BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH FILMS IN “FOGGY” PENARTH

Benedict Cumberbatch (rigth) perched on the wheelhouse roof of the local fishing boat Tunnara during filming of an episode of the BBC series Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch (left) perched on the wheelhouse roof of the local fishing boat Tunnara II during filming of a new feature-length episode of the BBC series Sherlock

International star Benedict Cumberbatch has been busy filming scenes for the new episode of the BBC “Sherlock” series in Penarth.

Benedict, and a huge crew of over 100 technicians and production staff had  set up a complicated location shoot last night at waterbus berth at the Penarth end of Cardiff Barrage near the Custom House restaurant.

Cue fog. The artificially created mist starts rolling in to obliterate Benedict Cumberbatch on the wheelhouse roof of Tunnara

Cue fog. The artificially created mist starts rolling in to obliterate Benedict Cumberbatch and the cameraman on the wheelhouse roof of Tunnara II

The star was to be seen , at one stage , perched on the wheelhouse-roof of a local fishing boat Tunnara II checking the camera angles   .

For anyone who's ever wondered what Sherlock keeps in his coat pocket - here's the answer - a mobile phone

For anyone who’s ever wondered what Sherlock keeps in his coat pocket – here’s the answer , No, not a pipe nor a magnifying glass – it’s a mobile phone .

Thick clouds of fake fog were generated on board a Cardiff Harbour Authority launch, The fog was allowed to drift across towards the Tunnara II and was so dense at times it was almost impossible to see the boat.

As the fog rolls in a large white screen is used where other images will be inlayed during editing and post production

As the fog rolls in – generated by a machine on a Cardiff Harbour Authority launch –  a large white screen was used to enable other  images and visual effects to be inlaid into the final picture during editing and post production

It’s estimated it takes the crew at least  11 hours on location to shoot enough material for 7 minutes of edited material. Today’s sequence may last no  more than two or three minutes in the completed episode.

Turn Over! Benedict and his cameraman roll the camera as the fog begins to come in

Turn Over! Benedict and his cameraman roll the camera as the fog begins to come in

This is the fourth series of Sherlock and each of the three episodes will be feature-length. It probably won’t be broadcast until early next year

This new series is being described as “dark”  with “a sense of things coming back to bite you.”   

An inflatable tube encircled Tunnara II emitting smoke all around the vessel

An inflatable tube encircled Tunnara II emitting smoke all around the vessel

The fishing boat, wreathed in sinister mist, seems to be a central part of it all  – but despite the “Jaws”-like atmosphere,  at least no one was to be heard on this occasion uttering the famous dialogue line  “You’re  gonna need a bigger boat”  .

 

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4 Responses to BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH FILMS IN “FOGGY” PENARTH

  1. Mark Foster says:

    What parts are Philip Rapier and Christophe Davide playing?

    • Tim Hughes says:

      Please let it not be the writers.

      • Mark Foster says:

        Christophe David will play police chief Martin Brody, Lis Burnett will play his wife Ellen, Philip Rapier will play the mayor of Amity Island who tries to cover it all up, the publisher of this newspaper will play Hooper the investigator, but who will play Quint? My bet is Andrew R T Davies. Jeez I wish I could find something better to do with my time.

      • Horace Torrie says:

        Yeah.

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