Benedict Cumberbatch at the LA BAFTA event: gorgeous, sexy or too ‘undertaker’?


This is like Christmas morning for me. NEW CUMBERBATCH PHOTOS. How can life get any better? Benedict Cumberbatch attended last night’s BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards – he picked up his “British Artist of the Year” Award. It was presented to him by his friend and 12 Years a Slave costar Chiwetel Ejiofor. Benedict said something nice to Ejiofor too“It feels odd to accept British Artist of the Year after what you did in 12 Years a Slave.” Aw.

Benedict looks really good, right? I’m trying not to be creepy and obsessive, but at this point, I should just own it. He looks amazing. His hair looks like that because he’s still playing Alan Turning (I miss the Cumbercurls), and even though it looks kind of dark here, I do think his hair is slowly going back to its original “auburn”. So the auburn dong muff will match the drapes soon enough, hopefully. I think this might be the same undertaker’s suit he wore during the Star Trek Into Darkness promotion. I do hate that tie. I don’t understand why knit ties are back in vogue. They aren’t the best look. They’re only good for tying up wrists. Oooh, is that the point? Anyway, he looks lovely. I would hit it. But that goes without saying at this point, right?

And for those of you obsessed with Benedict’s relationship with his mother (he’s a mummy’s boy, for sure), he thanked his parents and said that the award “will end up on my mum’s mantelpiece…. She’s a very strong-willed woman.” Aw. That’s adorable. His mum would rather have a grandchild, but she’ll take the award, for sure.

Here’s some footage from the red carpet. The photographers were going crazy for him.

We’ll have more photos from the Britannia Awards tomorrow! Idris was there, Clooney was there, and so was Lupita Nyong’o. I just wanted to bring you so Sunday morning Cumberdong. You’re welcome.





Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN.

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  1. Andrew1 says:

    He looks blooming amazing. I live his hair like that…much better than the Sherlock locks in my opinion…I’m not obsessed with the guy, but he’s nice to look at lol.

  2. Eve says:

    “Benedict Cumerbatch at the LA BAFTA event: gorgeous, sexy or too ‘undertaker’?”

    All three. And I love it!

    “I do hate that tie. I don’t understand why knit ties are back in vogue. They aren’t the best look.”

    Well, at least he’s not wearing that skull tie again.

    P.S.: Kaiser, you spelled “Cumerbatch” on the headline.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Be creepy and obsessive. We love you that way. And yes, Cumberdong is the ONLY way to start a Sunday morning.

    He looks fine. I refute the undertaker suggestion (*sideeye Eve) because he’s got his natural hair color and doesn’t look like he’s on the point of collapse from malnutrition. Cumby looks WAY fine here.

  4. Jojo says:

    Looks beautiful. A very fine figure of a man and I’m very happy to finally see him recognised and celebrated in this way.

  5. Miss M says:

    Gorgeous and Cumberbatch in the same sentence?! hahahaha

  6. T.Fanty says:

    So, let’s place our bets: how many “eew, why are you forcing me to read about the Lizard King?” and pointless “I don’t get it” posts today? It’s a Sunday, which is slow, so I say six.

    • Marty says:

      Ah yes, but it wouldn’t be Celebitchy if those comments weren’t around, would it T. Fanty? CB can be a cruel mistress, a place to look and admire our men while other people tell us how gross he is. Isn’t that what strengthens our love? 😉

    • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

      I’m only ante-ing in if there is a promise of a Thornfield shindig somewhere in this post.

      *sets down mimosas* *steals rest of the champagne for herself*

      • LadySlippers says:

        Hand that bottle back! You like BEER!!! Your name says so. Mine states I’m a Lady and therefore entitled to bubbly….

        *haughtily turns up nose*

        And you’re right, there has been a distinct lack of references to Thornfield. I think our friends are holding back on us.. (Or is it ‘friends’???)

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        I DO like beer. And I am also Southern, and this is how we get away with getting soused before 10 am on Sunday. Well, any day ending in -y, really.

        Gah, FINE. Take the damn champers. I’ve still got enough bourbon and mint leaves to have a party on my own. Which apparently, it is turning into because Fanty and Eve have disappeared and I imagine Mrs. Eyre is being held hostage by Sunday School duties imposed by EsCon or something. 🙁 And where is Anna and the rest of the gang? *sigh.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Well, a Lady never abandons another lady in times of need (and clearly drinking alone should always be avoided). So let’s drink together, shall we?

        You said you had bourbon? I have some rum, will that do???

        Hey, if Fanty & Eve have left and Anna, EsCon, Curls, and Miss Eyre (and anyone else I might have forgotten) have not arrived — that means we have the run of Thornfield to OURSELVES! And all the pretty boys too!!!

        *squeals in delight*

      • T.fanty says:

        Heck yes! Let’s throw a brunch. I’ll make pancakes. You will have to provide the maple syrup, though. I can’t tell you what I did with the other bottle, but let’s just say that Miss Jane is quite miffed about the mess I left on the couch.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I love me some pancakes! (Fanty are you making American or British pancakes?)

        I have tons of syrup. Plus I have cage free (local) eggs that are divine! Can we add rum to the syrup too? It’s delish.

        Beer, I know you hid some of those bubbly bottles, grab those and more OJ please…

        *whistles merrily*

        And the syrup was on MORE than just the couch so she had every right to be upset. And to make matters worse, you didn’t even clean it all up yourself. Tsk tsk.

      • Nev says:


      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        Yay! House party! I don’t have any syrup though – you think what you did to the couch was bad? After that incident in the vestibule with the honey, I’m not allowed to have ANY sticky substance at Thornfield (well, except for THAT, but only because …). Scootch over, I’ll work on the biscuits while you do the pancakes.

        That reminds me, I still owe Mrs. Eyre a unicorn tapestry. You think she’ll notice if I slip in a faux-celtic unicorn rug from one of those street vendors?

      • LadySlippers says:

        Beer, give her the ‘tapestry’ after a few glasses of bubbly. We ALL know how Miss Eyre likes her bubbly. And the she might not notice the syrup sitting too close to you as well….

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        Slippers and Fanty: What’s the difference between American and British pancakes?

        I have a feeling this is about to turn into another one of those awesome food posts, like the British vs American candy one.

        And eggs are always welcome. And I’ve got bacon – American, Canadian, and Kevin.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Beer, since I’m Jewish, I’ll call dibs on Kevin! (Hehe). Unless you bring beef bacon and then I’ll take quite a helping.

        British pancakes are more like crepes than what we Americans know as pancakes. I grew up with both crepe-like pancakes and fluffy pancakes.

        Hey Fanty, since it’s Sunday can you do a traditional British Sunday Beef Roast dinner? We can finish breakfast if you’ll do that. And please please make some Yorkshire Pudding. I’ll even stop whining about how you don’t share Benny with the rest of us. At least for a whole day as I adore me some Yorkies (food not dog).

        *pleading puppy dog eyes*

      • T.Fanty says:

        Ohhhh, yes. But you’ll have to be willing to eat brussel sprouts. If it’s any consolation, I sauté them with bacon and apples, and put cream on top.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Dammit. Brussels Spouts, eh? Ugh. But my favourite food is hands down Yorkshire Pudding. I’ll just plug my nose when eating the sprouts (can I have mine plain?).

      • curlsunited says:

        * clears throat *

        Well, Miss Orchid, move out of my way, I’m coming. Where are the pretty boys? What have you done to them? Why are you talking about Brussel Sprouts on a Cumby thread? The whole thing seems fishy.

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        That’s cool, lady Slippers. More Brussels sprouts for me. Can you make them extra crispy, Fanty? And would you like some banana pudding?

      • curlsunited says:

        @LadySlippers: Apologies for my ill-judged remarks. I should make it a habit to read the whole thread before starting to comment …

        Okay, I’m not much of a cook, I’m afraid, but what about some really delicious high calorie tiramisu that I made this morning? We will need napkins, of course, in case the boys have powdered cocoa smudged all over their lovely faces.

      • T.fanty says:

        Darn. I’m actually starting to really want the CB dinner party now. We could totally lure in Cumby with a nice roast dinner. We might have to club together for a bottle of Opus One to seal the deal, though.

        Jane is absent today. I think she likes our plan and is already having TommyAnne for dessert.

      • Janey says:

        For serious – I slip out to see Thor and there’s a party I miss? Humbug. (my review of Thor is stolen from my sister – Loki is my favourite, but I got no quarrel with Thor being shirtless – Apparantly there was plot. To which I say ahahahahaha)

      • curlsunited says:

        I have a spare bottle of 1983 Chateau Margaux, if that helps.
        * blows off dust *.
        Monsieur Curls can’t stomach red wine, yet for very mysterious reasons his clients and business partners very rarely send him white wine. Naturally, he doesn’t know that Madame drops them charming little handwritten thank-you notes in which she congratulates them on their fine taste in Grands Crus.

        The Chateau Margaux and some parsnips for Cumby to nibble on should do the trick.

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        Hi Janey! Have we met? I’m ProBeer. If it makes you feel better, I keep dipping out of this party because I have a Sunday off and I haven’t sat on my ass and gotten some quality NFL time in WEEKS. So here, have a brewski, and watch your back when you go for some Yorkshire pudding. LadySlippers can be a little … territorial. 😉

    • Janey says:

      Hey, thanks for the beer! I comment sporadically – generally I just sit back and enjoy the fun and games. My sporadic commenting allows me to lurk unnoticed and make off with all the yorkies.

      • LadySlippers says:


        Beer, I read that. And Yorkshire Pudding is divine so forgive me if I’m a tad territorial.

        So Janey, welcome. Help yourself, you’ll see that we’re kinda a drunken lot. Fairly nice. Educated. Intelligent. But apparently offensive to some (see comments down thread). As long as you take our antics with a HUGE pinch of salt (with top shell tequila of course) you’ll be fine. 😉

  7. ncboudicca says:

    He looks great – no circles under the eyes, not too skinny…he’s a porcelain prince. 🙂

  8. nomi says:

    I like him fine, but I’ve never thought he looked plasticky before and these photos look a little waxy, especially around the eye/cheekbone area. Maybe some kind of peel?

  9. A says:

    Why can’t he just keep the Sherlock hair, dye, and makeup? He looks so good on the show and so greasy lizard everywhere else.

    • Jojo says:

      Charming. Why have people got to be so unpleasant?
      We all find different types of people attractive, if he’s not to your taste – fine. But the nasty insults.. Why’s that OK?
      I imagine you wouldn’t say it to his face, so why say it at all?

      • A says:

        But I DO think he’s attractive – on Sherlock. Hence I said I think he should look like that all the time.

      • Haley says:

        if this was said about literally any other celebrity nobody would care. just saying.

      • Jojo says:

        Well, that’s a rather ridiculous argument. I happen to like him, so I’m here. I wouldn’t condone nasty comments toward anyone’s appearance, but I’m not on every messageboard related to everyone in the public eye, am I?
        Adding “just saying” doesn’t justify a nonsensical statement.

      • Felice says:

        I like how people think we are being rabid for disagreeing in a civilized way. Would you rather us be Beliebers? Okay! OMFG I HATEA YOU SO MUCH BENEDICT IS OUR KING AND YOU WILL NEVER BE LIKE HIM. YOU’RES JUZ JEALOUSEE!!!!

        was that rabid enough for you?

  10. Violeta says:

    A friend of mine attended last night, all excited to be on the red carpet and all, she splashed her pics with him all over twitter, said he was very nice; she also managed to have a pic with Idris Elba.

    • LadySlippers says:

      No teasing is allowed!!! Lol Can you share those pics or give us the link to see them?!???

      I’m not a fan of him in black & white so I vote for throwing the clothes on the floor the minute he gets past my threshhold.

      And I agree w/ someone else — he doesn’t look overly tired which is always nice.

      ETA: I looked to see if he got a peel or something else but his face isn’t universally smooth. He still has some rougher skin above his eyes (his forehead is both smooth and rough). So maybe… but it hasn’t all peeled???

  11. Hello Kitty says:

    Sunday morning Cumby! Combined with my 2:30pm ticket for Thor 2: The Loki-ing, this is turning out to be a great day!

    re: Cumby’s mom wanting grandcumberbabies. I volunteer as tribute!

    • LadySlippers says:

      I’ll volunteer for CumberBabies too!


      (And my mom has auburn hair and I know I’ve got that gene myself so it increases the odds immensely for ginger/auburn babies).

      • Hello Kitty says:

        Let’s talk baby names. With a fancy surname like Cumberbatch, the first name should be something simple like Steve or Jane.

      • LadySlippers says:

        CumberBaby names? I’m a sucker for old fashioned names, so that’s where I’d go.

        William/Edmund/Henry come to mind first (Henry is a family name for BC too).

        Eleanor/Elizabeth/Lavinia (Elizabeth is a family name for me).

        In general, love old names. 🙂

      • feebee says:

        @HelloKitty, Can you imagine if Mrs and Mr Cumberbatch had that thought? Would Steve Cumberbatch grab the attention the way Benedict Cumberbatch does? No, let your imagination fly. A ribeye needs a béarnaise not ketchup.

      • LadySlippers says:

        FeeBee, you expressed that so eloquently! And I have to say — I agree whole heartedly.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Bertram Sebastian Torquil Augustine Cumberbatch. I will accept nothing less.

      • Hello Kitty says:

        @FeeBee, you make a good argument. The CumberBaby needs a matching name of such eloquence.

        I will accept any of the above names for the CumberBaby. I am glad to see that all of you have the good sense not to suggest Edward or Isabella. Shudder.

      • curlsunited says:

        @Fanty: Nice one. But I think nothing less than a dactylic hexameter is de rigueur, such as
        Frederick Launcelot Dominic Amadee Timothy Cumberbatch.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Our first Cumberbaby’s name was decided well over a year ago. If it was a girl (& ginger) she was to be called Strawberry Plum.

        For a boy, it was to be Thomas Hugh Laurie Hiddleston Cumberbatch.

        Sadly, when it was born (part lizard) it crawled away very quickly & has not been seen since.

  12. Felice says:

    His eyes are beautiful.

  13. Chrissy says:

    Last night I was looking at pics of him at this event and I thought he either looked exhausted or mildly inebriated. In a few of the pics he looked glassy eyed and in some of the other pics his eyes looked incredibly bloodshot. Was this award enough of an honor to justify all the travel time between Britain and the US?

    • MissMary says:

      I think it would’ve looked a bit bad for him if he’d had someone accept on his behalf (esp since filming on The Imitation Game seems to have a lot of flexibility, given how often he’s been turning up at events lately) but from what I understand he DID just fly in the day before and is flying out today to get back to London for more filming so I’m not too surprised he’s looking a bit jet lagged.

    • Green Girl says:

      I think he looks great, but I agree he looks a bit tired. He has been filming stuff non-stop, it seems, for a few months straight without much of a break. It must be hard to fly back and forth across the Atlantic all the time, especially if you are only in the States for a day or two at a time.

    • LadySlippers says:

      I’d go with International Traveling to blame for him not looking up to par (I honestly don’t think he looks bad though). It does NOT do anything wonderful for your beauty regimen. And if you’ve ever flown internationally you’ll know exactly what I mean.

      (Although he has been known to drink to calm nerves)

    • T.Fanty says:

      I’m sure fatigue plays a role, but I’m also sure that if I was getting honored at the BAFTAs and hanging out with Clooney, I’d probably be indulging at the bar a little.

  14. Seapharris7 says:

    I just do not understand the attraction at all

    • LadySlippers says:

      I have a thing for geeky men.

    • Seaph, I just do not understand how you don’t understand the attraction.

    • feebee says:

      I don’t think all those in the OMG it’s Cumberbatch camp necessarily find him drop dead gorgeous but rather the whole package makes him look more physically attractive. Much like the opposite happens when a really beautiful looking actor who caused swooning when first on the scene…. then is pretty crappy at acting, a voice that makes you cross your legs, with lots of reports of douche behavior… can lose the hot pretty fast.

      • LadySlippers says:

        You nailed it FeeBee. Although I do think he’s pretty yummy.

      • Seapharris7 says:

        That’s entirely possible Fee. I’m only seeing his photos now (even though I’ve seen a lot of talk on CB about him) & I’ve never seen him act in anything. I’m guessing he’s in Sherlock? Does it air in the US?

      • LadySlippers says:


        Go watch him or listen to him. In interviews (pick the longer ones) or acting. He’s hypnotic when moving or talking. His magic is hard to discern from still photos.

        Hope that helps. 🙂

  15. Mika302 says:

    Not an attractive man at all!!

    • Mika, either you get or you don’t—try 3 scenes from ‘Parade’s End’: 1) in the vicarage when he recognizes Valentine (watch his eyes); 2) when their tryst goes awry & he offers Valentine a hand up off the ground (watch his eyes); 3) the scene in the stairwell with Valentine & Sylvia in which he registers a) surprise at Valentine’s reaction, b) patience with Sylvia until c) she criticizes Valentine & he shuts her off (watch his eyes). I regret any redblooded female who can’t react to the laserlike sex in the first 2 scenes or who doesn’t know she’s toast in the 3rd scene (the coldest eyes I have ever seen).

    • GIRL says:

      100 % agree! Ugly as hell.

  16. There’s a lovely foto of the Wizard at a table with Alice Eve in which he looks completely relaxed & beautiful. And, as always, the eyes have it. He was quoted once as saying that he thought that the eyes were the most important characteristic for an actor—sth he also learned at his mother’s knee.
    @all of you who don’t like knit ties—they’re the only ones you can tie sloppily & get away with it.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Late, Are you saying BC can’t tie a tie? Lol

      And can you provide the link to the pic you’re referring to? Thanks. 🙂

    • Felice says:

      Does Alice Eve have “resting b!tch face” or?….I hate to draw this on her but I just see so many damn photos from the event where she’s just scowling.

      I’m sure BC can tie a tie. It’s just that style of tie and I honestly don’t think it’s that flattering. I like the McQueen and Bowties. Also can’t go wrong with the open buttons 😀

      • Jany says:

        Everything I’ve heard/read about Alice Eve’s personality has been quite negative, so maybe her face is just telling. Then again, I just can’t stand her, so I’m very biased. Maybe BC shut down her ‘slumber party’ invitation early in the evening or maybe The Clooney did? It’s a mystery! 😉

      • Ag says:

        I know she is attractive face forward but never should she do profiles. She can’t help it but something about her bugs me.

  17. GIRL says:

    Damn! He is so so so UGLY!

    Good actor though.

  18. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    Knit ties have more texture than silk ties, so they just give an extra fun dimension to the look.

  19. O'Angie says:

    I .. I feel so much better now. Like I haven’t taken a deep breath in weeks. Thank you Kaiser!

  20. Katie says:

    I’m horrible at judging men, but I think he looks way better than I would under his schedule. Love the suit and hair and he doesn’t look caked in makeup, which is A+

    As far as his mum goes, it’s been reported that Wanda Ventham will appear in the third episode of Sherlock Series 3.

  21. Jany says:

    BC looked great yesterday, I’m just annoyed that Alice Eve was one of the actors to present the award to him and then hung around him the entire night. IMHO she’s just not very talented (understatement) and she just rubs me the wrong way, can’t help it. Doesn’t help that rumor has it that Alice Eve is quite unpleasant to mere mortals and only has time for the VIP’s of this world. It’s been mentioned in comments on CB too. I’m just failing to see her appeal, like some fail to see BC’s. But he’s just nice and I think she’s just not…

    • Jojo says:

      How did she “hang around him the entire night”? I didn’t see any evidence for that. They were given places at the tables and BC was between her and Chiwetel, as they were presenting his award.

      • Jany says:

        She sat at his table for quite a while and for the rest I don’t know. I just saw too many pics of them together and I was being grumpy and irrational as I can’t stand Ms AE. Please don’t take things too literal, I didn’t write a factual newsreport. See name of this site…

      • Jojo says:

        Well, I know this site isn’t intended to be a factual newsreport, but if you say something that doesn’t make sense, it’s only natural to question it. I don’t think there were that any pics of them together. She’s sitting at the table in a couple of photos, which is fair enough and then there’s the pics of the award presentation and backstage afterwards. None of that seems disproportionate to me.

    • Felice says:

      I try to give her a benefit of the doubt because I’ve never met her but I don’t like that she turned BC onto herself when she was introducing him.

    • Ag says:

      +1 I agree she does t register for me and not that talented I haven’t seen her really in anything.

  22. Jess says:

    That man looks like a fish o.O

  23. beatrice says:

    The worst part of BC posts are the weird role playing comments that always follow.

    • Sunlily says:

      THIS! I keep trying to give this alien looking creature a chance, but his weird ass fans is making it so hard.

      • allheavens says:

        What do his fans have to do with whether or not you apprciate him as an actor?

      • beatrice says:

        I’ve never seen him in anything and had no opinion on the guy until I started seeing the creepy comments on this board and now I can’t separate the creepers from the man. This isnt a fanfic board, ladies.

      • Maureen says:

        @ Sunlily

        You really have to try to move past the fans. An actor is not about his fans — as much as the fans would love for him to be. He’s an amazing actor and a really decent man. There’s nothing weird about him despite whatever you think of his fans. Check him out in Parade’s End!

      • Sunlily says:

        I don’t remember typing that I didn’t appreciate him as an actor in any way shape or form. I’m just getting into Sherlock and I think he’s brilliant on the show, still unattractive as all hell, but a damn good actor. I guess a better way to put it is I don’t want to be in the same fandom with most of the loons (not all, some of you are cool and realize this is a real person, not a fictional one). And yes, there are way worse fandoms, but f*#, I can’t pinpoint where or when I started getting creeped out by his fans, but I do know it originated here.

      • beatrice says:

        @Sunlily – it was probably somewhere around the 15th pretend cocktail party where they were discussing tying him up or something. I think that’s when I started to get creeped out!!

      • T.Fanty says:

        Awwww – is there a subtle hint in here that we should be getting? Do you ladies need me to back up up to our imaginary cocktail party and say something passive-agressive about miserable humorless witches so that you can feel validated being so insidiously unpleasant? I know I’d rather come on this board and be silly and friendly than have nothing to offer but calculated nastiness, but maybe that’s just because I’m immature and creepy.

        *chugs a FizzyHiddles and doesn’t really give a toss *

      • beatrice says:

        If you “didn’t give a toss” you wouldn’t have bothered to be rude. We’re allowed to say we find certain things creepy and weird, just as you’re allowed to say whatever you want.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Fanty–don’t worry. I love the tea parties (and sleepovers/slumber parties) at Thornfield. Besides being able to give poor Mr. Rochester some gossip/company, I get PLENTY of ideas of how to cheer up a *certain* six foot Irishman…..ideas that do include cream cheese frosting and some borrowed rope from the darling Miss Jane 😉

      • Maureen says:

        @ Sunlily

        It seems you don’t even remember the words you yourself typed. YOU wrote “I’m trying to give him a chance”… and then commented about his “weird” fans. That’s why I wrote that you have to try to get past his fans (and I’m glad you noticed we’re not all creepy), and I recommended one of his most recent and best projects. You didn’t, in fact, compliment him as an actor at first or say that you’re enjoying Sherlock.


      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Beatrice,

        You can say whatever you want. I’m sure you’re a charming and delightful person in real life and don’t at all derive pleasure from making anyone else feel bad. I’m big enough and ugly enough to really not care about what a stranger thinks of me, but I do get irate when I see bullying behavior that is designed for no other purpose than to put people down. But, as I said, I’m sure you’re a lovely person in real life and this attempt to bully posters on the Cumby page is just an exercise in free speech. Anonymously.


      • beatrice says:

        I’m really not sure what you being “ugly” has to do with anything as nobody has made any kind of comment on your looks or on any other posters’ looks. You can rage all you want about “bullying” being terrible but when you start throwing around insults and calling people “miserable humorless witches” just because they think perhaps some posts go a bit too far into the realm of weird, then you probably need to take a look at your own actions. Maybe concocting wild fanfic scenerios is something you love to do and that’s great but it doesn’t mean that because somebody finds the depth and detail creepy, they’re humorless. it means they’re not into fanfic.  Anyways, I’m done with this conversation. I fee like I’m arguing with a 14 year old on mIRC or something.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        You may not have noticed just how much creepy role-playing goes on here at CB. It isn’t just Cumberbatch. “–} There is quite a bit of far-flung silliness (creepy) that has always played out on these pages. Almost every “hot guy” favored here on CB has a gaggle of ladies who would like to do delightful (creepy) things to him. Part of the fun is that we feel we can be whimsical about it.

        Have you read any fan fiction? It doesn’t look like CB.

        Here’s hoping you can find a less creepy site more to your taste.

      • Vesta says:


        1) I understood that the word “ugly” was not used here to refer to anyone’s looks, but I think it was used in a figurative sense and it referred to the ability to be a tough character when necessary.

        2) I find it perhaps a bit creepy and weird, that someone is capable of taking those “cocktail party” etc. joking sessions quite seriously and find them creepy and weird. Well, maybe it’s because I don’t even think those comments are fanfiction [in a strict sense], but just one type of joking and sort of a silly parody of fanfiction.
        But yeah, we are different. You, beatrice, think those comments are creepy fanfiction and I think they are harmless and lighthearted joking. One can of course say what one wants, so I’m going to say again that I find your picking on those comments perhaps a bit creepy and weird. Now we both have expressed our thoughts, isn’t that jolly 🙂

        3) About accusing others of throwing insults around… I think you should use your very own advice, beatrice – you probably need to take a look at your own actions. In your second comment up there you call other commenters as “creepers”. I think that qualifies as an insult.

        4) When I was 14 years old, and having a slightly bit more heated conversation with someone, I used to use a certain trick to escape when I couldn’t handle the debate anymore. I rolled my eyes and said “Anyways, I’m done with this conversation” and run as fast as I could out of the door. I confess that I still use it. It’s immature and 14-years-old-ish, but ah, it’s also convenient, isn’t it, beatrice ? 🙂

      • Nya says:

        His fans are the WORST, the second worst to Hiddleston fans. Hell, all these creepy old Anglophiles stanning for these ugly men are the worst.

        And lol at his fangirls replying to you and saying it’s just “silly fun.” Uh NO, y’all people are freaking WEIRD AS HELL. Do you tell the people you know in real life that you role play online on a gossip website about having tea parties and talking about that alien lizard man?

      • curlsunited says:

        @Vesta: Well put.
        Nice to know that you are still around! Hope you’re okay.

      • Vesta says:

        @curlsunited – Thank you for saying hi! I‘m okay, and I hope you’re well too. 🙂 I still keep popping in here and there; I just haven’t been commenting because from time to time I simply get too frustrated with my broken English skills.

        (As a side note: Unfriendly comments should be mostly ignored, but today for some reason I felt compelled to leave a comment above. If I ended up throwing a bone to a troll, it’s ok – it must be a really hungry poor troll if it’s coming here…)

        But, the main subject here – Cumberbatch himself – looked mighty fine in his suit. I happen to like the knitted tie… There’s something adorkable about knitted ties, so it adds a a very Cumberbatchian touch to the classical suit. That’s how I prefer him – a bit unusual, ha ha.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Hello, Vesta, it’s good to see you here!

        Your comment is eloquent & I thank you for it. I could not state it any better. I have always thought the whimsical fantasies we see here on CB were light-hearted fun. These kinds of comments have been here as long as I’ve been reading CB, & were here well ahead of my being “Cumberbatched.” These comments are brief & pithy, & not meant as anything other than tongue-in-cheek mischief.

        What separates CB from other sites of its kind, IMO, is that the commenters here are for the most part intelligent, articulate, & capable of thoughtful commentary in a serious discussion when a serious topic is presented. I don’t see that on other sites. I appreciate it very much & would hate to see CB de-volve into personal insults & juvenile rudeness.

        The capricious comments here about favorite actors is not even close to fan fiction or role-playing. I doubt that anyone here spends that kind of time on their “crushes.”

        & finally, Vesta, I just found another barrel of gloegg! Those sneaky Vikings! I’m pouring you a mug right now. Salud!

      • Vesta says:

        @EsCon – Aww, CB is a site where a very friendly nun comes and offers a mug of hot glögg along with all the warm words, how sweet is that?

        Ah, you also made so many excellent points. But then of course I’m biased cause you’re my favourite nun 😉 It’s natural that people are interested in various subjects and prefer different conversations and styles, but usually there’s really no good excuse for putting down other commenters in an insulting manner… I find that type of commenting just so tiresome…

        But, thank god & Saint Benedict that a new season of Sherlock is already near in the horizon. It keeps you excited, even those moments one happens to read some not so pleasant things on CB. I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas!

      • curlsunited says:

        @Vesta: I’m so glad that you are fine. I understand perfectly well how frustrating it can be to phrase one’s thoughts in a language (English) that is not your mother tongue. I happens to me all the time and I find it extremely annoying because it is like having to steer a slow ocean liner when you are used to a fast and highly maneuverable jet boat.

        On the other hand there is so much fun going on here that is well worth the while. You need something to look forward to during those long Scandinavian winters, n’est-ce pas?

      • Vesta says:

        @curls: Si, c’est vrai, mon amie. And now that we are approaching Sherlock’s season 3 there’s extra buzz in the air. Although, it’s going to be quite tricky to avoid all the internet sites where one could bumb into spoilers. I don’t want to know anything before Sherlock is coming here…!

        That’s a fine allegory(hopefully the right term?) you make about using English. I feel special sympathy for the people like you who are operating on a foreign language here. It takes some extra concentration & time if one wants to take part in the conversation.

      • curlsunited says:

        You are so right, my dear. Spoilers from the Sherlock preview at the BFI are the worst imaginable nightmare. I’m a bit miffed that there is still no official air date for the UK.

        Thank God there will be Smaug and Frankenstein to console me in December.

    • glaugh says:

      OMG seriously, it creeps me out. I used do that stuff when I was 15 (on Alan Rickman related stuff)

    • ncmagnolia says:

      @ Maureen….*shhhhhh*

      You’re a good girl for trying to explain the magical appeal of our Ben. However, we need no new acolytes. *kicks Maureen under the table* ; )

  24. suzie says:

    He looks tired and overwhelmed and happy and proud. I bet he ended up a bit desorientated that night. He is someone who can look very beautiful and very unattractive in one minute, I have not seen many people who can do that! Sometimes he looks manly, and sometimes he just needs a beautiful dress to look like Snow White…..Nevertheless, I´d do him anytime.

    • Maureen says:

      Mmm-hmm. My thoughts exactly. I don’t care about his ties, or if he’s washed-out/jet-lagged/tired, or talks to much, or has some lesser-attractive angles in photos. I adore him as an actor and at that he NEVER fails.

  25. allons-y alonso says:

    He looks great. Tired but great. I love the tie

  26. GeeMoney says:

    As long as he stays away from the velvet suits, I’ll always think that he looks good.

    Love him!

  27. Bianca says:

    I think he’s a fantastic actor. I don’t find him particularly attractive, but he’s got really striking eyes.

  28. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Yuck. How anyone can find that person attractive is beyond me. If he was just some ordinary guy walking down the street (and not a celeb), I doubt VERY much that so many women would be getting excited about him.

    • Janet says:

      Thank you! Jeez Louise, I thought it was just me!

      He’s got a face like a cucumber.

    • allheavens says:

      Thanks for conveying what 200,000 other people have already conveyed on every blog, forum and gossip site in the world.

      Any other incisive opinions to offer?

  29. Abby says:

    He looks fuckin amazing. I would seriously have it with him right there in that sexy suit.

    I am so happy he finally got recognition for his amazing talent…you gonna Benny.

    Haters can continue hating on his looks….whatever sails their boat.

  30. Kit2 says:

    I love that second to last photo.

  31. amilu says:

    Too alien undertaker for me. Y’all can have him. With those wide set eyes, he reminds of a more handsome version of Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth.

  32. shellybean says:

    I honestly don’t get what this man’s appeal is. I don’t get why he is a thing and why he’s fawned over on this site. I do not find him attractive at all. He’s kind of strange looking. At least to me.

    • shellybean, please try to separate the man from the actor. I don’t care a rat’s ass for the man as such, but am carrying a wild torch for one of the most gifted actors around. On screen, whether big or little, he is charisma personified.

      • Nya says:

        Ive only ever seen him in Star Trek and he was terrible in that.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Nya, STID was bad movie overall. It’s not the best vehicle to judge his work. Check out Cabin Pressure, Sherlock, Parade’s End, Atonement, Wreckers, The Fifth Estate, and many other performances are much better examples of his work. Besides, how many of us judge a person from one act alone? Even great artists give us duds periodically.

        As many others have said he’s an incredibly gifted performer in every venue (radio, stage, and on both the small and large screen); plus a very intelligent, kind, and humble man. It’s the whole package we like not just one aspect.

        I really think you need to take our antics w/ the fun they were intended. No one here that ‘plays’ thinks the crap we do is real. Thats a big difference between CB & Tumblr — we play for fun and EVERYTHING is firmly tongue-in-cheek.

  33. Loralei says:

    Yuck. I don’t know what you see in this guy. He definitely looks like an undertaker.

  34. Fangirl says:

    I dig this guy !

  35. Siobhan says:

    He is looking f-i-n-e, if not a little tired. Like a fine wine, he gets better with age! 🙂

    Hoping after all that travelling and excitement, he got at least a nice lady at the end of the night. Either that or Alice E seen to him since they are such good friends. I didn’t quite get why she assisted with presenting him his aware as she is hardly well known in comparison to the other names there who presented.

    He seems to be on a mini break going by James Rhodes tweet ‘friend in all expenses paid trips to LA sending selfies in 80 degrees heat….’

  36. Thiajoka says:

    I saw him in a movie the other day on NF, can’t recall the title–something about his younger brother showing up and being unstable and this made his wife question his character’s stability. I love him as an actor, although that wasn’t a great movie, but I just don’t get the physical appeal of him. But yeah, he’s really talented and seems very intelligent and charming. Maybe if I watched more clips of him being interviewed?

    On edit: someone upthread mentioned the movie–“Wreckers.”

  37. Ally8 says:

    Well, Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve were in “Starter for 10” back in 2006, so it’s a reasonably long friendship, though given that BC was playing a big dweeb in that, perhaps she hit on the lead, James McAvoy instead. Rebecca Hall was in that, too. It’s funny how BC works with old castmates.

    • Ally8, goes back even further—they were together in Hawking—it’s that lovely scene in which Hawking is supposed to come on to a beautiful girl in the pub using Einstein’s theory of relativity—another example, btw, in which the fabulous BC eyes bewitch a lady even when they peer from behind thick-rimmed geek glasses—ladies, I feel like the White Rabbit: always late, or as they say in Rome, nomen est omen—& to whom it may concern, I love the play of free spirits on this site, whether late or early—ta-ta—

      • Vesta says:

        I’ve found that this is a quick paced site and one has to hang here on a certain time and be quick if one wants to play along when the commenting is most active 🙂

      • curlsunited says:

        “Too late” is my second name. Call it the curse of the time zone.