101 Amazing Benedict Cumberbatch Facts by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Are you partial to best British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? if it is as Sherlock, a celeb Trek villain or any of his multitude of television and movie roles, Ben has endeared himself to lovers internationally along with his quirky type and extraordinary appearing skills. during this easy-to-digest publication are a hundred and one evidence approximately him, simply organised into different types similar to his upbringing, awards he has received, song he enjoys and lots more and plenty extra. if you are fan of every little thing Cumberbatch, then this is often the publication for you!

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People have said that Benedict is a sex symbol - something which he says he finds quite amusing, and takes it with a pinch of salt. Ben beefed himself up for his role in Star Trek - he went on a strict diet of chicken, potatoes and broccoli, worked out heavily and took in 4000 calories a day! When preparing for the part, he also had to decide how to style his hair - he says he considered having bangs or possibly a ponytail - but in the end settled on the classic slicked-back villain look! Once strange site on the internet has published an article entitled ‘Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch’.

Cumberbatch’s first major role to a wide audience was his made-for-TV film Hawking in 2004, in which he played the lead role - eminent scientist Professor Stephen Hawking. He won awards for this portrayal, and garnered even more critical acclaim for his performance as Tesman in the 2005 production of Hedda Gabler at the Almeida Theatre. Amazing Grace, a film released in 2006 was the next major success of Ben’s career. He was highly lauded by the London Film Critics Circle, and this won him parts in other films.

He chose him to play the character of Major Stewart in the epic film interpretation of the tear-jerking War Horse in 2011. Through his career, Benedict has voiced a number of audiobooks and featured in the cast of a number of radio plays, including those as diverse as Shakespeare, Blake’s 7 and Rumpole of the Bailey. It was this catalogue of successful voice work, along with his already well-established reputation that won Cumberbatch the role of Smaug the Dragon in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.

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