Benedict Cumberbatch, oh, just keep looking at me

Ask me anything   I adore your charm, your intellect, your handsomeness, your tiny nose crinkle and your humbleness, your kindness to your Cumber Collective and those you encounter. Please, Please never betray my love. 100% Benedict Cumberbatch appreciation blog.

londonphile:


Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.
                                  Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug

Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon 

londonphile:

Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.

                                  Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug

Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon 

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cumbertrekky:

awesomelifechoices:

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, BABY.

I don’t usually do this, but R and I decided to attend the Benedict Cumberbatch’s panel when he came to Sydney!

Under the cut, you’ll find a couple crappy photos and a long-ish coverage of the Q&A. Summary: Benedict danced, sang, did impressions, was sassy, earnest, and adorable. \o/

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Thanks for the detailed report.

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Anonymous asked: Did Benedict play more music at the convention?


Answer:

cumberbuddy:

dudeufugly:

Yes. 

Songs played/suggested/sung by Benedict during the OZCon shows:

Daft Punk - Doin’ it Right — dancing at panel x

Tim Minchin - White Wine in the Sun — iTunes on shuffle x

Fleetwood Mac — iTunes on shuffle x

James Rhodes — iTunes on shuffle x

Elbow - My Sad Captains — when asked about favourite song at the moment
- "I’m not good at favourties. I am listening to … I don’t know … ‘Elbow’! Their new album is pretty brilliant. ‘Sad Captains’ on that album is a fantastic song." [starts to try to quote ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’ a couple of times, but cannot get it right, so he gets out his phone - smacks his lips] "Oh I don’t know …. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh." *scrolls through phone* "Recently played …" *smacks lips* "purchased nooo .. du-dup-du-du-duuuhhh" *keeps on scrolling*… "You can talk amongst yourselves, it’s fine. du-dup-du-du-duuhhh” *someone starts whistling* “du-dup-du-du-duuhhh. No no no, no whistling, but just talking.” … ”It’s a really really good song which is why I should probably just have it playing in the background of this answer to your question. I mean, this is the song I have been listening to an awful lot. I think they are an amazing band - ‘Elbow’. Guy Garvey is a friend and he is […] a lyrical genius, I think. He is a beautiful modern poet and a very deeply profoundly lovely human being and soul and I think his music and his words reflect all of that, aaaand … yeah I just .. I love this song.” *plays song … and he sings along quietly until he gets to the line he was trying to quote earlier* … “YEAH! ‘And if it’s all we only pass this way but once - What a perfect waste of time’. That’s a pretty beautiful motto for life really, isnt’ it? Elbow. Lots of Elbow.” - Benedict Cumberbatch

The National — listening to during signing x

Sigur Rós — listening to during signing x

Puff the Magic Dragon — reply to “most embarrassing song on iPhone” — quietly singing one line to the crowd

Indiana Jones theme — describing a game he used to play with friends when he was younger called “going for an Indy” x

I am probably forgetting one or two that I am aware of. Apologies. Check back for updates.

Don’t forget those precious 3 seconds of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind during the ‘embarrassing music’ bit!

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allenerthewiener:

Oh my gosh. This is so darn cute. 

allenerthewiener:

Oh my gosh. This is so darn cute. 

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"I’ll just waffle on like I just did then and answer many of your questions. That’s what happens in interviews. That’s why I always get fucked up by journalists."

Benedict Cumberbatch when told it was the last question. (via benaddictmindpalace)

#wafflebatch

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The Creature: "All I wanted, was your love. I would have loved you with all my heart."

[…]

Frankenstein: "I don’t know what love is."

The Creature: "I will teach you."

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muchadoaboutbenedict:

Yasmine Akram meets the Queen. 

Irish-Pakistani actress, writer and comedian, Yasmine Akram, talks about meeting the Queen of England, kissing Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and her love of Ireland, live on The Late Late Show.

Catch up on the full show now with RTÉ Player 

www.rte.ie/tv/latelate

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