunes or Netflix. It's indubitably good.
Source: The New York Times
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.