Thursday 31 May 2012


Oh my!
Source and 1912 x 2840 original (more from the same person here and here)
dalekhelen also has several gorgeous photos.

Oh my indeed!
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lovely piece from esquire

Style Moment of The Week | Perfecting The Award Show Look

Men’s style at award shows has always been a game of inches instead of miles so it’s only fair of us to point out when someone manages to perfect every inch of their style. And, at Sunday’s Television Baftas, Benedict Cumberbatch did just that. 
Most men at the show got it wrong in one way or another. There’s not enough space to list everything but common offences included: too small suits, too big suits, half undone ties (nothing worse than preplanned nonchalance) and, worst of all, bad shoes – we’re looking at you Keith Lemon and Alan Carr.
The man commonly known as Sherlock, however, avoided those pitfalls, teaming a perfectly tailored suit with a good pair of shoes and a slither of a Mad Men style pocket square. Perfectionists might say his time is a 1/4 inch undone but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.
The pocket square is the important part of this outfit. A well tailored suit is essential but it’s always the little things that elevate an outfit. Mad Men has gotten a bad rap lately, having become synonymous with any grey suit ever made but there’s still little tips worth taking from Draper & Co.
What can we take from this? The devil’s in the details – and never is that more apparent than at an event where everyone has to wear the same outfit. And get some good shoes, we all notice them.

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Benedict Cumberbatch backstage BAFTAS2012


A gift from photographer Ian Derry for his twitter followers and all Cumberbatch fans: A backstage shot from the BAFTAs 2012.
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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Bafta arrivals


Okay, the girl who took this photo(and had Benedict’s autograph—so lucky, taste my envy!) wrote that she told Benedict that she hoped he would win. And he said “tough”.

^^^^^ OMG


MY LORD!!!!!


Aaah, he looks so handsome today!!

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Matt Smith chatting at the Bafta awards

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I'd have to say, I think they're both right!

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Benedict Cumberbatch attempting to appease his fans

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I love how Benedict is so dignified even though everyone knows he fully deserved to win the Bafta!!

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Matt Smith, Bafta 2012

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Benedict Cumberbatch on Pienaar’s Politics Radio Show
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This is one of the many reasons I adore this man!

"I don’t know about being the sexiest man in the world. I am barely the sexiest man in my flat and I’m the only guy living there. It makes me laugh because I see all the faults - I have spent 35 years of my life with myself. But I am very flattered. I don’t know how else to take it but to be flattered and giggle."
Benedict Cumberbatch
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Benedict Cumberbatch Bafta 2012

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Benedict Cumberbatch Bafta 2012

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Benedict Cumberbatch at the BAFTAS

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Benedict Cumberbatch BAFTA interviews

Benedict and Matt Smith Present Steven Moffat with the Special BAFTA 2012

Friday 25 May 2012

BBC’s Sherlock has crossed the pond for the second time to find a lively, if not exactly raging, fanbase waiting. Ten thousand applications for the two hundred seats offered by PBS to the fans? Impressive. A polite, manageable line at the doors of the screening’s undisclosed (really?) location squeals in unison and delight but stays in place as Benedict Cumberbatch—truth be told, the main attraction of the series and the evening—walks through the door. Also present today will be the venerable Steven Moffat,Sherlock‘s creator and the current Tardis chief, and his wife, producer Sue Vertue, the woman who got the series off the ground. The American host is Rebecca Eaton, PBS Masterpiece’s producer in charge of Sherlock. There will be food and drink, an excerpt from “A Scandal in Belgravia”, questions, answers, coffee and autographs.
Unseen, Cumberbatch, Moffat and Vertue watch the audience as “A Scandal in Belgravia” begins to roll. “We were standing behind the screen at the beginning, I wonder if you knew it, but it was a cheeky way of just seeing what the reaction would be,” explains Cumberbatch later. Out of 400 present, there are, we estimate, three people who held out and haven’t already devoured a hasty download of series two. The response is none the worse for that: all applause, laughter and everything on the scale between happy screaming and appreciative purring. Forty minutes later, the lights are on and the guests submit themselves to questions. But first, Eaton produces a happy and extremely welcome announcement: “[PBS] Masterpiece will be co-producing with BBC Wales and with Hartswood Films the next series of Sherlock that will go into production early in 2013 and will be on the air here sometime in 2013. That’s official.” What follows is a scatter of seemingly unlikely topics: Machiavelli, imaginary tea with Martin Crieff the crazy pilot, visits to the morgue (“I recommend it,” deadpans Cumberbatch), a bed in a field, Frankenstein, a black whip with a red heart at the end of it. A great deal of warmth is in the air: hardly anyone in the room is out of any of these quirky loops.
Witty and dazzling as it may be, BBC’s Sherlock isn’t simply a clever unlocking of Conan Doyle’s seemingly rigid original. The ferrying of Sherlock Holmes through time and quickening his Victorian soul is a resounding success on the front of sheer entertainment, but also a subtle, and often subversive, commentary on the salient issues of the current moment. Take your pick. Modern technology and its influence on people’s lives? Check. The painful process of acceptance of homosexuality as variant of norm? Oh yes. The state of political affairs? Even that. Many do perceive - and reject - Cumberbatch’s Holmes as too theatrical, too much of a walking firework display, not a hermetically sealed mystery in the shape of a sleuthing man, and thus hopelessly “out of character” in regard to Conan Doyle’s detective. But the psycho-physical setup of the new Sherlock is, too, a reflection of the state we’re in. The speed with which tragedy yo-yos into farce and back: instant. Transparency of emotion: all but indecent. Patience: zero.
But all of that is only a mirror in which we see ourselves, facepalm (in Internet speak) and laugh; the series’ creators’ strategy, in fact, goes deeper and touches upon more fundamental issues. A society—our society—where “being nice” and “doing good” are so well defined, where emotion is sacred, is injected with a hero whose heart is seemingly deaf to these notions. So, how on earth is good done by someone who isn’t—nor, by all accounts, intending to be—good? Oh yes, and we are, of course, inexorably in love with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes, so excruciatingly adorable and so tantalizingly unavailable that most of us would happily ditch our moral beacons to have more of him—a bit of a subversive lesson in itself. Even without realizing any of this, our thought patterns are broken, and the process of self-observation and the questioning of our own motives have begun. No small achievement for a short TV series; no wonder it’s gone iconic as soon as the first episode’s end titles rolled.
But here comes the most important kind of compelling magic of Sherlock: as the series progresses, it becomes more and more obvious that the ciphers of the plot, in all their witty, sparkly brilliance, are secondary to the cipher of the main character. The sleuthing stories are transport; Sherlock Holmes is the one being solved. He seems fairly obvious in the beginning - a brilliant mind, “a high-functioning sociopath”, his fancy tickled by detective work and his underfed, infantile ego touchingly visible. But enter John Watson, the limping military angel, the unlocker, and Sherlock’s hermetic heart is warmed and unsealed, allowing the contradictions in him to bloom openly—and all the more violently for that. We, in turn, are given to the torment of guessing, of choosing sides, of merging the impossible opposites within him, to turning him this way and that, to trying him on. Who is he? The answer—even as we assail, without success, the creators of the show for the original meaning—is to be found nowhere but within ourselves, and that truly pushes Sherlockup through the clouds of entertainment and into the stratosphere of real art.
“I don’t think that’s how you create a character. I don’t think that’s how you know a character. I don’t think you know a character by creating a backstory for him. Never mind not knowing the backstory for Sherlock Holmes, I’m not absolutely sure I know the backstory for Mark Gatiss. He’s one of my best friends, and you look at each other and do you really know the backstory? So, we sometimes speculate, because we’re interested, what his parents were like, what they did, but you know what, we’re not… it’s sacred turf. You don’t mess that up, you don’t bring that into the show, it’s not right. There are some things we don’t know about Sherlock Holmes, just as there are some things we don’t know about our friends and we don’t ever know them. And that’s right and proper. I think if we went and did that, in a way the audience wouldn’t believe us. They’d say, oh you just made that up, as if we didn’t make the rest of it up.”
Somewhat sheepishly but still determinedly, Cumberbatch half-agrees: “As an actor, that’s one of the first things I asked him, and that’s a terrifying response to get, isn’t it, if anyone has ever done any acting. You want to hook something of an understanding of how you’ve grown to be this exceptional, eccentric talent; and for me, it was important. It was important at least to know it, but like he says, all the best back stories are there but not talked about. So I have an idea of who he was when he was growing up, I have an idea of how he became what he is as we see him now. We don’t necessarily have to show it ever, but it’s there, and it does inform the choices I make as an actor playing this character. And I say… yeah, I know Mark’s back story. I got to know it, I got to know it. But I agree with what Steven says, the need to explain everything would make it so much more boring. But I think it’s kind of important to have a little bit of a framework to hang your choices on as an actor.” A clearer explanation surfaces in a different interview a day later: “I don’t think he’s damaged at all. I think it’s all self-inflicted. I think what this is about is humanizing him, making you realize there’s actually an adolescent that is being repressed from childhood purposely in order try and become the ultimate, calculating deduction machine. And he can’t actually do that.” He can’t do that, yet to a certain extent, and with a certain amount of damage, it’s done, and here comes an itch to argue with Cumberbatch: could an inherently undamaged person ever inflict such a damaging decision upon himself?

Cute article on Benedict Cumberbatch's "new" sex appeal in Now Magazine

Now Says

Sally Eyden, Editor

Sally Eyden, Editor

Naked pictures that prove Benedict Cumberbatch is a sex god!

Finally! The topless pictures of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch that prove I've been right to fancy him all along!
Benedict Cumberbatch looking HOT on the Cumberbeach
Maybe it's the cheekbones so sharp they should come with a health warning; or perhaps it's those sea-green eyes that could make any cold-blooded murderess confess on the spot?
Or could it be the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch, the slightly lanky, curly-haired star of Sherlock Holmes is just plain H-O-T?

For far too long I've been a lone voice of Benedictappreciation in the Now office. Not for me the sculpted biceps of Becksor the ripped torso of Ryan Gosling.

Call me weird (and, believe me, it happens. A lot...) but I'd rather curl up in bed with a Benedict than a Brad. Seriously.

Sure, Harry Styleshas the floppy hair, but can he tell you what you had for breakfast just by looking at you? Nope, thought not.

But, this week everything changed. Oh yes. My Now colleagues, given to barely concealed-sniggers at the mere mention of The Batch, suddenly stopped laughing...And started leering instead. So what brought about this incredible 180?

Well, ladies, feast your eyes on this whole lotta brain AND brawn! Toned calves, bulging arms and where the heck did those abs come from?
 I'd imagined between takes of Sherlock, Benedict was busying himself with the Times crossword. Clearly, he was bench-pressing Watson instead.

If I'm being honest, I believed that beneath Sherlock's deerstalker hat and sweeping coat hid the puny, pasty body of the kid who was always the last one to be picked in PE. But I'd made my peace with that.

I was interested in his razor-sharp mind and those eyes that could undo an alibi (and my dress!) in seconds.
So, with the revelation that this thinking woman's crumpet can not only wow you with his mind, but his body too - could Benedict Cumberbatchbe the perfect man? You betcha!

There is, however, one problem. After giving Benedict's body A LOT of thought, my initial joy at the topless pictures of the sex-god sleuth has cooled.Why? Well, I don't think I'm quite ready to share him with the world.

We, the original Cumberbitches(the name given to Benedict's loyal fans) fancied him before he unveiled his toned torso and his secret six pack.
We're not the sort of fickle girls who fancy a man based on his cute smile and bad-ass body alone. No, we're far less shallow: size matters to us - the size of a man's brain, that is.

So, to all you fresh so-called-fans - yes, YOU, girls in the Now office, you know who you are - scuttle right back to fancying One Direction and David Gandy. Because we have a message to you all: Back off, Benedict Cumerbatch is ours!


Benedict Cumberbatch at the MIB3 premiere

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Benedict Cumberbatch at the MIB3 Premiere

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Congratulations to Sherlock!

“The BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch took Entertainment Show of the Year in the Audience Vote category”

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Bullseye Interview with Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock, Benedict and Martin are up for TV Choice Awards.
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Benedict Cumberbatch in the new issue of TV & Satellite Week(26 May 2012).

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Just a quick note on the pap shots of Benedict Cumberbatch. Although they are truly stunning, seeing as Benedict was simply trying to enjoy a day at the beach and more than likely was not aware they were being taken, I will not post any of them. They are quite easy to find, & it is up to each individual if they wish to post them, I simply choose not to.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Playing Sherlock. interview clip from PBS site
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New interview with ABC now on you tube. Possibly already posted, but it's worth a listen!

Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Steven Moffat Visit Marvel Comics

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Okay, this is going to be sappy, so you’ve been warned.
I look at this photograph and I’m reminded that there’s one other thing that makes Benedict stand out among other actors and celebrities of his generation.
There is a fundamental innocence about him.
I don’t mean that in a sexual sense, although for someone who probably has women (certainly female fans) falling at his feet, he strikes me as being remarkably unassuming about his attractiveness. (Even when he’s been photographed with a girlfriend, I’ve never seen him look smug or act like a lady’s man; he just always seems genuinely happy to have this person, whoever it is, at his side).
Here is a man who has grown up around famous names; walked dozens, if not hundreds, of red carpets; been styled and photographed and interviewed countless times. He’s traveled the world, taught English at a Tibetan monastery, been abducted by thugs and lived to tell the tale.
And yet for all that, he’s remarkably guileless and open and decent. Doesn’t he strike you as being such a decent man?
Someone who sees good in most people in spite of having been stuffed into the trunk of a car and not knowing if he’d make it out of there alive.
Someone who, in the commentary for ASiB, could have taken a joke about Lara Pulver’s nudity (a joke that Lara herself started) and run with it, but who chose instead to steer the conversation toward safer ground.
Someone who sincerely wishes a friend well, even when that friend has taken on the same role in a rival production.
I look at this picture and I see all of this. I see the focus, but I also see that remarkable guilelessness, that fundamental innocence and decency, that essential … unspoiledness, if there is such a word.
Yes, that’s it. He’s unspoiled: by fear or trauma, by fame and celebrity. When he sings, “Come with me, and you’ll be/In a world of pure imagination,” you can really see that this could be close to what his inner life is like: that sense of wonder, of gratitude at being alive and being able to do the things he loves.
And I hope that never changes.

The accuracy of what you just wrote is incredible. He’s genuinely humble and completely unaware of what it is that makes us all love him so much. There’s so much to love and admire about him that it always amazes me when he’s surprised by our attention. This is why I love him.
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