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Sherlock’s Una Stubbs: Benedict Cumberbatch is “gorgeous”

Sherlock’s Una Stubbs: Benedict Cumberbatch is “gorgeous” | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
Actress opens up about how attractive she finds her co-star and how his Sherlock loves her character Mrs Hudson “as a mother”

 

Sherlock actress Una Stubbs has joined the ranks of her co-star Benedict Cumberbatch'sfemale admirers

However she revealed that it took her a short while to come round to the full extent his physical allure.

“Especially early on you look at him and you think that’s an extraordinary face and later you think: ‘God, he’s gorgeous” and success sits very well on his shoulders now I think and that has added another layer to his appeal I think,” the actress told Radio 4 magazine show Loose Ends this weekend.

However she insists that Cumberbatch’s character Sherlock is not in love with her characterMrs Hudson in the way many women would probably like to be loved by him.

Asked by Loose Ends stand-in presenter Nikki Bedi if she is “the only Baker Street Babe that [Sherlock] is in love with" she replied:  “He loves me as a Mum and he is probably grateful I’m looking after him.”

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Benedict Cumberbatch On His Steamy Cut "Star Trek" Scene

His shower scene was cut from "Star Trek " but Conan happily shows it with a porno soundtrack. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the offici...
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Benedict Cumberbatch at the European Premiere of The Hobbit

Benedict Cumberbatch at the European Premiere of The Hobbit | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
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“ The European premiere of the movie ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ in Berlin[HQ]
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Benedict Cumberbatch: “I know for certain I’m doing Hamlet sometime in autumn on the London stage"

Benedict Cumberbatch: “I know for certain I’m doing Hamlet sometime in autumn on the London stage" | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

2013 was a career-changing year for Benedict Cumberbatch but his 2014 is already shaping up nicely too... 

The Sherlock actor has confirmed he is to play Hamlet in the West End next autumn – the realisation of a long-held dream to bring Shakespeare’s iconic character to life.

When asked in an interview with USA Today about his plans for next year, Cumberbatch replied, “I know for certain I’m doing Hamlet sometime in autumn on the London stage, and before that there are all sorts of film projects flying around, but the one that looks most real at the moment is Lost City of Z with James Gray” – a film 37-year-old was rumoured to be starring in last September.

The British actor's name has been connected with the Shakespeare play for years. In mid 2012, at the age of 35, he was quoted as saying “I hope to return to the theatre soon, hopefully as Hamlet, as it’s a role I’ve been interested in for a long time.

“I don’t know if there is such a thing as a right age to play the part, but 36 or 37 seems appropriate to me, so I need to do it before long.”

Scholars reckon the character of Hamlet to have been around 33 during Shakespeare's play, but Cumberbatch's contemporary David Tennant played the part of the Danish prince to rave reviews aged 37.

Cumberbatch's Hamlet will mark the first time he’s appeared on the London stage since he starred opposite Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein back in early 2011 – a performance that won him Olivier and Evening Standard Theatre Awards. 

The autumn production of Hamlet will no doubt become one of the hottest tickets of the year, with Cumberbatch following in the footsteps of John Gielgud and Jude Law as well as Tennant in taking on the ambitious part.

Lyndsey Turner is rumoured to be on board to direct the performance, with Sonia Friedman reported to be producing. Further casting details are yet to be announced. 

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Linda Hobbet's comment, December 10, 2013 2:02 AM
God I wish I could see this. I'm a Hamlet fanatic. I've seen over 50 different productions, counting stage, film, TV, and ballet. I also have a collection of Hamlet related stuff. I especially like the kischy items. I have Hamlet translated into Klingon, several Hamlet mugs, a handbill for a black-face Hamlet vaudeville, and an 1812 spoof with the monologues set to popular songs of the day and fake scholarly footnotes.
conchs82's comment, December 14, 2013 1:38 AM
Great! I will be in London for the fall.
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Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock series 3, Irene Adler, Star Trek Into Darkness, Elementary & more…

Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock series 3, Irene Adler, Star Trek Into Darkness, Elementary & more… | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
Back in April, we chatted to Benedict Cumberbatch about Sherlock series 3, his fans, Star Trek Into Darkness and more. Here's the interview.

Warning: contains spoilers for Sherlock series 2.

In April, we were lucky enough to enjoy a round-table chat with the cast and creators of Sherlock, starting its third series on BBC One on Wednesday the 1st of January. First up is Benedict Cumberbatch, at that time the star of billboard ads around the world for Star Trek Into Darkness, fresh from playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, and limbering up to step back into his role as TV's most brilliant detective...

Did you manage to get through the hordes outside the hotel?

They’d gone by the time I got here. I ducked it a little bit and ran in. I was cutting it a bit fine this morning.

You’ve had to get used to that wherever you go now, presumably?

Yeah, it’s something you have to get used to. It’s one of those things that’s, what’s the word… it’s an adjustment. It is an adjustment. Loads of people have said it, to a boring extent, but there’s just no… they don’t teach you how to deal with any of that.

Is it ever difficult for you?

Abnormal or strange, yeah. Difficult? Not yet, no. It’s not difficult-difficult. There are days when you feel a bit self-conscious and you’d prefer to be just a little more anonymous, but it comes with a lot of good stuff as well so you can’t really complain about the bad, and especially not to journalists!



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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - review | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

Peter Jackson has picked up the pace. He began his Hobbit trilogy at an amiable, meanderingly wayward canter, and tried the patience of believers and non-believers alike with that initial supper scene, almost an epic in itself. But this second episode commences with a narrative whipcrack – a quick flashback to Gandalf and Thorin tensely discussing their great plan in the snug bar of the Prancing Pony – and then we're off, at a tremendous gallop.


[Click the title to jump to the review. The Guardian gives it a whopping four out of five stars.]

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The 30 Pictures From "Sherlock" You've Waited Nearly Two Years To See

The 30 Pictures From "Sherlock" You've Waited Nearly Two Years To See | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
This really is an awful lot of pictures to release all at once. We're still excited though.

 

[Click the title to see them.]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly's "Genius"

It's not every day that Benedict Cumberbatch and R. Kelly are on the same show together so we wanted to find a way to bring together this eclectic mix of guests. Here is Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee Benedict Cumberbatch reading the actual lyrics from R. Kelly's song "Genius."

Jimmy Kimmel Live - Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly's "Genius"

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19 Things We Learned From Benedict Cumberbatch's Twitter Q&A

19 Things We Learned From Benedict Cumberbatch's Twitter Q&A | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
The actor pretty much trolled Twitter while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

 

Click the title to read the highlights. Just for the record, my favourite is this: 

18. He has a thorough understanding of aerodynamic propulsion.
Question: "Would you rather breathe fire or be able to fly?"
Smaug: "Fly. Fly. Fly."

Smaug: "And maybe fart fire while flying. To fly faster."

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Benedict Cumberbatch's 10 Sassiest Moments of 2013 Prove It Was the Year of the Cumbersass

Benedict Cumberbatch's 10 Sassiest Moments of 2013 Prove It Was the Year of the Cumbersass | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

This year, 2013, was the year of Cumberbatch (at least that’s what we’re calling it at Bustle). The tall drink of British captivated audiences in a few small projects like Star Trek Into Darkness and that BBC series Sherlock everyone keeps going on about. You know,those little things. When he wasn’t busy working on this year’s biggest Oscar contender (12 Year’s a Slave) or being named the sexiest male movie star in the world by Empire Magazine (seriously, watch Sherlock — never before was “taking off a scarf” considered to be sexy until Cumberbatch did it), he was busy ruling the Internet and becoming a walking, talking meme. It seemed like any appearance the actor made on a talk show or any interview he gave was instant Interweb fodder. Just look what happened when he snapped a silly photo on Top Gear:


[Click the title for loads of daft internet memes and sassy moments captured in interviews throughout 2013.]

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Ann Wagner's curator insight, December 7, 2013 2:29 PM

Definitely NSFW! Laughing too hard!

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch: on The Fifth Estate

Benedict Cumberbatch: on The Fifth Estate | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

'...he has scant regard for anyone who says he should be worried about the failure of The Fifth Estate to break box office records. The WikiLeaks movie, in which he played Julian Assange, was not rapturously received, but as far as he is concerned, it’s a gateway to other roles, despite the critics:

“Water off a duck’s back. I’m just thankful that it has positioned me as someone who is capable of doing that kind of role. And whether the film has a big box office or not, the response to how I have performed has done me huge favours. You know, it’s the first lead role I’ve had, and it’s caused this much attention.”'

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Benedict: It's hard to find love

Benedict: It's hard to find love | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

Finding Mrs Right is not so elementary for Benedict Cumberbatch – as possible suitors thinks he’s too posh or too much like Sherlock Holmes.

 

Despite being recently voted the world’s sexiest actor by film fans, Cumberbatch revealed even pop queen Madonna  found him a bit odd when they met.

Explaining why he seems to be unlucky in love, the 37-year-old said: ‘It is harder [meeting women], because people think they know more about you than they actually do.

‘And you can’t control that… you can’t control perceptions of you.’

Recalling his run-in with the Madonna, 55, the Star Trek actor quipped: ‘She said, “You’re the one with the strange name”. I said, “Yes, I am, Madonna”.;

But he said he had little time for people who only see his oddities.

‘All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb.

‘I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them,’ he told GQ magazine.

While he is best known for his lead role in BBC1’s Sherlock, which will return to our screens for a third series on January 1, Cumberbatch insisted he was no ‘one trick pony’.

‘I know that everything I do now will have flavours of “Sherlock”,’ he said.

‘Everyone wants those dark, complicated anti-heroes and, of course, I play them. But I also play Charles in August: Osage County, an everyman; he’s not super-sleuthing or cracking code or breaking algorithms.

‘I play Ford in 12 Years A Slave and Alexander in Stuart: A Life Backwards – he’s a pretty open book; smart man though he is, the complexity is all about Stuart,’ he said, going on to add about his roles: ‘I mix it up.’

Read the full interview in the January issue of GQ, on sale from Thursday.

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Catherine Moo's comment, December 2, 2013 9:18 PM
Can't wait to get my copy, ordered it online at Newsstand UK yesterday...but I know from experience that I would have to wait for two weeks to a month for it to arrive in my hands. Don't mind the wait, as long as I receive it. =)
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Sherlock series three start date announced

Sherlock series three start date announced | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

For fans of Sherlock, the wait for an official broadcast date for the third series is over, after it was confirmed that the show will return to screens on New Year’s Day.

 

Series opener The Empty Hearse will be followed by The Sign Of Three on Sunday January 5, with concluding instalment His Last Vow following on Sunday January 12.

 

The news was broken in typically quirky fashion, by means of a hearse driven around the Baker Street area of London in which the legend ‘Sherlock 01 01 14′ was spelt out in wreath form in the back.

 

The flowers appeared to be covering a floral-draped coffin – in reference to Holmes’ apparent death at the end of series two finale The Reichenbach Fall – while the #sherlocklives hashtag could be glimpsed in the front of the vehicle.

 

News of the official broadcast date comes just days after the BBC confirmed that the new series of the show would form part of their Christmas schedules – and dropped further hints as to how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) will return from the grave.

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conchs82's comment, November 29, 2013 8:37 AM
Hooray!
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Box Office: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Earns $8.8 Million Thursday Night

Box Office: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Earns $8.8 Million Thursday Night | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
A dragon, 13 dwarfs, some elves, a wizard and a determined hobbit named Bilbo began their journey back to the big screen on Thursday night as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug bellowed into theaters with $8.8 million in midnight runs.

 

The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, earned $13 million from midnight screenings when it opened exactly one year ago. It went on to gross $84.6 million in its U.S. debut, and has to date earned $1 billion worldwide.

Box-office observers expect the new film, a New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. production, to open in the $75 million to $80 million range domestically. The 3D film, rated PG-13, is opening in more than 3,900 theaters in the U.S.

The adventure film, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel, also is opening in 49 territories abroad this weekend, including eight of the top 12 markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Mexico, Brazil and Korea).

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SAG nominations 2014: The complete list of nominees - Two ensemble nominations for Mr Cumberbatch

SAG nominations 2014: The complete list of nominees - Two ensemble nominations for Mr Cumberbatch | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
Steve McQueen 's "12 Years a Slave" led the motion picture field by earning four Screen Actor Awards nominations including a nod for cast in a motion picture.

 

The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation will be held on Jan. 18 at the Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The guild will honor Rita Moreno with the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

**12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

**August: Osage County

Dallas Buyers Club

Lee Daniels' The Butler

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch Interview For ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

Benedict Cumberbatch Interview For ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

How was the experience of being in New Zealand for this film? Filming there, spending time there, and being in the environment Peter Jackson has created?

Benedict Cumberbatch: The first time I traveled to New Zealand I was really excited about it because I wanted to get involved and lost in the landscape – and I did, I finished my work a bit early so I had some time. It was a riot, it was an absolute riot in New Zealand. I really really loved being in New Zealand afterwards. James McAvoy is a really dear friend of mine, and when he did Tumness in New Zealand for ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ he said, “Ah, you’re going to fall in love with it.” Because he knew I was an outdoorsy type like him, and I really did.

I went walking and I swam the glacial lake as well. Peter organised a helicopter ride as well, which I think is probably the most extraordinary experience of my life. We landed on the top of a glacier… I was in jogging pants, a t-shirt and a pair of trainers on the top of a glacier in an area inaccessible to humans by foot or climbing… well, you’d have to be an amazing climber (laughs). So we were just on this very pristine and unspoiled glacier, hovering in a helicopter and it lands and I get out and I just danced on the roof of the world on a glacier (laughs), in my t-shirt, jogging pants and trainers. It was incredible. I’ve got a deep, deep affection for the country.

 

[Click the title to read the full interview.]

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Sherlock: Series 3 Launch Trailer - BBC One

Unlock exclusive clips and pictures from the new series with our interactive trailer at http://bit.ly/BBCSherlock3. #SherlockLives.

 

Sherlock returns in the U.K. on New Year's Day and premieres in the U.S. on Jan. 19 on PBS Masterpiece.

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conchs82's comment, December 9, 2013 7:56 AM
Good to see the cast again...We are in for a great three episodes.
Ann Wagner's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:12 PM

OK. HE still lives very much in his own world. At its center, poor bloke.

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Benedict Cumberbatch asks Siri what she thinks of Julian Assange

Benedict Cumberbatch asks Siri what she thinks of Julian Assange | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

Click the title to hear her response. She's, understandably, reticent to give an opinion...

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Ann Wagner's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:11 PM

As tactful as she can be! LOL

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A Linguist Explains the Rules of Summoning Benedict Cumberbatch

A Linguist Explains the Rules of Summoning Benedict Cumberbatch | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
Gretchen McCulloch, our Gal Linguist, explains why some made up names sound like Benedict Cumberbatch, and others don't, using Language Science.

 

Bandicoot Cabbagepatch, Bandersnatch Cumberbund, and even Wimbledon Tennismatch: there seem to be endless variations on the name of Benedict Cumberbatch. In fact, even street signs have gotten into the action:

 

But how is a normal internet citizen supposed to know, when they hear someone say “I just can’t stop looking at gifs of Bombadil Rivendell” that this person isn’t talking about some other actor with a name and a voice and cheekbones? Or in other words, what makes for a reasonable variation of the name Bendandsnap Calldispatch?

 

I’m a linguist, and that means that I’m interested in the subconscious patterns that emerge from the way people use language. Based on the fact that fans tend to respond to synonyms of Anglerfish Gigglesnort with a laugh of recognition and not a blank stare, I think there are patterns here too, even if we’re not aware of them. So let’s approach this question scientifically, by generating a range of hypotheses from the general to the specific, and trying to disprove them.

 

[Click the title to jump to the article. The comments are quite fun, too. One gay lady contributed: Thisisaman Nottokill. N'awwww. Sweet!]

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This is a genuinely scientific [and fun] breakdown of why the internet is having so much fun making up new names for Mr Cumberbatch. Brilliant! 

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Linda Hobbet's comment, December 8, 2013 11:16 PM
I'm waiting for a journalist to ask him if he is sorry he decided to go with his real name for professional purposes. I expect the answer is that he isn't sorry but he probably gets tired of all the silliness at times.
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Benedict Drive-By-Butt-Pinches Martin and then they flip each other off. Yup. British blokes, eh?

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Catherine Moo's comment, December 5, 2013 8:57 PM
All these videos, I have rewatched countless times!!!
Linda Hobbet's comment, December 7, 2013 3:26 PM
Check out Benedict's red velvet tux, aka Smaug the dragon :-). The guy has nerve!
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Benedict Cumberbatch on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1

Benedict talks about his loyal fans, his beautiful mom and being the quintessential English tourist in LA. See Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Desola...
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And here's the link to Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_3374814005&feature=iv&src_vid=IMleemiObG8&v=uulrVsNkrzM

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Catherine Moo's comment, December 5, 2013 9:01 PM
Thanks Tee!! For once, I watched it at "normal" time yesterday - it was my lunch break - no need to sacrifice sleep or risking getting caught (if you know what I mean XD). Now that I think about it, because of Benedict, I have watched so many live streams of Benedict's shows or activities, these are all so new to me, I have never done crazy things like that before him! This CumberCollective thing is the greatest thing ever exists on earth! Love it!
Linda Hobbet's comment, December 8, 2013 11:19 PM
During Jimmy's monologue he did the usual riff on BC's long, unusual name and wondered what his middle name might be. I was hoping he would ask, but he didn't. Just think what he could have done with Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch! :-)
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Sherlock mini episode to air on Christmas Day via BBC Red Button

Sherlock mini episode to air on Christmas Day via BBC Red Button | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

"Sherlock Holmes has been gone for two years. But someone isn't quite convinced that he's dead…"

 

So runs the brief but intriguing synopsis for Many Happy Returns, a mini episode of Sherlockset to become available via the BBC's interactive Red Button service from Christmas Day.

 

No cast details have been revealed for the short prequel episode so we don't know whether Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, or his friend John, Martin Freeman, will appear but it sounds as if there are some die hard fans of the detective out there who aren't ready to give up on him even after all this time...  

 

Many Happy Returns will be available to watch at various intervals between 25 of December and New Year's Day, when Sherlock series three proper begins.

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At the LA Premiere of The Hobbit

At the LA Premiere of The Hobbit | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
We are now officially behind Empire's decision to call Benedict Cumberbatch the Sexiest Movie Star of the Year. The "Sherlock" star attended the L.A.
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Grab Media Watch Page : Star Trek Into Darkness - Benedict Cumberbatch on Whether Keeping Khan a Secret Was a Mistake

Grab Media Watch Page : Star Trek Into Darkness - Benedict Cumberbatch on Whether Keeping Khan a Secret Was a Mistake | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it
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Click to view the short video where Mr Cumberbatch jokingly exclaims that JJ is a 'd*ckhead' for making them all lie for so long... [it certainly made a giggle!]

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conchs82's comment, December 4, 2013 1:04 PM
Loving the Cumbertummy!
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Benedict Cumberbatch by Gary Oldman [Suggested by Linda]

Benedict Cumberbatch by Gary Oldman [Suggested by Linda] | Benedict Cumberbatch News | Scoop.it

Cumberbatch, who was in London, recently reconnected by phone with his Tinker, Tailor co-star Gary Oldman, who was on a fishing trip in western France.


GARY OLDMAN: Can you hear me, Cumby? I have a slight hiss on the line, but I'll battle through it.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: You sound distant.

OLDMAN: I'm in Saint-Martin-de-Ré on a fishing trip.

CUMBERBATCH: Oh, how lovely and amazing.

OLDMAN: I'm with my family and we're getting ready to do a bit of sea fishing.

CUMBERBATCH: Oh, I'm so jealous.

OLDMAN: Anyhow, I'll speak up.


[Click the title to jump to the full transcript of a lovely conversation.]

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