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 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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