WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Speaking Greek to Benedict Cumberbatch

If there weren’t enough reasons to love Anglo Fan Favorites finalists Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch, we stumbled upon this totally yummy-pants clip of them promoting their film War Horse together (!) for the Greek outlet Cinemag. During the interview, Hiddleston, a truly gifted multi-linguist, breaks out into some apparently flawless Greek, quoting Sophocles‘s Electra and schooling his co-star on the Hellenic origins of the word “hippopotamus.” To which Cumberbatch offers quite the witty rejoinder.

Watch and swoon below, Cumberstoners:

(Found via The Juice)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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