Benedict Cumberbatch in Bally

Posted on January 08, 2013

Honestly, this is just to shut up all the Cumberbatch fangurls who’ve been begging for a taste of their man. Ladies, have you considered calling yourself Cumberbitches? It has a certain panache to it.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the ‘BALLY Celebrates 60 Years of Conquering Everest’ at Bedford Square Gardens in London in Bally.

After all this time, we shouldn’t be surprised by the various types of events that have red carpets and step-and-repeats now, but “Sixty Years of Conquering Everest” is one of the odder celebrity appearance events we’ve run across.

Anyway, he looks good here. The pieces all suit him, but the pants need hemming, the shirt needs some starch in the placket and collar, and the shoes look cheap. Correct all that, and he’d be perfect.

There. Happy now, Cumberbitches?

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Vera L-

    He bears a strange, striking resemblance to a cat we’re housing at the moment. I think that has something to do with the space between his eyes and the blend from forehead to nose. He’s interesting looking.

    Both him and the cat.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      He is rather feline, I agree.

    • Judy_S

       Otter is the standard.

    • mamafitz

      There’s a whole series of pictures in the fandom somewhere comparing him to an otter (and Martin Freeman to a hedgehog).

      I rather like the name Cumberbitches. 

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         That must be why I adore Martin Freeman so very much. Hedgie!

      • http://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/ Salazar

         And David Mitchell to a koala bear.

        • Amelia Harvey

           This made my day.  I don’t think I’ll be able to see him on Would I Lie to You/QI/various other panel shows without thinking of koalas now.

  • Ruth Preston

    I just…don’t get it with the fangurl love. To me he looks like a snobby version of Beaker from the Muppets. 

    Also, the length of that jacket makes his legs look weirdly stubby.

    • Imasewsure

      Ruth you are a genius…. Beaker!! Yes…. but he does have the best name ever… but of course, he shall be Beaker to me from now on (once I figure out who he is, that is). :)

      • BuffaloJD

         Agreed about the name! [Off topic when Peter O’Toole met Omar Sharif when filming Lawrence of Arabia he said “No one in the world is called Omar Sharif.  I shall call you Fred.” }

        • Rand Ortega

           Love that story! What makes it even funnier: Sharif’s birth name is Michel Shalhoub!

    • Kristy Evans

      I didn’t get it either…until I watched Sherlock. Ten minutes into the first episode and I just said, “Oh. Okay.”

      • MelVT

        It took you ten whole minutes?

        • fursa_saida

          “The name is Sherlock Holmes and the address is 221b Baker Street.” wink. And then it was all over.

          • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

            YE-ES ZOMG FAINT DIE.

      • http://twitter.com/dianasof Diana

         it took me the amount of time it took for him to speak his first line. however, outside of the show he kind of doesn’t do it for me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      I looooove Sherlock but now all that I will be able to hear when he speaks is “me-mee-mee-mee.” 

    • VioletFem

      Have you seen him on Sherlock? Because that would answer your question.

    • http://wikeslongtrail.blogspot.com/ latenac

       My husband says I have a type which is tall, kind of geeky looking men who are funny. And Mr. Cumberbatch fits that to a tee. So does Beaker from the Muppets.

      • Adriana_Paula

        How tall is Beaker?

        • http://wikeslongtrail.blogspot.com/ latenac

           He’s taller than Professor Honeydew.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Best answer ever.

    • http://twitter.com/irmaladuce_l8ly IrmaLaDuce

      OMG, yes! Beaker! I have been trying to figure out who he reminds me of for years, so thank you!

    • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

       I don’t see the appeal at all. He’s…funny looking.

    • BP180

      I get tired of the “Who farted?” look on his face all the time.

    • snarkykitten

       hahaha

      he looks much better as Sherlock.

    • LittleKarnak

      Beaker!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

      I don’t get it either. He will always be the creepy molester in Atonement.

    • barbarienne

       Yes, Beaker! You are so right!

      His jaw is no wider than his neck. I like that he’s interesting looking, but I don’t find him sexually appealing. Artistically, aesthetically appealing, yes. But he does not do for me what, frex, Richard Armitage does.

    • blue0moon

      What Kristy said, below.  It’s all about Sherlock…the moment he spoke!  *swoon*

      • RKaede1x1

        Yes… the coat… *sigh* But for me it’s mainly the voice. It really is him as Sherlock. Not classically handsome but somehow very striking to look at.

  • Sobaika

    His fans/Sherlock fans are really intense, aren’t they? I don’t personally see what all the fuss is about but this is a pretty decent outfit, minus the shoes. I have a feeling we’re going to see a lot of him after Star Trek.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

       Have you seen Sherlock? Because it will all become clear to you then. I don’t know what it is about him, but he’s absolutely fascinating.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         I have, he’s brilliant in it but I still don’t find him that attractive. Detective Inspector Lestrade however… phwoar!

        • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

           Yes, he’s also lovely. I rather like Moriarty, too.

          • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

            God yes.

          • blue0moon

            Moriarty?  OH yes …*guilty blush*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexandra-Glorioso/10025811 Alexandra Glorioso

    boy needs a belt.

    • 3boysful

       That’s what zeroed in on.

      Also, the scarf makes him look like Waldo, as in “Where’s.”

    • LearnedFoot

      YES! That would help so much.

      I don’t care – to me his name will always be “Bandersnatch Cummerbund.” (Thank you, Washington Post.)

      • shirab

        A Lisa deMoraes fan, on TLo! It makes so much sense. Glad I scrolled down before posting exactly what you posted.

      • MRC210

        Yes, he is forever Bandersnatch Cummerbund to me, too.   Although the wonderful Archie Bland writing in the Independent has called him Rinkydink Curdlesnoot, Fiddlydee PonkyTonk and Blimpleswitch Wafflechops — all noble efforts — it’s Bandersnatch Cummerbund for the win.

        • another_laura

          Okay, that post brought tears to my eyes – I must go find Archie Bland articles!

          • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

             Now I have the Eddie Izzard/Engleburt Humperdink skit running thru my brain.

          • SaoirseLee

            Slut Bunwallah! :D

            Also puts one in mind of Mrs Doyle guessing the priest’s name in Father Ted “Fr. Rebulah Conundrum, Fr. Peewee Stairmaster,Fr. Jemima Racktool, Fr. Jerry Twig, Fr. Spodo Komodo”

          • barbarienne

             But does Benedict Cumberbatch have a flag?

          • Cathy S

             Yes. Maybe Izzard could do an update with his name. Although I think his parents actually gave it to him, so Eddie would have to change it up a bit.

          • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

            ME TOO.

        • Rand Ortega

           Once again I’m about to die from choking because I read a hilarious BK comment.
          Tell my family I love them.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    I’d like a belt, too, I think. Gorgeous coat!

  • lilibetp

    Yes, we’re called Cumberbitches.

    • not_Bridget

      Not all of us.

    • http://www.theseabirdmonastery.co.uk/ Ailsa

      I thought I read somewhere that he said he’d heard people calling themselves Cumberbitches and he didn’t like it because he thought it was demeaning to women, so he wanted it to be Cumberbabes instead? If that’s true, it’s super adorable.

      I like this outfit! But then, I like everything with him in it. I’d like to see a picture of him wearing that hat.

      • krelnick

        Agreed on all counts.  I NEED to see that hat on.  Seriously.

      • MissAmynae

        Heard that one as well, Ailsa.  I’m a full-fledged CumberBabe. My husband didn’t get it (or my Hiddleston love either) until I got him to watch Sherlock. He just nodded and said “okay then. well-played.”

        yes, hat + scarf= squee.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    Should he have a belt, or do celebrities not need them?

  • Callie

    Apparently, no one ever taught him to smile. Pants seem a bit too tight. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPWSQ2BDU5XJIA23AMYVBRWZBA Eric

       They have to be tight to stay in place without a belt – which he needs.

  • gabbilevy

    Cumberbitches. That’s fabulous, and it fits him.

    He gets a resounding “not bad” from me.

  • http://magnetgirl.tumblr.com Anika

    He’s so awkward. I think I’m becoming a Cumberbitch…

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    we already call ourselves cumberbitches and make all kinds of terrible puns that are cumberbad.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I wouldn’t describe myself as a Cumberbitch but I certainly hope he’s in with a chance of playing The Man with the Thistle Down Hair in the Beeb’s upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell…

    Yes, I’m playing amateur casting director again.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor – Stephen Black)

    Whaddya mean you’ve not read the book?  (Peter Serafinowicz – Henry Lascelles)

    It’s brilliant – amazing – go read it now! (Anton Lesser – Mr Norrell)

    (Damian Lewis – Jonathan Strange)

    • Monabel

      Ooh, ooh! Love that book. For reals?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Yup!  For realsies!*

        *Not entirely sure that’s a word.  ;)

    • Soren Lundi

      I didn’t know about this! Exciting.  I always pictured Patrick Wolf as The Man with the Thistle Down Hair, but as he’s not actually an actor that probably be a disaster.  But who should play Christopher Drawlight?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I had to go and Google Patrick Wolf…. being an actor might help a wee bit.

        There’s something ‘other worldly’ about Mr Cumberpatch – it just feels right to me that he’d come from Faerie.

        • Soren Lundi

          Yeah, I can definately see it.  I’m terrible at amateur casting director, because my choices are always: some musician, someone who was the right age in the seventies, this guy I used to know, etc.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I’m not sure about Drawlight yet… someone diminutive.  Alan Cumming would be beautifully obsequious but he may well be a tad too old now and he’s fairly settled in the US now – not sure he’d want to go back to the UK to film for so long.

            Who’s going to play Wellington?!

          • Lattis

            OMG Eclectic Mayhem – this thread is in danger of exploding my brain as several of my favorite worlds collide. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books of all time. It would be on my top ten list. 

            I always thought of David Bowie as The Man with the Thistle Down Hair. But I could definitely be on board with BC in the role. 

            I obsessively check Susanna Clarke’s website hoping against hope that there she has a new book coming out. 

            I am such a fangirl of JS&MN that I am doing what I almost never do . . . I am squeeeing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611638 Jessica Brams-Miller

      What?  WHAT???  They’re making a movie of that book???  OH MY GOD PLEASE YES!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        BETTER than a film!  The BBC is doing a six part adaptation.  All the fabulous, historically accurate set and costume design we all know and love plus MAGIC!

  • http://twitter.com/meggiestardust Meghan

    I love this man to death, but he does seem to have a problem dressing himself sometimes.

    Can’t believe S3 of Sherlock is still so far away.

  • savicevic

    They’ve been calling themselves Cumberbitches for a long time now, T-Lo.

    Is it just me or does this outfit (especially with the scarf) makes him look short or diminished, somehow? And he’s not a short guy.

    • formerlyAnon

       Not just you. I vote for the length of coat + rumply pants legs, but it might mostly be camera angle?

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I just don’t get it (him).  I think maybe that pasty British thing just doesn’t work for me anymore (although I still kind of adore Matt Smith).

  • krelnick

    ‘Bout friggin’ time, TLo!  Dude knows how to wear clothes. 

  • Kristy Evans

    HE WORE A SCARF. *ovary explosion*

  • http://twitter.com/crzepa Chris Rz

    I believe he said something to the effect of “I hear that fans are calling themselves ‘Cumberbitches’ – why use a derogatory term? Why not ‘Cumberbabes’” 

    • Nicholas

      Cumberboffins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/usedtolovebuffy Michelle Hopkins

    That is exactly what we call ourselves. :D (I think maybe it started on Celebitchy?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    uh, who is this?  his name is most amusing.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I have just discovered I cannot look at 5 consecutive pictures of his face.

    I’m guessing I should never venture into tumblr without precautions, then.

    • Judy_S

       No, he was the Necromancer, all 10 seconds of him.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Yes, yes, I know he is playing 2 villains on The Hobbit trilogy. I’m just saying. He looks like Pale Orc dude. It made me laugh when I realized it.

  • Judy_S

    I adore him but I don’t think he’s much of a fashion icon. He is great at wearing costumes.

  • Jess5628

    That’ll do. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

    These are lovely, but you really should be featuring the photos of Benedict and Matt Smith TOGETHER at some Tommy Hilfiger/Esquire party in London very recently. 

    There is video of Benedict actually saying “Cumberbitches” and he’s not sure he really likes the term, though I find it amusing.

    He’s going to be in the HBO mini-series “Parade’s End” in Feb or March.

    If you just showed me a picture of him, I’d move on, but once you’ve seen the man act and heard that voice, that pulls it all together into this drool-worthy package.  He was astounding in “Frankenstein” on stage.

    And I like the scarf and when he’s more GingerBatch in hair color.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

      A nod for every line you typed. 

    • julnyes

      also – the radio comedy show he is on starts up again next week! Cabin Pressure is back – woo hoo!!

    • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

       Not revealing anything, but I enjoyed Parade’s End and thought the cast was very good, though at times I had to use subtitles (there was a big issue about sound quality when it viewed here). And he was very good in Frankenstein. :)

      • julnyes

        Yes, the sound quality was atrocious – and the plot lost me a few times, but the costumes and acting was great.

        • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

           Yes, the plot was a bit wonky at times, but I imagine that the book is quite dense, so it was probably quite difficult to adapt it to television.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He needs to turn around so we can see the Cumberbuns. (Sorry. I don’t really care about his butt. I just wanted to say Cumberbuns.)

  • jilly_d

    I was going to ask who this person is, then realized that I don’t care because whomever he is, he is most certainly not “doing it for me”.

    • not_Bridget

      Benedict Cumberbatch has been working about 10 years on the British stage, TV & Radio (!).  And had some smallish film roles. 

      Then he played Sherlock in the BBC series & people saw him in a new light.  He played a very different role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy & again in Warhorse.  He is the villain in the upcoming Star Trek movie and will play Smaug (via voice & motion capture) in Hobbit II.  Also, as mentioned, he played the lead role in the excellent Parade’s End, finally coming to HBO next month.  His fans eagerly await the 3rd series of Sherlock, which must be fit into his rather busy schedule. Although he is not the only reason that Sherlock is excellent. 

      You really need to see him in action.  

      • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

         Hearing his voice also helps.

      • jilly_d

        Guess I spoke too soon then, I already had Sherlock in my Netflix queue, but have not seen any of the others.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am usually powerless before a tall-ish and/or lean-ish man with an unconventionally attractive face. But he does nothing for me. I blame it on his strong resemblance to a friend’s son.

    Love him in Sherlock, though, and feel strongly he needs a stylist’s adjusting hand. In addition to your comments, the too-long pants combined with the coat length (and, maybe the photo angle?) make him look stumpy, which he’s not. And unless you plan on using a scarf and coat to completely cover your waist all evening, dress pants with belt loops just cry out for a belt. At least if you’re going to an event at which you’ll be photographed.

    I can see, though, that if he struck me as hot I wouldn’t care about any of the above. Except maybe length of trousers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPWSQ2BDU5XJIA23AMYVBRWZBA Eric

    He also needs to wear a belt. The trousers fit him, but if they have loops they need a belt.

  • baritoney

    He’s about to go to Iceland so maybe was checking out kit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Add a belt.

  • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

    When I saw these pictures yesterday my second thought (after “AHHH CUTE!”) was “Needs a belt, needs an undershirt, pants need hemming.” I blame you two.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Oh and one final thing, pants with belt loops should be worn with a belt. Sorry, to me he looks like he was scrambling to get dressed in the back of the limo.

  • baritoney

    I adore him and he’s one of the best actors in the world but he has poor dress sense. At least he doesnt have teams of people buying him things as most up and comign actors do. He tends to wear the same t shirt over and over. Those hats he wears have to go though. He’s a very charismatic actor and very sexy on stage.

    • not_Bridget

      He dresses quite well for “serious” red carpet events. Simple & classic.

      In more casual settings, results can be hit & miss.  

    • julnyes

      Honestly I wouldn’t put it past him to still have his school uniform hanging in his closet and wearing pieces of it out and about.

  • Melissa Brogan

    I enjoy him very much as Sherlock, but I have to say that whatever’s going on in these photos makes him look not very good at all. The angle, the lens, the outfit, I don’t know what, but that first photo loaded and I cringed.

  • Annie Leung

    Very very happy!!! I adore him but I haven’t taken to calling myself a Cumberbitch yet, maybe I should?

    Thank you T-Lo, it’s like opening a late Christmas present!

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    Loves him.
    He tries so hard.
    I’m a CumberBunny. ;-)

    and I said the same thing about the lack of hemming yesterday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000052021548 Nizea Paqueo

    late Christmas present indeed! I never understood the love for the Cumberbatch until I saw Sherlock and I was all “that’s why!”. The Fug Girls have him tagged as one of those they would love to hear reading the phone book. He really has a great voice, which I think would be very effective in his turn as a villain in Star Trek. That movie is like testosterone overload (Quinto, Pine, Cho, Urban, now him!)

    • MilaXX

       yes lawd! I get the vapors just thinking about all pretty in the next Star Trek. CAN. NOT. WAIT!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I’m the same way about all the pretty in Thor 2 – Zachary Levi, Idris Elba, Chris Hemsworth, Tadanobu Asano.  Swoon!

  • Rand Ortega

    Lanky. Looney. Luscious. My kind of fella. The scarf is a bit too Tom Baker/Dr. Who for me, but I love the color palette. Such a great actor.  Can’t wait to see what he does playing Gary Mitchell in the new version of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” aka Star Trek 2.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealAndra Andra

    A friend of mine says he looks suspiciously like her Aunt Mildred.  This what I think of every time I see him.  He’s compelling as Sherlock but he’s definitely no Tennant.

    • stoprobbers

      I am sad David doesn’t get featured on T.Lo ever. He’s such a champ at being a skinny bloke in skinny clothes and also often leaves the house in outfits that are so mismatched and dorky they walk a fine line between highly endearing and “did you get dressed with your eyes closed?!” I feel like T and Lo could have a ball with him.

      Moar (any!) David Tennant on T.Lo!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

    This lovely gentleman needs a lot more of your wise advice, uncles, so please take him under your fabulous wings and post a picture every day. It would be very pleasing.

  • julnyes

    Thank you TLo :) A large number of his fans already go by the Cumberbitch moniker (or did you guys know that already and are joking with us?), though I prefer to just call myself a fan (a fairly obsessed one at that!)

    He has been getting better and better on the red carpet over the last few years, so I feel like he is the kind of celebrity who should be graded on a curve – he is still learning. The man still wears clothes to public events that have his name written on the label – he is a toddler on the fashion scene really.

    As to this particular look – agree with the problem areas and wish he would put on a belt. I love the coat and scarf!

    There are many reasons to adore Benny – his voice, his eyes, his heart shaped mouth, his long lean … everything, the Cumberbutt of course :P but really I just think he is a very talented actor with a very sweet, engaging, humble and intelligent personality.

  • Lisa Sangermano

    Cumberbitches is the longstanding fandom name, although the Batch himself has suggested the more appropriate Cumberbabes

    Anyway it is a proven fact that the more you look at him, the more attractive he gets. At first he looks like a weird alien otter but if you can get through an episode of Sherlock without drooling you are a better person than I.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      “weird alien otter”

      *much laughter*

  • Super_Red

    Ahhhh, TLo, thanks for this. Needed a tall glass of sherlock. 

  • Sartorial_She

    I’ve never heard of Mr. Cumberbatch before, but I get a very strong ‘young Andrew McCarthy’ vibe from these photos. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

    wow, yes. and very bachelor-like as well. a bachelor cat

  • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

    i would name a cat Cumberbatch.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD35QQZNBPZJXWTCBY7N4EE7VY Sarah

    I prefer Cumberbabe to Cumberbitch, but I’m neither—I’m a Gravesdigger (for those of us smitten with Rupert Graves, who plays DI Lestrade on Sherlock).

    • julnyes

      Moffat and Gatiss really should create a DI Lestrade crime procedural show. It would always start out with some crime going down, Donovan coming into his office to inform him and him yelling about how it isn’t his division… then somehow he is taking a bath. I’ll let them work out the rest of the details.

      Anyway – loved him in A Room With A View, Maurice, Different For Girls – I could go on about the silver fox.

      When I first heard about Sherlock I was interested in the casting because of Martin Freeman who I adored in The Office and Rupert Graves. Being introduced to the acting abilities of Benedict has just been icing on the cake.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t suppose you realize there is a twitter account called Cumberbitches? Anyway, I guess I should join cause I think he looks adorable here. I even like the hands in pockets pose. My only very minor quibble is that he needs a belt.

    FLOVE HIM, more please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

    It would be awesome if there was a remake of the Wind in the Willows in which actors with distinct characteristics akin to the various animals would be cast, but as humans. ie.: David Bowie as Ratty, Benedict Cumberbatch as Otter, Daniel Day Lewis as wise old Badger, etc. That would probably become a favorite film for me.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Though not a hard-and-fast rule, I generally believe that if you have on dress pants and I can see belt loops, I should see a belt.

  • http://twitter.com/dianasof Diana

     i just remembered that there’s an audio clip of him reading a shakespeare sonnet (i believe), and it is definitely a treat for the ears.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

       Oh yes, yes it is. It’s gorgeous. He’s definitely in the read-the-phone-book category for me.

    • librarygrrl64

      Yes, he has a lovely voice.

  • stoprobbers

    Oh, they call themselves Cumberbitches. In fact, the Cumberbitches are responsible for 65% of the things on my tumblr savior. They be cray. (The other 35% are Supernatural fans who are into Wincest. Someone hold me.) 

    He looks less like an otter here than usually, which makes me a little sad, but he seems to have his style together pretty consistently. Still, I like Otter!Cumberbatch the most. Also, actually, Ginger!Cumberbatch. Which role is his hair dyed for this time? I like the gingers, y’all. 

    • MilaXX

       I can’t with the Wincest, but I don’t judge. I am ashamed to admit some of the fanfic I used to be into. There may be one or ten pictures of Cumberbatch on my pinterest “men I love/lust” board.

  • http://riley-merrick.livejournal.com/ JP

    De-lurking to say he’s so adorkable here. I do like his sense of personal style, a bit of old Hollywood and quirkiness, but not *quite* as quirky as Matt Smith. 

    Do agree about the belt, tho. And the shoes. Love the scarf, hat, and coat (which I think was some sort of statement thing for the event or something, b/c Dominic Cooper was wearing a similar coat).

  • MRC210

     Me too, I watch Sherlock for Rupert Graves.  I`ve been a fan since his Freddy Honeychurch days.   What a beautiful man.   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD35QQZNBPZJXWTCBY7N4EE7VY Sarah

      It’s really unfair how he started off that pretty and then just got handsomer.

    • librarygrrl64

      I watch for Martin Freeman. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    I would like to thank T.Lo for alerting me to the fact that there is someone in the world named Benedict Cumberbatch.

    • julnyes

      Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch 

  • crash1212

    I wonder if Sherlock will be able to solve the case of the missing belt?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I have concluded that I think Sherlock Holmes is really hot, but Benedict Cumberbatch, not so much. I like it better with the scarf on….at least it covered up some of the flaws. 

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

       I think he’s the kind of guy who looks better in motion. When his face is still, he just looks like a fairly typical, angular, British guy. When he’s talking and acting, he’s just…phwaor.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Thank-you for my dose of Cumberbatch gentlemen, now could you please sate my Luther/Idris Elba stirrings?..

  • Nicole Haddock

    Little do you know that some fans do call themselves Cumberbitches. There’s even a Cumberbitches twitter account, hah. He is often somewhat tragic when not in a suit however, despite those eyes.

  • stubbornthoughts

    His facial expression here looks like he’s attempting really, REALLY hard to force his eyes to look in opposite directions.

  • momogus

    I wish he were wearing a belt. Don’t men wear belts with trousers anymore?

    • Judy_S

       He is known to favor suspenders, aka “braces.” But clearly he forgot those too.

  • Trisha26

    This is obviously outdoors – why not wear the hat? Why lose the hat and scarf for some photos? Is that a stain near his crotch? All stylists who have male clients should study this photo and pay attention to TLo’s critique!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Ooof.  Needs the scarf to disguise the lack of belt.  How much longer do we have to wait for the next season of Sherlock?  It’s killing me, it really is.

  • SatelliteAlice

    If only he were wearing the hat…  I will take him any way I can get him but I do wish he would put the hat on.  

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    I gotta say, if there were ever a Team Jacob-Edward/ Sophie’s choice situation between Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch, I’m a Cumberbitch all the way! 

  • Joyce VG

    Happy!

  • Melvis Velour

    I just don’t get what all of the fuss about him is…something about his face just doesn’t look right to me

  • jmorino08

    He looks like a young Dennis Quaid, but with half the personalilty.

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    Cumberbitches, lol.  

  • snarkykitten

    The fans have already thought of that nickname. Apparently BC doesn’t like it because it’s degrading and misogynistic. I agree, but I’m not about to step into the quagmire that is the reclaiming debate

  • Lattis

    Ok here’s a weird piece of Benedict C trivia that is significant probably only to me:

    His mom is Wanda Ventham: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/benedict-cumberbatch-at-end/wanda-ventham-benedict-cumb.html

    Wanda Ventham was in a show that my husband & I watched as kids, “UFO,” plus several Doctor Who episodes (Time and the Rani and Image of the Fendahl).  And oddly the first time I saw Benedict Cumberbatch I thought of his resemblance to Wanda Ventham and looked him up to see if they were related. 

    Also – those of you who are commenting about BC’s widely spaced eyes – look at his resemblance to his dad.

  • MilaXX

     oh I’m eagerly anticipating that as well.

  • DesertDweller79

    Thank you!  He is so interesting looking.  It seems such a waste to cast him in Star Trek as a human.  They could have made an amazing looking alien out of his features.

    • Judy_S

       Or a Vulcan–wouldn’t he look great with pointy ears?

      • DesertDweller79

        Indeed! Or perhaps a Cardassian. That reptilian makeup might look interesting, especially with his long neck.

  • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa M.

    He does look like a particularly stylish incarnation of Dr Who.

  • sweetsadness

    “Honestly, this is just to shut up all the Cumberbatch fangurls”

    By showing just how gay he is?

    • JosephLamour

      First, that wouldn’t stop anyone here (Matt Bomer, anyone?). Second… that scarf takes him into the style of Rosie O’Donnell. Which no one- gay, straight, bisexual, or transsexual, would ever want to be. But I must admit, I am a Cumberbitch. Simply cause I can easily see us shopping for tangelos together at the farmer’s market on a warm Saturday afternoon.

    • julnyes

      don’t quite see what your perception of his sexuality has to do with anything….

      • sweetsadness

        LOL. Brilliant satire. Well done.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    It’s kind of a blah look to me. And I just don’t get the appeal… he does absolutely nothing for me. His non-moving facial expressions kind of weird me out, and it seems like his eyes aren’t looking at the same thing.

  • http://twitter.com/jen_canary Jennifer Ford

    He just does nothing for me at all, which is odd because he’s pretty much my template (tall, skinny British boy). I think he veers just too far away from the conventional for me. And yet I’ve always loved Daniel Day-Lewis and adore Matt Smith. 

    Dunno. He’s a very good actor! And he can certainly wear the hell out of clothes.

  • librarygrrl64

    Meh, he does zero for me. But he is a good actor. Can’t wait for the next series of Sherlock!

  • glennethph

    I used to like him until he showed what an ass he was (especially to Jonny Lee Miller) about the Elementary kerfuffle.

    • not_Bridget

      Don’t believe everything you read in the Daily Mail…

  • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

    I could cut myself slapping that face.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3OY6COEVBS2STNCUNIRZ3COUE Claudia

    I do believe there is a group called Cumberbitches…  When asked about them in an interview he said he preferred Cumberbabes or something like that.  But this is me, Cumberbitch/babe, duly shutting up.  Love him!

  • Amelia Harvey

     I am so grateful that it is going to be a miniseries rather than a movie.  It is basically my favorite book of all time and a movie would just fuck it up (and I don’t know if I can deal with the disappointment of both the hobbit and JS&MN both being royally botched in such a short period of time).

  • TRSTL

    And i would add, “Put on a belt!” I think that maybe, perhaps Bally would even have one right there.  I’m just old school enough to feel strongly if your pants have provided belt loops, they need a belt.  Unless you are wearing braces.

  • SublimatedRage

    I guess I have crossed into old-fogey-dom, but I have no idea who this is.  Is that really his name?

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Cumberbitches! So perfect.

  • Frenchie_M

    Cumberbitches is already a “thing” and for good reason. Rawr.

  • rkdgal

    Because I’m a dirty girl, I consider myself a Cumbersnatch, thank you very much. I love him as Sherlock, but I do prefer him with his natural ginger hair. Such a crazy, wonderful mouth!

  • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

    He looks so strange without the darker brow they gave him on Sherlock.

  • ccm800

    I just think “Shermanator” every time I see him.