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Benedict Cumberbatch as Rory Slippery

When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.

I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.

He must be stopped.

― Colin Firth on Benedict Cumberbatch for the TIME 100. [x] (via crieff)

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“The minute I started reading the [Sherlock] script, I thought, ‘Yeah, this is going to be a lot of fun.’

And then, I met with [Gatiss and Moffat] and it was only after we talked about what it would be developed into, and the relationship of Watson and Holmes and where’d they go, that I thought, ‘Yeah, this could be terrific fun. I’m going to go for it.’”

Benedict Cumberbatch 

(Collider interview, October 2012 [x])

"What it would be developed into … the relationship of Watson and Holmes and where they’d go…"

(via warmth-and-constancy)

Lost in thought.

“I do vocal warmups all morning. Martin has started to do them as well, even in scenes when he doesn’t say anything. He might be taking the piss.”

Benedict Cumberbatch. Getting prepared for sherlock. Ozcon

"It’s a lot of syllables, I like the name Benedict. I went to school with someone called Cumberbatch. So I was kinda- quite familiar with it. Some people really have a problem saying it. Some Americans think it’s like an aliens name. I use it sometimes as a vocal warm up. Benedictcumberbatch benedictcumberbatch.”

- Martin Freeman (via @ about the 2hr 20min mark)