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Benedict Cumberbatch hates English villain stereotype

Benedict Cumberbatch hates English villain stereotype

Feb 4 2013, 5:34am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't want to be stereotyped as an English villain. The 36-year-old actor was concerned about being perceived as another well-spoken, British bad guy when he took on the role...

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Benedict Cumberbatch hates English villain stereotype

Feb 4 2013, 5:34am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't want to be stereotyped as an English villain.

The 36-year-old actor was concerned about being perceived as another well-spoken, British bad guy when he took on the role villain John Harrison in J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I am very aware of the English tradition of an actor being from a different culture coming over and they are being like, 'God, this guy does theatre and c**p. We'd better give him the bad guy role and a cape and just make him be really horrible.' "

The 'Sherlock' star also admitted he couldn't identify with the franchise's loyal group of fans - known as 'Trekkies' - because he has never been obsessed with anything.

Although he was aware of the TV series and films, Benedict admits 'Star Trek' didn't mean a "huge deal" to him growing up.

He confessed: "I watched it and knew of it and I've seen pretty much every generation of it and I've seen some of the films, but I have never been an obsessed fan.

"I've never had that longing to be in the club, even a soccer club actually. I guess it's something to do with being an only child. I was very gregarious, but, I think, never obsessed with anything. I just sort of bought the T-shirt."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Benedict Cumberbatch Trying And Failing To Pronounce ‘Penguin’ Is Beyond Adorable

Sep 26 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: Crushable

As a bigtime fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, I can tell you with authority that there are a lot of things he's never failed at, but now that I've seen this video, I know that pronouncing the word 'penguin' isn't one of them. More »Benedict Cumberbatch Trying And Failing To Pronounce ‘Penguin’ Is Beyond Adorable is a post ...
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Fact: Benedict Cumberbatch Cannot Pronounce "Penguins"

Sep 26 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many talents, but apparently he just can't master saying the word "penguins." An eagle-eyed (or rather, eared) fan noticed that the talented actor had a unique way of pronouncing "penguins" while narrating BBC's 2012 documentary, South Pacific. Hey, we suppose having a hard time saying "penguins" is still better than being publicly questioned about your "yumminess" during a film Q&A. Watch ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch on set of The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses

Sep 25 2014 12:32pm CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

It's my birthday tomorrow. And look at my gift to you! New photos of Benedict Cumberbatch on set of the BBC2 production of The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses. Sarah always talks about his voice. Cumberbatch fans love the voice. And now the voice is doing Shakespeare. With his hair ...
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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

Sep 23 2014 10:46pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

After spending the last two years building a bonafide movie career – alongside his stints as Sherlock – Benedict Cumberbatch is now looking to Shakespeare. He's already sold out theatres more than twelve months in advance of his appearance as Hamlet in 2015 but, in the meantime, he's taking on another Shakespearean character – Richard III – in BBC2's second cycle of The Hollow Crown. The production – which begun filming in the UK yesterday – requires Cumberba ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch ‘is a true gentleman & a good actor,’ says Judi Dench

Sep 19 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Am I the only one staring at Benedict Cumberbatch’s bum? I know I’m supposed to be thinking about Alan Turing and WWII and the Oscar race, but now all I can think about is Cumby’s tweedy bum. Harvey Weinstein is running a brilliant campaign, eh? Vote for Cumby’s Tweedy Bum!! As for The Imitation Game, Benedict spoke to Vanity Fair briefly while he was at TIFF. It’s a nice clip. What self-respecting Cumberbitch ...
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Dan Stevens is trying to be a movie star in America: are you buying it?

Sep 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Downton Abbey has been somewhat depressing after they (spoiler) killed off Cousin Matthew, who married and impregnated Lady Mary Crawley. Cousin Matthew was played by actor Dan Stevens, and the whole reason Matthew had to die so suddenly was because he had no interest in continuing his contract with Downton for any reason. Dan wanted to be a movie star. He wanted to work in America. And this is the greatest sin f ...
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1 week ago

'The Imitation Game' will not feature Alan Turing’s sexuality as a major plot point

Sep 18 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The victory of The Imitation Game at the Toronto film festival, from which I’ve just returned, seals the deal for the biopic of Alan Turing to dominate the Oscars, just as previous winners 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire have in years gone by. The Brits are coming! Again! So why my sinking heart? Partly it’s because – unlike 12 Years a Slave – The Imitation Game simply isn’t very stirring. It’s neither turkey nor lion, a solid three-star jo ...
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1 week ago

Crush Links: Why Everyone’s So In Love With Benedict Cumberbatch

Sep 17 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Crushable

• TV’s highest-paid reality stars. – HLN TV • 13 reasons why we love Benedict Cumberbatch. – Your Tango • The top 10 Gilmore Girls episodes. – The Frisky • You can now get a Kimye sequinned sweatshirt. – Bustle • The 50 worst movies … More »Crush Links: Why Everyone’s So In Love With Benedict Cumberbatch is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News. ...
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1 week ago

Benedict Cumberbatch dating Sophie Hunter

Sep 17 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

He's gained a legion of fans as the star of clue-solving icon Sherlock, but actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been keeping everyone guessing as to the identity of his rumoured girlfriend. The Sunday Mirror claims that the 38-year-old heart throb has been dating theatre director Sophie Hunter, 36. The pair were first pictured together at a French Open tennis match in June and Benedict is said to have been dating the O ...
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