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Benedict Cumberbatch by Annie Leibovitz

The internet's #1 Aspie boyfriend is looking crazy hot in the September issue of Vogue.

(Quality publication -- they mostly let other people do the talking.)

by Anonymousreply 60112/16/2013

He looks hot, too bad about his shitty personality.

by Anonymousreply 108/13/2013

Would I lie to you, Honey?

by Anonymousreply 208/13/2013

Another. How very beatnik. Would absolutely do him given a "no talking" caveat.

by Anonymousreply 308/13/2013

I just hope they have the acromegaly under control.

by Anonymousreply 408/13/2013

Jesus he's weird looking.

by Anonymousreply 508/13/2013

Annie must be experimenting with Adobe's extensive line of image manipulation products.

by Anonymousreply 608/13/2013

This man is so gorgeous. I would have all the Cumberbabies!

by Anonymousreply 708/13/2013

Why didn't they match his eyebrows to his hair, like they did in Star Trek? Ginger brows....blergh.

by Anonymousreply 808/13/2013

I love the main photo and find it very alluring.The weird photoshopped part around his head is ruining the second one, sadly. But overall I'm delighted he got a big spread in the September issue of Vogue.

by Anonymousreply 908/13/2013

I adore Benedict but I just realized he looks a little bit like Rocky Dennis.

by Anonymousreply 1008/15/2013

As much as I love Benedict, I'm not going to go out and buy Vogue unless and until EVERY page has a Cumberbun on it.

by Anonymousreply 1108/15/2013

He has Asperger's?

by Anonymousreply 1208/15/2013

What's the story r1? Is he really difficult or are those just rumours?

by Anonymousreply 1308/15/2013

WW for R10

by Anonymousreply 1408/15/2013

OMG. I just googled acromegaly. Not sure whether r4 was joking or serious, but it totally fits the data. BC looks so much different now than he did just 5 years ago. Even more telling is the evidence of his freakishly large hands. I seriously wonder if he has this??? Kevyn Aucoin did, and his face had similar dimensions.

by Anonymousreply 1508/16/2013

R15 I am delighted to inform you that the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid has voted to offer you a place in the Harvard Medical School Class of 2012.

by Anonymousreply 1608/17/2013

I think OP has Benedict confused with Sherlock. It would be pretty damn difficult for an aspie to be a successful actor.

by Anonymousreply 1708/17/2013

Handsome man. Hey R1, care to share about BC's "shitty personality"? Did you meet him? Genuinely curious, not trolling.

by Anonymousreply 1809/07/2013

There's an Aspie troll on DL? Well, at least they're not just claiming hot actors.

by Anonymousreply 1909/07/2013

Am I the only Cumberbitch who can admit that his face is homely, and it's his personality that makes him so hot?

by Anonymousreply 2009/07/2013

Sooo is this the new thread? I loved this shoot.

by Anonymousreply 2109/13/2013

He's HORRIBLE! Get rid of him.

by Anonymousreply 2209/13/2013

I wish there were more photos to this shoot. To be honest, I wish I could find more photos of him wearing nice suits. He wears them very well!

by Anonymousreply 2309/14/2013

His face is weird most of the time but I love watching his video interviews. The older ones are better where he's laid back.

by Anonymousreply 2409/14/2013

He has Sissy Spacek eyes.

by Anonymousreply 2509/14/2013

He's ugly. Don't understand the appeal at all. Fangurls must obsess about him because he looks attainable.

by Anonymousreply 2609/14/2013

Do you think he was laid back because the press and fandom weren't out of control then, R24?

And for those who feel the need to insult Cumberbatch, old, tired, yawn, check your IQ, etc, etc...

by Anonymousreply 2709/14/2013

Will this be the one that gets Annie out of debt?

by Anonymousreply 2809/14/2013

He's too pasty-Brit looking for my taste, but I can see how some might find him attractive.

by Anonymousreply 2909/14/2013

Yes, I definitely think he's changed since then. And who can blame him? He wants to get established as a serious actor's actor type so he's toeing the line big time. You can tell he probably feels like he's revealed too much, especially the having kids/posh bashing stuff since he mentioned he feels 'haunted' by those comments now.

My favourite is the Alan Carr interview. He has a laugh, he's open. I think the horrible Daily Fail piece and the redhead/blonde fall out has put him off and he probably won't ever be that honest again.

by Anonymousreply 3009/14/2013

[quote]Am I the only Cumberbitch who can admit that his face is homely, and it's his personality that makes him so hot?

And his voice! My god, the voice.

by Anonymousreply 3109/14/2013

Agreed, r23. He looks fantastic in suits. I want more magazine spreads of him. Or him being the face and body of a fashion house. He's got the joli-laid angular thing going on but I suppose he's not quite famous for that (yet).

by Anonymousreply 3209/14/2013

He's no Henry Cavill.

by Anonymousreply 3309/14/2013

Cavill is a no-talent, closeted bore. Sure, he's pretty but there's no there there.

by Anonymousreply 3409/14/2013

FUGLY. Damn, man. He looks like some alien anal-probe baby.

Y'all cray.

by Anonymousreply 3509/14/2013

So. Hot.

by Anonymousreply 3609/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 3709/14/2013

Holy receding hairline.

by Anonymousreply 3809/14/2013

He looks like what the kid from "Mask" would have looked like after extensive plastic surgery

by Anonymousreply 3909/14/2013

With all the things that he said in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter I really think that he has been googling himself. Some of the topics he touched on and some of the things he said were nearly verbatim quotes from Celebitchy and this forum. He came across bitchy and defensive as hell in that interview, but I almost can't blame him. He is still looking fine as hell though. I'd hit it.

by Anonymousreply 4009/14/2013

I'm not going to read any interview about him, but what did he say that would lead you to believe he took it from here, R40? Did he acknowledge that he looks like an alien or that he has asperger's?

by Anonymousreply 4109/14/2013

I noticed it too R40, about some things he said that it's possible he lurks here and other 'sites. I hope he didn't lurk at Oh No They Didn't, or worse, Tumblr. Goodness! Still handsome, still talented and yes, still hit it and cuddle afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 4209/14/2013

R40 Did you see the mtv interview with Josh Horowitz? The way he talked about people speculating about whether he smokes, who he's dating etc definitely makes me think he has a good idea of what the fandom is shitting a brick about at various times. He was totally alluding to the DM article. I don't necessarily think he trolls Tumblr for hours, but he obviously hears about things. Either he looks for them himself, his friends tell them (lots are pretty active on social media) or his PR folks do.

by Anonymousreply 4309/14/2013

There's a rare alignment: Mr. Cumberbatch looking respectably good, and Ms. Leibovitz producing a respectable photograph.

by Anonymousreply 4409/14/2013

Anyone else think it's Jared Padalecki who needs to be checked for acromegaly?

by Anonymousreply 4509/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 4609/15/2013

BC always looks like a giant Siamese cat in humanoid prosthetic make-up.

by Anonymousreply 4709/15/2013


Part of his PR's job is to look at social media and brief him. It's so he's not lost when asked about something floating around.

Facebook and Twitter are the real forces PR looks at.

Tumblr never became a force and probably never will. Far too fringe. 5,000 people reblogging a Tumblr post is nothing compared to millions of retweets on Twitter.

From a celeb media perspective, if you're pissing Tumblr off, you're probably doing something right. Big mainstream celebs aren't usually liked there and the people there aren't worth the time.

by Anonymousreply 4809/15/2013

I worry that he does not have a nice anus

by Anonymousreply 4909/15/2013

C| has an article about WikiLeaks' unhappiness about The Fifth Estate and posted the film's script, which is linked within the article.

by Anonymousreply 5009/19/2013

I think the Fifth Estate is going to open up many closed minds. Whoever cast Benedict was brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 5109/19/2013

Apparently he's going to do Hamlet next year.

by Anonymousreply 5209/19/2013

Early Fifth Estate reviews indicate the movie's strong points is that it's neutral on Wikileaks and gets people thinking.

Lot of raves for Cumberbatch's performance but really mixed on the overall film.

It is not, however, kind on Assange as a person, which is what I'd guess what's left of Wikileaks is actually pissed about.

In other news, The Imitation Game is looking good.

by Anonymousreply 5309/19/2013

After watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy again, it is wonderful to see Benedict's career rising. Well-deserved!

Looking forward to his movies this autumn and definitely looking forward to his performance as Hamlet next fall.

by Anonymousreply 5409/23/2013

The Russian Model has been talking again:

“It was a wedding, you know, everyone was jolly and happy and, you know, things happen . . .”.she says evasively. “He is a fantastic man. I admire him, I love his talent. That’s the first thing I love about him. Obviously he’s an amazing human being as well.”

new interview in the Times.

by Anonymousreply 5509/23/2013

Wonderful actor. I don't get the hot part but I'm fine that others think so.

by Anonymousreply 5609/23/2013

So, she got so into the happy wedding spirit that she impulsively fucked him? Well done chick, keep it classy.. I feel that if anyone else gives this trick a shot at an interview she could end up a PR nightmare for Benedict. She is pretty basic looking and can't keep her mouth shut for shit. At this point I'm figuring if I dye my hair blonde and get within 10 feet of BC I'd have a shot at nailing him. So much for that "sensitive, deep, intellectual" persona he's been trying to build for himself.

by Anonymousreply 5709/23/2013

That model is thirsty as hell for attention. She's made some revolting comments about British people and domestic violence in the past week. The shamelessness in the Times interview is the icing on the cake. He just confirmed in an interview that he's single, and she still appears to have a boyfriend. If they're not together, well, he's still retweeting every article about her and her alone. And Cumberbatch never did go to see her play, despite having time to go to the iTunes Festival, his friend's piano show, another friend's play, and several concerts. With this level of desperation and her tacky reality show coming out, her collapse is just about complete. I guess she'd better milk what she can before the cow's dry.

by Anonymousreply 5809/24/2013

And yes, 57, she's the definition of a basic bitch. I think it's interesting how the relationship between her and Cumberbatch seems entirely one sided. He's always been open about his girlfriends, but he's never so much as mentioned her existence. While I don't doubt they were friends, it's fishy as fuck. The whole thing almost feels shades of Angelique from "À la folie... pas du tout".

by Anonymousreply 5909/24/2013

THE FIFTH ESTATE was by all accounts a disjointed flop in Toronto.

Benedict, and the pre-hype for his performance, was also negatively cited.

by Anonymousreply 6009/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 6109/24/2013

Benedict negatively cited? Lies! Untruths! The hell you say!

by Anonymousreply 6209/24/2013

Aw is right R61. I'll take a little blood and gore from Benedict any day.

As for the brouhaha about The Fifth Estate, let the fans and fellow movie-goers decide how good, awesome, bad, indifferent the film and the actors' performances are. Just saying.

The Russian model, heiress, actress, whatever she calls herself these days, is ridiculous. We get it, milk for any attention for what it's worth to promote the upcoming reality show. But stop talking about BC like he's the only Holy Grail of your life. Should she be praising her PR boyfriend who apparently allowed he to fuck BC in Ibiza? How very open relationship of you, dear PR boyfriend, lol. Girl, you can admire you jump-off but that's all you are to BC: a jump-off. He would've acknowledged her already if she was more than that.

Eh, do you BC. Date all the lovely ladies and have fun. And make Hamlet happen!

by Anonymousreply 6309/24/2013

"So much for that "sensitive, deep, intellectual" persona he's been trying to build for himself."

Oh honey, even the deepest, most sensitive, most intellectual of men like a bit of harmless fun when it's offered.

Do yourself a favor and don't idealize men who despise casual sex. In the real world they're rare, and mostly creepy. Like, Duggar-level creepy.

by Anonymousreply 6409/24/2013

[R 60]

The movie itself wasn't well received, but Cumberbatch certainly was. I read most of reviews/reactions.

Daniel's gotten some panning, but this was attributed to an underwritten part by some citric.

Some loved it, though, like Entertainment, so I'd say it's a see it for yourself thing.

by Anonymousreply 6509/25/2013

The Assange role has given him a lot of pr and the whole 3 roles at TIFF pr also helped give him a boost career wise. Ok the Assange film doesnt look brilliant and he could have picked a better script but from a timing point of view the pr came at the right time for his career. But from now on I hope he's more discerning on scripts. It would be unfortunate if Crimson Peak turns out to have a good script and he's dropped a good role on a small sticking point.

by Anonymousreply 6609/26/2013

the photo with the baby is one of his better ones

maybe he should smile more

the hair is better, too

by Anonymousreply 6709/26/2013

Adore his smile from this photo...

by Anonymousreply 6809/26/2013

R68 gorgeous man, terrible skin.

by Anonymousreply 6909/29/2013

Benedict Cumberbatch by Annie Leibovitz

Two hacks for the price of one.

by Anonymousreply 7009/29/2013

Aww, Chris Pine and Cumberbatch, with his personal assistant-niece, post-Justin Timberlake concert. They men look good in the photos! The niece is cute too.

by Anonymousreply 7109/30/2013

I think it's nice that they're hanging out and having a good time. I do have to laugh at Benedict wearing a sweater a fan sent him, though.

by Anonymousreply 7209/30/2013

That's awesome R72, that Benedict's wearing the sweater. The fan has nice taste, ha-ha! Knowing that he'll wear the clothes his fans give him makes me smile. Adorable man!

by Anonymousreply 7309/30/2013

Did he shave his hair off?

by Anonymousreply 7410/01/2013

No he's filming an Alan Turing biopic right now and has a funny period piece haircut. There are set pictures if you google the imitation game.

by Anonymousreply 7510/01/2013

R75 oops didn't know that. Hair, no hair, still hot as hell.

by Anonymousreply 7610/01/2013

While waiting patiently (impatiently, really) for October 18th - "12 Years A Slave" & "The Fifth Estate", I watched "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy". Excellent film! Then I listened to the DVD audio commentary with the director and Gary Oldman and smiled when Gary expressed Benedict's performance as "marvelous". Thought that was cool since I think Gary is "marvelous" too.

by Anonymousreply 7710/04/2013

Here's a great behind the scenes footage of Benedict as Assange from The Fifth Estate filming.

Credit to and ScreenSlam.

by Anonymousreply 7810/07/2013

HuffPost's article has Julian Assange's letter to Benedict asking him not to do "The Fifth Estate". Interesting!

by Anonymousreply 7910/09/2013

Can we talk about his reddit ama please?

by Anonymousreply 8010/12/2013

R80 YESS! His sassy snarky self is my favourite!

by Anonymousreply 8110/12/2013

r80 he doesn't give a fuck

by Anonymousreply 8210/12/2013

link, r80?

by Anonymousreply 8310/12/2013

right here

by Anonymousreply 8410/12/2013

Definitely, r80! His AMA was perfection. As r81 said, plenty of sassiness and snark that was nicely balanced with thoughtful and serious answers. He was in fine form. I was thoroughly entertained. I like when he lets loose like this. Hopefully, we'll see more of this in the coming months, especially when he starts promoting The Hobbit in December.

by Anonymousreply 8510/12/2013

The amount of desperate craziness in some of those reddit comments is staggering. He must have been rolling his eyes the whole way through. Wonder how many of them are too starstruck to read sarcasm and think he legitimately has a fuck fantasy involving those actors.

by Anonymousreply 8610/14/2013

I don't know. r86. I think it came across pretty clearly that he was being sarcastic or fucking with them. It helped that there seemed to be a good number of redditors rather than just the throngs from tumblr so the jokes were interpreted as just that.

In other news, for those who saw his appearance on Graham Norton, how obvious was it that he has indeed been cast in Star Wars? His and Harrison's hemming and hawing was such a dead giveaway. I wonder when we'll get the official announcement.

by Anonymousreply 8710/14/2013

I think he's in negotiations at least. If he wasn't there would be no need for the umming and erring, just say no. Tbh, I'd rather see him do something different. He's already had a major Trek role and a big Wars part is just bland casting and a boring choice on his part. Easy money and a cool thing to be part of I guess.

by Anonymousreply 8810/14/2013

I saw him on Fallon last week and he looks better in person. I've always thought he was handsome just not photogenic but a shit ton of people aren't. Whitney Houston was beautiful but I've seen many bad photos of her before. This is before she got her full-crack ho on.

by Anonymousreply 8910/14/2013

Did you go to the taping of the Fallon show, r89? Yeah, he's not really photogenic. He looks best in motion with good lighting so still photos generally do him no favours given his unusual features.

by Anonymousreply 9010/14/2013

R89 I tried and failed to get standby tix to see Cumberbatch on Jimmy Fallon, lol. I bet he looked very handsome in person.

R87 I can't wait to see Norton's show and watch the obvious between him and Harrison, lol. It should be interesting to find out what character he might be playing though. And not to get too fanatical about Star Wars (yes, I'm a fan) but I am curious what plot/storyline is going to be in the film.

by Anonymousreply 9110/14/2013

Why is there no gossip about this man? I'm starting to believe he's celibate & masturbates furiously.

by Anonymousreply 9211/17/2013

An escort with a sex worker themed tumblr posted that she had his number (given to her by a friend) so there's that...

by Anonymousreply 9311/17/2013

R93 seriously? I didn't think he had it in him! Do you have a link to the blog?

Someone from UK once mentioned Katia Elizarova was pretty much known as a high priced call girl, it fits with this picture.

by Anonymousreply 9411/17/2013

[R93] Incredible, what a coincidence! The thread is almost dead for several months and then a few minutes after someone raises a question about the lack of gossip about him a tricky rumor pops right up!

So, where's the link then?

by Anonymousreply 9511/17/2013

Yeah, of course, Tumblr is such a credible source. But yes, he must masturbate a lot or his girlfriends are discreet.

by Anonymousreply 9611/17/2013

This thread is on my sidebar, someone asked for gossip and this is the only thing I've heard/seen recently. Someone asked so I thought I'd mention, that's all.

Here's the link. She says he's not her client by the way.

by Anonymousreply 9711/17/2013

Nice fanfiction, I would even say a Tom Hiddleston level of fanfiction.

by Anonymousreply 9811/17/2013

My place of work was used as a location for some of Sherlock this summer. Management told us all in an email they'd be mainly filming on the roof and to ignore the cast and crew who had promised to cause minimal disruption. I am not a BC fan and don't watch the show. But , the man has considerable presence. As I walked into the building he was walking towards the exit, he's extremely tall and elegant. Later that day I went to the communal kitchen on my floor to make tea and he was sitting alone on a chair outside my friend's office. He creeped me out slightly, he just stared at me in silence. He was in costume, my friend was pretty startled when she opened her door and.saw him sitting there preparing for his take or whatever.

by Anonymousreply 9911/17/2013

Meh, I didn't write it.

People need to remember he's not a celibate unicorn prince though, and automatically write off any rumours of indiscretions as impossible. You don't know the man.

by Anonymousreply 10011/17/2013

I hope for him that he fucks a lot.

But seriously if you want to meet an escort to fuck you call her, you don't wait until she calls you and you certainly don't give her your number just because you want to be "friend" with her. That's just dumb..

by Anonymousreply 10111/17/2013

R64 is right:

Do yourself a favor and don't idealize men who despise casual sex. In the real world they're rare, and mostly creepy.

by Anonymousreply 10211/17/2013

Well, now I'm really disappointed :))

I thought there was some good gossip in this, but it doesn't even make sense and if I read it somewhat right, it's completely harmless.

So, she has me male friend who is allegedly good friends with BC. One time the friend talked to him about this girl and BC mindlessly said it has OK to pass on his number. Where the fun in that?

Btw, the escort was quite proud to get his number because he is an Oscar nominated actor. Boy, was she disappointed!

by Anonymousreply 10311/17/2013

And BC is honestly not very bright if he is waiting for and escort to call him!

by Anonymousreply 10411/17/2013

Yeah I thought the friend was another escort and so on. He can't be this boring? With that face he's not allowed to be boring! Why on earth is he so boring..

by Anonymousreply 10511/17/2013

He IS boring but he must fuck more than most of us.

Anyway the "friend" is male. If he met male escort that would be some news but sadly I doubt.

by Anonymousreply 10611/17/2013

I'm curious as to who the friend is. If they were best friends would he be bragging about knowing him and showing Ben her picture and giving her his number?

Plus most of his best friends are older with kids and don't seem like they would be making friends with 19 year old drug taking prostitutes. But I'm probably just naive...

by Anonymousreply 10711/17/2013

Whoever the escort is, she looks pretty. True or not, it's too bad nothing happened. Ibizagate and Cirque le Soir cannot be Benedict's only ~scandals~, lol.

Then again he's single; maybe he fools around with co-stars during film/TV shoots & maybe theatre?

by Anonymousreply 10811/17/2013

I would love for some good gossip to come up about Benedict. It says a lot though that aside from Ms. Elizarova, no one has really talked about his private life with the tabloids. He must have a good circle of friends and my guess is he probably has a trusted bootycall around that he knows won't fuck him over in the press. Either that or he's fucking around like crazy and being really careful about getting signatures on non disclosure agreements.

by Anonymousreply 10911/17/2013

Or paying for it? lol.

He's been seen around London quite often but never with a woman, it's always his niece or usual friends. I'd guess he tries to keep dates under the radar, maybe local places.

He's gone into 'I don't want to talk about my private life' mode so I guess he's dating but doesn't want to talk about it because he knows it'll end up all over twitter/tumblr/here. And talking about how much he wants children probably scares women away lol.

by Anonymousreply 11011/17/2013

The escort doesn't have a chance. He likes blondes and she looks vulgar. If people spot them together he would be on the DailyMail frontpage the next day.

I think he has some friends with benefit or fuckbuddies. Girls (and maybe guys who can be sure? he's really gay friendly) that he likes, knows well and who won't speak because they're in the biz too.

by Anonymousreply 11111/17/2013

R111 You are right. He prefers blondes. That woman would be turned down flat.

by Anonymousreply 11211/17/2013

R109 I think he goes out with women who just don't really care about being in the spotlight. That is why we don't hear much about that stuff.

by Anonymousreply 11311/17/2013

He would fuck women without facebook, tweeter, phone or friends?

I can't see him fucking a nurse, a teacher or an accountant cause they're not part of his circle. He spents all his nights at galas or events with rich people. He must have a close and loving relationship with his right hand or fuckbuddies.

By the way, he's very very good at networking. He could give lessons to Hiddleston about how befriend the right persons to get a job. "Tommy forgets the singing, the dancing and the fans. You must flatters the right guys: producers and directors".

by Anonymousreply 11411/17/2013

R114 If he had a loving close relationship with them then they wouldn't be fuckbuddies. A fuckbuddy is just a physical connection. What I mean is, he probably sees women that are not attention seekers. They do exist.

by Anonymousreply 11511/17/2013

The close and loving relationship is just with me.

by Anonymousreply 11611/17/2013

R116 Well get in line.

by Anonymousreply 11711/17/2013

Not really much gossip, but KE has been giving interviews about BC again.

It’s for Russian Hello and they don’t even pretend to be interested in her, the whole interview is just about him and their friendship, how they meet... She talks how he reads a lot and recommends books, how he questions her about the situation in Russia, gives her acting tips. It’s on

What is the deal between them? FWB? From what I have seen, he completely ignores her. Is she really this desperate?

by Anonymousreply 11811/18/2013

R118 I think she's just really clever. She managed to keep her basic little face on the papers after 2 pictures and he's not even that famous yet. I do believe the escort story in CDAN is correct, otherwise his team would have found a way to shut this girl up without anyone noticing but they don't even go near it. She was outed as an escort by Kate Moss years ago, she doesn't have much to lose which gives her the upper hand.

by Anonymousreply 11911/18/2013

He's well-known in Russia so it's good promotion for her. She can say she's friend with a respected, intellectual actor.

What she says about him is very credible: loves books, interested in politics, loves to speak about acting etc.

by Anonymousreply 12011/18/2013

It is credible, but it is also something very person who has read an interview with him knows.

by Anonymousreply 12111/18/2013

R120 Every fan of BC knows that. It's not like it is hard to find out those details of him. He knows her of course, but he doesn't really give a damn about her. He has moved on. She hasn't because without him she is nothing.

by Anonymousreply 12211/18/2013


Yeah, I think she is smart too, and has good PR to boot. But I’m no buying the escort story and not because I think he is a saint. He's know to be quite cheap, he drove the same car until it broke down, he wears the same clothes over and over again, even to important premiers/industry events where image is everything. And this man is supposed to pay tens of thousands pounds for a weekend with a woman he has known for some time? Sounds iffy to me.

I think it has to do with the fact that he can’t win in this situation, even without the escort element.

by Anonymousreply 12311/18/2013

KE haters are pathetic.

She doesn't pretend to be his girlfriend or anything, just that they know each others and chat together, but "OMG, that's horrible, she must be lying!!! How can she say something like that!!!"

by Anonymousreply 12411/18/2013

I for one don't hate her. I even don't have an opinion about her.

But how pathetic must you be to give and interview about her famous friend?

by Anonymousreply 12511/18/2013

Of course she is not going to state she is his girlfriend. Even she knows that would be too far. It's just she keeps bringing him up. No matter what. She can't do on her own merits and she knows that. So she keeps blabbering on about him even when he had hardly said a thing about her. She is all about PR.

by Anonymousreply 12611/18/2013

She only does what 90% of people do when they want to promote themselves and look interesting.

She's not worse than someone else.

by Anonymousreply 12711/18/2013

"Of course she is not going to state she is his girlfriend. Even she knows that would be too far. It's just she keeps bringing him up. No matter what. She can't do on her own merits and she knows that. So she keeps blabbering on about him even when he had hardly said a thing about her. She is all about PR."

Yeah, that's such a crime. Go to jail, witch!!!

by Anonymousreply 12811/18/2013

My shoes are better than twink Colton's

by Anonymousreply 12911/18/2013

She is not promoting herself. She is just promoting her weak connection to BC. There is nothing special or unique about her so she just tries to make herself look like shes got something going on but in reality its nothing.

by Anonymousreply 13011/18/2013

R129 I don't understand why everybody calls him cheap, he must have paid good money for those sparkly LV loafers, I doubt he got them for free.

by Anonymousreply 13111/18/2013

R131 I think he probably splurges on himself every once in a while.

by Anonymousreply 13211/18/2013

I agree r130 that pic of Benedict's shoes@r129 looks expensive.

by Anonymousreply 13311/18/2013

I am hoping that BC finds a girlfriend soon so then KE will go away once and for all. Once he is with someone else she will be old news.

by Anonymousreply 13411/18/2013

R134 That chick is like herpes, she'll never go away.

by Anonymousreply 13511/18/2013

I can't believe she's talking about him again. And this isn't even a coy 'Oh no! Why do you ask me about him?' sort of thing. A proper interview just about him and her.

See, this is what happens when you sleep with thirsty blonde escorts at parties Ben.

Cringe. I want to see the list of books he gave her though.

by Anonymousreply 13611/18/2013

R136 ugh giving book advice to an escort, the man is LONELY.

by Anonymousreply 13711/18/2013

R136 I think he has learned his lesson though. He has not said much concerning her.

by Anonymousreply 13811/18/2013

Has he ever mentioned her by name? Obviously, there are the Ibiza photos so we know they're acquainted/friends/fuckbuddies but he has never once acknowledged her, has he? Meanwhile, she talks about him a lot.

Man, he really locks up his private life fairly tightly. I'm impressed so little has gotten out. Where's the dirt?

by Anonymousreply 13911/18/2013

R5 has it right.

by Anonymousreply 14011/18/2013

The only thing he's said was "We're just old friends. I can't say any more than that. Russian is a wonderful language. I'd love to be able to master it."

Her spokesperson said: ‘She is close friends with Benedict, but she’s not going to be available to comment at this time, I’m afraid.’

That was after they were first spotted together in 2012. Neither of them commented on Ibizagate until she did those interviews for her show a few months after. I don't think he's ever said anything about it.

by Anonymousreply 14111/18/2013

Yes, BC is tight with money. Growing up with two parents living cheque to cheque will teach one to be frugal. He does wear outfits over and again and lives rather minimally. I can't say for sure whether he solicits call girls (though I tend to doubt it), but there's no way he paid that Russian girl tens of thousands of pounds for sex. That's not in his nature and they were ever only acquaintances at best. And that Tumblr post linked earlier is complete fiction. Also, the author doesn't his type. He prefers blondes and girls with fair skin.

The fact that there is so little "dirt" about him is a testament to his character, not any sort of coverup.

by Anonymousreply 14211/18/2013

And her spokesperson/PR is her long-term boyfriend, so of course he's going to say that she and Benedict are close friends. Whatever makes her look good.

by Anonymousreply 14311/18/2013

He has never had a problem talking about his other girlfriends. Pretty sure when he finds someone he won't hesitate to speak about it. Him not saying much about KE actually speaks volumes of what he really thinks of her.

by Anonymousreply 14411/18/2013

Benedict's probably not thinking or dealing with KE at all. Maybe he's only seeing the red-head (Charlotte Asprey - Cirque le Soir galpal) quietly? Or better, maybe he's FWB with Alice Eve?

Despite all speculations, is anymore here really close with BC and know exactly what type of woman he likes, wants to be with, marry and make a thousand babies with, etc? Wouldn't be surprised if his real friends (or PR folks) posts here, but really none of us really know what that man likes. Hell, he might surprise us and marry a man after all!

by Anonymousreply 14511/18/2013

The blind item wasn't Cumberbatch. I can't remember why now, lol, something didn't add up. I thought CDAN was outed as bullshit awhile ago anyway.

His PR is right not to bother with her.


I think, correct me if I'm wrong, they've only been seen twice together in public? Both times were events with other people milling about.

by Anonymousreply 14611/18/2013

Love the rampant racism here, or at least the petty stereotypes. She's a model she's blond, she's russian, so she's obviously a prostitute.

There's no proof that she's an escort at all. You all repeat a stupid blind item writen by who knows who to fit the situation.

For some reason, you want to believe she's an escort. Perhaps it make you fell better.

By the way, I doubt that any Benedict's friend post here to speak about his private life with strangers.

by Anonymousreply 14711/18/2013


Yeah he's cheap, lol. A lot of loaner/free designer clothes. wears the same stuff constantly, almost never tailored. Drove a shitkicker until a couple of years ago when he got a free loaner from Jaguar from being their commercial voice.

Nothing wrong with it, i get it: Both his folks careers stalled out in the 90s so he's being careful. Never know when the phone's gonna stop ringing.

Wth is he doing in the beginning of the year though? Can't be Star Wars or anything else rumored going by production status but something is up. ive seen that hes 'unavailable' until april more than once. anyone know??

by Anonymousreply 14811/18/2013


Where did you see he was unavailable until April? I haven't seen that anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 14911/18/2013

Moriarty is gay, Andrew Scott comes out. Not really a Cumberbatch news but I can't open a thread myself.

Andrew is a fantastic actor and a great (sexy) guy.

Wish him lot of sex, love and awards.

by Anonymousreply 15011/18/2013


It's not the fact that she's a model or blonde, but her being the 'muse' of some rich old guy. We all know what that means.... Plus the comments from Kate Moss about her being 'bought'. And she met Ben when she was hostessing at a party. Not a guest. Proper models and socialites are invited as guests.

You're probably right that people make assumptions because she's russian, but she doesn't exactly do much to contradict the stereotype, like trying to get in with London high society and mooching off rich men.

by Anonymousreply 15111/19/2013

You're right, she's not really a socialite and certainly a gold digger. It's just that there's leap between that and being an escort/prostitute.

I don't really care for the girl, she's just really harmless.

The day we'll find Benedict drunk and high in Lindsay Lohan's or Miley Cyrus' bed, I'll start worrying for the guy.

by Anonymousreply 15211/19/2013


Different events were noting he wasnt available until April, then i noticed a an ill fan whose getting to meet him said he was booked up thru then too (fan is very happy though, good on him)

by Anonymousreply 15311/19/2013

Love the dude but every time I see his face I remember the posts about his small dick. Unfortunate.

by Anonymousreply 15411/19/2013

R154 It's average size

by Anonymousreply 15511/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 15611/19/2013

He has leetle tiny eyes. Ew.

by Anonymousreply 15711/19/2013

R156 I don't exactly have a picture of it. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 15811/19/2013

Ummmmmmmm delicious

by Anonymousreply 15911/19/2013

I just went to the latest ONTD post on BC and that thing was crawling with Hiddleston fans. Granted, he was mentioned in the article, and the premise of the article itself was ridiculous, but those people are like a scourge. I know Benedict is mostly hated over there but thread after thread and page after page of gifs of TH wasn't exactly something I wanted to wade through. That lot is no better than the Tumblr crew they make fun of and pretend to be superior to.

by Anonymousreply 16011/19/2013


It's pathetic over at ONTD right now. A lot of regular posters haven given up. I dont get the lust after cumberbatch or hiddleston but cumberbatch is at least a decent actor and doesn't contradict himself as much as hiddleston. For 'smart' people, they can't catch lies for shit.

the best part may have been the stan talking how tom isn't 'selling out' so that's why he's not getting us news coverage. WHAT?

by Anonymousreply 16111/19/2013

ONTD is impossible right now. Every time TH farts that one guy makes a post about it and they all fall over themselves. It used to be fairly balanced but now it's all love for TH and venom for BC.

One of my favourite comments came from this IMDB thread. Apparently B's career is stalling but Tom's is reaching new heights of Lokidom, and he hasn't had time to film anything for 2 years because he's been oh so busy with Marvel.

"his career appears to be stalling while Hiddleston's is going into overdrive." LOL

by Anonymousreply 16211/19/2013

And I totally didn't want to turn this thread into a TH vs BC thread, urghhh. Let's keep him in his own numerous threads.

by Anonymousreply 16311/19/2013

It is, r161, and I really don't want to make it a Benedict vs. Tom thing because I find that tiresome but there are dozens of posts on the latter they can go to and it'd be nice to catch up on some Benedict news without feeling like I've stumbled onto the TH fan board. Anyway, gripe over.

I really want to get some clearer answers as to what his 2014 projects will be. The Imitation Game will likely be released next year. And then there's potentially filming for The Lost City of Z and Everest. And Hamlet on stage, of course.

by Anonymousreply 16411/19/2013

Ha! Jinx, r163. That wasn't what I wanted to do either but it was getting on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 16511/19/2013

ONTD is going to be either furious when that Alan Turing movie comes out or get over themselves. That shit is Oscar-gold, blacklist script, good production co and excellent director. Either way, I'll be laughing.

{To be fair, ONTD has thousands of active members. It's only the same 40 posters circle-jerking over their shared opinions in the TH/BC posts. The vast majority isn't so pressed.}

Keeping it Cumberbatch-centric, on a serious note, the Imitation Game is huge for him. I almost don't think his fans get it outside of him being the lead. The vibe and the word on that set was electric, the stuff you normally see with Oscar winners.

by Anonymousreply 16611/19/2013

That last paragraph is making me excited about the film, r166. The Fifth Estate was a misfire so I'm hoping TIG makes up for it. I remember reading that the script was on some kind of shortlist for best screenplays a few years ago so provided they're still working from that, they should be in good stead.

by Anonymousreply 16711/19/2013

R164 You forgot Star Wars!

R166 I'm looking forward to his future projects but I don't get the buzz about TIG. I've heard it's a great script but so many people are saying it's going to be the most amazing film ever and is a dead cert for Oscars next year. I know the basics about Alan Turing and he was amazing but still don't get why it's getting so much buzz already.

by Anonymousreply 16811/19/2013


Imitation Game, Hamlet, The Lost City of Z, Everest, Cabin Pressure (final ep recording). Possible series 4 of Sherlock toward the end of the year, barring scheduling issues. The third series was originally supposed to start production in Jan of 2013, they didn't want this huge gap.

We're definitely in the dark about something or he's taking a three month vacation at the beginning of the year, which seems really unlikely given his work habits. All his promoting should be done by January except IG. Nothing listed above is supposed to enter production before spring/summer. Same goes for Star Wars.

by Anonymousreply 16911/19/2013

So I did, r168! To be fair, while I do think he was/is involved in the films at some point, the script being re-written has made me doubt when production will even get underway so his role is still rather murky. I also left off Sherlock, r169, because I'm not optimistic they'd be filming in 2014 given both BC's and the other principals' schedules. However, I'd love to be proven wrong.

It definitely does feel like there are some blank spots in his schedule and for Mr. Workaholic, that is rather surprising. There's no way he's taking a three-month vacation.

by Anonymousreply 17011/19/2013

He's in New York right now according to tweets etc. I wonder what for? Someone saw him jogging and someone else took a creepy stalker photo of him in an Apple store.

I think we are so used to him jumping from one project straight into another that the idea of him taking several months off work until next spring seems weird.

by Anonymousreply 17111/19/2013

[R167 & 168]

TIG topped the Blacklist in 2011 with 133 recommendations from filmmakers not associated with it. That's a pretty accurate list and an unusually high consensus. Past scripts on the list with far less recommendations include Argo, the Butler, Juno, King's Speech, the Blindside, Slumdog Millionaire and the Social Network.

My understanding is that The Imitation Game changes the standards for biopics by having a clear direction rather than a sequence of life events. Highly engaging and just really good. The original script writer was brought on as a producer, a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 17211/19/2013

Link please R171

by Anonymousreply 17311/19/2013

Yep, he's in NY. There's definitely something going on.

I have to give him credit for posing for pics on the street, outside of events, as often as he does.

by Anonymousreply 17411/19/2013

NYC sightings: Jogging.

by Anonymousreply 17511/19/2013

NYC sightings part 2: At the Apple store yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 17611/19/2013

Huh, so it isn't a rumor and he's in NYC since Monday (Apple Store sighting). He must have an apartment in the city at least. That's a lot of money spending on flights and hotels this month alone!

by Anonymousreply 17711/19/2013

I very much doubt he has a flat there. Why would he? It doesn't make sense. I think he himself has said he likes to go there for vacation. And he was there only one day last month and it was work related so I don't see any expense there. Maybe he even stays with friends. Anyway, even te most expensive hotels a few times several times a year that he is there would amount to renting or buying a flat in NY.

by Anonymousreply 17811/19/2013

Same poster as 178! Would not amount to buying or renting a flat!

by Anonymousreply 17911/19/2013

Why would he buy a flat, his plane tickets & hotel fees are paid for by production companies.

by Anonymousreply 18011/19/2013

[R 180]

Yep. It should all be paid for if it's work-related and it probably is.

by Anonymousreply 18111/19/2013

I've read he has friends and family at New York, he could stay with them. I don't see the interest to buy an appartement at New York.

For the holliday thing I hope he would take few months to rest but I highly doubt, the guy is a workaddict. He'd be bored to death.

by Anonymousreply 18211/19/2013

I've asked around - my friend did the work really, from Variety - and there's no real dirt on this guy. People genuinely like him.

Heard The Daily Mail even tried to pay set people who worked with him for some piece a few months or so back and got nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 18311/19/2013

Lol, the guy is boring as hell even the DailyMail can't find anything whereas they hate him.

I dream of pictures of him blowing his buddy James Rhodes at night in a small dark street. It's a shame they're both straight, they would have make a cute gay couple.

by Anonymousreply 18411/19/2013

R184 JAMES RHODES IS STRAIGHT? I thought he was once marrried, to a man! I need to read more dailyfail.

by Anonymousreply 18511/20/2013

I've never read he was gay, it seems he has a child with his ex.

by Anonymousreply 18611/20/2013

R186 I think it was just my assumption because looking back, I never read anything about his sexuality either, I just read that he was once married. Still surprised though.

by Anonymousreply 18711/20/2013

And he recently got engaged again to his girlfriend. James, not BC.

by Anonymousreply 18811/20/2013

James posted a pic of him and his girlfriend to his twitter. She's a young looking blonde, smokin hot.. I was kind of surprised. Not what I expected at all, but then again, he is a man...

by Anonymousreply 18911/20/2013

James' girl is blond and pretty but she's not so young, she's 29. They must be together since years cause there's a picture of them together in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 19011/20/2013

29 is still pretty young. Isn't James 40 or so?

by Anonymousreply 19111/20/2013

James is 38. There was a bit in the DM about him getting engaged

by Anonymousreply 19211/20/2013

He's 38, she's 29. There's a difference but not a gap between the two and as lons as they fit together who cares.

Lol, if Cumberbatch gets himself a 25 years old girlfriend I can already see the uproar. The Cumberbitches will have a stroke, their perfect english gentleman fucking a basic blond model and making babies with her.

by Anonymousreply 19311/20/2013

He'll probably end up with a bland blonde Sloaney posh socialite girl, 10 years younger than him.

by Anonymousreply 19411/20/2013

R193 I turned 24 a few months ago, I volunteer. I'm not blonde though.

by Anonymousreply 19511/20/2013

I'm with R194 he'll probably end up with a younger blonde socialite type with "good breeding" or whatever it is that the British seem so enamored with. I wouldn't put it past him to use his fame to try to marry up into a higher social class.. He seems like the type of person who cares about all that shit.

by Anonymousreply 19611/20/2013


If he cares about getting into the upper class, he's doing it wrong. Far more focused on moving up in the acting world than anything else.

He'll either never marry or end up with someone in the acting industry. Probably someone younger and blond, although I think there was a brunette (?) after the long-term girlfriend split.

by Anonymousreply 19711/20/2013

He'd've married Poulet, who was working class, if she hadn't dumped him because he was working all the time.

by Anonymousreply 19811/20/2013

So BC's been in NYC around 48 hrs and no one knows or found out why?? Maybe he is on vacation and finally getting rest. Let's hope!

by Anonymousreply 19911/20/2013

Olivia isn't working class. Her mother was a judge, her father a management consultant. Upper middle class, definitely not working. She went to a private girl's school.

If they didn't marry after 10 years. I don't think they'd ever marry. She seems to have moved on at least. It sounds weird when he talks about how much he adores her and always will. Sweet but kind of strange for his next gfs...

by Anonymousreply 20011/20/2013


Putney isn't an elite or very expensive school. I'd guess Olivia was closer to middle than middle-upper. Either way, she's not socialite material, lol.

And yeah, he should probably stop mentioning her.

by Anonymousreply 20111/20/2013

Yeah you're right, I don't think she's that posh, not in a London elite society way.

I don't think he was either, until the last few years.

by Anonymousreply 20211/20/2013

As he gets older he seems to exude more of that upper class snobbishness. I'm sure that at this point he thinks that dating a girl like Olivia would be beneath him. It seems like the kind of woman he would ultimately be interested in would be someone like Alice Eve or Lydia Hearst. Although Alice seems like one hell of a social climber.

by Anonymousreply 20311/20/2013

He was educated at Harrow, he has been in the snobbish world all his life. But before he wasn't rich, now he's got the money to match them. And Olivia looked far more snobbish than him when they were together.

In fact all his (official) girlfriends look snobbish.

by Anonymousreply 20411/20/2013

LMFAO and his side piece (Katia) looks trashy as fuck. Also, I never thought Olivia looked snobbish. To be honest I always thought she looked a bit common. Back before he was being hailed as God's gift to acting, I always thought that he and Olivia looked horribly underdressed and sloppy on red carpets and at premieres. No snobbish woman would ever appear at an event in some of the outfits she wore. However, now that Ben is being poised for the A-list, you can see how his look has become much more tailored and fashion forward. At this point he and Olivia would look horribly mismatched and it seems like he's looking for some blue class blood (or someone who can fake it) to look good on his arm at premieres. Guaranteed when he finally trots out a woman at one of these events, she won't be Olivia 2.0.

by Anonymousreply 20511/20/2013

It's not that Olivia wasn't a mess just that she looked cold, not a warm personality. I wouldn't be surprised if she snubs people.

Anna was the same, she looked like Morticia Adams, can't imagine her smilling.

Most actors say that they love strong women and most of the time it's PR bullshit for the press. But it's true for Cumberbatch. He likes strong women, that's also why KE had no chance with him.

by Anonymousreply 20611/20/2013

I thought BC have stopped talking mentioning of Olivia (or other women for that matter) in interviews?

It's cool and interesting for fans speaking highly of Olivia (bet she's a lovely woman) but does anyone know what was other ex-girlfriend Anna James/Jones like? Her work and website looks cool...

by Anonymousreply 20711/20/2013

So how do you all know that he is looking to date/marry royalty? Given the fact so little is know about his preferences anyway.

Is there some gossip I'm missing?

by Anonymousreply 20811/20/2013

Yeah, there is a lot of guessing about his taste and intentions here. I don't think anyone's too far off the mark, but he may surprise you one day with who he chooses. Or does not choose.

by Anonymousreply 20911/20/2013

People have 'snobbish' confused with becoming more private. It's easy to do. He's less outgoing and open than he was before in public, a lesson probably learned from dealing with the media.

I don't recall if Olivia was snobbish or not. But not smiling all the time ≠ snobbish either.

His clothes getting better is a natural and welcome side effect of rising in the ranks. You get more and more free and reduced cost wear the bigger you get. He's still not concerned enough about his clothes to hire a personal stylist or get stuff tailored though.

Although, he could use a tailor. His pants are never cut right lol.

by Anonymousreply 21011/20/2013

IIRC, there's about to be the premiere for S3 Ep1 of Sherlock at BFI in London so the cast is likely about to go into promo mode for that, and there's some projects coming up so BC is smart to be taking vacation now if that's what he's doing.

Some others on different gossip sites posited he's "taking meetings" for upcoming projects while in NYC. Either way, I don't think the guy has an apartment there and is just super private and good at keeping his shit locked down (esp after the KE craziness over the summer--learned who not to associate with or at least how to keep it freaking quiet).

by Anonymousreply 21111/20/2013

@ 211

Could you tell me which gossip sites? I'd like to read that.

by Anonymousreply 21211/20/2013

I can find them more easily on my home comp but iirc, ONTD had it mentioned recently, celebitchy, and some of the tumblr fansites.

by Anonymousreply 21311/20/2013

Still no girlfriend but last night he was with Zach Quinto after he saw him in The Glass Menagerie.

James Rhodes may be straight but Zach is definitely gay, even his Spock looks gay.

by Anonymousreply 21411/20/2013

Few months back I'd have said Cumberbatch is straight. Now I wonder. Not because he's just been photographed with Zachary Quinto. That's coincidence. It's that he's rarely seen out with a woman and when he is there's never anything to it. I know people think he hooked up with the Russian model but in the so called candid photos I saw he looked far more interested in the bar snacks menu than the bikini clad blonde leaning over him. Plenty of actors are really busy but still have time for girlfriends. Just seems kind of odd there is never any girl on the scene. If there was it would be impossible for him to hide her given everything he does seems to be posted on Twitter. Not to mention who would want to be somebody's girlfriend if they refused say you existed and you had to meet in secret.

There, I've said it. Fangirls prepare to attack.

by Anonymousreply 21511/21/2013

I also think he's weird looking and I am not attracted to him at all. It's a shame because his name is made for porn.

by Anonymousreply 21611/21/2013

Lol, if he was gay a huge part of his fandom, if not the majority, would die from happiness and would ship him with every guys available, gay or not.

He may be gay, he's certainly straight. But gay or not he's very discreet.

by Anonymousreply 21711/21/2013

Generally he seems to have escaped the gay rumours because of his decade long relationship. I don't think he's gay, but you never know.

by Anonymousreply 21811/21/2013

I agree completely, r217. A lot of them wouldn't be fazed in the slightest and it would make him even more appealing to them. I don't think he's gay, either, but it would make for interesting times in his fandom and in general, if he were. For now, I'm going to continue to marvel at how so much of his personal/dating life is kept quiet.

by Anonymousreply 21911/21/2013

If I were him, after the KE wedding debacle, I'd keep my personal life on lockdown, too, for fear of it appearing the papers once more.

That kind of publicity just doesn't seem to be his thing.

Maybe he has just decided to date civilians who shun the spotlight?

God knows that's what I would do.

by Anonymousreply 22011/21/2013

He's got that handsome/ugly thing going, but the man can act.

by Anonymousreply 22111/21/2013

[R 220]

[R 219]

Quite possibly. There was a mention of him dating a recently divorced woman in London. She was around his age and not part of the industry.

Some people thought maybe it was the woman he was photographed on the Tube with while filming Sherlock over the summer. I tossed a link to it, just click through the gallery.

I saw two pics of her but I can't find the other one where you can see her face more. She was definitely early to mid 30's and cute but not super pretty or anything.

by Anonymousreply 22211/21/2013

Oh crap, here's the link sorry.

by Anonymousreply 22311/21/2013

I'm pretty sure that pic was taken during the filming of season 2 of Sherlock. So if he hasn't taken her public yet it must not have worked out. I'm pretty sure that once he finds a woman he fancies himself in love with he will be shouting it from the rooftops. That's kind of how he is.

by Anonymousreply 22411/21/2013

[R 224]

The better one I saw appeared on Twitter in July or August, but I have no clue when it was taken.

IA with you though. I think he's dating but 'normal' women and that's why it's flying under the radar.

by Anonymousreply 22511/21/2013

Cumby is still at NY and he hangs out with Quinto and his boyfriend. Still no woman besides him but more and more gays...

by Anonymousreply 22611/22/2013

I saw the pic with him and Quinto but how do we know Quinto's boyfriend is there, too?

by Anonymousreply 22711/22/2013

ZQ and BF sitting on the right

by Anonymousreply 22811/22/2013

I wonder if BC saw his other close friend Rebecca Hall for her play, "Machinal" at the Roundabout Theatre in NYC last night?

by Anonymousreply 22911/22/2013

Nice photo, R228!

by Anonymousreply 23011/22/2013

Thanks for the photo, r228! Glad BC's getting a chance to catch up with friends while he's in the city. Hopefully, he gets a chance to see Rebecca's play as well, r229.

I wonder how much longer he'll be spending in New York/the US? He has The Hobbit premiere in L.A. on the 2nd so I wonder if he'll fly back home again and then come back.

by Anonymousreply 23111/22/2013

He looks like he could be a ginger ghost in that pic.

by Anonymousreply 23211/22/2013

Wow. That's the most creeperriffic of creeper pics I've ever seen someone take of him. No wonder he won't bring a woman out, his fans are better at getting undercover pics than the CIA.

by Anonymousreply 23311/23/2013

Friend in town staying at the Bowery says he's seen Cumberbatch a couple of times. Not as bizarre looking in person, apparently, but much, much shorter and slighter than expected. Very aloof and unfriendly, but probably just trying to keep a low profile. Hard to do these days, since my friend isn't even a fan, but knew exactly who he was.

by Anonymousreply 23411/24/2013

All the actors are much shorter in real life.

Poor guy, if he tries to keep a low profile at New York, imagine what a hell London must be for him. I can't blame him if his body language screams: "leave me fucking alone!!!!".

by Anonymousreply 23511/24/2013

Isn't he somewhere around 6ft?

by Anonymousreply 23611/24/2013

@ 236 Yes, I think he is. From what I've seen compared to others, it seems to be true. I don't know what people expect. That he is 7 feet tall?

@ 234 So after concluding that he is trying to keep a low profile, you go and reveal the name of the hotel he's staying in on a public board?

by Anonymousreply 23711/24/2013

But 6ft can give a different impression based on a number of factors (length of legs, width of shoulders, etc.) Also, I think R235 is right that we get a skewed perception from tv/film. Sherlock comes across as really imposing, but I think that has more to do with Martin Freeman being way short. I'm not surprised by my friend's impression. During the STID prisoner/corridor scene, Cumberbatch is shorter than most of the guards escorting him.

by Anonymousreply 23811/24/2013

r237, THAT'S THE KIND OF THING THIS BOARD WAS FOR until Google fucked us and brought the goddamned fandom police. It's not my responsibility to help him keep a low profile. I paid my $18 to trade interesting gossip and info, but I'm NOT going to do it again when my membership expires.

God, I wish you and all the Hiddleston loonies would all find your own fucking forum.

by Anonymousreply 23911/24/2013

[235] That’s really odd. Somehow I think it’s the other way around.

He has been in NYC for a couple of days only and there have been more tweets literary on the hour and stalkerish pics of him than what we get from several months in London where he actually lives.

Who knows? Maybe Londoners are just more used to him.

by Anonymousreply 24011/24/2013

@ 239 Oh, calm down. I was here long before Google snitched on this place (LOL, as if!).

I'm not even this guy's fan, little less a Hiddleston fan. Him I really can't stand.

But do go and stalk him privately, no need to share this with the entire internet. That's just messed up in my book and that's regardless how much money one makes.

by Anonymousreply 24111/24/2013

has anyone noticed his eye have changed colour in this photo? air brush fail !

by Anonymousreply 24211/24/2013

Thank you photoshop.

by Anonymousreply 24311/24/2013

He was staying at the Bowery when he was promoting Star Trek & the production company was paying for his visit, maybe he's there for negotiations on ST3 hence the ZQ sightings & the same hotel.

by Anonymousreply 24411/24/2013

No way he's gonna be in ST3.

"IF" he negotiates something with Abrams it's Star Wars. Or perhaps he's just on hollidays and he likes the hotel (even if it looks far too expensive for good old Scrooge Cumby).

by Anonymousreply 24511/24/2013

R245 Abrams said "it would be stupid not to use his character again" after ST:ID, so I really do think he'll be in it if he wants to though I doubt it, he's moved on to bigger better stuff.

by Anonymousreply 24611/24/2013

I'm amused at how no one here buys his being in New York to take a vacation/catch up with old friends. There has to be more to it given his pennypinching, workaholic ways.

by Anonymousreply 24711/24/2013


BC stopped on the street for some guy (link included) and took photos with him when he was jogging in NYC, but yep, id be the same way if I didn’t want to be bothered. Especially if I had somewhere to go, you’d never get there if you kept talking to ppl who stopped you. he should invest in security

[r 244]

Chances are whatever he’s negotiating/involved paid for the hotel, yes. But lot of studios use it so it doesn’t really narrow anything down. I doubt he’ll do ST3 and those negations were done in London last time anyway, no need to go to nyc for paramount.

by Anonymousreply 24811/24/2013

I wish I could find a way to burn that hat he seems to love and wear all the time. It's awful and very unflattering.

by Anonymousreply 24911/24/2013

Where are people getting the penny pinching evidence? True he does look as though he gets dressed in the dark when he's in casual mode but he buys expensive stuff. He also seems to be pretty fond of his Apple products and he seems to socialise a lot. So where's the Scrooge image come from?

by Anonymousreply 25011/24/2013

It must be fucking creepy to have strangers follow your every move via online services.

by Anonymousreply 25111/24/2013

And just as I was posting about the dreaded flat cap, some more pap pics of BC in NYC emerge.

by Anonymousreply 25211/24/2013

[R250] I think it has more to do with the perception of how a well-off actor should live than anything else. People expect celebrities to spend their money like there’s no tomorrow, so when somebody like him comes along who is prudent with his money (or at least appears to be) or just doesn’t seem interested in spending it on certain things (lots of clothes, multiple cars...), they get called mean.

by Anonymousreply 25311/24/2013

[R 253]

That's exactly it. He wears the same clothes often (a lot of celebs don't); still is seen on public transport; doesn't have a mansion; doesn't have a personal stylist or an entourage; no yacht, etc.

I don't have an issue with it either, although I see why he's considered 'cheap'. However, he's being smart here. Roles could dry up any time and then you've to live off whatever you made. Yeah, you can get a 'regular' job, but once-busy actors aren't exactly great job candidates for other work.

by Anonymousreply 25411/24/2013

Back in the UK handing out awards and kissing ladies.

He's doing tons of promo during december, including Jimmy Kimmel on the 4th and various premiers.

by Anonymousreply 25511/25/2013

I don't mind Kimmel but man, I'd really like it if he did Ferguson. Ellen could be fun, too. I guess we'll see in the coming days where else he shows up.

by Anonymousreply 25611/25/2013

At least it's not Letterman again. That was painful. I'd love to see him on Craigy Ferg or Ellen, they're probably the only US talk shows that aren't cringeworthy and awkward.

by Anonymousreply 25711/25/2013

Yeah, that Letterman appearance was uncomfortable. BC handled it with aplomb but I don't ever want to sit through an interview like that again. Although, that dreadful Katie Couric talk show appearance was a near thing.

by Anonymousreply 25811/25/2013

don't really find him attractive at all. he looks normal to me. Michael fassbender however. oh how the shapes id bend that slut into

by Anonymousreply 25911/25/2013

I know what you mean R259 because I feel the same way about Cillian Murphy, if he wasn't married.

by Anonymousreply 26011/25/2013

R255 wow she seems really happy about kissing him, he can't be as terrible a kisser as we think him to be then.

by Anonymousreply 26111/25/2013

She won the award he presented last night and her husband was with her. I doubt there was any tongue battle.

by Anonymousreply 26211/25/2013

There's no way he's dating a woman his own age - he wants children. He'll marry someone in her twenties, if he isn't already, and I don't think he'll be shouting it from the rooftops. He told a reporter every single time he's somewhere with a woman the paparazzi are all over him. It drives him crazy.

by Anonymousreply 26311/25/2013

I think he's seeing someone (a woman by the way) but he will not be seen in public with anyone he's serious about, at least not for a while. It's too intrusive for him.

by Anonymousreply 26411/25/2013

@ 263

If he isn't what already? Married?

by Anonymousreply 26511/25/2013

sorry, [R265] I have no idea what "if he isn't already" refers to - I must have been half asleep.

by Anonymousreply 26611/26/2013

I'm not even sure where he'd find the time to be serious about someone at the moment. His schedule is so full and volatile. Nothing wrong with concentrating on his career rather than romance.

by Anonymousreply 26711/26/2013


Yeah, his schedule isn't conducive to anything other than a long-distance thing.

by Anonymousreply 26811/26/2013

wanna ride this awkward stallion

by Anonymousreply 26911/26/2013

i had a sex dream about him it was so weird.

by Anonymousreply 27011/26/2013

[R266] [R267] I think you're both probably correct.

by Anonymousreply 27111/26/2013

He's weird looking but also, very hot.

by Anonymousreply 27211/26/2013

id make it with him. close my eyes and think of england

by Anonymousreply 27311/26/2013

I could do it with him just because of that voice. Plus I find him very sexy and attractive.

by Anonymousreply 27411/26/2013

[R268] I thought he would slow down or lay low a bit after The Fifth Estate bombed, but that never happened. He keeps popping up everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 27511/29/2013


He has to stop bringing Olivia up now, because she moved on already. How could he keep talking about her when she wants to have baby with another man?

by Anonymousreply 27611/29/2013

r275, I've yet to come across a review of "Fifth Estate" that said Ben was the reason the film flopped.

by Anonymousreply 27711/29/2013

R276 he rarely talks about her. They've been together for 10 years, of course her name is going to come up every now and then. Have you never dated anyone?

by Anonymousreply 27811/29/2013


There were several, doubting his ability to lead, or suggesting his fans only like him as Sherlock. But that's not the point. Whoever or whatever the blame, a flop of the only movie he leads is an embarrassment for "his year".

by Anonymousreply 27911/29/2013

Luckily for Benedict, the fact that he's constantly working and has a lot of high-profile projects coming up will make the failure of TFE forgotten soon enough. December brings The Hobbit, January brings Sherlock and awards season and since he's in 12 Years a Slave, which will do very well, that can only help.

And like r277 pointed out, he got good reviews despite the reception of the film so while it might affect him getting more lead roles, it won't stop him from working or being courted by producers and directors. I think he's got a lot of good will in the industry.

by Anonymousreply 28011/29/2013

Who is Olivia wanting/planning to have a baby with? That would suck for Benedict, wasn't she the one in the relationship who didn't really want a baby? Or was it just that she didn't want a baby with him?

by Anonymousreply 28111/29/2013

He said they didn't want to have a baby together, that I translate by she didn't want to have a baby with him.

Poor guy, I've got the impression that he was far more in love with her than she was with him.

by Anonymousreply 28211/29/2013

[R 282]

Yeah, that's how it seemed to me too.

That massive;y over-budget remodel he did was actually based on her design. Seemed like he was in it for the long haul but she changed her mind.

by Anonymousreply 28311/29/2013

Ok we have all heard this stuff but how do we know that that's the case? How do we know that it wasn't him? I've heard people say that the reason they broke up the second time was basically cause Benedict wanted to go out and fuck models. How do we know that it wasn't that and why do people keep insisting that Olivia was the one that didn't love Benedict enough? Not being bitchy, I honestly want to know what makes it seem like Benedict is the wounded party in this situation. Also, if Olivia said tomorrow that she wanted him back, does anyone think that he would get back with her? I know if I was with a guy for a decade plus while he waited tables, then we broke up and his career suddenly blew up and I saw him with other women, I'd be pissed.

by Anonymousreply 28411/30/2013

Because she dumped him before "To The End Of The Earth" shooting and took him back after he's been kidnapped.

He's the one who can't seem find a new relation whereas she has a boyfriend. He was the one speaking about her whereas she doesn't want to speak about him (which I respect, she's right about it).

If he wants to fuck models after they broke, I don't see the problem but I doubt (of course no one can be sure) that he was unfaithful when they were together.

by Anonymousreply 28511/30/2013

I think that his not being able to find a new relationship has more to do with his schedule than any residual feelings for Olivia. Also, who is this boyfriend she wants to have babies with? I think she doesn't speak of Benedict out of a desire to protect his privacy, unlike the fashion bitch who loves to use Ben's name to get attention for herself. I also hope that he was a faithful guy. He seems like the kind of man who would be. Whoever the woman is that gets him is gonna be one lucky lady. Although, she would have to be younger cause it might be difficult to conceive with a woman who is in his age range. If he wants to be a dad before 40 though, he needs to stop fucking around with these models and maybe find a woman who is more grounded.

by Anonymousreply 28611/30/2013

Benedict Cumberbatch specializes in playing eccentric geniuses. This makes a career for him as a Hollywood star highly problematic. "The Fifth Estate" is a case in point. It started out as a hatchet job on Assange. Ben said "But I don't want to do a hatchet job on Assange." So they dialed down the hatcheting so that it just became a story about a highly uninterested bearded guy in glasses whose attempts to fuck his hot girlfriend keep getting interrupted by this bleach-blond skinny guy who wants him to do stuff on his laptop. NOT a compelling situation, and I guess it's Ben's fault for refusing to play Assange as a leering supervillain.

by Anonymousreply 28711/30/2013

You give him too much credit. I doubt he's that inldluencial.

by Anonymousreply 28811/30/2013


"Poulet is now dating another actor (“I seem to have a taste for them”) who she declines to name. Within five years, she says, she’d probably like to have children but is not fussed about marriage ..."

Obviously she's the one who does want kids earlier, and who doesn't want to get married.

by Anonymousreply 28911/30/2013

Take heart, ladies; it's not all about looks!

by Anonymousreply 29011/30/2013

R [284]

She dumped him more than once and you can tell from the way they both talk about it. He was planning his house redesign based off her ideas when they announced the split.

Olivia's career is a mix of steady UK stage and screen, so visiting him when he was filming for months overseas would not have been possible for her unless she turned down work.

She had a new boyfriend within months of the split, before Cumberbatch was spotted with anyone.

by Anonymousreply 29111/30/2013

Thinking that a man of his caliber, especially given his nouveau riche upbringing, will still be pining after his slob of an ex-girlfriend after a 10 year relationship that ended several times before is even more childish than the Hiddleston: the charming rainbow sharting unicorn prince tale.

by Anonymousreply 29211/30/2013

I tend to agree with you there, r292; just wishful fantasy by the tumblr set.

by Anonymousreply 29311/30/2013

[R 292]

I don't think he's pining but I do agree that she dropped him, not the other way around. can't blame her, she'd have gotten stuck with the kids while he worked.

by Anonymousreply 29411/30/2013

Slob????????????? Girl isn't a beauty but no need to insult her.

by Anonymousreply 29511/30/2013


Without going into anything else, but how the hell did he have a nouveau riche upbringing?

Wasn't it the pure opposite since his family was quite wealthy in the past and then slowly lost the money/influence?

by Anonymousreply 29611/30/2013

Some people here just don't know what they are speaking about.

by Anonymousreply 29711/30/2013

I got the impression from things I read from his friends that people saw this breakup coming and that their relationship wasn't going anywhere. I thought they parted friends. I think it had a lot to do with his work schedule. Also he may be one of those guys who doesn't have a problem living with someone, but he wants to be married before having kids. So if Olivia didn't want to get married, maybe that contributed.

As far as him becoming a Hollywood star, I doubt he's looking to become the next Brad Pitt or Clooney. He likes good, meaty roles, and the stardom thing probably doesn't mean that much to him. If he doesn't do big budget stuff like Star Trek, a lot of his films will be for a niche audience.

I find him incredibly sexy. I know a lot of guys find him funny looking but I find him adorable. In Osage County, when he sings to Juliette Nicholson, you could eat him with a spoon.

by Anonymousreply 29811/30/2013

R297 I highly doubt that. Maybe one side of the family had some sort of wealth at some point but temporary ebbs and flow of money does not translate into a wealthy lifestyle that would dictate the upbringing of the children.

R295 I was not insulting, I was merely describing her. Benedict Cumberbatch does not read this thread and he will not be grading your fandom report card based on your work and commitment to the material on gossip sites. You shouldn't feel the need to pretend as if you care about a nobody. (And no, again, I'm not insulting her, she is a nobody given this is a gossip site and she has never been and never will be a celebrity. Her past association to Cumberbatch does not change this fact.)

by Anonymousreply 29911/30/2013


She may be an unknown actress and she'll never be a star but that doesn't mean you can insult her.

I don't care for the girl, I don't worry for Cumberbatch and I don't think neither of them will never read you but you're a mysogynous pig.

You have no right to slam this woman, specially when she did nothing wrong and has always been decent.

by Anonymousreply 30011/30/2013 I'm guessin' she can suck a mean cock!

by Anonymousreply 30111/30/2013

I wonder what his actual chances of finding a woman and settling down in the next few years are. At this point, he is the hot new thing, and the kind of women that that attracts are the kind that want to go out and be seen with him. Not the kind that would want to accompany him to Sunday brunch at his parents house. Also, he looks and acts young, but some women might think twice about having a baby with a middle aged man. Maybe at this point he should just shelve the whole marriage and baby idea and focus on becoming the best actor of his generation. It seems like he would have a better shot at that.

Amazing though, all of the people that he has been exposed to and all the people he has met and spent time with in the last few years and he can't find one woman to try a relationship with? I've heard that he is very shy, maybe that has something to do with it.. So DataLounge, why can't charming, handsome, talented, broody Benedict Cumberbatch find himself a woman?

by Anonymousreply 30211/30/2013

[R 300]

R297 is correct. The grant he got for Harrow is only for talented kids whose family fails the income means test. No trust fund. Also got financial aid for LAMDA.

His father went to Harrow and came from a once important family, but their last society tie died in the 1960s. You can find Cumberbatch's grandfather in peerage listings but not anyone after him.

by Anonymousreply 30311/30/2013

R299 What did you read from his friends? Was it on Twitter? Strange to think they commented in public about his private life.

Olivia has moved on and is (probably) fine. No need to throw insults at her, ever.

by Anonymousreply 30411/30/2013

R301 but here you are at a thread about a man named "Benedict Cumberbatch" in a website where hundreds of threads go down the threadlist daily and are lost in the blink of an eye. That is unless you know exactly what you're looking for and add it to your thread watcher when you find it. That sounds like a lot of commitment for someone who doesn't "worry for Cumberbatch".

And your manners are eye watering. Where were you when BC was likened to a foot? Or do you only cry foul when a woman is involved? Be a feminist, Cumberbitch, there are beautiful women, there are ugly women, there are hardworking women, there are lazy women, there are women with no fashion sense, there are women who can dress like it's an art. A woman can be many things at the same time. Being a slob does not take away her decency not her cognitive abilities. You are the one who's associating a womans worth to her looks. Whoops, looks like you are the misogynist pig now..

by Anonymousreply 30511/30/2013

[R 303]

Seems like a workaholic so he'd need to find another workaholic.

by Anonymousreply 30611/30/2013

@303 I think he's just too busy right now. He's having a spectacular year.

by Anonymousreply 30711/30/2013

Just in case anyone here is actually interested in gossip...Olivia dumped him on more than one occasion because he can be an ass behind closed doors (and a cheater, for what it's worth -- though I somehow doubt I'll be believed). Benedict can be incredibly principled and giving, but he can also be an unbelievably entitled prick. He was shocked by Olivia's kick to the curb only because he honestly thought he could get away with being a selfish jerk indefinitely. His friends and colleagues have spun his insecurities into this endearing quality that the fan girls eat up, but insecurity can be an ugly thing up close and personal.

Whatever. He's not currently hurting for female company, although his fans would love to believe he's desperately lonely. Ha! Money buys a lot of things, kids...including the chance to be selfish without being particularly accountable. Make of that what you will.

by Anonymousreply 30811/30/2013

R309 finally an adult. Hello friend, they will throw fruit at you but fear not, we few still read and enjoy adult conversation. I believe the cheating rumour, I read in several different places that he fucked a co-star and everybody knew but his girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 30911/30/2013

[R305] I read everything about him so I have no idea where I read it, I just remember reading it.

As far as him being from a wealthy family, his grandmother gave the family money for his education at Harrow.

[R309] I agree he's not hurting for female company. His attitude about marriage has changed since he hit the big time. He says now that he can wait. That's because he's having too good a time being single. As far as a "relationship," as others have said, he doesn't have time for one. He did date Anna Jones for about a year, but they broke up.

[R310] I don't know him, but if he and Poulet got to a point where they were just going through the motions, I can see him cheating. I don't know her either, but she seems sweet.

by Anonymousreply 31011/30/2013

@ 309 I have no reason to believe or not to believe you. Actually, all of this sounds very plausible.

But the thing is – how do you know all that? As far as I know British tabloids are dying for some solid gossip on him, even went as far as trying to pay off co-workers to get something. And still they came up empty handed.

If he is such an entitled prick, why hasn’t anyone came forward? I mean, even likable celebrities get betrayed, so why not him?

What insecurities are we talking about? And why are his friends and colleagues spinning them in a positive way? OK, friends I understand, but why would colleagues bend over backwards to paint him as a great guy (often without even being asked first) if he is really a prick?

I know, I know. Slagging off someone can sound terribly adult, but without solid proof/explanation (and I say this bearing in mind this is an anonymous site), all of this could sound just like the opposite side of fan-girling – collecting all the usual stuff detractors post under the guise of an insider.

I'm not saying I believe that, just that it cound the interpreted in that way.

by Anonymousreply 31111/30/2013

[ R 312]

I've heard that same exact gossip over and over for years. It originated from a Datalounge poster on an old thread who claimed to know his friends or something and said he was screwing one of his co-stars during a play.

I don't buy it as it makes Poulet a saint, the way she's willingly talked about him. And no way the Daily Mail's expose on him would have missed it, they were going for his jugular and even dug up a failed company he had.

It seems people get understandably annoyed with his fangirls and then want to believe he's opposite of what he appears to be an 'adult'. But the real person is probably in the middle of both images.

by Anonymousreply 31211/30/2013

Interesting R309. No idea whether what you say is true but it sounds more likely than the picture of this paragon of perfection pining for his lost true love peddled by Tumblrites.

Does your money lets him be selfish remark refer to hookers? Heard that rumor too but thought it was just fuelled by the Russian model hating fangirls who were insinuating she was a prostitute when those Ibiza photos surfaced.

by Anonymousreply 31311/30/2013

R314 Kate Moss outed her.

by Anonymousreply 31411/30/2013

R314. Really? I did not know that. When did that happen?

by Anonymousreply 31511/30/2013

R312, There is no workable gossip for the tabloids because its pretty pedestrian stuff, really. Nothing that would sell papers. So why even post, save for some bitter personal vendetta? I promise I have none. I suppose I just get frustrated by the naive hero worship that I see in these types of discussions (although I rarely have an inside take).

by Anonymousreply 31611/30/2013

LOL the guy gets photo'd getting his hair dyed and shopping at apple. If he really was a ladies man or a monster, you'd know by now. hes not all powerful, just a B-level celeb.

lbr olivia dumped his ass because she saw where it was going, her staying home playing mommy while he worked.

i do think the mail thing was right in that his insecurities are a sign of a mental problem rather than cute though

by Anonymousreply 31711/30/2013

R316 a while ago in one of those Leon Max parties she attended with her husband she said she couldn't be bought and didn't neither Katia Elizarova nor Leon Max near her.

by Anonymousreply 31811/30/2013

*didn't let

by Anonymousreply 31911/30/2013

R318 that's very naive of you to think that.

by Anonymousreply 32011/30/2013

@ 317

I agree it is all pedestrian stuff, but it still beats nothing.

Daily Mail was really out to get him for a while, even did an expose – and the best they came up with was anxiety and a non-activated company.

You mentioned - being a prick, cheating, being a bastard to friends and colleagues and possibly prostitution.

Wouldn’t that be better than nothing? Especially given the high opinion everyone seem to have about him.

by Anonymousreply 32111/30/2013

Well I suppose that would explain what was going on in Ibiza If it wasn't for the fact she talks about him to the press. Surely no hooker would be that indiscreet. Bad for business I'd have thought.

by Anonymousreply 32211/30/2013

[r 317]

The mail article went with shit like him being too dumb for cambridge according to schoolmates and being cheap and possibly gay. beyond pedestrian and they paid people for it. if they could have gotten any remotely legit sounding he's a secret asshole rumors, they would have included it because what they had was stupid as hell. same goes for the sun.

the russian girl could be a hooker but it's a pretty lame story since it turned out she was separately invited and we never got better pics.

by Anonymousreply 32311/30/2013

I think that situation is a bit misinterpreted. If Kate said that, I'm sure she was just annoyed that these people think hiring her husband's band entitles them to her presence and attention. Elizarova is a C or D-list model so I doubt Kate even knew who she was, let alone felt qualified to speak about whether or not she is a working girl.

by Anonymousreply 32411/30/2013

THANK YOU R309 & R310, for some gossip! Finally, there's dirt on this *angelic* man and I say this as a fan. It's expected for celebs to be exactly as they are: human. Perfection be damned, flaws are where it’s at. And I agree @309; insecurity can be an ugly thing up-close.

It is a shame BC & Olivia's relationship didn't last, but they were in their 20's when it began. That's quite young to be in a 10+ year committed relationship. Who knows if they were each other firsts; maybe BC and possibly Olivia cheated each other, for variety? Whatever, I hope Olivia's happy now. BC, get yours with whomever you're fucking.

by Anonymousreply 32511/30/2013

[r 321]

please. if he had press/pr/media suppression power, he'd never have as many public fuck ups as he's had. hes a walking disaster.

by Anonymousreply 32611/30/2013


Old dirt that's been peddled around datalounge for literally a year or two. One day someone will have something good.

I'd love to know what the hell he's filming at the beginning of the year. Anyone got something there?

by Anonymousreply 32711/30/2013

I assume he'll be filming "The Lost City of Z" and preparing to do Hamlet in the West End.

by Anonymousreply 32811/30/2013

R328 The final episode of cabin pressure is due to be recorded in the new year. It seems unlike him to have a big chunk of time off and I don't think he has a huge amount of press commitments in Jan/Feb either. Unusual, but I don't think the Lost City of Z movie has even been confirmed yet.

R309 So about the money... he's spending it on hookers? I guess he can avoid the risks of a kiss and tell but the tabloids might do an expose. Do you know him personally or...? Can you tell us more? How is he selfish/and entitled prick? And the cheating? I read a comment on Celebitchy about him cheating on Olivia with a co-star in a play and she was oblivious while it was obvious to everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 32911/30/2013

@ 330

And the person who posted it on Celebitchy read it here.

As others have said, all the stuff posted on him is just rehashing alledged insider gossip from old Datalounge threads.

by Anonymousreply 33011/30/2013

[post redacted because thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

by Anonymousreply 33111/30/2013

Btw when I first read that post I thought it said 'Money buys a lot of things, including kids' . Woops.

by Anonymousreply 33211/30/2013

Actually, Olivia is kind of rough looking. Couldn't Benedict do any better?

by Anonymousreply 33311/30/2013

Not when he was twenty. A lot the women around him look the same. KE, Alice Eve, Lydia Hearst all look like Olivia imo. Anna James had a similar face too.

by Anonymousreply 33411/30/2013

He sure likes 'em man faced.

by Anonymousreply 33511/30/2013

I feel a strong urge to reach for the bucket when fan girls on various sites start depicting him like an embodiment of perfection. I just want to reach through the screen and shake them until they come to their sense.

If I had to decide, I would probably go with the version that he is all in all a decent human being.

But one thing is bugging me. Maybe those in the know could help. If he really is a prick, why is this something that’s being said only by so-called insiders on anonymous boards?

He gets photographed daily, complete strangers write about meeting him all the time, long-time friends swear that he’s great, even the GF he allegedly cheated and mistreated had nothing but kind words for him. Non bullshiters like McQueen or Oldman say he’s the real deal.

Why isn’t his prickness known by now? Does the guy have some sort of a power or there really isn't anything to it?

by Anonymousreply 33611/30/2013

So, basically he has a "type"? That's sad if it's true.

by Anonymousreply 33711/30/2013

Yeah, I think he really has a very clear type. Sadly.

by Anonymousreply 33811/30/2013

R338 R339 why sadly?

by Anonymousreply 33911/30/2013

R337, wished I knew the answer to your question but maybe BC's prick-ness is present when dealing everyday people who aren't pricks themselves or hyperventilating fans? Or maybe he's very moody and people catch him on the wrong day?

by Anonymousreply 34011/30/2013

Yes, apparently he likes blondes. I remember reading about him having a schoolboy crush on model Helena Christensen, who I think is a blonde?

by Anonymousreply 34111/30/2013

R342, that's interesting 'cause Anna James and Liv Tyler (allegedly dated/hook up) are brunettes. At least he has good taste; Helena Christensen is gorgeous!

by Anonymousreply 34211/30/2013

That was from an interview where he talked about the boys at his school cutting pictures of hot girls out of magazines, he liked Kate Moss and Helena Christensen. I see similarities with them and the other women he's dated.

by Anonymousreply 34311/30/2013

[341] If I was a celebrity, I how blow off steam and those hyperventilating morons, however bad it may be for the business.

But that's not what I was getting at. According to a handful of insiders he is a prick by nature. That's his character trait, not just something that bubbles up when he's having a bad day.

If that's true, why doesn't the public bring that up? And why are insiders never here to tie up the loose ends and answer extra questions? LOL

by Anonymousreply 34411/30/2013

I think that the only time I've heard of him really being an ass is during his interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He was being surly and standoffish and the interviewer included his douchy behavior in the article. How embarrassing..

by Anonymousreply 34511/30/2013

Give me a break, Alice E. and Olivia P. aren't even in the same ballpark.

by Anonymousreply 34611/30/2013

Of all the times to be a dick, you'd think he could pick a better one than while he was with a reporter from a powerful industry trade.

by Anonymousreply 34711/30/2013

To be fair though, the interview did take place just after the Daily Mail hatchet job came out. I would have been pretty pissed at all reporters if I were him too.

by Anonymousreply 34811/30/2013

...and so the smartest thing to do was to show it.

by Anonymousreply 34911/30/2013

[R 346]

TBH, the HR reporter was the dick first and admitted it in the interview. "The actor rightly has accused this reporter of zigzagging."

I wouldn't trust an interviewer who I caught doing that shit either. I'd've walked out.

by Anonymousreply 35011/30/2013

[r 337]

Exactly. He's either got some incredible magic powers that apparently don't extend to keeping PR flubs out of the press or the 'in the know' negative stuff here is all horseshit.

As far as his fangirls go, they chose to believe an angel image but that's not his public image. Cumberbatch has had bad PR moments they ignore.

I'd guess he's a decent person who's a prick sometimes like everyone else in the world but nothing particularly bad (ie, domestic violence) and not a set diva.

by Anonymousreply 35111/30/2013

Heavens. R309, here. I never said he was a prick in public or even with friends or colleagues. I merely meant to suggest that he can be a right asshole as a boyfriend. I'm a gay male, but even I've had asshole boyfriends who had sparkly veneers when it suited them. Hardly worthy of a tabloid feature, although I dare say Ben lets his veneer slip at times. Fwiw, I know the things I know first hand, but that's irrelevant, really. And of course Olivia's not going to slag him off to the press. That would only make her look petty. I'm not sure how to spell it out more clearly...think ENTITLEMENT with a deadly dose of whiny. Imagine a significant other that always assumes their way or no way...and very cranky to boot. That's all I was trying to communicate. The cryptic comments at the end of my original comment are probably best ignored, lest I have to resort to telling myself "pot see kettle" on the issue of crankiness.

by Anonymousreply 35211/30/2013

So what do you mean by he isn't "hurting" for female company and money can buy him the freedom to be selfish then?

by Anonymousreply 35311/30/2013

Thanks R309/353 for sharing. I can sense the entitlement with a deadly dose of whiny in him from some interviews, but that's a common trait with most people anyway, unfortunately lol.

by Anonymousreply 35411/30/2013

pssssstt... I assume that means he utilizes the charms of 'professionals'.

by Anonymousreply 35511/30/2013

[ 353]

So, he's just like every man in a relationship, then, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 35611/30/2013

Oh, and before I disappear into the night entirely, I'll also dare to reveal that I've encountered Hiddleston in my daily comings and goings, as well. I have no intention of venturing into that discussion, however. Let's just say that I find it utterly bizarre that there are lengthy internet discussions on either of these two. We might as well be discussing your third cousin's sister's ex-boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 35711/30/2013

Gee. I certainly don't think he's an angel or a model of perfection. He's human and in the Hollywood Reporter interview, he sounded like he'd HAD IT. And we're not him, having to do publicity for so many films while in the middle of working. I don't blame him for sounding disgusted, and I give him credit for being blunt with the interviewer. I have done hundreds of interviews and nothing is worse than someone who just sugarcoats everything and puts on a fake veneer.

But where this idea of him being a prick, I have no idea. I have seen hundreds of photos of him with fans. He is always smiling; I have also seen personal letters he's written to fans. He is very gracious, and he seems to have many friends.

He has misspoken in the press - he obviously has no one "handling" him, or hadn't. He was naive about the press. I think he learned his lesson there.

He speaks very highly of Olivia. That's always been true. And he gave a hilarious interview where the interviewer went to his parents' house and was faced with this MANSION and she thought, "not posh, my ass" - because of all the publicity he got calling him "posh" - and she walked around the side of the house when no one answered the door. There was a cottage behind the house (not part of the property) and Benedict was standing in the doorway. He said, what were you doing at Kate Moss' house? Delightful interview. His parents are fun, too.

I'm sure he can be a crank. So am I. He's under a lot of pressure. But if you'd read all the interviews that I have, he comes across as very interesting, very informed, sometimes a little annoyed with the press, and extremely nice to his fans.

by Anonymousreply 35811/30/2013

@ 353 You know first hand how he treats his girlfriends? Wow, that's something.

But is he even that rich? He was paid only 500 000 dollars for ST and that was almost two years ago. The rest is still average or below average in the celebrity world.

Is he really doing that well that he is supposed to be spending money on presumably high-class hookers?

by Anonymousreply 35911/30/2013

Being an asshole sometimes in a relationship with whininess/entitlement just sounds like human nature unless I'm missing something.

I don't think anyone expects Poulet to slag him off in the press. Since she doesn't have to offer up as many compliments as she does, couldn't have been that bad unless she's some sort of martyr.

by Anonymousreply 36011/30/2013

The "tea" spilled thus far on BC is rather tepid. So he can be a bit of an asshole on occasion? Whiny? Who isn't? And it hardly ever comes across in any of his public dealings (THR interview and a few others excepted): interviews, fan encounters, comments from his peers, etc. I don't think the sun shines out of his ass or anything but he's hardly atypical if what r309/r353 is saying is true.

by Anonymousreply 36111/30/2013

[ R360]

Doubt he even got that much. ZQ was second-highest paid at 850. BC I'd peg at maybe 300 to 400K? He mortgaged for his remodel (public record) so he didn't have the 2 mill to pay for it just last year.

Are we still stalking about the blind $10K hooker item from CDAN? That was someone else.

by Anonymousreply 36211/30/2013


Agreed. And I actually got a kick out of the THR interviewer because that interviewer seemed like a total dick.

Whined about cumberbatch not being completely open after admitting they'd intentionally tried to mislead the dude. That's like getting mad at someone for not trusting you after you tried to steal their car.

by Anonymousreply 36311/30/2013

Just because somebody takes a mortgage out doesn't mean they don't have the money to cover it. They may be investing their cash in other areas. I'm talking actual financial investments here not hookers!

Don't know what to think about the hooker innuendo. Wouldn't rule it out. I don't think he's gay so it would explain why he is never seen with a girlfriend these days. Either that or he lives like a monk.

by Anonymousreply 36411/30/2013

@ 363 Yes, could be under 500 000. I can't remember the site where I read it, so I can't check.

I don't know about the others, I'm referring to the new insider who claims that BC's new money (Is there any in the first place?) buys his all sorts of favours. And I'm strongly doubting that.

by Anonymousreply 36511/30/2013

How do you know he got a mortgage? I don't think his place is worth 2mil, there was an article in the Express which said it was worth just under a million. He bought the two flats separately and only paid for the renovations to merge them into one house, it didn't cost him £2million.

by Anonymousreply 36611/30/2013

Okay R358, I'll bite. Why do you find it bizarre that people have discussions over BC and Hiddleston? Do you find them boring?

by Anonymousreply 36711/30/2013

@ 365 Or he is just, you know, a normal guy who hooks up/has FWBs/dates women who don't go running to DM after seeing his dick.

Come on, he has been living in the same city where he was born and raised. His life didn’t start after Sherlock or the ST premiere. I'm sure he has a normal social circle where he can get what he needs.

by Anonymousreply 36811/30/2013

What new money? He's working more steadily in higher profile projects but his average paycheque certainly isn't in the millions and BBC probably plays peanuts so I doubt he's making a ton of money from Sherlock. (Not to say he should be pleading poverty mind you.) If anything, he's probably pulling down more money based on the workload for things like his Jaguar voiceover spots.

by Anonymousreply 36911/30/2013

@ 370 Well, I agree, but don't ask me, ask the OP. He claimed money gets him all sorts of things.

by Anonymousreply 37011/30/2013

I liked the THR interview. My favorite part was when he complained that his demented fans (my words, not his) send entirely too many drawings and paintings of him - that he didn't keep most of the "art" because he would have to be nuts to want to want to live with rooms and rooms of pictures of himself. What on earth are they thinking?

by Anonymousreply 37111/30/2013

[R 367]

Land transactions are public record. If you know where he lives, it's accessible.

You're right that it's not worth two million, sorry I wasn't clear. The renovation had problems. The second flat + plus reno ended up ballooning to around 2 mill.

[R 365]

Yeah, he could be investing in other places but I still don't think he's worth more than 3 million with all assets considered. Never has had a big payday project and no trust fund.

No clue on his dating life. Could just casually date women in his circles in the UK. Also possible that he's just not interested enough in men or women but that would hurt his image with his fangirls probably.

by Anonymousreply 37211/30/2013

I liked the THR interview, too, even though it made some waves in fandom and on the gossip sites. He was pissy but that interviewer was a prat.

I found his comment about the art kind of hypocritical. This is the guy who still wears clothes fans have sent him so it's not like he doesn't encourage them to have that kind of gift-giving relationship with him. However, to be fair to BC, I wouldn't want tons of fanart, much of which is probably pornographic and depicts me doing sexual things with my coworker, in my house either.

by Anonymousreply 37311/30/2013

R369. But he's not like "any normal guy". Normal guys don't get photos of their daily life posted on the Internet. Seems unlikely that he could have a girlfriend/date without somebody spotting them and tweeting about it or taking a sneaky pic.

by Anonymousreply 37411/30/2013

Thank you for making the hypocrisy observation with respect to gift giving, R374! I thought I was the only one who found it off-putting that he makes it a point to be seen with/wearing the gifts of some fans, but then tells others not to send him things. He very definitely plays favorites.

I can understand the fan art opinion, but don't be an ass and verbalize it, inevitably crushing the hopes of silly girls who just want to be acknowledged. Just say thank you very much and throw the shit quietly into the trash.

by Anonymousreply 37511/30/2013

@ 375

If you look at it that way, prostitutes/escorts would be even worse.

I certainly don’t think he has a steady GF because he would have babbled about it by now. He gets to excited and is really not good at keep secrets, as his public record shows. And someone would have seen them. But there are always trusted friends, visiting each other’s homes, private parties, haunts where he knows they won’t be spotted…

by Anonymousreply 37611/30/2013

Receiving clothes is more practical than art. I'd much rather get a nice sweater or tie from someone than a portrait of myself. Like he said, there's not much room for all that art.

by Anonymousreply 37711/30/2013

No problem, r374. It's been in the back of my mind since the interview came out and it rankled a little bit. He is generally pretty good about that sort of thing but the kind thing to do would have been to take the approach you stated. But I suppose it's easier said than done when you're not in his position. He has do deal with people who worship the ground he walks on on a regular basis so even he has his limits. A perfect example: when he was on the BAFTA LA red carpet last month, there was a fan who was literally holding a sign asking for Benedict to hug her while she stood right next to him. And he eventually gave in and hugged her. Imagine dealing with those lack of boundaries all the time and it puts things into perspective a bit.

by Anonymousreply 37811/30/2013

I thought he would've been paid more for ST, like £1million+. I would imagine the BBC pay him quite well for Sherlock. They want him to keep doing it! They don't want him to run off for a bigger paycheck but obviously can't compete with the big studios.

And I still want to know about the cheating. Did Olivia know? Is that why she dumped him? Was it a one-off or can he not keep his dick in his pants? And is that more or less a confirmation about him buying hookers... Is R209 implying -or outright stating- he's become a huge manwhore now that he's famous.

And LOL at R209 knowing Hiddleston too. You should pop into their thread and spill some tea.

by Anonymousreply 37911/30/2013

[R 308]

Only Pine got over a million for ST, 1.5 to be exact. Star Trek pays like shit but also doesn't generate the same profit levels as say Marvel flicks or THG.

by Anonymousreply 38011/30/2013

[R 376]

I think it has less to do with 'playing favorites' and more to do with the fact that clothing is practical and is only sent occasionally while fanart is not practical and probably comes in by the truckload.

Mind you I'd not want people to send me naked fanart so I'm biased here. It'd creep me out and I'd probably say something. Letters (which he answers and seems to prefer) I get because at least there's interaction and a story of sorts there without immediate visual boundary crossing.

by Anonymousreply 38111/30/2013

Poulet had a boyfriend suspiciously fast after they broke up. Wouldn't surprise me if they both cheated because the relationship was dead in the water and they just weren't dealing with it.

by Anonymousreply 38211/30/2013

Marvel pays even worse, unless you're Robert Downey Jr.

by Anonymousreply 38311/30/2013

Oops I meant R309 in that last post, our resident tea spiller.

by Anonymousreply 38411/30/2013

[R 384]

Marvel technically pays better--Evans got at least 2 million but more likely 3 mill for Captain America 2, for instance--but it's worse when you consider how much those movies make.

by Anonymousreply 38511/30/2013

One of the reasons I actually like Cumberbatch is that he doesn't constantly spew unicorns and rainbows and lick his fans' asses.

by Anonymousreply 38611/30/2013


Someone on IMDB once vouched with insider knowledge that BC was paid nearly nothing for Sherlock, especially comparing with American TV stars. So I think probably standard BBC pay. Both him and Martin Freeman are not in Sherlock for money.

by Anonymousreply 38711/30/2013

To be fair, I'm not sure Cumberbatch ever expected to be mobbed by fans or become a "star." It's a little like James Gandolfini, who was a character actor and became a tremendous star with The Sopranos. He'd been working for years. Benedict has been working as an actor since around 2002, doing stage, TV, film - I'm sure no one said to him, "Oh, this Sherlock is going to make you in demand everywhere." So it was all new, unexpected, and he was ill-prepared.

by Anonymousreply 38811/30/2013


you don't even need an insider for that one. bbc is a nonprofit corp and definitely pays like crap, especially when compared to us tv. its widely known.

by Anonymousreply 38911/30/2013

Basically no one has "tea" on him except that he's a basic average guy who sometimes fucks up with journalists or girfriends.

That said, anyone thinking that an "insider" would post here or on IMdB, Tumblr, ONTD or CB, is an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 39011/30/2013

Well said, R391.

by Anonymousreply 39111/30/2013


Fair assessment. No one thought Sherlock was going to be what it's become. They were hoping for around 4 million viewers (decent numbers for the UK) and have since ended up with 10+ plus.

Cumberbatch is one of the few actors I can believe when he says he knows fame doesn't last or mean much. His mum was huge in the 1970s but struggled from the mid-1980's forward, so he saw how that works firsthand.

by Anonymousreply 39211/30/2013

His mom was a babe, the father's genes fucked up everything. He's a cute guy but also an acquired taste.

by Anonymousreply 39311/30/2013

Aaaand he's back in LA.

by Anonymousreply 39412/01/2013

[395] What do you mean, back in LA? It’s not like he lives there. He’s there just for the DOS premiere.

Except for the BAFTA awards, I don’t think he was in LA this year at all. What’s so strange about that?

Hope the press for this is good.

by Anonymousreply 39512/01/2013

There's been talk about doing another big-screen adaptation of Doctor Who, with Johnny Depp and his ersatz English accent as the Doctor.

The Doctor is the sort of role Ben would hit out of the park, and DW done properly has blockbuster franchise potential.

Ben has also mentioned that he'd love to play James Bond, though that would be a little like using a Lamborghini to deliver pizzas. He definitely needs to play Professor Higgins at some point, too. In Pygmalion, NOT My Fair Lady.

by Anonymousreply 39612/01/2013

Depp as the Doctor... UGH...

Benedict already said he didn't want to be the Doctor, Moffat asked him before Sherlock.

But if DW was a franchise it could change everything, but I doubt.

by Anonymousreply 39712/01/2013

Really? Johnny Depp as DW?

Dear Lord, don't let this happen. I can already seem him playing the role with a hint of Captain Sparrow/Keith Richards flare.

And an accent so bogus it would put Russell Crowe to shame.

Please, just no.

by Anonymousreply 39812/01/2013

As a fan (definitely not an insider), it's best to assume that there's nothing more to talk about Cumberbatch except that he's a great actor who's struggling with the adulation from fans, and yet, we see photos of him meeting fans, being photographed by anyone (fans/his PR/etc) from any city, at any time; we read about / see him wearing fans' clothing gifts (which is cool, I must admit) at all events.

He seemed to be heart-broken over his break-up with Olivia but now is happier fucking any woman who gives him attention; so there's no longer the big rush in getting married and making babies.

And now he's in L.A. to kick off the promos for the 2nd Hobbit movie. Yeah, if you think about it there's no gossip, "tea" about him. And he and his PR are clever enough to keep it that way. For now. So why should we care about his life if he’s making the conscious effort to make it so boring publicly? Understand he wants his privacy, as he should given what happened this past summer. But if he didn’t want the adulation on the near damn psychotic level, he and PR team should’ve thought about how to create the image of him as soon as Sherlock went big in 2010.

by Anonymousreply 39912/01/2013

@ 400 You make it sound like him being at the world premiere of one of his films is some dark, sinister PR ploy.

Anyway, not sure I follow you. What image was he supposed to create in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 40012/01/2013

Sneak peek at Season Three of Sherlock

by Anonymousreply 40112/01/2013

Was just reading through this thread (phew!), and some of the comments and observations prompted a few thoughts on "Big Name Fans" I'd like to discuss. I'd start a new, general thread, but, alas, I'm one of the much-maligned squatters.

Benedict has some very well-known "Big Name Fans," and he seems very generous toward them, which is nice to see. As far as I can tell, it's mostly a group of middle-aged professional women, a few geeky types, and the girl drummer (Tor, I think is her name). Honestly, it boggles my mind the amount of time these people spend culling and communicating information. I can see that it's a sort of community, but what do you think the celebrities themselves think of Big Name Fans? Like I said, Benedict seems very open and generous to them when he sees them in person, but what must he and his friends really think? Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 40212/01/2013

I'm quite curious too. It must depend on his mood.

Good day: "Oh a pair of socks. That's nice, thank you. All my socks are dirty, mummy didn't wash them."

Bad day: "Leave me alone fucking weirdos!! Get a life, psycho bitches!!".

by Anonymousreply 40312/01/2013

What is a big name fan?

by Anonymousreply 40412/01/2013

Probably not bothered by them but he also got incredibly lucky in terms of how they behave.

Far as I can tell, his big name fans stick to public events, don't stalk him in private, don't send him pornographic fanart or do any of the things that naturally freak celebs out.

Compared to other celebs' big name fans, they're much less intrusive.

by Anonymousreply 40512/01/2013

r405, A BNF is a fan that has achieved some measure of notoriety themselves as a result of following a celebrity, often having a semblance of a relationship with said celebrity (i.e., known by both the celebrity and the fandom). Back in the days before Tumblr, they were often presidents of fan clubs and administrators of specific fan sites. That sort of thing.

I agree that Benedict's BNFs are a very well behaved lot, although they can be a tiny bit territorial. Even so, they don't seem to be the ones that do the vast majority of fandom policing. That seems to be limited to some really bizarrely over-invested message board types who think they can get the same type of love and appreciation from BC as the BNFs do by "defending his honor" on various websites. Personally, I'd feel kind of weird knowing there were people of any sort spending vast percentages of their time following my every move.

by Anonymousreply 40612/01/2013

I'm on google+ and follow a few shows and people. I thought I would follow a Cumberbatch group. OMG there are thousands! Upon thousands!

by Anonymousreply 40712/01/2013

I'm sure Benedict attracts his share of psychotics and disordered personalities like any famous person, but also a lot of people in their right minds who just enjoy his work. I think they'd fucking kill anybody who dared to interrupt him on stage.

He's also one of those actors who have the power to be in character so intensely that you lose that "teehee, I'm in the same room as a STAR!" feeling and become absorbed in the performance. Here's an anecdote about Bentensity.

by Anonymousreply 40812/01/2013

Popping popcorn and settling in for this new round of press. How DOES he manage to always sound so bitchy and complaining?

(Cry me a goddamn river on the finding love thing, Cumberbatch. No one's buying it.)

by Anonymousreply 40912/01/2013

[R410] I won't say he's never been bitchy and complaining, but I have read literally hundreds of interviews with him and he isn't always that way by any stretch. But if you read what he's like when he's working, the intensity, it's no wonder he gets a little uncomfortable when he has to do an interview in the middle of a filming day.

by Anonymousreply 41012/01/2013

That article sounds like a complete rehash that's been cobbled together from other interviews. How the hell is the "posh-bashing" debate still a thing? If I never see another interview of his that talks about it, it'll be too soon. He never comes out of those looking good and it just invites more piss-taking and wank.

I did laugh at the exchange with Madonna. I appreciate his quick wit.

by Anonymousreply 41112/01/2013

I love the tag line on the GQ cover. 'You've never read an interview like this!' And then proceed to give us quotes we've all heard before. So ironic.

I think the problem is reporters are so lazy nowadays they just can't come up with their own questions and ask the same ones over and over. Maybe he SHOULD come up with an off-the-wall answer. Of course that comes with the risk of a PR meltdown, but least it would be something different.

by Anonymousreply 41212/01/2013

Metro has 'baiting' not 'bashing'. The UK media does bait actors with those educational backgrounds, it's not limited to him.

But these are exact quotes I've seen before, so I'm not sure what the deal is. The Metro is a free tabloid and not even remotely a legitimate paper.

by Anonymousreply 41312/01/2013

Shiny shoes

by Anonymousreply 41412/01/2013

Nothing new in this "interview" and the pictures are not very good.

They use the same old quotes again, again and again. When you're an old fan you never discover anything new about him.

by Anonymousreply 41512/01/2013

Yeah, that's the exact old quote word for word. Metro is crap though, it may not be in GQ.

I don't have an issue with the 'being harder to meet women now' thing because that's entirely true on the trust level. If I got famous, I wouldn't trust some people I know now anymore let alone new people.

by Anonymousreply 41612/01/2013

The "it's hard to find a girlfriend" must be true but I fucking hope the posh-baiting thing is not in GQ otherwise the guy is hopeless in promotion.

Benedict, be nice : shut up, be pretty and act. That's all we want.

by Anonymousreply 41712/01/2013


I'm guessing GQ just cited it (it's got '...' on Metro, meaning words are omitted--probably the date and old interview citation) and the only new thing actually from GQ is "I’m an upper middle-class kid..." which is fine as it's true.

by Anonymousreply 41812/01/2013

I love Matt Smith and his pink socks in the photo R415 posted.

by Anonymousreply 41912/01/2013

He looks like the lead singer from the B-52s.

by Anonymousreply 42012/01/2013

Are the ONTD people totally dumb? They read each interview, to shit on him, but they can't recognize old quotes?

They're either dumb or dishonest or more certainly both.

by Anonymousreply 42112/01/2013

ONTD is now children from Tumblr who think they're doing social justice by celeb preferences and are posting on ONTD as 'adults' who are better than people on Tumblr. It's an ego circle-jerk among the same small group of people.

There were regular fans and haters that I really enjoyed on there before because they didn't act like idiots, but most of them are gone now.

by Anonymousreply 42212/02/2013

It is rather funny to watch ONTD get all worked about an old quote reposted on a tabloid site that's full of grammar errors.

Meanwhile, in the real world, no one cares but a lot do seem to love the photos.

by Anonymousreply 42312/02/2013

Non-posh phototag friend Helen tweeted it was his best interview ever and the GQ release of the cover doesn't look the same as the Metro one. Shitty or fake contents proof, I'd wager.

by Anonymousreply 42412/02/2013

Does anyone know how Helen knows him/met him? I thought of her as I was reading the "Middle-aged Women Photographers" thread, but she's actually really talented and seems lovely.

by Anonymousreply 42512/02/2013

She apparently won a contest to have lunch with him (before he became a big name). Seems they have been friendly ever since. She used to pass on messages on twitter until she started getting a lot of hate. People can be wierd. She seems quite nice, has some cute kids.

by Anonymousreply 42612/02/2013

In case I wasn't clear, the people giving her hate are who I mean by wierd.

by Anonymousreply 42712/02/2013

...They became friends after she won a contest to meet him? Lol what?! Where did you hear that? That's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 42812/02/2013

Scans are floating around of the GQ article. Fantastic read. Right-click-save or open in new window to get readable size images.

by Anonymousreply 42912/02/2013

[R 430]

Yeah, it's a really good one!

Anyone concerned about the posh quote, it's the old one and clearly referenced as being old.

by Anonymousreply 43012/02/2013

LOL at him for saying he's "unemployed at the moment" 2 days after a job wraps up. On the other hand, lecturing the staff about coffee, very uncool and deeply embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 43112/02/2013

@432 Not that I'm defending him, but I think you misunderstood - he wasn't lecturing, he has grilling the waiter. As in wanting to know everything about the drink he was ordering.

by Anonymousreply 43212/02/2013

Nice ass.

by Anonymousreply 43312/02/2013

LOL he wasn't 'lecturing' the coffee guy, he was asking a million questions about the drink because he didn't know what it was.

Not surprising, it's obvious he's a curious sort.

This might be one of his best interviews. A lot of honesty without being unrealistic.

by Anonymousreply 43412/02/2013

I thought it was a great interview as well. Kudos to the interviewer for a nicely written piece. I actually learned new things instead of the same rehashed bits. I could have done without more of the posh-baiting but at least that was dealt with quickly as was the expected Cumberbitches reference.

And I think that's the first we've heard from BC with regards to the The Fifth Estate's box office performance. I think he handled that well because it can't have been easy to deal with the aftermath of that but he seems to have a level head about it.

by Anonymousreply 43512/02/2013

Just finished watching The Hobbit: DOS movie premiere's "black" carpet and Benedict was wearing this gorgeous red velvet D&G suit. It didn't show up very well on film so hopefully photos do it more justice.

by Anonymousreply 43612/02/2013

Here are some photos of the suit.

by Anonymousreply 43712/02/2013

He looked so great. The fans went nuts.

by Anonymousreply 43812/02/2013

I'm not a fan of the velvet bordeaux pimp suit but he looks good despite it.

by Anonymousreply 43912/02/2013

Is anyone else tired of his zany on-line fans? I like the guy but every time I go to a site to read something about him, I have to stop after a few minutes because they are absolutely insane.

I don’t know which is worse – Twitter, Tumblr or lately his IMDB page.

Are they really in their right minds? They honestly believe he is a bigger star then Clooney and Pitt put together and, naturally, infinitely more handsome. There isn’t a role he can’t play, literally there isn’t. They are positive he is going to be the next Bond. That he is going to win multiple Oscars, with a great chance of starting this year.

Just try hinting that he is not a world-wide superstar and a BO magnet, and you’re in trouble.

And then his personality, don’t get me started on that! He is the smartest, the most special, and the most educated, eloquent being that has ever graced the surface of this planet! Even when he makes a crude joke or says he’s deliberately silly about something, they turn it into s Chaucerian prose.

Where does one get infected with this kind of delusion? And I say this as someone that likes him.

by Anonymousreply 44012/03/2013

I don't know, r441, but it's mighty strange.

by Anonymousreply 44112/03/2013

And it doesn't transfer into the 'real world'.

by Anonymousreply 44212/03/2013

So many actors have sociopathic fantards. I was reading a Walking Dead board and if you want to see some folks who give Cumberbitch's fans their come-uppance, then read threads regarding Norman Reedus and his 20 year old girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 44312/03/2013

He looks very average to me. And he talks like he's eating a sponge. Not seeing the attractiveness with him at all.

by Anonymousreply 44412/03/2013

R441. Boy you are not wrong about the IMD Board. Some of the posters there are so blinkered its hilarious. But also quite sad as the worst offenders are middle aged women so you'd think they'd have more sense.

by Anonymousreply 44512/03/2013

I don't think I can remember seeing an actor who looks hot and hideous, all in a matter of minutes.


by Anonymousreply 44612/03/2013

[R 441]

Depends on who they are and not the board so much. IMDB has got some reasonable posters but there's also some really off the wall ones. Same for Tumblr and CB but dunno about Twitter.

To be fair, I can see why even the reasonable ones get pissy sometimes. You'll get the same people repeatedly going off on how ugly he is or whatnot and 'OMG how can anyone ever be attracted to him' and that's annoying too.

I'm not attracted to him personally but I wouldn't question the taste/sanity of someone who does like I'm the authority of physical beauty.

But, like R444 said, I see the same off the wall fan behavior with a lot of male celebs.

by Anonymousreply 44712/03/2013

He looks like the kinda guy who'd announce he's going to come.

by Anonymousreply 44812/04/2013

[R449]He's on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Maybe he'll make an announcement.

I've seen him on British talk shows and he's very good but he doesn't do as well on American shows. Katie Couric was good, especially the Q&A they showed, which I think was post-show. Interviewers here don't know what to say to him or something.

by Anonymousreply 44912/04/2013


It depends. He did well on Fallon, but Fallon knew who he was lol. I think Kimmel does too, he's done bits with his name before.

He's on Conan next week, 12/11.

by Anonymousreply 45012/04/2013

I thought his twitter Q&A was pretty good. A lot more interesting than TH's that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 45112/04/2013

[R 452]

I don't think Cumberbatch has his PR telling him exactly what to say word for word, so it's a more interesting and less robotic result.

Not knocking Hiddleston as person, I just think that guy is getting horrible advice from his agent and PR ppl. Becoming all image is a huge mistake, imo. People can tell and it doesn't leave a lasting impression.

by Anonymousreply 45212/04/2013


I was impressed by his TFE answer. Usually actors blame the critics or whatever for deflection but he was honest without crapping on the public or people he worked with.

by Anonymousreply 45312/04/2013

He was very good on Kimmel tonight, he read the lyrics to a rap song, and it was pretty funny.

by Anonymousreply 45412/04/2013

And I had seen his mother in her younger days, but on Kimmel they showed a va-va-va voom photo of her. She was a knockout.

by Anonymousreply 45512/04/2013

He was very stressed and a bit overexcited on Kimmel, not his best interview.

by Anonymousreply 45612/04/2013

thought he was great on Kimmel, tbh.

by Anonymousreply 45712/05/2013

Agreed, r458. Not sure what r457 is on about. Loved all the spots, including the "Cumberbatchelor" promo. I think it shows he's willing to have a laugh at himself and just how utterly bizarre it is that he's considered some sort of great sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 45812/05/2013

Ben isn't a manufactured star. He hasn't gotten by on looks and PR. He's just done a lot of really good work over the years and is unique enough that his name has started coming up when big projects are being planned. When the Cumberbitch phenomenon is over, he'll still be working because he's just very good at what he does.

by Anonymousreply 45912/05/2013

You know Benedict Cumberbatch did good when there's no post (to bash him) on ONTD.

by Anonymousreply 46012/05/2013

He was great on Kimmel! Literally peed my pants laughing during the R Kelly bit "go to sleep and when we wake up imma hit that thing again, promise *wink*" it was hilarious

by Anonymousreply 46112/05/2013

[R460] Agree. The fandom may dim, but he will have a long and amazing career.

by Anonymousreply 46212/05/2013

Laughing at his response, he basically told the hysterical fraus to piss off. Smart man. Amazing actor.

“Whatever they produce, the new series is being almost obsessively anticipated by its fans, some of whom are outside the London hotel where these interviews were taking place. “They don’t teach you how to deal with that,” says Cumberbatch, who undoubtedly owes his star status to Sherlock. Does he find the obsessive nature of some Sherlock fans just a little, well, too much? “I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much until it started to squeal and she thought it was kind of going, ‘I love you’, when it was really saying, of course, ‘You are the reason I’m dying’,” is his slightly alarming response. “But what I love about the show is that there are lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today equally excited to see it and are just waiting for it as a quality piece of television.”

— t The Independent interview with Benedict Cumberbatch

by Anonymousreply 46312/06/2013

That seems like a fair quote, r464. But does he really feel physically threatened or is it just the pressure of expectation?

by Anonymousreply 46412/06/2013

Accurate quote is accurate.

Like how he pointed out he likes both types of fans though. You don't have to camp out outside the studio and stalk them to be considered a proper fan.

by Anonymousreply 46512/06/2013

Oh god that quote is hilarious! One of my favourite things is his sense of awareness and reading of people.

by Anonymousreply 46612/06/2013

My opinion of BC just went up 1000% after reading that quote...and it was already pretty high. He really does have a handle on the reality of things, although he sometimes struggles to articulate it properly. He nailed it with this analogy, though. NAILED IT.

(And, IMHO, the problem with TH is that he doesn't get that the obsessive love will be the death of him.)

by Anonymousreply 46712/06/2013

I think both, [R465]. He's definitely had hair pulled, two stalkers (prob more but I recall two clearly) and pushing crowds in the past. God knows what kind of letters his agency sees....

TBH, if I were him, I'd be concerned. All celebs have some out-there fans but when there is this much polarization, odds are there is at least one 'fan' out there to be seriously worried about.

He was actually milder than Freeman was recently, but I can't say I blame either of them.

by Anonymousreply 46812/06/2013

True, but does Martin get the obsessive stans that BC has? He's been known for a lot longer and he's not the leading man. Plus he has a relationship/children to protect which makes his situation different. Of course it's awkward for B too since he's trying to date in the middle of it LOL.

by Anonymousreply 46912/06/2013

I don't think Freeman does, R470, but he probably sees it while they're filming or during events.

by Anonymousreply 47012/06/2013

I think Martin must have his share of loonies too, less numerous but as crazy.

Mark Gatiss complained too about the attacks on twitter. But the fangirls dont' want to understand, they think they're misquoted.

by Anonymousreply 47112/07/2013

r469 care to elaborate on the stalkers? Don't recall hearing about that, other than the neighbor who was live tweeting his movements.

by Anonymousreply 47212/08/2013

Ben confirms he will be playing Hamlet in London next fall.

This is a great interview btw. My compliments, Brian Truitt.

by Anonymousreply 47312/09/2013

R474 god I'd love to watch him on stage, too bad it's going to turn into Coriolanus with no one but the fangirls getting tickets.

by Anonymousreply 47412/09/2013

Personally he does nothing for me. Never seen him act. Is he gay, straight, asshole or what? What was the "fallout from the blonde/redhead" thing about?

by Anonymousreply 47512/09/2013

He doesn't photograph well so you can understand the attraction if you don't see him move and he's also a fucking good actor.

He's straight and the fallout from blonde/readhead was when the fangirls freakout badly because he was seen with 2 different women in one week.

All in all, he's a decent, nice guy and one of the best actor of his generation.

by Anonymousreply 47612/09/2013

His alien cat face is looking fiiiiiine in that blue velvet jacket.

by Anonymousreply 47712/09/2013

FWIW, here's the original interview about Season 3, has all the same info but the quotes aren't so taken out of context

by Anonymousreply 47812/09/2013

No matter what his orientation is, I'll bet he's banged at least one guy so as to open himself up to new experiences and grow as an actor.... what kind of guy do you think it was?

by Anonymousreply 47912/09/2013

[R 472]

Around the time of Frankenstein, when Sherlock wasn't a thing yet, he had a woman following him around. She tried to throw him a party. Would have been kinda funny tbh but she was apparently following his every move.

by Anonymousreply 48012/09/2013

Frankenstein was in 2011 and Sherlock premiered in 2010 so I'm not sure if I understand your timeline, r469/r480.

by Anonymousreply 48112/09/2013

How did he get so fucking popular?

I'm not saying homely/weird-looking actors can't become stars, they absolutely can, but usually they ain't the ones with the massive female fanbase.

I find it hilarious and fascinating that Cumberbatch has all these Cumber-bitches who yearn to ride the Cumber-pole, when so many conventionally hot & handsome hunks in Hollywood have crashed and burned, with nary a panty thrown their way. What's his secret?

by Anonymousreply 48212/09/2013

Fangirls and wannabe amateur detectives might want to start connecting the dots between Cumberbatch and Birgitte Sorensen.

Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 48312/09/2013

I'm sorry, but he looks retarded. I can't find one thing about his face that is even remotely attractive.

by Anonymousreply 48412/09/2013

R483 Wouldn't surprise me. She is just his type.

by Anonymousreply 48512/09/2013

r482, it's his voice, accent, and the fact that he had a girlfriend just this side of homely for such a long time - they think he's attainable.

by Anonymousreply 48612/09/2013

I don't think it's any big secret why he's popular: he's odd-looking (many would say ugly) and that makes him seem accessible in a way that someone like Chris Hemsworth may not. There's also the voice, the name that launched a thousand memes and the playing of an iconic character in a cool new way.

by Anonymousreply 48712/09/2013

Spill that tea, r483! i just looked her up and she's...interesting-looking. Blonde and blue-eyed, sure but not at all conventional. They'd make quite the pair if there's anything to this.

by Anonymousreply 48812/09/2013

R488 i actually think she is prettier than that russian famewhore chick he was seen with a while back. He's a good guy and deserves a good woman.

by Anonymousreply 48912/09/2013

Don't get me wrong, r489, I think she's pretty in an unusual sort of way and more appealing than Katia, looks-wise. I guess I was expecting someone more generic.

by Anonymousreply 49012/09/2013

Well thats a random rumour. What, because he said he liked Borgen in an interview? I would think she'd be more likely to date Hiddleston than anyone, since she's starring alongside him.

by Anonymousreply 49112/09/2013

OK, but what dots exactly? It's not like the internet is packed with clues about them.

And wasn't she going about with an actor for Borgen recently? And actually living in Denmark?

by Anonymousreply 49212/09/2013

@483 Please don't tell me the clue is him saying he likes Borgen. Well he also said he liked The Killing, so maybe there's something there also.

by Anonymousreply 49312/09/2013

I could see this happening - Cumberbatch's first love is theater, he's gearing up for Hamlet, he's also friends with Hiddleston, and Sorenson has been working with Hiddleston. There - dots!! They could easily have crossed paths at some theater party or event in the past year.

She's in her 30s and seems smart (from the few interviews of hers that I've read). He could do worse. IMHO, I think he'd be better off with a civilian, someone who could keep the home fires burning while his workaholic ass was lining up yet another project.

Of course, until we see receipts, it's just another rumor.

by Anonymousreply 49412/09/2013


Sure, anything is possible, but this is so random and non-substantiated that anyone could say that we should connect the dots between him and any other actress currently working in London.

by Anonymousreply 49512/09/2013

Well, we could connect him with hundreds of women if those are the rules. I know Sorenson is still based in Denmark and considers it her home, but that doesn't mean they aren't having fun. I don't think much of anything until I see proof but it's fun to spill tea.

by Anonymousreply 49612/09/2013

[R 481]

Sorry, meant Sherlock hit biggest for him with Series 2 in 2012 and there was crossover (they were in rehearsals for Frankenstein already).

You can find him talking about the woman throwing him a party in older articles, 2011/2012. It was truly bizarre. She got super pissed at him for not coming to this party he knew nothing about thrown by a complete stranger.

by Anonymousreply 49712/09/2013

Sorenson's actually talented, got brains and near his age. Don't have a clue if it's true but they'd probably make a good pair.

by Anonymousreply 49812/09/2013

483 is Birgitte Sorenson trying to drum up publicity for herself. Evangeline Lilly was talking about how fine she thinks Benedict is on the German Hobbit red carpet. Lets connect the two of them while we're at it, and maybe Una Stubbs and Cheryl Cole too.

by Anonymousreply 49912/09/2013

Big step up for him ... but I'm going to miss Katia "There's a place in the world for starving babies" Elizarova.

by Anonymousreply 50012/09/2013

Random speculation is random.

by Anonymousreply 50112/09/2013

What's this now? We are randomly pairing him with women he probably never met?

by Anonymousreply 50212/10/2013

Seems like he graduated from Spencer Hart to Dolce&Gabbana.

by Anonymousreply 50312/10/2013

"women he probably never met"

How do you think she got that Coriolanus gig, R502? Back to AD school for you, dearest.

by Anonymousreply 50412/10/2013

@ 504

Fair enough. But Hiddleston could have gotten her the role in the same way. Or any other influential British actor. Why BC? Where's the link?

If you know something, let's hear it, by all means!

by Anonymousreply 50512/10/2013

R504 not sure if you're trolling of have some tea, either way I like it.

by Anonymousreply 50612/10/2013

Is there some tea bubbling up to be spilled over here? She certainly seems like his type.

by Anonymousreply 50712/10/2013

R505 Lars Mikkelsen is in Sherlock and Borgen. Mark Gatiss is in Coriolanus. BC says he likes Borgen; she says she wants a part in Sherlock. Not that hard to piece it together. She's beautiful and talented, and seems down-to-earth. I don't know either, so I think I'm qualified to say it's a great pairing.

by Anonymousreply 50812/10/2013

I don't know. Sherlock and Borgen are both massively popular shows. BC said he liked Borgen way back during the summer, and two of Sorensen's costars (Mikkelsen and Gatiss) are in Sherlock. So of all the people who could have gotten her role, I don't see why BC's name would be brought up. That is of course implying she didn't get the role based upon her own merits which I hesitate to say.

by Anonymousreply 50912/10/2013

She's also been saying she wants to be in Sherlock for ages. She namedrops her Danish boyfriend in one such interview from last January (see link). So I don't think it's indicative of any sort of relationship with BC.

by Anonymousreply 51012/10/2013

I actually meant to address R502 who said the pairing was "random" and questioned whether they ever even met.

I didn't mean to imply she got the Coriolanus role through BC. I think that's absolutely ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 51112/10/2013

Or it could have gone down like this.

BC has said some time ago that he likes Borgen and The Killing. Mikkelsen stars in both. BC has a slight man-crush on him and asks Gattis to cast him as a Sherlock villain. Mikkelsen then in turn asks Gattis to secure a role for Sorensen in Coriolanus because he has a secrect affair with her.

So there. Dotts conneted.

The Mikkelsen-Sorensen affair is made up by me. Why not since it is as provable as her affair with BC?

Of course, the possibility she got the role because she actually can act and is signed with a British agency (the same one as Hiddleston accidentally, wink!), is completely out of the question.

by Anonymousreply 51212/10/2013

502 here.

Maybe I am a doubting Thomas, but the fact that BC likes Borgen and she has worked with a co-star of his, doesn’t make the rumor any less random for me or is a guaranty that they met.

She actually lives in Denmark and is in London because of Coriolanus. He constantly travels. Looking at their schedules, the window of opportunity for something to develop between them is quite small.

If the OP has some tea to spill, excellent. But just saying “try to connect BC and so-and-so” sounds like trolling.

I could just as easily say that people might want to consider if there is something going on between BC and say... Amy Beth Hayes. She stars in Mr. Selfridge with Amanda Abbington who is BC’s friend. She could have introduced them. He could have even gotten her the gig. She is also friends with Hiddleston and is reppped by the same agency. Another link. She’s his age, his type (blond) and lives in London.

So why isn’t the OP coming back to shed some light?

by Anonymousreply 51312/10/2013

Naughty 513, this is how rumors get started!

by Anonymousreply 51412/10/2013

514, precisely! That’s what I was trying to point out!

by Anonymousreply 51512/10/2013

I saw Benedict out with Miss Ginger last night.

by Anonymousreply 51612/10/2013

I'm going to drop a litter of his sweet otter babies any day now.

by Anonymousreply 51712/10/2013

Come on Borgen poster give us a bit more to chew on. She'd be perfect for BC but he's hardly been in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 51812/10/2013

Still calling that the poster is Sorensen herself or her PR. She's trying really hard to make herself happen right now following the success of her television show in the UK and has made no secret of that. This isn't even fun tea - it's just a baseless rumour.

by Anonymousreply 51912/10/2013

I'm pretty sure he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 52012/10/2013

No one has speculated about what he looked for in his experimental male partner; is this because this thread comprises a bunch of internet fangirls only?

by Anonymousreply 52112/10/2013

Straight women seem to idolize gay men. I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 52212/10/2013

Someone he went to school with? JR? I don't think he's gay.

by Anonymousreply 52312/10/2013

He seems to ping for me too but I'm not entirely sure. At the very least I'd guess he's bisexual or willing to experiment. Hard to tell what kind of man he'd be into really.

by Anonymousreply 52412/10/2013

I definitely remember him responding to the gay rumours in an old interview, it was shockingly candid and he basically said he's experimented but grown out of that phase. Now that I see what his fans are like, I realise that it was probably fake.

by Anonymousreply 52512/10/2013

I find him so fucking hideous it's hard to look directly at him. His smug personality doesn't help.

by Anonymousreply 52612/10/2013

I've never seen that and the fandom would definitely know if he'd said anything like that.

Tom Hardy and Rupert Graves have both talked about experimenting with men so maybe you're getting mixed up.

by Anonymousreply 52712/10/2013

Well she's no longer dating Christian Tafdrup. They split in september

by Anonymousreply 52812/10/2013

525, can you remember the publication or provide a link?

by Anonymousreply 52912/10/2013

R528: Ding, ding, ding!

To the fans who are insisting "he hasn't even been in the UK," well, he hasn't been in the past two weeks, but before that...

Keep connecting those dots!

by Anonymousreply 53012/10/2013

Are 428 and 530 the same person? Stop being such a tease!

by Anonymousreply 53112/10/2013

@530 I think she actually broke up with her BF at the start of the year. So what? She's been in England only for the past two months or so. During that time BC has been in LA/Berlin for two weeks, then New York, then LA, then New York, then Canada and so on.

When he wasn't away, he was filming and being spotted by fans/press every single day. No one ever saw anything, even in the most stalker-ish situations.

You know him personally to know there was something between them?

I'm not a fangirl, so I don't care what they think, but like someone said before, spill the tea. This isn't even fun, it just baseless conjecture.

by Anonymousreply 53212/10/2013

I really hope they are dating so please give us some more info. A thought struck me.... could she actually be in Series 3 of Sherlock!! Could she have met Benedict then.

by Anonymousreply 53312/10/2013

She did mention wanting to be on Sherlock…she seems to be trying to make herself happen in the UK.

She seems smart, but Cumby should beware of thirsty blondes. He's been burned once this year already!

by Anonymousreply 53412/10/2013

It's a shame BC only wants interesting-generic-to-pretty at certain angles looking blondes. As a bitter fangirl, it's disappointing! Wasting that possible good dick cuz he's not open to all types.

/rant, wishing to look like a generic looking blonde

by Anonymousreply 53512/10/2013

535, considering he is not even dating this girl you shouldn't feel bad. One of his two confirmed girlfriends was a very pretty brown-eyed brunette with her own career.

by Anonymousreply 53612/10/2013

R525. I don't know whether he's gay but I'm pretty sure you've got him mixed up with Tom Hardy as regards that quote.

by Anonymousreply 53712/10/2013

R534. Not sure he's been burned. Looks more like he had fun and moved on. I think his friend's quote in the recent GQ interview about Cumberbatch not being averse to "having a few conquests" en route to finding a "long term partner" was a maybe not so subtle way of addressing the Russian model speculation and making her role in his life quite clear. The idea that he's happy to have casual sex while waiting for a more permanent arrangement to materialise won't please some fangirls who seem to believe he is incapable of behaving like a normal guy rather than the paragon of honour and virtue they've dreamed up. But it seems to me like a fairly plausible explanation of where he's at right now.

No idea where this Brigitte Sorensen speculation sprung from. He seems to be Twitter stalked everywhere so you'd think a sighting if the two of them would have surfaced. I suspect this is either a wind up or a bit if attention seeking on behalf of the poster. But you never know.

by Anonymousreply 53812/11/2013

I'm guessing that was exactly the point of Matthew's comment, r538. It seemed a bit random to ask someone else about BC's love life, unless the point was to put the situation with Katja in proper perspective without BC ever having to address it personally. To be honest I think it spared BC from having to say anything about her that might inadvertently make him look like an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 53912/11/2013

I think they asked him about his love life and he wouldn't give an answer so they asked a friend instead, because they were asking friends and colleagues for some quotes for the piece.

by Anonymousreply 54012/11/2013

Just the man's face makes me sweat. But then he's stripped in the shower for star trek? Woof!!

by Anonymousreply 54112/11/2013

So would I be jumping the gun, if I said we won't be hearing the details about the Borgen affair?

Wonder why.

by Anonymousreply 54212/11/2013

R542. Er, maybe because it's taking place entirely in the imagination of the poster?

Pity really because Brigitte Sorensen seems like a good match for him.

by Anonymousreply 54312/11/2013

[543], Yes, I know. I was just being sarcastic.

by Anonymousreply 54412/11/2013

You may be right, R538 and R539, but to refer to any human being as a "sexual conquest" is incredibly offensive -- even if it's a fame-hungry Russian model. And what idiot would say that to a journalist? I thought it made both Matthew Goode and BC look like douches.

by Anonymousreply 54512/11/2013

R545. I know but I think its a much more honest and realistic depiction of how a guy who has suddenly and, lets be honest, unexpectedly, become a sex symbol is likely to behave than the notion that he's spending his free time in a chaste and lonely vigil awaiting the arrival of Ms Right. As Matthew Goode also said in the article in response to the interviewer wondering if Cumberbatch would be bothered by women wanting to sleep with him just because he's famous, "This is a MAN we're talking about."

by Anonymousreply 54612/11/2013

Well BC has made some douchey comments about women before ('I've punched well above my weight this year and that will remain a secret' - in a national magazine! and 'I haven't been able to take advantage of my fame like a young man should') so we shouldn't be too surprised.

I've been thinking he changes his image for his audience, bragging about having a blast with clubbing, drinking, drugs and girls during university in GQ mag, and talking about babies, his insecurities with women, and being a late developer with a more female audience.

by Anonymousreply 54712/11/2013

I'm sure they are both aspects of his personality. He feels free to have fun with women and drinking while still wanting a family in the future when it's right. Wouldn't blame him for tailoring his responses to his audience.

by Anonymousreply 54812/11/2013

Thank you, R547. I posted earlier in this thread that BC is not exactly what his fans believe him to be. He's got his strengths, believe me, and I honestly don't dislike him (although it *may* have sounded like that in my original comments a couple of weeks ago). But he is NOT the geeky nerd that's been painted. Not in the way the fans *want* at any rate. That's just what chaps my ass...the manufactured image bullshit. He has honestly NEVER had an issue getting women, and he was in a long-term relationship because she put up with his neuroses and shitty entitlement issues. WHATEVER.

by Anonymousreply 54912/11/2013

P.S. Haven't heard anything about Sorensen. Seems a bit random, but not impossible.

by Anonymousreply 55012/11/2013

549, I totally believe he's a person who has his issues. Nobody, no matter how charming, is a perfect unicorn prince who farts rainbows.

It sounds like you have a little bit of insider information. Are you in entertainment or theater in the UK? Would love more details if you can safely spare them.

by Anonymousreply 55112/11/2013

He strikes me as the type of fellow who has no difficulty finding women, but has difficulty keeping them.

by Anonymousreply 55212/11/2013

[R 551]

Just check some pages back on this thread. It's the same exaggerated gossip that's been posted about him/Poulet on DL for over a year unless you buy Poulet being a spineless saint of a woman.

I don't think he's some chaste man or a geeky nerd but he's never come across that way to me either, tbh.

For a celeb, he's pretty honest and it bites him in the ass quite a bit.

The GQ Goode comments were oddly phrased...or was that just me? Goode was using 'conquest' like it meant fling and it was like he was guessing ('I'm sure that' phrasing). The only thing said with confidence was that Cumberbatch was older now.

My guess is that Cumberbatch is a typical single male who is slowing down now because of schedule and age.

by Anonymousreply 55312/11/2013

Poulet doesn't strike me as being spineless or a saint, didn't she dump him over and over again? And I'm assuming she's the one who put her foot down on the baby issue. If he's had his way they'd probably have a child.

by Anonymousreply 55412/11/2013


i think ppl want to make their final breakup seem more juicy than it probably was. Their lives clearly became incompatible unless they wanted to do a long distance thing.

by Anonymousreply 55512/11/2013

anyone give a shit enough to post a link to the GQ article?

by Anonymousreply 55612/11/2013

GQ article in link

by Anonymousreply 55712/11/2013

Here is a better quality version. easier to read

by Anonymousreply 55812/11/2013

Ben reads a letter written by homosexualist cryptographer Alan Turing, whom he plays in the forthcoming film The Imitation Game.

Ad hominem arguments aside, Ben is pretty damn good at what he does for a living.

by Anonymousreply 55912/11/2013

R559 the guy has more talent in his little toe than half of Hollywood A listers combined.

by Anonymousreply 56012/11/2013

R559. Was anybody saying he wasn't?. Or did you just want an excuse to say Ad hominem?

by Anonymousreply 56112/11/2013

That video has made me even more interested in The Imitation Game. That might be our first look at his Alan Turing.

He also read a couple of war love letters by a guy called Christopher which he does a great job with, they're so funny and moving.

by Anonymousreply 56212/11/2013

thank you @557 and @558

by Anonymousreply 56312/11/2013

r561, this thread is SWARMING with ad hominem attacks on Benedict.

by Anonymousreply 56412/11/2013

R564. Really? Just looks like people having a realistic discussion to me.

by Anonymousreply 56512/11/2013

He is not homosexual even if how desperately others want it to be true here. This is how uneaceessary rumours begin. For once we have a talented actor in showbiz and people are so envious of his success to makes up BS SMH

by Anonymousreply 56612/11/2013

[R547] [R548]

Those drinking, drug, girl things were out there for while. the only thing new in GQ interview are comments or speculations from Mattew Goode.

by Anonymousreply 56712/11/2013

R566. What does SMH mean? And some people thinking he might be gay doesn't mean they're envious of his success. It just means they think he might be gay. I don't see anyone saying he doesn't deserve his success or that he isn't a good actor. I don't think he's gay as it happens but I don't know that for sure and neither I'm sure do you.

by Anonymousreply 56812/11/2013

He was good on Conan tonight but Conan annoys the fuck out of me. He always seems to be fighting his guests for audience attention. Let the man get a full sentence in for fuck's sake.

Also, I would love to know what drugs Benedict's tried. He looks like he'd be a fun guy to smoke a blunt with. According to Ed Sheeran, he's definitely a cool guy to get drunk with.

by Anonymousreply 56912/11/2013

[R 569]

He's definitely smoked weed, said it more than once.

by Anonymousreply 57012/12/2013

I believe he referenced trying pills in his GQ interview. I wonder what he tried. He'd probably be fun as hell on E.

by Anonymousreply 57112/12/2013

R571, he's probably a hoot either he's on E or weed. I can imagine him having the giggles or get into a politcal debate.

by Anonymousreply 57212/14/2013

Lol, Caitlin Moran fucked up her Q&A session with Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat at Sherlock Premiere.

Tumblr will kill her.

by Anonymousreply 57312/15/2013

I want spoilers tbh.

by Anonymousreply 57412/15/2013

There will be no spoiler, fans are too busy bitching after her.

by Anonymousreply 57512/15/2013

What happened during the Q&A?

by Anonymousreply 57612/15/2013

From what I've read, Caitlin Moran read John/Sherlock fanfic during the Q&A, which has sent a lot of fans into a tizzy.

by Anonymousreply 57712/15/2013

She made the actors read Sherlock porn fiction and she mocked the fans and the show. It was embarrassing for the fans in the crowd.

by Anonymousreply 57812/15/2013

Here be spoilers.

by Anonymousreply 57912/15/2013

Are you telling me she made Benedict and Martin read it? Oh dear. I thought she had read it herself, which is embarrassing enough.

by Anonymousreply 58012/15/2013

Caitlin Moran is the female equivalent of a rough-hewn log. Classless and rude.

by Anonymousreply 58112/15/2013

That woman is gross, enough said.

by Anonymousreply 58212/15/2013

Aren't she and Ben friends? I remember photos from this summer where he was out at a bar with her and some others. I believe he was posing with straws in his eyes at the time.

by Anonymousreply 58312/15/2013

They know each other. Friends? Don't know, he's a fucking good networker but I wouldn't say close friends.

by Anonymousreply 58412/15/2013

He might be as classless and vulgar as she is in private.

by Anonymousreply 58512/15/2013

He swears like a trooper, we know this. He also drinks a lot and smokes weeds but I don't see the bully in him and he HAS some class.

by Anonymousreply 58612/15/2013

about the other sherlock holmes: 8:00 a.m robert downey jr arrives on set of sherlock 3 acting weird 8:45 a.m someone calls jude law at his london residence informing him that robert downey jr was in a fiery bycicle accident 9:00 a.m a farmer in Bogotà sights a happy downey jr drinking his tea

by Anonymousreply 58712/15/2013

R585 and that is relevant how?

by Anonymousreply 58812/15/2013

You're such a fangirl, r588.

by Anonymousreply 58912/15/2013

R589 also not relevant.

by Anonymousreply 59012/15/2013

They've been seen in public together once with a group of people over the course of the three years she's been an assigned reporter to Sherlock.

She's just a reporter he got friendly with and he called her out on this so no, I don't think they're besties.

by Anonymousreply 59112/15/2013

Ugh, has some of the Sherlock fandom always been this out of touch with reality?

They think Freeman and Cumberbatch should have been jumping for joy about reading porn to a room filled with strangers? These people are unbelievable. Both of the actors reacted better than I would have. It's called personal boundaries, they're people not bloody playthings.

by Anonymousreply 59212/15/2013

Sherlock fandom is only second to probably Supernatural in terms of delusions about the actors. It doesn't help that you have talk show hosts like Graham Norton and journalists like Caitlin Moran egging them on with all the fanfic mentions. Benedict and Martin handle it with aplomb and good humour.

by Anonymousreply 59312/15/2013

Most of them think Moran should have avoided the fic topic altogether since it's embarrassing all round. I don't think many of them were jumping for joy about it.

by Anonymousreply 59412/15/2013

Well said, R593.

Considering the fact the actors put actual work into the show, having that brushed aside for cheap laughs at the fandom's expense is also disrespectful to them and I don't think the fans get that.

It's like if you did an amazing job on a project at work and instead of people talking about that when the project came up, everyone talked about that one time Joe from Accounting did something instead.

by Anonymousreply 59512/15/2013


where did you get the idea that the fandom were cheering for the reading? they are furious at this Moran woman. so many threats and curses on twitter and tumblr. i doubt she'll have a chance to cover Sherlock or interview Cumberbatch in future.

by Anonymousreply 59612/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 59712/15/2013

I saw people complaining about the actors' reactions, as if they should have been thrilled to read porn involving their likenesses in a room filled with people they don't know. They both did really well given the fact that Moran sprung this on them.

by Anonymousreply 59812/15/2013

I don't know what Tumblr you follow but the fans are outraged and I didn't see ONE who was happy about Caitlin Moran and her great ideas.

This woman is gross and there's a real vendetta against her on twitter.

by Anonymousreply 59912/15/2013

The thing that is seriously pissing me off about this is the fact that she's made no public apology. She has to know by now how upset, hurt and mortified the author of the fanfic she used was. She took this persons work, that she shared with the world and used it in a mocking way, in front of two actors this woman admires. She's been tweeted about it enough, she can't take two seconds to tweet an apology? Also, James Rhodes basically wrote a message on twitter where he says how great the fan event was AND CONGRATULATES THE BITCH.. I know that he doesn't speak for Benedict but it makes it seem like everyone is standing behind Caitlyn and her hateful act. I had heard that Benedict publicly rebuffed her when he realized what he was reading but from what I saw he basically was like "whatever" and steered the convo in a different direction. I feel an apology or explanation is due. Seriously, the love of the fans is what gives them the ability to do this job they love. I know they are probably tired as hell about having fan art and fanfics brought up but when you are a part of publicly humiliating and shaming someone who is a fan it's just wrong even if it was unintentionally done. It seems like everyone involved in this fucking disaster is just trying to ignore it in hopes it will go away, but the fandom is going to remember this for a long time. It made everyone involved (with the exception of the wonderful Amanda Abbington) look bad.

by Anonymousreply 60012/16/2013
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