holmesandwhatson

professorfangirl:

Simon Annand photographs actors preparing to perform. Ben Whishaw is one, and the other—well, you go to :30. And keep a respirator handy.

"To coincide with their new exhibition the V&A present a short film looking at the man behind 20 years of unique photography of British Theatre - Simon Annand. Much of Annand’s work concentrates on ‘The Half’, the thirty minute period before an actor goes on stage. The photographs follow the routines of actors from around Britian, from fringe to the West End, young to old, world famous to new faces, all in their own personal spaces as they prepare in ‘The Half’."

londonphile

londonphile:

idrillia:

Honey you should see him in a halo. Or upside down. Or as the lead selling point in the window.

Benedict’s ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ photo by Jason Bell in aid of a clothes donation appeal being run by T K Maxx for Cancer Research UK. Interestingly many of the people in the exhibition are in fact nude so presumably an artistic decision was taken here.  People from the champagne reception were waiting their turn to have their photo taken under it.

You too can see Massive Benedict at the La Galleria on Pall Mall until 20th September. £2 or a donation of a piece of clothing.

I love the fact that it’s facing the street :P

rox712
londonphile:


Cumberbatch gives one of his best performances as the awkward, socially inept but brilliant mathematician. “He just gave and gave,” says Tyldum. “We’re both perfectionists and we both like to push things, so that was why I’m so proud of the result and of how good he is.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/cracking-the-code-interview-with-the-imitation-game-director-morten-tyldum-9729165.html

londonphile:

Cumberbatch gives one of his best performances as the awkward, socially inept but brilliant mathematician. “He just gave and gave,” says Tyldum. “We’re both perfectionists and we both like to push things, so that was why I’m so proud of the result and of how good he is.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/cracking-the-code-interview-with-the-imitation-game-director-morten-tyldum-9729165.html