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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch: “I Wanted to be a Barrister”

We’re quite used to the idea of some of our major acting talents falling on the wrong side of the law, but according to Benedict Cumberbatch, his tumble was less into the murky worlds of excess, and more away from a chance to pursue a life as a lawyer himself. The Sherlock star is quoted […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Engagement is Announced (in the Times)

There was a time when every notable gentleman’s engagement to every eligible lady of good breeding would have been the subject of a public announcement in the Times. It’s a tradition that has fallen from use slightly, over the years, but that doesn’t mean it has been entirely abandoned. And in the case of highly-regarded […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

6 Ways for Benedict Cumberbatch to Celebrate His 38th Birthday

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Today (July 19), Benedict Cumberbatch turns 38. And what a year it has been for the fabled Busy Benedict. He featured in 2013’s Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave. He breathed life into a variety of iconic personas like Smaug the dragon, Julian Assange, and Kurt Vonnegut. A new batch […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Wanda Ventham

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and His Mum at the Chelsea Flower Show

As promised last week, yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on the BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show with his mum Wanda Ventham, talking about gardening, his roof terrace, and his memories of playing in London parks. There’s really not much that needs saying about it, for Cumberbatch fans, to watch him strolling about looking at […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Launch BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show with his Mum

This is just advance warning: next week we’ll be bringing you some footage that might cause involuntary head-tilts, raised pulses and the irresistible urge to hug someone, while buying flowers. Benedict Cumberbatch will be helping the BBC to launch their coverage of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show next Monday (May 19), with a little assistance […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Great-Great-Uncle Was Tried For Murder

This story contains the most English setting for a terrible real-life event it is possible to imagine. And it happened in the family lineage of Benedict Cumberbatch, which makes it English on a magnitude it is hard to measure without specialist equipment. So, the genealogy website Find My Past was pulling together some facts about […]

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10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred Gillyflower and Stirling as Ada Gillyflower. This is not the first British family affair in show business, let […]

Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham

The Full Dynastic Heritage Of Benedict Cumberbatch

As any Sheen, Redgrave or Baldwin can tell you, it’s not that uncommon for actors to have families with other actors, and for those children to go on and become actors themselves. And in a profession that is notorious for waspish jealousy and intra-familial bickering, what’s remarkable in the case of Benedict Cumberbatch is that […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and His Mom Chat with ‘French and Saunders’

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch kicked off the New Year by stopping by the French and Saunders radio show. Celebrated British comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders took to the BBC Radio 2 airwaves for a trio of holiday shows, as BBC News shared in October. The two-hour segments, scheduled for Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, […]