History Creator / BenedictCumberbatch

3rd Sep '17 5:45:20 PM PenDdraig
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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: 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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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Due to his lack of effervescent roles, we rarely see him smile. When we do, [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/8caf10b38db540c5286d48da37063bed/tumblr_myvypxdZj41tootr2o5_1280.jpg it's cuter than a basket of puppies.puppies]].
19th Jun '17 4:47:53 PM rjd1922
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* 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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* WhenSheSmiles: [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Due to his lack of effervescent roles, we rarely see him smile. When we do, it's cuter than a basket of puppies.
13th Jun '17 7:22:28 AM SuperKing93
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->''"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."''

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->''"Eggs Benedict ->''"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."''



Eggs Benedict Timothy Carlton 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.

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]].

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Eggs Benedict Timothy Carlton Cucumberbatch, 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.

Cucumberbatch 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]].



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



* 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-eggs-benedict-cucumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.html diving trip]], or his thoughts on [[http://eggsbenedictsbrain.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-eggs-benedict-cucumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/holiday-holmes-benedict-cumberbatch-in-the-seychelles-6372248.html diving trip]], or his thoughts on [[http://eggsbenedictsbrain.[[http://benedictsbrain.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 Eggs Benedict 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.

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* MaleFrontalNudity: The National Theatre's 2011 production of ''Theatre/{{Frankenstein|2011}}'' had Eggs Benedict Cucumberbatch 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.



* UpperClassTwit: Very good at getting cast as these, although lately he's been [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8978114/Eggs-Benedict-Cucumberbatch-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/Eggs-Benedict-Cucumberbatch-being-posh-can-ostracise-you.uk/culture/tvandradio/8978114/Benedict-Cumberbatch-being-posh-can-ostracise-you.html breaking away from that to avoid typecasting.]]
10th Jun '17 11:06:13 AM PF_Fan
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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018)
2nd Jun '17 7:53:01 PM mouschilight
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* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]]
** He's naturally a 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 appearance for Sherlock Holmes, who is known for prioritizing work over food.
** Conversely, for ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' he worked out daily and went 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 film.
** To make his voice deep enough for Smaug in ''Film/TheHobbit'', he literally tore into his vocal cords.
* FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] In ''The Whistleblower'' and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''.



* 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-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".
* PlayingAgainstType: [[invoked]] An early role from him in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' has him playing a [[spoiler: child molester]].
** He also played an alcoholic everyman on stage at the Royal Court in ''Theatre/{{Rhinoceros}}''.



* 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''. The two are very good friends in real life.
* TypeCasting: [[invoked]] He has tendency to get cast as socially awkward insufferable geniuses or as the EvilBrit in Hollywood blockbusters.



* 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.
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."''

to:

->''"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]].

to:

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.]]

to:

* {{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]].

to:

* 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".

to:

* 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.]]

to:

* 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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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.
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