Saturday, January 17, 2015

This story will make you love Benedict Cumberbatch even more


Benedict Cumberbatch has said that telling his parents he has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the "proudest moments" of his life.

Ok, that's it. Just give the award to him already…

The 38-year-old actor was "knocked for six" to be in the running for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role in The Imitation Game and delighted in breaking the news to father Timothy Carlton and mother Wanda Ventham yesterday.

Wanda Ventham and Tim Carlton, Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, both great actors themselves, play his character, Sherlock's, parents as well.

He said: "I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It's wonderful to be included by the academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life."

Meanwhile, fellow Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne - who picked up the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globe awards last weekend - was woken up with the good news this morning.

The Theory of Everything star told USA Today newspaper: "I'm in bed! 20 minutes ago I was in a deep, dark sleep, and there was this gigantic knock on the door. I stumbled in the dark and put a towel on and my manager was there brandishing a telephone with a lot of screaming coming out of it.


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