TIME The 100 most influential people - Benedict Cumberbatch By Colin Firth
The alarmingly talented English starWhen I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.
I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.
His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.
He must be stopped.
Benedict’s name on the cover pic.twitter.com/003OuDk10a
how can you not love him?
More Sherlock on your dash.
Benedict Cumberbatch Describes Attending The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Hollywood Premiere (x)
Oh dear glob he is intensely handsome here
Cool as the slide down was, I’m still impressed by how he monkeyed back up the fucking scenery again afterwards.
Yes. YES. Forever impressed by that!
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So, yesterday was an awesome day, I met so many awesome people and had a great time! I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it and I keep smiling and people must think I’m weird for just smiling to myself, but if only they knew!
When it was my turn to take a photo with him, I smiled so hard and excitedly yelled, “Hi!!!” and he replied just as excitedly “Hello!” back! Then, I think he appreciated my enthusiasm and did his legendary point in my photo, and as I walked off I was like “oh my god you pointed at me, you’re awesome!”
Okay this is important because this girl I became friends with had her photo next and I think he must have looked at me as I said that to him, so he wasn’t looking in her photo. But luckily the Oz Comic Con people rock and actually tracked her down and asked her to take another photo with him cos he wasn’t looking at the camera.
Then, when I went to get an autograph, I had a post-it note with my name on it on the photo we took together (they wrote your name on a post-it note so he would spell it correctly) and I kinda just watched him start writing my name, not knowing whether it was okay to ask him how he was. But thank god this beautiful soul went ahead and asked me how I was going. I replied and just as I was about to ask him if he was exhausted, he looks at the photo whilst autographing and says, “you have… the most beautiful smile!” and I freaked out and was like, “no, you have the most beautiful smile!” and he just looked at me like with an aw shucks look, it was adorable.
Then my friend asked what he said to me, and I told her, and she was like oh my god!!!! And then I became friends with these other girls sitting in my row and one of them says, “Oh my god, you were the girl he said had a beautiful smile!!!” and I was like how do you know! And she said she was next to get an autograph and heard!
Ah, and everyone that saw my photo with him said that it was such a good photo (one even said it was perfect and was envious)! And I’m so glad it was, I was so afraid he wasn’t going to smile in mine because I was live tracking the photos he took with his fans in Adelaide and in some of them he just looks so burnt out, but I’m glad he gave me a cheerful smile in mine!
That’s it! I just had to let it out, because I know I’m being annoying by mentioning his name every two seconds on every one of my social media accounts, but this is it - the mother load!
- Benedict is the loveliest gentleman ever
- I cannot even describe the feeling of getting a compliment like that from someone you idolise so damn much, it’s just incredible
- After all those times I was obsessed with him and kept nagging my friends about how perfect he is, he says I have the most beautiful smile why Benedict why!!!!
- And now, that will forever be the best compliment I will ever receive in my life and any man will never compare to him, and I’m okay with that.
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