30 January 14
BAFTA New York launches “In Conversation” a candid new interview series featuring leading British talent, in partnership with The Standard. Series kicks off Thursday, February 13, 2014 with Benedict Cumberbatch at The Standard High Line.
On February 13, 2014 BAFTA New York will launch “In Conversation,” a new exclusive interview series that explores the career achievements and recollections of an array of British actors, directors, screenwriters, and practitioners in all areas of film and television. “In Conversation” is in partnership with The Standard.
The first “In Conversation” will feature Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) and will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg. The night of the event, Cumberbatch will discuss live and in an intimate setting, his remarkable career on stage, television, and the big screen. The series will launch at The Standard High Line as part of the “Standard Talks” program, a series of conversations and talks that take place across all The Standard Hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Future events will take place at a variety of Standard locations. “In Conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch” is sponsored by British Airways.
Cumberbatch, who recently won the National TV Award, is a Golden Globe nominee and a four-time BAFTA nominee, is one of the most sought-after actors working today. He has received worldwide acclaim and numerous accolades for his starring role in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s Sherlock, the stunning TV adaption of the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Cumberbatch also recently starred in the BBC/HBO drama Parade’s End, earning an Emmy nomination for best actor. Last year, he played the role of the dragon Smaug and The Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and the villain in J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Currently, Cumberbatch is featured as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, “Little Charles” Aiken in August: Osage County alongside Meryl Streep, and William Ford in 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.