The Star Trek (2009) sequel is ramping up quickly. Set to begin principal production in the next few weeks, director J.J. Abrams has been finalizing the cadre of guest actors who will join the returning regular cast, and they include Alice Eve, Noel Clarke and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The British invasion starts with Alice Eve. The blue-eyed blonde beauty counts among her credits Starter For Ten, She’s Out of My League, Sex and the City 2, Entourage and the upcoming films The Raven, Decoding Annie Parker and Men in Black III.
Clarke is a British actor-writer-producer-director whose acting work spans from Casualty, Doctor Who and Centurion to Screwed and the upcoming features The Knot, Fast Girls (which he also co-wrote) and Storage 24.
Finally, there’s Cumberbatch, who is widely regarded as being at the forefront of Britain’s wave of talented young actors. Cumberbatch, set to play the Star Trek sequel’s villain, has appeared in Fortysomething, Atonement, The Whistleblower and Sherlock, and is currently represented on screen by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse. He’ll further cement his genre cred by providing the voices of the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Yesterday, in an interview conducted via satellite with the members of the Television Critics Association, Cumberbatch briefly commented on Star Trek. “I’m just getting my head around the fact it’s happened,” he said. “I’ll give you my headline on it, which is, ‘I’m over the moon.’”
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Frankly I don't think I've watched much of any of these actors before- the only one who's name I even recognize for sure is Cumberbatch. Anyone more familiar with their work care to comment on these choices?
Edit: Apparently Clark was on Doctor Who. Does anyone know who he played?