Benedict Cumberbatch has a movie date in London with a mystery blonde (update)

CUMBY!! Ooooo. We don’t get new candid photos of Benedict Cumberbatch that often, but it’s started happening more, probably because Cumby has arrived! More people know who he is, and more paparazzi hunt for him. These are pics of Cumberbatch leaving a Notting Hill cinema with an unidentified blonde. Does anyone know who this girl is? The Mail doesn’t even have her name, so who knows? I’m not going to threaten her or anything, I promise. From their body language, I’m not convinced that this blonde is even a girlfriend-type – and after all, they were going to see a movie on a Thursday night, you know? That’s not a traditional Date Night. So, hopefully she’s just a friend. I’ve always gotten the impression that he’s more into brunettes (LIKE ME) anyway. *sniff*

Cumby might have been celebrating because he got his first Golden Globe nomination yesterday for his lead role in Sherlock. I also think it’s a possibility that he was checking out a late show of The Hobbit – not only is he IN The Hobbit, but in certain IMAX theaters showing The Hobbit, fans will get to see the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness. The geeks are already freaking out about this, as you can imagine. You can read some potential SPOILERS about STID here. Shall we watch the trailer again? HIS VOICE.

PS… Cumby has beautiful hands. Do you think he gets manicures?

PPS… He better be driving a Jag. He’s the voice of Jaguar!

UPDATE: It seems that the blonde is his niece. Red Alert “Cumby Is Dating A Blonde” is canceled.

Photos courtesy of TD/

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  1. Amelia says:

    Maybe I’m just really tired after a horrible 24hrs of travelling, but does anyone else think the ‘mystery blonde’ (papers have no imagination anymore) looks kind of Claire Danes-ish?

    • Nya says:

      Not one bit. The only similarity is hair.

    • lori says:

      Perhaps in a pinched face kind of way. But she’s a little fuller than Claire Danes and I totally mean that as a compliment.

    • Mia 4S says:

      @Amelia, I can see it. Don’t worry Kaiser, he’s just with her because he is lonely without you.

      It’s funny to see both he and Martin Freeman hitting blockbuster fame. I imagine filming on Series 3 of Sherlock is going to require a major security upgrade!

    • Lee says:

      He said his PA Emily. She is his niece.

  2. Nya says:

    ugh his face I can’t look at it.

    • MsGoblin says:

      I just don’t see the attraction.

      What am I overlooking?

      • Ms Beca says:

        Have you watched him on screen? Pictures don’t do him justice AT ALL. It’s this sort of whole package of voice and movement and alien beauty.

      • Nya says:

        Yes I have seen him on screen. I’ve watched all the episodes of Sherlock and a few interviews. He has a nice voice but his face is hideous and he can come off as quite a jerk.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Nya: +1. He is so fugly! As the old saying goes: he has a face for radio, or tv/Movie voice overs. Only.

        And I always thought he was gay? For some reason he gives me that vibe.

    • SueAnn says:

      Thank goodness it is not just me! He is a DOG! Not even one bit hot in any way. If I saw him on the street I would duck my head to try not to stare at how weird looking he is…

      • Issa says:

        Really? …because you’re a 10 and he would bow at your feet. Just say he’s not attractive, don’t need to call someone a dog.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      Alien features and a bit schlumpy looking.

      I just can’t see why some say he is so attractive.
      Decent actor though:)

  3. Birdie says:

    I am sorry for saying that, but she is in my opinion not a beauty. I bet stunning women throw themselves at Benedict so I am not convinced. But I could be wrong and he is interested in her.

  4. Miss Kiki says:

    Nooooooo *collapses onto floor*

    • Amelia says:

      *sticks smelling salts under Miss Kiki’s nose*
      Psst! Get up! Before Eve gets here! I wouldn’t put it past Eve and Kaiser to slutshank someone while they’re out cold, particularly if Cumby’s involved.
      All’s fair in love and war, etc …

      • j.eyre says:

        Maybe you guys could use the blond as a shield against Eve and Kaiser.

        Hide behind this curtain and I will see if I can track the bipsy down.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Ahh you’re right, those b*tches have no qualms when it comes to Cumby. I better pull myself together and stay alert.

      Off topic, did you watch that thing about adult babies on channel 4 last night?

      • Amelia says:

        Yeah I did, I caught it after The Hour finale (bad decision, I was a total wreck after that episode).
        . . . Look, I’m all for ‘each to their own’, but it does make you wonder whether or not they got a proper childhood. Very strange. But harmless, which I suppose is what really matters.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      @ Miss Kiki, Yes—Nooooooo!

      I’m distraught…..oh, it’s his niece? All right.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Oh it’s his niece, well all is forgiven. I was all set to make him spend a few days in the dungeon for stepping out on me.

      • j.eyre says:

        In light of this information, I respectfully rescind the “bipsy” comment.

  5. Micki says:

    She looks somewhat prissy to me.

  6. n says:

    He is really not attractive…

  7. Birdie says:

    Aaah, I hate myself for writig what I wrote above. The blonde is his NIECE and assistant Emily.

  8. j.eyre says:

    I think we need to work Jaguar into his moniker. Jag Cumberbatch? The Batch Jaguar? It’s there, I just need to work on it more.

    • Kaiser says:

      Cumberjaguar. Jagbatched.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      I vote for CumberJag. It rolls off the tongue, much in the same way that I think the man himself would.

    • j.eyre says:

      I was thinking of Cumberjag myself but I like my husband’s suggestion even better:

      Jaguar Holmes

      It’s distinguished, referential and sounds like you could pour him into a glass (my justification, not the husband’s)

      On another note, when you are selecting a partner in life, I suggest one that when you walk in and say “Honey, I need you to work Jaguar into Benedict Cumberbatch’s name”, rather than saying “and why am I doing this?” or “I am in the middle of an email to the president of the university”, said partner pauses and says “What are my perimeters.” It just makes life more fun.

      • lori says:

        Your fella sounds awesome! And some of the best marital advise I’ve heard in a long time.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        @j.eyre— “Jaguar Holmes” is fantastic! Very sophisticated & fits him perfectly.

        Your husband sounds cool as hell. Might he be willing to help us break into the Cumber-Fortress? He could drive the getaway siege-tower.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Your guy sounds peachy with a side of keen. 🙂

  9. Tiffany says:

    I went to the midnight screening of The Hobbit. Sorry Cumberbitches, you have to wait until next year to hear that sexy voice . I am stoked
    for STID.

  10. Meh says:

    Ew at his face.

  11. Alli says:

    That’s not Alice Eve is it? As I watched the trailer, I looked down and they have the same hair and nose. But I don’t think she’d be so McGrumpy Face.

  12. MissMary says:

    Came here to say the niece comment… His half sister is considerably older than he is and his niece is in her twenties.

  13. truthful says:

    he is not attractive to me and his profile is horrid…

    in ten yrs, he won’t even have a chin.

    I’m sure he is a nice guy though.

  14. lower-case deb says:

    somehow i read the tiles under his feet as “ELECTRIC LOUSE”

  15. Sassy says:

    Do NOT get this guy’s attraction AT ALL. I just don’t understand the fascination. Ick.

  16. mkyarwood says:

    His voice is a Patrick Stewart ripoff 🙂

  17. WOM says:

    Red Alert “Cumby Is Dating A Blonde” is canceled.” caused me to emit a high pitch squeaky dolphin laugh. I have no shame. I have only the Cumberlove to keep me going.

  18. Dana says:

    It’s just hype… also it’s a case of styling over essence. Lets up his strangeness, strangeness is the new reference mark for beauty.
    Same thing with Ben Whishaw – who is great and all – if someone puts him together, he can look good but when he’s in his normal environment, you wouldn’t look twice at him.
    Unfortunately in Cumberbatch’s case his unappealing looks match his personality and that’s a fact not a preconceived assumption.

    • cumberlovin says:

      please explain. what do you mean by unappealing personality?
      he’s the most well-behaved actor i’ve ever known in mylife. he’s very polite and with that huge talent, he’s actually very humbel about it.
      you will see, this man will be a british legend. he is the next Olivier.

      • Dana says:

        If you think that he’s the most well-behaved then gosh, I don’t know what to tell you, your stanning undermines your standards. He put his foot in his mouth one too many times for my taste… Oh wait, they took his words out of context, really? On so many occasions? Must be a curse, then. That’s just off-putting, no matter how talented he is, a deal breaker. Well-behaved or better said, well-spoken actors are Hiddlestone, McAvoy, Cillian Murphy. Are they just as talented? Hiddlestone maybe not, Murphy totally – he also has an exotic face too. But McAvoy wins hands down the modesty award, and I don’t even have to be a fan of him to see that. Cumberbatch just seems enamored with his own person. Sure all actors are, Cumberbatch also spells it for us. Oh well, de gustibus and all… there’s no point in arguing with fans.

        As for the next Olivier… please, no matter who you’re talking about, Cumberbatch or Clooney or whatever – it’s an insult to the last century’s movie and theater legends, to compare them with today’s actors. They just aren’t made like that anymore. He’s just today’s It boy. Sure he’s talented but the next Olivier, lol. Did you even watch an Olivier movie or do you just like how it sounds?

      • cumberlovin says:

        mcavoy is a good actor, but it doesnt mean that cumberbatch is not a better one. he just hasnt get his big chance yet. mcavoy have got better movies, one of them is oscar nominee. and regarding how humble he is, it’s just a matter of a fact that he is a husband and a father. every actor who’s got their own family always look more down to earth.
        you will see how huge he will be after star trek. he’ll get better movies afterward, and I believe benedict will be the first actor who got oscar.

        not it’s not an insult. i think you are kind of person who praise the past. there will always be better actor in the future. katherin hepburn and meryl streep, and how bout film before Brando and after Brando?

        cumberbatch never fail deliver his role, and he is gonna be better in the future.

  19. T.Fanty says:

    My enjoyment is somewhat encumber(jag)ed by the terrible cardigan. Do you think that there’s a shop in England that specializes in fugly knitwear for actors?

    Although, when I think about its potential clientele – Cumby, Hiddleston, Craig, et al – it occurs to me that it might be a shop worth opening. I’ll do the measuring.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      The whole outfit looks kinda “Dad” to me! But I think it’s cute in a dork-like way…

  20. Jaded says:

    I wonder if she calls him Uncle Ben? *SNORT*

  21. Angi says:

    I love him but that whole outfit needs to be tossed out, including that horrible hat. I know he has better clothes then that.

  22. Katie says:

    This guy is not attractive in the least. He looks like a slightly younger version of my friend’s accountant dad. But he is a good actor.

  23. belly says:

    He has the best hands.

  24. original almond says:

    He is supremely unattractive. His face looks like a turtle trying get back into its shell and the outfit does not help with the overall image.
    Sure, his voice is to die for, but his face and personality are insufferable.

  25. liseuse says:

    I think the papers these past years have nothing else to do that hurt people and are ony yearning and startving for some news to get money, it is so low!
    this is not journalism.
    besides learning after that he was with his niece shows how dense people can be it must not have been easy to be taken by so many strangers (papparazzi) for her .
    and they just enter actors/actrcess’s privacyc, these people also have a life
    i am a fan but respecting the pricavy is important it shows they taht you have some respect for them