Saturday, March 29, 2014


28 Mar 2014

There's no such thing a knowing too much about Benedict Cumberbatch. So, as a bit of a treat, we've put together a list of facts about the Sherlock star you (probably) didn't know.

1. He can do a mean impression of Alan Rickman.

2. Back in the day (2003) was on a programme called 40 Something, with House star Hugh Laurie.

3. He's been on Heartbeat, twice.

4. He says it would be great to play a "normal guy" in a "normal comedy".

5. He's really cute with Tom Hardy in a very old-school interview. Proof.

6. On meeting fellow celebrities he said: "I have the same butterflies and inability to be cool. I approach them as a fellow member of the human race as the next person in their audience does. I've been doing this for 10 odd years, and so to meet people who thrilled me with their work for my entire life in such a concentrated manner as has happened over the last few years has been mind-blowing."

7. Even when he's drunk, he's still a gent. Well, that's according to Ed Sheeran who spent a night drinking with him.

8. His shower scene from Star Trek: Into Darkness was cut at the last minute (don't worry, you can see it here).

9. He was nearly killed in South Africa when he was carjacked.

10. At school, he painted oil canvases in his downtime.

11. On relationships, he thinks a woman who is intelligent is sexy. "A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important."

12. Like David Bowie, Cumberbatch has a condition called heterochromia, a mutation which means there's a difference in coloration in his eyes. Specifically, the irises have a varying combination of blue, green, and gold.


1 comment:

Alejandra said...

David Bowie, hasn't heterochromia, his eyes are blue, but he had an accident and he got hurt in one eye.

And, about Benedict, I knew 9/12.
So, as Sherlock would say, "Thanks for your input"