Benedict Cumberbatch helped raise £155,350 for The Prince’s Trust last night


Benedict Cumberbatch was back in England last night, hosting a charity auction sponsored by GQ UK, benefitting The Prince’s Trust. Cumby (as Gary Oldman calls him) is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, just like Idris Elba and Tom Hardy. Anywaym we don’t have access to those photos (it was an exclusive event), but you can see some here and on Tumblr – Benedict wore a dark grey blazer, what looked like silk-blend pants and his beloved skull tie. His hair looked magnificent, although I do miss the Cumbercurls. When I imagine him in my bed, I need the Cumbercurls to yank a little bit. The photos I’m including in this post are from his appearance over the weekend at the LA BAFTA event. Unf.

Cumberbatch helped auction off pieces of art, mostly photographs and portraits. A Mario Testino portrait of Lara Stone went for £24,000, a portrait of Alexander McQueen for £6,500, etc. All in all, Cumby helped raise £155,350 last night for The Prince’s Trust. Bless him.

In case you need to hear the Cumbervoice, here’s a new recording of Benedict reading “Flat of Angles”.

And here’s the video of Cumby receiving his Britannia Artist of the Year Award:

Sigh… Cumberbatch.

PS… These close-ups of his face will make you feel all the feels. Beware.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN.

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  1. Maureen says:

    He’s so fabulous in every way. That is all.

  2. T.fanty says:

    Re: tumblr pics. Skull tie: check. Cardigan weirdly stuffed under a blazer: check. Crappy slightly shiny grey trousers: check. Hat: check. It’s like a greatest hits of Cumberfug, and yet he still looks hot. That Turing hair is really working for him. And for me.

  3. Gossy says:

    I would never say bad about a celebrity doing charity work, but the headline is so misleading. It sounds like people donated a grand total of 150,000 pounds because of him, but it was rather they donated to the charity and Cumberbatch was just there to give some publicity.

  4. lunchcoma says:

    I’m not one of the Cumberfans, but his skull tie really is quite cool. He can wear it as much as he likes.

  5. Florc says:

    That close up just sealed it for me. He’s not an attractive man. Maybe it’s an accent or the way he carries himself, or that he has money and fame for you ladies, but looks alone? No.

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    He kinda takes me in, not completely, like, say, Alan Rickman, but there’s something about him I do find attractive.

  7. Mello says:

    Kaiser, if you’re going to type the words “Tom Hardy” please please include a pic of him at the end of your post. Otherwise I have to run away for a while and look at photos on IMDB!

  8. Miss Jupitero says:

    Live him, love the Prince’s Trust. And I want a skull tie!

  9. Vesta says:

    Yippee. Soo much to concentrate on later when I have time. I just leave a quick Thank you for our site goddess Kaiser!

  10. flavia_deluce says:

    Holy smokes he looks great in those GQ pictures. I love the popped collar on his blazer, guhhh. I also love that freckle in his right eye, on full display in the Brittania Awards photos. xoxo, BC.

  11. GeeMoney says:

    Love him!

    His hair looks good in those Tumblr pics.

  12. Allison says:

    Did he pop his collar on stage to somehow mock the Hot Harry photo, or did he pop it just to pop it?!?!? ANYONE?!?! This is important information the woooorld neeeds to knooooooooow.

  13. Felice says:

    He was doing shots at this thing….new life goal realized. I am so buying him a shot if I ever see him at a bar.

  14. Miss Scarlet says:

    Ooooohhhh that Tietjens-style blazer…I want to rip that (and his vest) right off him, and bind those gorgeous hands with that skull tie.

    Maybe I just need some coffee.

  15. MissMary says:

    He’s done work for/with The Prince’s Trust for ages and I’m glad he’s able to use his growing fame to get them more attention and funds. His continuing dedication to his McQueen skull ties is adorable, ngl…

  16. curlsunited says:

    They should have auctioned off a photograph of Cumby. Or a romantic dinner with him.
    Or a romantic … no, that is too “Indecent Proposal”. But it would have set a new auction record, probably eclipsing the Francis Bacon painting.

  17. Maureen says:

    I love the jacket but not with any of the other pieces he’s wearing, nor do I even like any of the other pieces. The pants aren’t doing anything for him and they don’t match the other layers. And then the sudden shock of the blue right in the middle — bad.

    It’s not altogether horrible, but he shouldn’t try this look again. He should stick with suits that have all-matching pieces, or go for a nice blazer over top of a crisp button-down shirt and jeans that are not too crisp but not worn-in either. These are his two best looks.

  18. alison8761 says:

    his make-up was on point for this event. Also I kind of love the Alan Turing hair, which is a surprise. I also love the cumbercurls, and i would not have expected the shaved/shorter sides to look good on someone with a long face, but damn, it’s probably his third best hair look. A lot better than dark, straight and slicked back.

    (fyi: #1 hair is unruly auburn curls with scruff ala top gear, followed by dark curlybatch, then oddly, this.)