Mar 07 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch comes to Adelaide and Sydney!

Benedict Cumberbatch

With less than a month to go, Oz Comic-Con have announced their big gun for the Adelaide Comic-Con. Benedict Cumberbatch will be coming to Adelaide on April 5-6, and the following weekend for a special event in Sydney.

Cumberbatch needs little introduction as the star of TV’s Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, the voice of Smaug in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films, and many more. The four time BAFTA nominee has turned in critically acclaimed performances in the likes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, August: Osage County and the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave.

The star will be at the Adelaide Oz Comic-Con for both days of the weekend. He’ll also attend a special event at the Science Theatre at UNSW on April 12 and 13 in Sydney.

Tickets to the two exclusive Sydney events featuring Benedict, as well as specialty tickets for Benedict at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide will go on sale on Monday morning, also through http://www.ozcomiccon.com/tickets/index_benedictcumberbatch.html

**UPDATED** Official press release:

Sherlockians, Tolkenists, Trekkies, film buffs and theatre aficionados take note – today is the day that fandoms unite, with news that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the fun at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide and appear at two exclusive Oz Comic-Con Q&A events in Sydney. He’s an award winning thespian, a star of the big and small screen and a man with an epic online following of devoted fans, and he will be coming to Australia thanks to Oz Comic-Con!

Best known for his role in the world-wide hit television show Sherlock, where he brings to life the brilliant and idiosyncratic consulting detective, Cumberbatch has also taken on the iconic role of the dragon Smaug, through voice and motion-capture, in Peter Jackson’sThe Hobbit trilogy and the superhuman villain in J.J Abrams’ blockbuster movie Star Trek Into Darkness. With roles in the Oscar winning 12 Years a Slave and the critically acclaimed August: Osage County, Cumberbatch has cemented his place on the new Hollywood A-list. Beyond his film and television work, Cumberbatch has appeared on stage numerous times, including an award-winning stint as both Victor Frankenstein and his creature in the Royal National Theatre production of Frankenstein.

Cumberbatch will be at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide on April 5-6 to meet with fans and answer questions during special moderated panels. Professional photograph and autograph opportunities with the actor will also be available. Joining Cumberbatch at the Adelaide Oz Comic-Con shows will be a huge line-up of film, TV, voice actor, comic book and publishing guests including Doctor Who star Billie Piper, Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), Shannen Doherty from Beverly Hills 90210 andCharmed and her Charmed co-stars Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause.

Following his appearance at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide, Cumberbatch will travel from coast to coast to headline two intimate Oz Comic-Con events in Sydney on April 12-13. The two shows will feature the talented Brit live on stage for a moderated Q&A, where he will share stories about his work and audience members will have the chance to ask the star questions! There will also be autograph and professional photograph opportunities for ticket holders.