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(Telegraph)   Benedict Cumberbatch has fallen in love with an overweight civil servant called Christopher. 'I am enamoured of his principles, his virtue and the goodness he stands for,'   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 62
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2012-08-14 05:23:30 PM  
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Take a number, darling. If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
 
2012-08-14 05:47:27 PM  
Get in line, Christopher.
 
2012-08-14 05:48:58 PM  
"Dindelbert Zindeldack, Engelbert Humptyback, Zangelbert Bingeldack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Klingybun Fistelvase,"

"Wait, go back one!"

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2012-08-14 06:07:13 PM  
the pilots uniform is TRULY wasted upon him.
He still has so much to learn from Douglass.
 
2012-08-14 06:09:56 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2012-08-14 06:10:05 PM  
Screw that noise! Get back to Sherlock! Season Three, STAT!
 
2012-08-14 06:14:28 PM  
Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Christopher Tietjens in a series based on the works of Ford Madox Ford.

If this sentence was any more English, it would've invaded India by now.
 
2012-08-14 06:16:24 PM  
I'm not familiar with the source material but you had me at Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Stoppard.

/actually you had me at Cumberbatch, Stoppard is just the cherry on top
 
2012-08-14 06:30:57 PM  
Hubert Cumberdale nods approvingly...
 
2012-08-14 06:31:37 PM  
 
2012-08-14 06:58:57 PM  
I found Sherlock on Netflix and immediately fell in love with the show.
 
2012-08-14 07:34:01 PM  
When Matt Smith steps down as The Doctor, Mr. Cumberbatch should step up to replace him.
 
2012-08-14 07:52:44 PM  

srtpointman: I found Sherlock on Netflix and immediately fell in love with the show.


Yeah, he's a great Sherlock. From reading the story, that part really kick started his career. After Sherlock, he gets the Hobbit, then the Star Trek sequel and now going off to do a film with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. He certainly deserves the work.
 
2012-08-14 08:33:03 PM  

carnifex2005: srtpointman: I found Sherlock on Netflix and immediately fell in love with the show.

Yeah, he's a great Sherlock. From reading the story, that part really kick started his career. After Sherlock, he gets the Hobbit, then the Star Trek sequel and now going off to do a film with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. He certainly deserves the work.


Went off. His filming wrapped a couple of weeks ago.

I don't intentionally stalk him but the internet certainly tells me a lot about him via screamingly obsessed American fangirls trying to work out where he is (currently New York, with blond hair). I mean, this is a fandom (Sherlock) that has managed to subject me to thousands of Dr Who gifs, a naked Mark Gatiss, and something known as Penis Friday, so knowing the exact whereabouts of BC is a relatively minor side effect.

He really is a very, very good actor. I never look at Sherlock or Van Gogh or Stephen Hawking and think "Oh, Benedict Cumberbatch playing xyz". Unlike a lot of high-profile actors these days he doesn't just play himself in a costume.

I hope all the current hype around him doesn't make it so people get "over him" and kick off the hipster hate machine.

AdolfOliverPanties: Screw that noise! Get back to Sherlock! Season Three, STAT!


It films in January 2013, so you've got about another year to wait to actually see it. Doesn't it just make you want to punch someone?

Looking forward to Parade's End. It has all sorts of awesome actors all over it, and Stoppard. Roger Allam AND Benedict Cumberbatch. Voice porn, voice porn everywhere.
 
2012-08-14 08:42:39 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Screw that noise! Get back to Sherlock! Season Three, STAT!


Come on, now...you know the BBC is quite leisurely in how it produces things. I think it makes for better TV. Just imagine how much less most of American TV might suck if they didn't crank out 26 new episodes a year for 10 or 12 straight years....
 
2012-08-14 09:07:45 PM  

Serial: When Matt Smith steps down as The Doctor, Mr. Cumberbatch should step up to replace him.


thats the best idea i have heard today. maybe the only one. i support it. i hate smith.
 
2012-08-14 09:10:34 PM  
I'd totally go gay for Cumberbatch's Sherlock

//straight. NTTAWWT
 
2012-08-14 09:27:08 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: I don't intentionally stalk him but the internet certainly tells me a lot about him via screamingly obsessed American fangirls trying to work out where he is (currently New York, with blond hair). I mean, this is a fandom (Sherlock) that has managed to subject me to thousands of Dr Who gifs, a naked Mark Gatiss, and something known as Penis Friday, so knowing the exact whereabouts of BC is a relatively minor side effect.


Wait, what, people actually want naked pictures of Mark Gatiss?
 
2012-08-14 09:29:37 PM  

rynthetyn: Wait, what, people actually want naked pictures of Mark Gatiss?


And surprisingly not all of them are Russell T. Davies.
 
2012-08-14 10:03:02 PM  
I need farking season 2 on netflix yesterday.
 
2012-08-14 10:38:53 PM  
"Benedict Cumberbatch has fallen in love with an overweight civil servant called Christopher."

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2012-08-14 10:59:37 PM  
I'm one of those three. Is that enough?
 
2012-08-14 11:07:28 PM  
Anybody else notice he's playing not just Smaug but also a "necromancer" in the Hobbit? Is this old news?
 
2012-08-14 11:15:48 PM  

Hoboclown: "Benedict Cumberbatch has fallen in love with an overweight civil servant called Christopher."

[www.conservapedia.com image 200x300]


Ze funny tag, she has been doled out to you.
 
2012-08-14 11:40:05 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: carnifex2005: srtpointman: I found Sherlock on Netflix and immediately fell in love with the show.

Yeah, he's a great Sherlock. From reading the story, that part really kick started his career. After Sherlock, he gets the Hobbit, then the Star Trek sequel and now going off to do a film with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. He certainly deserves the work.

Went off. His filming wrapped a couple of weeks ago.

I don't intentionally stalk him but the internet certainly tells me a lot about him via screamingly obsessed American fangirls trying to work out where he is (currently New York, with blond hair). I mean, this is a fandom (Sherlock) that has managed to subject me to thousands of Dr Who gifs, a naked Mark Gatiss, and something known as Penis Friday, so knowing the exact whereabouts of BC is a relatively minor side effect.

He really is a very, very good actor. I never look at Sherlock or Van Gogh or Stephen Hawking and think "Oh, Benedict Cumberbatch playing xyz". Unlike a lot of high-profile actors these days he doesn't just play himself in a costume.

I hope all the current hype around him doesn't make it so people get "over him" and kick off the hipster hate machine.

AdolfOliverPanties: Screw that noise! Get back to Sherlock! Season Three, STAT!

It films in January 2013, so you've got about another year to wait to actually see it. Doesn't it just make you want to punch someone?

Looking forward to Parade's End. It has all sorts of awesome actors all over it, and Stoppard. Roger Allam AND Benedict Cumberbatch. Voice porn, voice porn everywhere.


Link

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2012-08-14 11:48:26 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Screw that noise! Get back to Sherlock! Season Three, STAT!


I finally saw the finale of season two tonight....AND I WANT IT NOW. Of course that would happen, but my wife and I have been slinging theories all night.
 
2012-08-15 03:00:47 AM  

Serial: When Matt Smith steps down as The Doctor, Mr. Cumberbatch should step up to replace him.


The two shows were cast around the same time (I think Sherlock was actually cast first), and Moffatt considered both actors for both parts. Matt Smith actually wanted to play Watson, which he was totally wrong for, and when he didn't get cast in Sherlock, Moffatt told him "I may have something else for you soon."

If Moffatt is still show-runner when Matt Smith steps down, I think it's likely they'll go in a different direction (there's something weirdly similar about Cumberbatch and Smith). And Cumberbatch is going to be too big a star to stoop to doing Doctor Who.

/my two cents.
 
2012-08-15 04:00:43 AM  
I'd like to see them go much older for the next Doctor. Not that Matt Smith hasn't done an excellent job of playing a very old man in a young body, but I think it would be nice to go up in years a bit for the next go round. It would make for different stories and different dynamics between the Doctor and his companions if there was a significant age difference.
 
2012-08-15 05:23:31 AM  

rynthetyn: if_i_really_have_to: I don't intentionally stalk him but the internet certainly tells me a lot about him via screamingly obsessed American fangirls trying to work out where he is (currently New York, with blond hair). I mean, this is a fandom (Sherlock) that has managed to subject me to thousands of Dr Who gifs, a naked Mark Gatiss, and something known as Penis Friday, so knowing the exact whereabouts of BC is a relatively minor side effect.

Wait, what, people actually want naked pictures of Mark Gatiss?


Oh yes. His fangirls are quite rabid and lascivious. A lot of respect for his humour and intelligence and oodles of outright lust. I should add that he does actually have a nice arse in the gif in question (from the TV show Funland).

Having just spent the last 15 minutes in the Sherlock fandom, I now know that Benedict Cumberbatch has today flown from NYC and is in LA. I really think there's more important things my brain could be doing than knowing that, but there you have it. Just like I have never watched an episode of Jersey Shore but Fark headlines have filled my brain with all sorts of trivia about it.
 
2012-08-15 05:25:36 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Serial: When Matt Smith steps down as The Doctor, Mr. Cumberbatch should step up to replace him.

The two shows were cast around the same time (I think Sherlock was actually cast first), and Moffatt considered both actors for both parts. Matt Smith actually wanted to play Watson, which he was totally wrong for, and when he didn't get cast in Sherlock, Moffatt told him "I may have something else for you soon."

If Moffatt is still show-runner when Matt Smith steps down, I think it's likely they'll go in a different direction (there's something weirdly similar about Cumberbatch and Smith). And Cumberbatch is going to be too big a star to stoop to doing Doctor Who.

/my two cents.


I think Cumberbatch has already stated he is not interested in Doctor Who because he did not want a role that would follow him around for the rest of his life.

That hasn't worked out so well.

And in response to a point made above, he had a pretty/very successful career before Sherlock. That show just brought him to the attention of American audiences. There is more to the entertainment industry and viewing audiences than America.
 
2012-08-15 05:27:15 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: rynthetyn: if_i_really_have_to: I don't intentionally stalk him but the internet certainly tells me a lot about him via screamingly obsessed American fangirls trying to work out where he is (currently New York, with blond hair). I mean, this is a fandom (Sherlock) that has managed to subject me to thousands of Dr Who gifs, a naked Mark Gatiss, and something known as Penis Friday, so knowing the exact whereabouts of BC is a relatively minor side effect.

Wait, what, people actually want naked pictures of Mark Gatiss?

Oh yes. His fangirls are quite rabid and lascivious. A lot of respect for his humour and intelligence and oodles of outright lust. I should add that he does actually have a nice arse in the gif in question (from the TV show Funland).

Having just spent the last 15 minutes in the Sherlock fandom, I now know that Benedict Cumberbatch has today flown from NYC and is in LA. I really think there's more important things my brain could be doing than knowing that, but there you have it. Just like I have never watched an episode of Jersey Shore but Fark headlines have filled my brain with all sorts of trivia about it.


The Cumberbiatches are almost as scary as the Armitage Army. Now there's a big barrel of bat-shiat crazy.
 
2012-08-15 06:16:30 AM  

KiplingKat872: The Cumberbiatches are almost as scary as the Armitage Army. Now there's a big barrel of bat-shiat crazy.


The long wait between seasons of Sherlock has driven them all insane. Insane. Insaaaane. The fact that Martin Freeman has seen their porn and shown it to Benedict Cumberbatch has only made them more shameless in their insanity. If the Armitage Army is worse I just am not even going to go look.

Not that I'm really complaining. There's a lot of funny stuff there.
 
2012-08-15 06:31:01 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: KiplingKat872: The Cumberbiatches are almost as scary as the Armitage Army. Now there's a big barrel of bat-shiat crazy.

The long wait between seasons of Sherlock has driven them all insane. Insane. Insaaaane. The fact that Martin Freeman has seen their porn and shown it to Benedict Cumberbatch has only made them more shameless in their insanity. If the Armitage Army is worse I just am not even going to go look.

Not that I'm really complaining. There's a lot of funny stuff there.


The Cumberbiatches seem to have a sense of humor about it. The Armitage Army does not. All their obessive, and I mean scary stalker obessive, crap they take way too seriously. They pretend to have a sense of humor, but when ridiculed or disagreed with they flip out. Armitage himself is rather sick of them, but when he made one "they're nice, but I wish they would find something better to do" comment, the fanbase went rabid and he had to write a letter of apology. They've even tried to pull him into their online slapfights.
 
2012-08-15 06:52:50 AM  

KiplingKat872: The Cumberbiatches seem to have a sense of humor about it. The Armitage Army does not. All their obessive, and I mean scary stalker obessive, crap they take way too seriously. They pretend to have a sense of humor, but when ridiculed or disagreed with they flip out. Armitage himself is rather sick of them, but when he made one "they're nice, but I wish they would find something better to do" comment, the fanbase went rabid and he had to write a letter of apology. They've even tried to pull him into their online slapfights.


Good. Lord. The poor bugger.

For all their insanity the Cumberbiatches are generally a pretty affectionate and protective fandom, despite the odd drama breakout. But I can see them heading in that direction given time.

The Hiddlestoners are quite scary, quite a bit more hate in that fandom (a lot of it aimed at Cumberbatch because he's considered "competition"). Fangirls be crazy.
 
2012-08-15 07:02:16 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: KiplingKat872: The Cumberbiatches seem to have a sense of humor about it. The Armitage Army does not. All their obessive, and I mean scary stalker obessive, crap they take way too seriously. They pretend to have a sense of humor, but when ridiculed or disagreed with they flip out. Armitage himself is rather sick of them, but when he made one "they're nice, but I wish they would find something better to do" comment, the fanbase went rabid and he had to write a letter of apology. They've even tried to pull him into their online slapfights.

Good. Lord. The poor bugger.

For all their insanity the Cumberbiatches are generally a pretty affectionate and protective fandom, despite the odd drama breakout. But I can see them heading in that direction given time.

The Hiddlestoners are quite scary, quite a bit more hate in that fandom (a lot of it aimed at Cumberbatch because he's considered "competition"). Fangirls be crazy.


Yeah. He's even said that he's mot comfortable with the attention, please don't stop him in the street, and he'd rather get on with the work. They do not care. I have been online since 1994 and in scifi/fanbases and creative groups, and here, I have seen really whacky stuff and participated in some knockdown drag outs, but nothing like I saw in that group. They are totally not above stalking (I mean in RL, finding people's personal info) and threatening people because the person disagreed with them.
 
2012-08-15 08:32:29 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: the pilots uniform is TRULY wasted upon him.
He still has so much to learn from Douglass.


But Douglas dropped a sugar brick on a carp in Cumbria! Martin knows better than that!
 
2012-08-15 08:36:57 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: KiplingKat872: The Cumberbiatches are almost as scary as the Armitage Army. Now there's a big barrel of bat-shiat crazy.

The long wait between seasons of Sherlock has driven them all insane. Insane. Insaaaane. The fact that Martin Freeman has seen their porn and shown it to Benedict Cumberbatch has only made them more shameless in their insanity. If the Armitage Army is worse I just am not even going to go look.

Not that I'm really complaining. There's a lot of funny stuff there.


You and I clearly need to be Tumblr friends, because I know of each and every fandom reference you posted.

/Rupert Graves is good at football and has 5 children.
 
2012-08-15 08:49:09 AM  

KiplingKat872: And in response to a point made above, he had a pretty/very successful career before Sherlock. That show just brought him to the attention of American audiences. There is more to the entertainment industry and viewing audiences than America.


Notice I said he'd be too big a star, not a better actor. Fame is its own thing.

When I was a kid, PBS in the United States was desperate to filling airtime, and BBC shows were cheap to buy, so they ran all sorts of random stuff from the UK, much of it quite good.

They don't do that any more, so a number of the shows which would have given Cumberbatch exposure in the US before Sherlock -Fortysomething, the Stephen Hawking bio- haven't been run here to my knowledge. I didn't even know Cumberbatch was in Fortysomething until I decided to watch it on Netflix because I'm a huge Hugh Laurie fan (have been since Jeeves & Wooster first ran).
 
2012-08-15 09:03:21 AM  

jurisenpai: Uchiha_Cycliste: the pilots uniform is TRULY wasted upon him.
He still has so much to learn from Douglass.

But Douglas dropped a sugar brick on a carp in Cumbria! Martin knows better than that!


Aside from the hijacking (at worst) the theory was sound, and all the children were long gone before it hit.
 
2012-08-15 09:03:58 AM  
try harded LLR
 
2012-08-15 09:43:36 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: When I was a kid, PBS in the United States was desperate to filling airtime, and BBC shows were cheap to buy, so they ran all sorts of random stuff from the UK, much of it quite good.

They don't do that any more, so a number of the shows which would have given Cumberbatch exposure in the US before Sherlock -Fortysomething, the Stephen Hawking bio- haven't been run here to my knowledge. I didn't even know Cumberbatch was in Fortysomething until I decided to watch it on Netflix because I'm a huge Hugh Laurie fan (have been since Jeeves & Wooster first ran).


O.K. I see. I still have to quibble a bit that American's seem to think that an actor has to be a big star here for them to qualify as a "big star." We tend to ignore the fact that there are performers that are huge in Asian markets, European markets, etc. that we are barely aware of. Sean Bean for instance; massive in Europe, supporting player here.

Re: PBS. They still do somewhat. The Masterpiece Mystery series still imports a lot of stuff from the BBC, Wallender and Sherlock for instance.
 
2012-08-15 10:04:44 AM  

KiplingKat872: Re: PBS. They still do somewhat. The Masterpiece Mystery series still imports a lot of stuff from the BBC, Wallender and Sherlock for instance.


Yeah, that's how I found Sherlock, actually. I was up waaaay too late one night, flipping through channels, and PBS was showing A Study in Pink on Masterpiece. I sat down to watch it without realizing it was an hour and a half long, but I was hooked. Didn't get to bed until like 3:00 in the morning, but it was totally worth it.
 
2012-08-15 10:40:09 AM  

phyrkrakr: Yeah, that's how I found Sherlock, actually. I was up waaaay too late one night, flipping through channels, and PBS was showing A Study in Pink on Masterpiece. I sat down to watch it without realizing it was an hour and a half long, but I was hooked. Didn't get to bed until like 3:00 in the morning, but it was totally worth it.


I had a friend tip me off about Sherlock, but I discovered Wallender (which is awesome, IMO) through PBS.

I have not gone back and actively hunted down much Cumberbatch stuff, but what I have seen Amazing Grace, To the Ends of the Earth, Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy and The War Horse, as well as Sherlock, I've been very impressed with.
 
2012-08-15 11:42:05 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: jurisenpai: Uchiha_Cycliste: the pilots uniform is TRULY wasted upon him.
He still has so much to learn from Douglass.

But Douglas dropped a sugar brick on a carp in Cumbria! Martin knows better than that!

Aside from the hijacking (at worst) the theory was sound, and all the children were long gone before it hit.


At least he hit a carp instead of a car!

May Ottery St. Mary bless this post.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-08-15 11:54:10 AM  

jurisenpai: Uchiha_Cycliste: jurisenpai: Uchiha_Cycliste: the pilots uniform is TRULY wasted upon him.
He still has so much to learn from Douglass.

But Douglas dropped a sugar brick on a carp in Cumbria! Martin knows better than that!

Aside from the hijacking (at worst) the theory was sound, and all the children were long gone before it hit.

At least he hit a carp instead of a car!

May Ottery St. Mary bless this post.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 300x300]


Your post is not quite as reassuring as you would like to believe!
 
2012-08-15 01:33:16 PM  

KiplingKat872: Re: PBS. They still do somewhat. The Masterpiece Mystery series still imports a lot of stuff from the BBC, Wallender and Sherlock for instance.


Mastpiece Theater and Mystery used to be two different shows, with two hours a week each, so the amount of content has been halved right there. And there's all sorts of stuff (like Adam Curtis' documentaries) that PBS would have shown in the old days which they wouldn't dare run today.

And as far as Cumberbatch goes, I hope he becomes a big star in the way that Alec Guinness was: that he goes home to the UK and does whatever roles he wants, instead of moving to Hollywood and ending up like Richard Burton.
 
2012-08-15 01:57:38 PM  

KiplingKat872: phyrkrakr: Yeah, that's how I found Sherlock, actually. I was up waaaay too late one night, flipping through channels, and PBS was showing A Study in Pink on Masterpiece. I sat down to watch it without realizing it was an hour and a half long, but I was hooked. Didn't get to bed until like 3:00 in the morning, but it was totally worth it.

I had a friend tip me off about Sherlock, but I discovered Wallender (which is awesome, IMO) through PBS.

I have not gone back and actively hunted down much Cumberbatch stuff, but what I have seen Amazing Grace, To the Ends of the Earth, Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy and The War Horse, as well as Sherlock, I've been very impressed with.


Amazing Grace is a great movie, if I hadn't seen that I would have been convinced based on Fantastic Four that Ioan Gruffudd can't act. Speaking of crazy fandoms, I discovered recently that people ship the movie versions of Pitt and Wilberforce, which always seems especially weird to me because shipping fictional characters is a lot different than shipping actual historical figures.
 
2012-08-15 02:10:37 PM  

rynthetyn: Amazing Grace is a great movie, if I hadn't seen that I would have been convinced based on Fantastic Four that Ioan Gruffudd can't act.


It's worth checking out the movie The TV Set; he's quite good in that as well.
 
2012-08-15 02:19:50 PM  

rynthetyn: Amazing Grace is a great movie, if I hadn't seen that I would have been convinced based on Fantastic Four that Ioan Gruffudd can't act. Speaking of crazy fandoms, I discovered recently that people ship the movie versions of Pitt and Wilberforce, which always seems especially weird to me because shipping fictional characters is a lot different than shipping actual historical figures.


It's weird to me too and there's a slight step worse. It's called "realfic" and they do it to current pubic figures. Instead of writing fanfic in which they 'ship Frodo and Sam, they write realfic 'shipping Elijah Wood and Sean Astin.

It gets very disturbing. There are people out there who truly have difficulty discerning fictional characters from factual actors/public figures. I had one person tell me that "realfic was the same as fanfic because they were inspired by the same real person."

Fictional character - Created in the mind of a writer, has no birth or school records, not place of residence, pays no taxes and if anything untoward happens to them, fanfic writers can change their fate however they choose.

Real person - Born from their mother's womb, has birth and school records, a place of residence, pays taxes, and if (Gods forbid) anything happen to them, all the fanfic writers in the world can't change their fate.

Not the same, but some people have real problems with this. I have had a number of people tell me that "this certain actor is as real/fictional to me as the this fictional character they play."
 
2012-08-15 02:20:36 PM  

JosephFinn: It's worth checking out the movie The TV Set; he's quite good in that as well.


I have the Horatio Hornblower series. He was very good in that as well.
 
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