Benedict Cumberbatch at a fashion event in London: gorgeous or too alien-like?

I’m kicking myself for not seeing these photos yesterday, so for that, I apologize. Any Cumberbatch in a storm, though! Meaning that any Cumberbatch is good, whenever we can find the time to get to him. Benedict Cumberbatch attended the Tommy Hilfiger/Esquire party on Monday night in London. David Gandy was there too!!! Meaning that if I was at the party, sipping a cocktail and slipping out of my panties, I’m not even sure who I would have made the play for. Probably Cumby. Is that wrong? I think Cumby and I would get along well on a spiritual level, as well as the obvious physical level (because his voice alone could get me off). Cumby is a bitter, gossipy bitch. So am I. We could be bitter bitches together. I dreamed a dream…

Speaking of my Cumby love and how all of you recognize my obsession, a fellow Cumby-lunatic tweeted me a years-old quote that I absolutely love. At some point in 2010, Cumby said these delicious words: “I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers. But I’m here to tell you I’m quite the opposite in real life. In fact I’m a f–king fantastic lover.” DEAR GOD. That made my knees buckle.

For a more recent quote from Cumby, in the Radio Times’ current issue, Cumby was talking about the “assumptions” people make about him, and he said: “They know you from the trail you leave with your work… They assume things about you because of who you play and how you play them, and the other scraps floating around in the ether. People try to sew together a narrative out of scant fact… I don’t want to complain or explain. It’s a thing that will pass. It’s part of a predictable pattern.” Is this bitching? I think he just sounds pragmatic. Although I’m sure he said it in his haughty, posh voice.

Cumby will be the Golden Globes on Sunday too. I’m wondering if I should let him host our Open Post…?


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. alons -y alonso says:

    Poor Batch! He looks exhausted. Still gorgeous though. I have a spare pillow.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    re; THAT quote – I’ll let you know.

    I don’t get the Gandy thing. He’s so pretty, but how does one get past all the zoolander vibes?

  3. jamie says:

    Hot. Although his outfit makes me think of 90s Ethan Hawke.

  4. eska says:

    If you really love Cumby why did you put Gandy in the same post?

  5. Sara says:

    “Gorgeous” is not a word that should ever be used to describe him.

  6. Genny says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch ? Gorgeous – yes. Alien ? Not at all. Bitter and bitchy ? No. The comment about fans – wasn’t that in another interview in which he said that yes, some fans think that he’s like Sherlock ? Maybe the Radio Times had seen, the previous interview.

  7. Mia 4S says:

    How many days until Star Trek Into Darkness? Is it now?…what about now?…now? ;-)

    David Gandy too? And they didn’t invite me!

  8. Cherry says:

    Hey, Gandy looks a lot better here than on yesterday’s pics! I was actually a bit worried about him, he looked like he’d been sick or something. Maybe he just had a hangover.

  9. Tish says:

    Bitching? He is telling the truth. Ugh, my love for his long face grow.s and grows everyday

  10. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    He has the courage of his batchyness.

  11. Anne says:

    YES, let him host the open post! Also, have you listed to the BBC radio series Cabin Pressure? Cumby has a role, and he’s damn hilarious.

  12. LadyBird83 says:

    I’m sorry but both of these men are attractive to me. Maybe it’s the over grooming? Maybe it’s that the eyes are too far apart? Who know… Ick!

  13. booboocita says:

    “But I’m here to tell you I’m quite the opposite in real life. In fact I’m a f–king fantastic lover.”

    Oh, dear. Dear, dear, dear. It’s been my experience and observation that the guys who insist they’re great in the sack seldom are. They’re right down there with Bridezillas who tell everyone they’re being reasonable while everyone else is insane, and kamikaze drivers who think everyone else is just jealous of their mad skillz.

    I’m going to pretend he never said that. I’m sure he meant to say, “Booboocita, will you please confirm my bedroom prowess or lack thereof to everyone at Celebitchy? Here, come let me give you a demo, and you can decide …”

  14. Miss Kiki says:

    I didn’t even bother looking at the Gandy photos which just proves to me how serious this whole thing with Cumby is getting. Guys, I think I’m in love.

  15. Meh says:

    Cumby is just straight up ugly.

  16. Maria says:

    I don’t see it in any of them.

    BC is a great actor tho, just not my type, at all.

  17. Rita says:

    This whole “vegan” fad has gone to far when parents start naming their children cucumberbatch….unless they have a farmer’s market. “Cucumberpatch” would be even worse.

  18. Mara says:

    He have a very nice voice but he is not that handsome..

  19. j.eyre says:

    I thought all the guys at this event looked good.

    As far as Jaguar Holmes, I love he has the Batchyness (credit to Bored suburbanhousewife) to wear a t-shirt under his cardigan vest and 3/4 tailored coat – a risk well worth taking, I feel (although a more tailored possibly colored t-shirt would have really tied it together). And I love David Gandy’s outfit here. He looks great.

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Wow, he has such a long head…plus, he reminds me of Kevin Bacon, not really in a bad way. Gandy, yes, gorgeous.

  21. La Calabaza says:

    Even though I love Sherlock, whenever I see Cumberbatch, I keep thinking about his creepy character in Atonement. Atonement ruined him for me!He gives me the creeps! Serial killer’s vibes!

    On the other hand, Martin Freeman is super cute!

    • j.eyre says:

      That’s funny – and I apologize in advance for the long-winded story – but I had this issue with him for years. When I was crushing on James McAvoy, I refused to watch ‘Starter for Ten’ b/c “Paul from the Atonement movie” was in it. I wouldn’t even look at photos of him.

      Then I started watching Sherlock and fell in love with the show and, in due course, Mr. Cumberbatch.

      When I finally got around to reading Atonement, I found myself being an apologist for Paul because, of course, I kept picturing Mr. Cumberbatch in my head.

      I am not proud of this, just attesting to the power of the Jaguar once you catch the fever.

  22. Lila says:

    Beautiful. Now where are those handcuffs from Star Trek???

  23. skuddles says:

    Count me in as one of the women who can’t figure out why anyone would think Cumberbatch is attractive…. he is just too strange looking. And I get a serious gay vibe him (even though I hear he’s straight).

  24. Ally8 says:

    Google photos of Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch together. They look like first drafts from the Frankenstein lab.

    But once you’re on TV or film, the gloss of fame will make anyone seem attractive to millions.

    The ‘Batch will be perfect for a Star Trek film, though.

  25. djchocodoll says:

    David seems a nowadays. Still hot tho. Still would bang him with my mouth, won’t even deny it. But with the unhealthy pics and dead eyes I have to wonder if he’s beginning to enjoy a celebrity favorite: the luxurious white sniffing powder. Yes, I’m hinting he might be a cokehead. He’s starting to look a bit Lindsay Lohan-ish and that concerns me. O_o

  26. Bobbie says:

    I didn’t know the worth of a human being is that they have to be “beautiful” or “handsome”. I find him attractive in his own way. Benedict is a fantastic actor and people who work wth him think he’s pretty great.
    Whenever anyone gets to any kind of popularity it the usual – lets tear them down and say anything we want to about them that is negative in the hope, i guess, that everyone will believe it.
    Benedict was given a chance, as he has said, to go to excellent schools and he was notgoing to waste it. Knowledge is important to him and because he speaks correct English – its sort of how dare he.
    He’s going to be around for a long time and do more and more great roles. He loves what he does and he works hard to do it right.
    There are a bunch of things out there that are not in the excellent category so have not seen anything wrong with people who think excellence is something to always strive for.