You know what sounds fucking FANTASTIC? Benedict Cumberbatch singing Hellfire from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of Empire magazine, and two new stills
someone is doing something right
Interviewer: Your first stage performance?
Benedict Cumberbatch: As a very bossy Joseph in the Nativity play at primary school. Apparently I pushed Mary offstage because she was taking too long. Actresses eh!
it should be a crime for one man to be this perfect …..
Oh. you perfect bastard.
Vote him higher because at the moment a lot want him lower
So when The Boyfriend showed me this, not going to lie, I swooned a little.
I’m glad he is okay with my obsession with amazing actors.
“Benedict was playing Maximillian Clarke, a paranoid hypochondriac who’s so afraid of germs that he lives inside a sealed suit that filters all the bacteria out of his air and food. Isabelle Vincey, the heroine, finds him surviving in an igloo on the Dark Side of the Earth and he joins her on her quest to start the world turning again.
Benedict was a real trooper on the shoot. He was trailing cables and pipes, carrying all the weight of the suit, blinded by the fogging visor and deafened by the compressor that kept the suit inflated. Every time Katie took his helmet off he was sweating buckets. But he never complained. (By contrast, after he’d left – to go to the BBC for the first read-through of Sherlock – we put crew member AJ Nicol in the suit for five minutes for a wide shot and he came out swearing and cursing and moaning.)”— Neil Oseman, the writer-director of The Dark Side of the Earth, on Benedict working on setsource ~ sereh mcgorman