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BAFTA NY ‘In Conversation’ with Benedict Cumberbatch

BenedictVeniceFilmFestival_MarqueeBenedict Cumberbatch will be the first guest on a new series of  “In Conversation” interviews from British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York in partnership with The Standard.

Benedict who provides the motion capture and voice of Smaug the dragon in The Hobbit, is one of Britain’s most sought-after actors. He will talk in depth to The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg about his career on stage, television, and film. The interview will takes place on Thursday, February 13, 2014  at The Standard High Line, New York. The event will be recorded and available for all to see! Live updates will be posted on BAFTANY  during the event and you can post questions on Twitter using the #BAFTANYTalk hashtag.

Benedict said, “I am thrilled to be kick-starting this series of informal conversations with British talent for BAFTANew York and The Standard team. The association with BAFTA is a great honor.  And Manhattan, a city I dearly love, is an inspiring location.  I think it’s going to be great fun and a terrific way to explore film and television and those who make it.  While the focus is on British talent; to be in this most iconic of cities is a real marker of the ongoing synergy of our cultures and artists in the traffic of what we do between the US and Britain.  And, hopefully it will be fun.  Oh. I said that already… That’s guaranteed then!”

Tickets for “In Conversation” are available from

More information about this and other “In Conversation” events can be found at BAFTANY.

So. Are you excited yet?


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