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Transcript of Benedict Cumberbatch
Presented by Stephanie Frasher Basic Information Full Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Born: 19 July 1976 in London, England, UK
Currently Resides in Shepard's Bush, West London
Pals with Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Jonny Lee Miller
Huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. (According to IMDB) Education Brambletye in West Sussex
Harrow School in Northwest London
University of Manchester-Drama
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
(IMDB) "It sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn't it? What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning." -Cumberbatch Acting Career 2002- Fields of Gold
2003- To Kill a King
2008- Marple: Murder is Easy
2011- National Theatre Live
2012- The Hobbit
2013- Star Trek
(IMDB) Hawking Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice to prepare for the role. (Interview) "He's such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge , phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. "
- Cuberbatch War Horse According to an interview when he was informed that he got the role, he literally fell off his chair. Stephen Spielberg suggested that he play in Star Trek because of his role, Major Stewart, in War Horse. For the most part, this role jump-started his acting career. BAFTA nomination for his performance in Hawking. The warm relationship Sherlock has with Mrs. Hudson is based on the real-life relationship Benedict and Una Stubbs share. (IMDB)
Playing Sherlock is " a form of mental and physical gymnastics " for Benedict. (IMDB)
While filming the temperature would get so low that he carried hot water bottles to warm his cheeks so that he could articulate Sherlock's rapid lines. (IMDB)
One of his most professional moments is that he trudged through filming when he had pneumonia.
(Interview) Sherlock So I'd advise people to put the ones they've been following on record because there are only three of ours- and it's a f*cking great roller coaster.
-Cumberbatch Awards and Achievements Best Actor Dagger at the Specsavers Crime Thriller
Best Actor Award
-Getting told by his father that he supports him
-(Wishes to) Be a dad Cumberbatching the UK (and soon to be US) Audience Flattered, but doesn't really know how to deal with the fame yet.
He believes that he isn't worthy of his entry and was taken aback when he discovered he had beaten the "leader of the free world." "Some of the people on that list of nominees have done fantastic things with their lives. Some of the people that aren't on that list, but should be, like teachers in the UK, like doctors, like soldiers in f*cking wars, in combat situations which we can't possibly imagine, thousands of miles away; yeah, even some of the politicians... brain surgeons, midwives, parents. I'm not even a parent. Parents go through more than I do."
-Cumberbatch Future Works The Hobbit Star Trek Efforts Around the World Future Credits and Works Cited The Prince's Trust Palace
Children's Community and Arts Centre
Gala for Dramatic Need
Children's Monologues According to IMDB he plans to vary his acting resume. He wants a career like Gary Oldman's.
Would love to play: Nick Drake, Oswald, Hamlet, Constantine, and someone with an American accent. "These children are not only vulnerable to the worst of Africa's deprivations but they're often the most vulnerable because they are the quietest suffers; they don't have a way of expressing what they've suffered. You can't believe how much they've carried with them in such short lives, on such small shoulders."-Cumberbatch "Biography for Benedict Cumberbatch." Internet Movie Database. Amazon, 2012. Web. 11 Dec.
"Interviews." Cumberbatchweb. N.p., 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/interviews/>. The Reason He is on Time Magazine's
Most Influential People of 2012 List "My home's in London... but I'm a nomad at the moment with no dependents, so I'm quite happy to pack a suitcase and travel where ever I'm asked to go." -Cumberbatch According to a recent Interview:
If he could he would swap places with anyone for one day it would be Elvis.
Fears forgetting people's names.
Hates people that lie.
Loves to watch The X Factor. Cool Facts Films/TV Series Best Known For 2004-Hawking
2005-To The Ends of the Earth
2007-Atonement 2008-Last Enemy
2011-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (IMDB) (IMDB) Several Interviews on