squueee!! Its the Cumberbatch!! a journalist described his voice as a jaguar in a cello..hmm.. love all of his audiobooks.I was never enamored with audiobook, it usually disconcerts me, I prefer having the feel of the pages of the book in my hands but well, i made an exemption with this man. I mean, just listen to that english puurr. Ok where was I? Oh, he also read casanova, pillow books, metamorphosis, ode to a nightingale (which I highly recommend. John Keats has never sounded so sexy!) and some Sherlock shorts among others. Saw him first at BBC’s Sherlock which is excellent, even surpassing the movies with RDJ- and that’s saying a lot because I only have mad love for the man- Jessica you should really watch it, really, pretty please?? There are two seasons out and each has only 3 90 minute episodes each and all of them are brilliantly written with an amazing cinematography to boot. It’s got the UK in a frenzy and flooded the twitterverse when it first came out. Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit (he will also be providing the motion capture of said character till the 3rd installment), and the Hobbit is actually starring Martin Freeman- his John Watson in Sherlock.
I’m spreading the love for the BBC Sherlock, please give it a try people. You wont regret it!
Either you are new here or hyperventilating too much. There has been a Cumberbitches Anonymous branch on this site for some time. We expect that amypond ariadnespins, stellalehua, details maybe later have already had his genes sequenced.
Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch whose cheekbones start at his hairline plays the famed detective as a high-functioning sociopath in 21st century London. Martin Freeman is his housemate Watson, a doctor invalided out of the British Army after a stint in Afghanistan. The series reconfigures the Conan Doyle stories in a clever, contemporary way: Holmes and Watson are frequently mistaken for lovers, their adventures are reported in Watson’s blog, and Irene Adler is a dominatrix. Sherlock is both annoying and endearing, and the show’s directors find interesting visual equivalents for his mental processes.
There are only six 90-minute episodes (and a one-hour pilot that was reworked into the first episode), and the third season won’t air until 2014. Watch sparingly.
So this is how it feels like to be doused by icy cold water after staying in the sun too long! Argh! Sorry for missing out so much in the last months it seems. I am a regular lurker here but apparently, due to my suddenly sparse internet time i have missed the Cumberbatch related articles here which is a shame really.
Perhaps then, if you did not know already my dear world dominatrix, the existence of one Parade’s End? A great alternative to Downtown Abbey–less soap, more substance and again, amazing cinematography, great writing. Plus, the great Mr Cumberbatch plays the lead, (not his best looking self I’m afraid, but dammit the man can sell the most sympathetic morose man i’ve ever seen onscreen!) a magnificent Rebecca Hall and an almost unrecognizable Rupert Everett.
Unless you know of it and have in fact watched it and made a review of it already and the twit that I am have missed it once again? Then of course I’d have to hide in my hobbit hole till I have fully repented of wasting your time once again. Advance apologies if you did, if not, I would love to know your comments about it if you happen to have the time to watch it. It’s only a five episode series based on Ford Maddox Ford’s trilogy of the same title.
Came across this description of Mr. Cumberbatch. I just think it’s brilliant.
From the LA Times:
“Cumberbatch, with his alabaster skin and aquamarine eyes, has that vaguely tubercular Romantic beauty known to cause women with PhDs in comparative literature to scream aloud whenever his name is mentioned…”