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Benedict Cumberbatch lends his baritone voice to the dragon Smaug in the upcoming film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
The "Sherlock" and "Fifth Estate" actor recently talked to OTRC.com about the "movie magic" behind his character and he also answered a few fan questions OTRC.com solicited from fans on Twitter. Check out videos from Cumberbatch's interview above.
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Martin Freeman may not have gotten to act alongside "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," but he did keep the actor in his thoughts.
Check out 3 highlights from OTRC.com's interview with Martin Freeman and watch the full interview by clicking on the videos, above.
Jimmy Kimmel put Benedict Cumberbatch's deep baritone voice to good use last night when the actor appeared on his late-night show to promote "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Kimmel had the 37-year-old British actor recite the lyrics to the new R. Kelly song "Genius," which is off the singer's latest album. Video of Cumberbatch's performance of the song, as well as his interview on the show can be viewed below (Warning: Video contains censored expletives and sexually implicit lyrics).
"Sherlock" fans in the United States can breathe a sigh of relief now that an official premiere date for season 3 of the show has been announced.
"Sherlock" will return on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10 p.m. ET on Masterpiece on PBS, it was announced on Oct. 23. The show will air on PBS after the broadcast of another successful television import from across the pond, "Downton Abbey," which will air at 9 p.m. on Sundays starting on Jan 5.
Benedict Cumberbatch took part in an "AMA" ("Ask Me Anything") Q&A session with readers on the popular website Reddit on Friday, Oct. 11 to answer questions about himself and one of his latest projects, the upcoming film "The Fifth Estate."
The 37-year-old British actor, best known for his title role in the BBC dramedy series "Sherlock" and as the villain Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness," plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the new movie, which hits theaters on Oct. 18.
See photos of Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender at the "21 Years a Slave" premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6, 2013.
Watch a NEW trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the second film in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel series," which features the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.
The movie also stars his "Sherlock" co-star Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lily, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Richard Armitage.
A new trailer and sneak peek photos for the anticipated second "Hobbit" movie, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," have been released and offer a first look at the dragon as well as of "LOST" actress Evangeline Lily in costume as the elf warrior Tauriel.
The red-headed character does not appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the book that inspired the trilogy. In the trailer, Lilly, who is from Canada, showcases a British accent -- and her fighting skills -- and appears with Orlando Bloom, who reprises his role as the platinum-haired elf Legolas from "The Lord of The Rings," the three-part sequel to "The Hobbit" that was released between 2001 and 2003 and made $2.9 billion worldwide.