History Creator / BenedictCumberbatch

23rd May '17 8:38:04 AM EclipsedStar
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->''"Benedict is this sort of beautiful, exotic creature. He’s never going to play an ordinary man, ‘cause he couldn’t. That’s not what he’s like, but he will tell the stories of great men."''

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->''"Benedict ->''"Eggs Benedict is this sort of beautiful, exotic creature. He’s never going to play an ordinary man, ‘cause he couldn’t. That’s not what he’s like, but he will tell the stories of great men."''



Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born July 19th 1976) is a British stage, film, television, and voice actor. Despite being in the entertainment business for ten years, he skyrocketed into international stardom with his BAFTA, Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning portrayal of Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the BBC's worldwide hit ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor due to his role as Alan Turing in ''Film/TheImitationGame''. Now amongst the most sought-after people in showbiz, he has been hailed as one of the best actors of his generation.

Cumberbatch is well known for his smooth baritone voice and memetic cheekbones. ''The Times'' has described his voice as a "jaguar hiding in a cello", and the Jaguar marketing team [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWMTMjzaik agrees]] [[http://youtu.be/RxvTUJ7VmJ0 with this]].

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Eggs Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, Cucumberbatch, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born July 19th 1976) is a British stage, film, television, and voice actor. Despite being in the entertainment business for ten years, he skyrocketed into international stardom with his BAFTA, Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning portrayal of Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the BBC's worldwide hit ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor due to his role as Alan Turing in ''Film/TheImitationGame''. Now amongst the most sought-after people in showbiz, he has been hailed as one of the best actors of his generation.

Cumberbatch Cucumberbatch is well known for his smooth baritone voice and memetic cheekbones. ''The Times'' has described his voice as a "jaguar hiding in a cello", and the Jaguar marketing team [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWMTMjzaik agrees]] [[http://youtu.be/RxvTUJ7VmJ0 with this]].



* ''Film/{{Zoolander 2}}'' as the [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]] model, All.

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* ''Film/{{Zoolander 2}}'' as the [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]] model, model All.



* {{Adorkable}}: Contrary to what one might assume, his stoic genius roles are not the result of typecasting. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/allyhirschlag/reasons-why-benedict-cumberbatch-is-the-definition-u98j#.exnVV3Pg7w Exhibit A.]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Contrary to what one might assume, his stoic genius roles are not the result of typecasting. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/allyhirschlag/reasons-why-benedict-cumberbatch-is-the-definition-u98j#.com/allyhirschlag/reasons-why-eggs-benedict-cucumberbatch-is-the-definition-u98j#.exnVV3Pg7w Exhibit A.]]



* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD of the Mini Series ''To the Ends of the Earth'' pushed Benedict (who was the star) off of the cover in favor of Sam Neill, even though he plays a very minor character.
* DescriptionPorn: If he is to write an article, chances are it will end up having this. Just take a look at the recount of his [[http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/holiday-holmes-benedict-cumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.html diving trip]], or his thoughts on [[http://benedictsbrain.tumblr.com/post/21657520441/a-little-on-his-appreciation-for-classical-music classical music]].

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD of the Mini Series ''To the Ends of the Earth'' pushed Eggs Benedict (who was the star) off of the cover in favor of Sam Neill, even though he plays a very minor character.
* DescriptionPorn: If he is to write an article, chances are it will end up having this. Just take a look at the recount of his [[http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/holiday-holmes-benedict-cumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/holiday-holmes-eggs-benedict-cucumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.html diving trip]], or his thoughts on [[http://benedictsbrain.[[http://eggsbenedictsbrain.tumblr.com/post/21657520441/a-little-on-his-appreciation-for-classical-music classical music]].



* MaleFrontalNudity: The National Theatre's 2011 production of ''Theatre/{{Frankenstein|2011}}'' had Benedict Cumberbatch or Creator/JonnyLeeMiller (depending on the night) spending about 20 minutes completely nude as the Monster, as he came to life and learned how to move, walk etc.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Not known for playing the most friendly of fictional characters, his version of Sherlock Holmes describes himself as a "high-functioning sociopath" and shows concern for very few people, and that's not even mentioning in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' or ''The Hobbit'' films are the BigBad; the man behind the roles in real life is eloquent and charming, insanely cool and acts about as goofy as any goofy celeb would, self aware or not. MTV even made a video entitled [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/871582/why-is-benedict-cumberbatch-so-charming.jhtml Why is Benedict Cumberbatch so Charming?]] to prove the point. The press usually describe him as "relentlessly polite" and "both a thinker and a talker".

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* MaleFrontalNudity: The National Theatre's 2011 production of ''Theatre/{{Frankenstein|2011}}'' had Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch Cucumberbatch or Creator/JonnyLeeMiller (depending on the night) spending about 20 minutes completely nude as the Monster, as he came to life and learned how to move, walk etc.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Not known for playing the most friendly of fictional characters, his version of Sherlock Holmes describes himself as a "high-functioning sociopath" and shows concern for very few people, and that's not even mentioning in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' or ''The Hobbit'' films are the BigBad; the man behind the roles in real life is eloquent and charming, insanely cool and acts about as goofy as any goofy celeb would, self aware or not. MTV even made a video entitled [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/871582/why-is-benedict-cumberbatch-so-charming.com/videos/movies/871582/why-is-eggs-benedict-cucumberbatch-so-charming.jhtml Why is Benedict Cumberbatch so Charming?]] to prove the point. The press usually describe him as "relentlessly polite" and "both a thinker and a talker".



* UpperClassTwit: Very good at getting cast as these, although lately he's been [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8978114/Benedict-Cumberbatch-being-posh-can-ostracise-you.html breaking away from that to avoid typecasting.]]

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* UpperClassTwit: Very good at getting cast as these, although lately he's been [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8978114/Benedict-Cumberbatch-being-posh-can-ostracise-you.uk/culture/tvandradio/8978114/Eggs-Benedict-Cucumberbatch-being-posh-can-ostracise-you.html breaking away from that to avoid typecasting.]]
18th Apr '17 10:00:23 AM DrSleep
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** With Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''.

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** With Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. The two are very good friends in real life.
7th Apr '17 1:27:51 PM Monolaf317
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* {{Adorkable}}: Contrary to what one might assume, his stoic genius roles are not the result of typecasting. Exhibit A: [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/allyhirschlag/reasons-why-benedict-cumberbatch-is-the-definition-u98j#.exnVV3Pg7w]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Contrary to what one might assume, his stoic genius roles are not the result of typecasting. Exhibit A: [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/allyhirschlag/reasons-why-benedict-cumberbatch-is-the-definition-u98j#.exnVV3Pg7w]]exnVV3Pg7w Exhibit A.]]




''[[Series/ToastOfLondon Who?]]''

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\n''[[Series/ToastOfLondon Who?]]''Who?]]''
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5th Mar '17 2:22:50 PM Hjortron18
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* SerkisFolk: Provides motion capture and the voice for Smaug and the Necromancer in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''. Also provided mocap and voice for FDormammu in [[Doctor Strange]]. Yes, he came to bargain with himself.

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* SerkisFolk: Provides motion capture and the voice for Smaug and the Necromancer in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''. Also provided mocap and voice for FDormammu Dormammu in [[Doctor Strange]].''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Yes, he came to bargain with himself.
5th Mar '17 1:17:51 PM RGZReGZ
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* SerkisFolk: Provides motion capture and the voice for Smaug and the Necromancer in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''.

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* SerkisFolk: Provides motion capture and the voice for Smaug and the Necromancer in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''. Also provided mocap and voice for FDormammu in [[Doctor Strange]]. Yes, he came to bargain with himself.
25th Feb '17 10:27:56 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** He also played an alcoholic everyman on stage at the Royal Court in ''Theatre/{{Rhinoceros}}''.
21st Dec '16 7:02:31 PM akaun6899
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* ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' as The Grinch

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* ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' (2018) as The Grinch
21st Dec '16 9:24:34 AM ashlay
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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2016 – present) as Stephen Strange/Comicbook/DoctorStrange [[spoiler: and Dormammu]]:

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2016 – present) as [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Doctor Stephen Strange/Comicbook/DoctorStrange Strange]] [[spoiler: and Dormammu]]:
18th Dec '16 3:57:21 AM bombadil211
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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: He has a noticeable speech impediment that, among other things, prevents him from pronouncing the word "penguin" properly. Instead, he says it like "peng-wing" and, hilariously and to his embarassment, had to say it repeatedly in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHPNKUMf70 a nature documentary]] and in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.
2nd Nov '16 5:58:06 PM JamesAustin
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'''Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch''', [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born July 19th 1976) is a British stage, film, television, and voice actor. Despite being in the entertainment business for ten years, he skyrocketed into international stardom with his BAFTA, Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning portrayal of Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the BBC's worldwide hit ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor due to his role as Alan Turing in ''Film/TheImitationGame''. Now amongst the most sought-after people in showbiz, he has been hailed as one of the best actors of his generation.

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'''Benedict Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch''', Cumberbatch, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born July 19th 1976) is a British stage, film, television, and voice actor. Despite being in the entertainment business for ten years, he skyrocketed into international stardom with his BAFTA, Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning portrayal of Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the BBC's worldwide hit ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor due to his role as Alan Turing in ''Film/TheImitationGame''. Now amongst the most sought-after people in showbiz, he has been hailed as one of the best actors of his generation.



In 2014 he won an Emmy for Sherlock Series 3, and in 2015 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the performing arts and to charity.

'''His notable works include:'''

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In 2014 he won an Emmy for Sherlock ''Sherlock'' Series 3, and in 2015 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the performing arts and to charity.

'''His
charity.
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!!His
notable works include:'''include:



* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' (2016 - present) as Stephen Strange/[[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Doctor Strange]] [[spoiler: and Dormammu]]:

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2016 - present) as Stephen Strange/[[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Doctor Strange]] Strange/Comicbook/DoctorStrange [[spoiler: and Dormammu]]:



!!Exhibits examples of:

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!!Exhibits !!This actor's work exhibits examples of:



* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD of the Mini Series ''To The Ends Of The Earth'' pushed Benedict (who was the star) off of the cover in favor of Sam Neill, even though he plays a very minor character.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD of the Mini Series ''To The the Ends Of The of the Earth'' pushed Benedict (who was the star) off of the cover in favor of Sam Neill, even though he plays a very minor character.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Everything's Better with Peng-Wings. Mispronounced "penguin" throughout a documentary's scenes with the Fiordland crested penguin. It went [[MemeticMutation memetic]].
* EyeColourChange: Depending on the lighting, his eyes look either blue or green due to Sectoral Heterochromia Iridum.
* FanCommunityNickname: Initially his fans called themselves Cumberbitches. After he stated that he thought that the name set feminism back (and suggested Cumberpeople), some has now moved on to: Cumbercollective, as coined by Ben himself, Cumbercookies (because multiple Cumbercookies make a Cumberbatch). His Vietnamese fans dub themselves Qcumbers.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Pronounces "penguins" as "peng-wings". Extremely noticeable since he's narrated a documentary on penguins (where, as Graham Norton noted, his pronunciation deteriorated as the film went on) and has a role in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Everything's Better with Peng-Wings. Mispronounced "penguin" throughout DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]]
** He's naturally
a documentary's scenes with ginger, but dyes his hair dark brown for most of his roles (including Hawking), black for roles like Sherlock and Harrison, and a sort of dishwater-blonde for ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''.
** For ''Film/ThirdStar'' he opted to lose a ton of weight instead of shaving his head (which he was growing out for ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'') in order to look like a sickly and emaciated cancer patient. He kept
the Fiordland crested penguin. It appearance for Sherlock Holmes, who is known for prioritizing work over food.
** Conversely, for ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' he worked out daily and
went [[MemeticMutation memetic]].
* EyeColourChange: Depending on
up two suit sizes.
** Despite having a wig, he still dyed his hair platinum blond to portray Julian Assange in ''Film/TheFifthEstate''. He also wore contact lenses and false teeth for
the lighting, his eyes look either blue or green due to Sectoral Heterochromia Iridum.
* FanCommunityNickname: Initially his fans called themselves Cumberbitches. After he stated that he thought that the name set feminism back (and suggested Cumberpeople), some has now moved on to: Cumbercollective, as coined by Ben himself, Cumbercookies (because multiple Cumbercookies
film.
** To
make a Cumberbatch). His Vietnamese fans dub themselves Qcumbers.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Pronounces "penguins" as "peng-wings". Extremely noticeable since he's narrated a documentary on penguins (where, as Graham Norton noted,
his pronunciation deteriorated as the film went on) voice deep enough for Smaug in ''Film/TheHobbit'', he literally tore into his vocal cords.
* FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] In ''The Whistleblower''
and has a role in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.''Film/DoctorStrange2016''.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Not known for playing the most friendly of fictional characters, he's actually insanely cool in real life and acts about as goofy as any goofy celeb would, self aware or not.
* PersonAsVerb: "I have also become a verb as in 'I have cumberbatched the UK audience' apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become a swear word too! It's crazy and fun and very flattering."
* PreppyName: Just read his full name again. He even tried to start a career as "Benedict Carlton" instead of a surname that sounds like "a fart in the bath", but of course he became famous with Cumberbatch!
* RunningGag: During promotion for ''Film/TheHobbit'', interviewers would bring up his voice work for Smaug, and Benedict would interject that he also did the motion-capture as well.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Not known for playing the most friendly of fictional characters, he's actually his version of Sherlock Holmes describes himself as a "high-functioning sociopath" and shows concern for very few people, and that's not even mentioning in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' or ''The Hobbit'' films are the BigBad; the man behind the roles in real life is eloquent and charming, insanely cool in real life and acts about as goofy as any goofy celeb would, self aware or not.not. MTV even made a video entitled [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/871582/why-is-benedict-cumberbatch-so-charming.jhtml Why is Benedict Cumberbatch so Charming?]] to prove the point. The press usually describe him as "relentlessly polite" and "both a thinker and a talker".
* PersonAsVerb: "I have also become a verb as PlayingAgainstType: [[invoked]] An early role from him in 'I have cumberbatched the UK audience' apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' has him playing a swear word too! It's crazy and fun and very flattering."
* PreppyName: Just read his full name again. He even tried to start a career as "Benedict Carlton" instead of a surname that sounds like "a fart in the bath", but of course he became famous with Cumberbatch!
* RunningGag: During promotion for ''Film/TheHobbit'', interviewers would bring up his voice work for Smaug, and Benedict would interject that he also did the motion-capture as well.
[[spoiler: child molester]].



* StarMakingRole: [[invoked]]
** ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' truly made him a '''star''' on both sides of the Atlantic, and spring-boarded him into a ''very busy'' film career. 2013 saw him star in five films alone.
** And for those unfamiliar with Sherlock, his roles in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' and ''Film/TheHobbit'' count as well.
* ThoseTwoActors: [[invoked]]
** With Creator/MartinFreeman in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Film/TheHobbit''. Both are also part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** With Creator/MarkGatiss in ''Film/StarterForTen'' and ''Sherlock''.
** With Rebecca Hall in in ''Starter for 10'' and ''Series/ParadesEnd''.
** With Creator/JamesMcAvoy in ''Starter for 10'', ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' and the radio drama of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
** With Creator/AliceEve in ''Film/{{Hawking}}'', ''Starter for 10'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.
** With Creator/TomHardy in ''Stuart: A Life Backwards'' and ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''.
** With Creator/MarkStrong in ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'' and ''The Imitation Game''.
** With Creator/CharlesDance in ''Starter for 10'' and ''The Imitation Game''.
** With Creator/TomHiddleston; in addition to often being paired together by their respective fan bases, they appeared in ''Literature/WarHorse'' together, and are both part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** With Creator/AndrewScott in ''Sherlock'' and ''Series/TheHollowCrown''.
** With Creator/KeiraKnightley in ''Atonement'' and ''The Imitation Game''.
** With Creator/NaomieHarris in ''Literature/SmallIsland'' and ''Theatre/{{Frankenstein 2011}}''.
** With Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor in ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''.
* TypeCasting: [[invoked]] He has tendency to get cast as socially awkward insufferable geniuses or as the EvilBrit in Hollywood blockbusters.



* WhenHeSmiles: Due to his lack of effervescent roles, we rarely see him smile. When we do, it's cuter than a basket of puppies.

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* WhenHeSmiles: WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]] Captain Phasma in ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was originally written with him in mind. However, hoping to improve the cast's diversity, Creator/JJAbrams decided to cast actress Creator/GwendolineChristie as Phasma.
* WhenSheSmiles:
Due to his lack of effervescent roles, we rarely see him smile. When we do, it's cuter than a basket of puppies.
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