DISH OF THE WEEK #43 – BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

OK, this is an ‘odd’ dish.

Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Love him or hate him.
This is what I’ve noticed about peoples reactions to him.
He is an exceptionally odd looking man but for me there is something quite mesmerising and attractive.

I have been interested in him since 2004 when I saw the original airing of the TV movie ‘Hawking’
I remember being blown away by this weird looking but amazing actor who did an incredible job portraying ‘Steven Hawking’ during his university years and his battle with the inevitable degeneration of his health.

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Over the years he’s cropped up again and again.
For me most notably in the beautiful ‘Amazing Grace’ where he played William Pitt.

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Various TV roles and TV movies followed and then he became ‘Sherlock’
A brilliant, funny, witty and modern take on the ‘classic Sherlock Holmes’ stories.
Series 3 should be airing in Sept and Benedict has already confirmed that there will be a 4th series next year!

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Then a small but pivotal role in ‘War Horse’ brought him to the attention of Hollywood.
He is creating a HUGE buzz as the new villain in the Star Trek franchise, ‘John Harrison (or is it actually Khan?)
We’ll be finding out next week.

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The most notable thing about him though is that silky voice.
Much like Sean Connery, you could listen to this man read the phone book!
It sends shivers down the spine.
This voice is going to be used to great effect in the next 2 Hobbit movies as he is playing ‘Smaug the Dragon/Necromancer’

So there you have it.
I’m hoping he’ll be doing a lot more in the future.

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