As we discussed on Sunday, our Benedict Cumberbatch has been a bad, bad boy. And by “bad boy” I mean “he probably banged two women within a week. At least.” Benedict was out on Saturday night in London at the Cirque le Soir. He left the club with two women – a blonde who looked like a publicist-type and a redhead who held his hand as they tried to sort themselves out while flashbulbs sliced through the London night. As you can imagine, the Cumberbitches were indignant. Just who did this unnamed hussy think she was?!!?!?!? Well, now we have a name and some kind of denial.
This seems like an elementary case of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch making the most of his bachelor lifestyle…holding hands with actress Charlotte Asprey during his birthday celebrations. Yet, just days earlier, I observed he was scanoodling with stunning 26-year-old blonde model, Katia Elizarova!
Benedict has been an eligible single gent since splitting from actress Olivia Poulet in 2011. The couple had been dating for 12 years. And since then, the 37-year-old star has been linked to Liv Tyler and furniture designer Anna James. But he was pictured enjoying the sun in Ibiza with Max Studio model Katia only last week.
Benedict was seen publicly displaying his affection – stroking the model’s arm as they relaxed by the pool on their break, after jetting to the island for the wedding of pals Seth Cummings and Rob Rinder – which Benedict officiated at. What a talented chap he is.
But just a few days later, Benedict partied at London’s swanky club Cirque le Soir to celebrate his birthday and left at 3am clutching Charlotte’s paw. Charlotte has appeared in Midsomer Murders and Holby City, and is currently filming Dracula. A source close to the stars last night said Benedict has been good friends with Charlotte since they studied together at theatre school.
I’m told: “Charlotte has been friends with Benedict for a number of years now. She joined him to celebrate his birthday along with several of their close pals and some of his family members.”
Ben’s pals included Sherlock fan Stephen Fry (who lasted until an impressive 12:45am) and designer Matthew Williamson, who got really into the spirit of things by painting his face as half a skeleton.
The group downed vodka and Cristal and Dom Perignon champers (with obligatory birthday sparklers), as they played beer pong and enjoyed a burlesque show featuring topless girls, dwarves, fortune tellers, dancing dogs and fire eaters.
Good lord. “The group downed vodka and Cristal and Dom Perignon champers (with obligatory birthday sparklers), as they played beer pong and enjoyed a burlesque show featuring topless girls, dwarves, fortune tellers, dancing dogs and fire eaters.” That might be the most debauched sentence I’ve ever read. As for The Batch’s “friend” Charlotte Asprey… why the hand-holding if she wasn’t going to spend some time with Little Batch? I mean, sometimes heterosexual friends of the opposite sex hold hands and it doesn’t mean anything. But most of the time it means something. It means boning.
As for Katia the Russian model and her boning holiday to Ibiza with The Batch – again, you can see those photos here. I think he’s probably boning her too, and he has been for a while (off and on, perhaps). I think he’s a single guy who is currently enjoying “the spoils” of his success. Plus, it was his birthday (a week and a half ago). He just wanted some birthday booty!
And in more professional Cumberbatch news, season 3 of Sherlock has a new bad guy, a character (familiar with readers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) named Charles Augustus Magnussen. He will be played by Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen, who is Mads’ brother.
PS… Now that I’m really looking at Charlotte Asprey, WTF is she wearing? Shorts and a tuxedo vest?!
Photos courtesy of WENN.