And of course I have to mention the elephant in the room.
Benedict Cumberbatch makes the Time 100 most influential people of 2014 list
Entry by Colin Firth
When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.
I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.
His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.
He must be stopped.
To the very best of times, John.
Benedict Cumberbatch interview with #BAHighlife now up on their website
Edit: Before anyone asks the interview was conducted before Blood Mountain seems to have been delayed/fallen through.
Thank you @greenofrichmond for the most adorable photos ever this week (♥u♥)
John: Is that it?
Sherlock: Is that what?
John: We’ve only just met and we’re gonna go and look at a flat?
Adorable #Sherlock thank you photo of Benedict Cumberbatch, Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman for 3 million fans on Facebook