The video of Benedict Cumberbatch photo-bombing U2 was released & it’s glorious


You know how Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed U2 at the Oscars and “Cumberbombing” became a thing? Benedict’s out-of-nowhere Cumberbomb was actually one of the biggest highlights of a somewhat boring Oscar red carpet, and Joanna Robinson, formerly of Pajiba and now with Vanity Fair, had a lot of fun with the Cumberbomb as well – go here to see that post.

Well, it gets even better. There’s a video of Benedict assessing the Cumberbombing opportunity, slithering his way into position in a flash, and then going for the wham-bam double Cumberbomb. Then he just walks away with a shrug, like, “Obviously, that had to be done.” The most brilliant part? Someone set the whole video to the Jaws them. AMAZING.

HOW DO YOU NOT LOVE HIM? Don’t we want more celebrities to be like this? This silly and fun and enjoyable? No one got hurt. Benedict executed his Cumberbombing beautifully. It was perfectly silly. We need more of this in the world. And by “this” I mean “Benedict Cumberbatch wandering around red carpets, looking for his next Cumberbombing victims.” They could make that into a weekly show and I would watch it.

Sigh… so much beautiful Batch…



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  1. freebunny says:

    What no Alice Eve / Benedict photoshoot?
    He’s adorable, I hope he’ll never disappoints us.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Is that new? I figured it was done around the time they were promoting Star Trek.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Yes you can tell it was ST time frame due to the colour of his hair.
      I love how you can judge when something was taken by the length/colour/number of curls.
      His hair is like a timeline.

      The towel one is my fav, in that it’s so random. Eve looks dead eyed as usual.

      • MissMary says:

        She seems to only have one facial expression in any photo shoot or scene.

      • T.Fanty says:

        She probably couldn’t believe they had both been shoehorned into doing a photoshoot that they were clearly fifteen years too old for.

      • Shiv says:

        The towel one…are they pretending it is a telephone? Hello….hello. haha

      • Lindy79 says:

        @Shiv “hello….is it tea(towel) you’re looking for”
        I’ll get my coat

        @Fanty, YES I felt the same. It’s really…off. Like something the actors from 90210 would do

      • drea says:

        That was an awkward shoot. Considering the rumor about them, you’d think they’d look like they had more chemistry.

    • Peach says:

      Does the towel signify “we are hot???” I dont get it either haha

      • MissMary says:

        LOL, gods bless ’em for trying but I really got the “we have no idea to look like we might have to do anything manual labor related” vibe off the pic. I think they were supposed to be on a roadtrip or something? And sweaty? Hence the towel?

      • T.Fanty says:

        Cumby’s looking at the car engine and thinking “what the f&ck am I supposed to do with this? Isn’t this what my mother pays Emily to deal with?”

      • Lindy79 says:

        They’re trying to call their driver.
        “Em..there appears to be something wrong with the car…and this phone”

      • j.eyre says:

        Link please – I simply must see the tea towel photos now although I dare say they couldn’t possibly live up to your descriptions here.

        @Fanty – let’s be fair, you can’t really call hand-me-down jorts “payment”

      • Shiv says:

        Cumby calling his mum on the towelephone. Mummy, mummy dearest….come get me. One can not fix ones car and this heathen next to me is giving me evils.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I call hand-me-down jorts a gift – nay, sweet manna raining down from heaven.

        Now if Cumby had been wearing jorts, that crappy hat, maybe the sweater-scarf thing, and flip-flops, I would have been on board. They could have named it “Rebel without a (sartorial) cause.” Or “clue.” Whatever.

      • j.eyre says:

        @Fanty – well clearly it is “Rebel Without a Cap.” And in the cap’s defense *gasp* crappy? How dare you! It is a perfectly blocked, unblemished jaunty chapeau that he must have found in the nook of a tree and donned to give its existence relevance – just look at the narrative spelled out in the photos. (The “screw you Alice, find your own woodland lid” implied.)

        Now, when are we going to address the story at the top of Mr/Ms. BJ’s blog about the melee that ensued outside of Cumby’s chauffer-driven car? HE ALMOST DIED!!!

      • Abby says:

        wrong post

    • LadySlippers says:

      Question about the photoshoot. Is it just me or is there zero chemistry???? The IMDb posters thought there was some but I fail to see it. Am I blind?!?

      @Miss Eyre

      Link (scroll down a bit. It has his ‘brawl’ story on top.)

      • Lindy79 says:

        For two good friends I’d expect more natural chemistry but it could be the dodgy set up that’s throwing it.

      • LadySlippers says:

        But Lindy, you’d think that would still transcend the set decoration, yes?

      • j.eyre says:

        Thank you LadySlippers – and may I say, it was totally worth it.

        “No, its a towel.”
        “Should we shove in something, like that spin-y thing there?”
        “No, Cumby, then it would stop spinning and I like when things spin.”
        “Well I am hot and tired and you have a towel – fix this Alice!”
        “Dammit, Cumby. I thought you said we were going to THE Ivy, not to SEE ivy. And why did you make me drive anyway – I just got my nails done.”
        “Shut up woman! Is that big thing in the center supposed to be spitting out fluid? Is it like a automobile fountain to entertain us?”

      • Shiv says:

        The one where he is dragging her along! She actually looks dead behind the eyes and that he is actually dragging her…i mean forcing her to come with him, sorry, but I would have been on his back, licking him by that point.

        The God damn towel photo, absolutely hilarious!

        The shoot looks like it is from Teen Vogue…in fact Teen Company.

      • drea says:

        Oops, said the same thing about their chemistry before I read down. She looked awkward and she made him look more awkward. It was just so unsexy.

        Btw, has anyone posted the links to the gifs of him crying during Lupita’s speech? So sweet.

      • Kelly says:

        HAHAHAHA, oh dear that brawl story is hilarious, makes him look a bit like a sissy 😛
        F yea muerica!

        Re chemistry, you could argue that when two people get together in real life they lose the onscreen tension between them. I’ve seen it happen with TV show couples who’ve ended up together IRL.

      • Green Girl says:

        LadySlippers, if you’re blind, then I am, too. They look so cold to each other.

        That is the cheesiest photo shoot I’ve ever seen. This isn’t nice, but I laughed when I looked at Cumby’s expression on the “Born to Run” page. I think he’s trying to look serious, but I’m just not buying it. It looks like he’s pouting.

      • MissMary says:

        I never see chemistry in pics with the two of them, tbh, and it’s not because I’m a rabid tumblr fangirl wishing hard lol. I honestly don’t see chemistry with Alice Eve and anyone she’s pictured with. She has a very flat stare and seems closed off, even in interviews, like she’d rather be anywhere else.

      • Kelly says:

        “like she’d rather be anywhere else”
        which is probably true, LOL

        Lucrezia, those links are priceless 😀

      • LadySlippers says:

        I’m glad it isn’t me. I honestly don’t think she ever gave BC the time of day romantically.

        And MissMary, totally agree. She seems to have a bit more personality live in interview (eg Simon) but in print there’s absolutely nothing there. Cold and steely. *shiver*

        Green Girl, I too thought these looked cheesy. The only sexy one is him looking down at her and I attribute that mostly to his arm. But there is at least some human interaction in that shot.

      • Becks says:

        I absolutely hated that interview with simon. I found her hysterical giggling to be unbearably fake.

        I read one interview in Tatler which made her seem so insufferable…she can’t sleep if shoes are anywhere near her, she won’t go anywhere without a spotlessly clean car..she gave a rescue puppy away because it was too clingy. And she gushed about loving the Kardashians. I stopped reading there.

      • Lindy79 says:

        She sounds…lovely.
        I didn’t like her “I’m addicted to sex. Men can’t handle it” comments in one interview. It sounded so desperate and immature, look how sexaaay I am!!

        Given this shoot was done during filming ST she probably didn’t want to be there. Cumby wasn’t as big a deal..
        You’d probably see more chemistry if they did the shoot now…or is that just me being a horrible cynic.

      • Abby says:

        Hahaha Lindy that was funny….you think she clings on to him just for his fame? I thought Cumby was smart enough to know the difference between real friends and famewhore’s

      • Lindy79 says:

        Well Martin Freeman once said about him that hes far too trusting so its not a stretch especially since they’ve been friends for years..
        You get the impression that he thinks if he’s known them before he became really known then he can trust them.
        I agree with LS, I doubt she’s ever given him thought in that way…she enjoys the association now though

      • pru says:

        May this be some anger/bitterness at him being the bigger star? Or she wanted a photo spread to herself? She strikes me as the type to have an attitude about such things.

      • Abby says:

        @pru…..yes she seems like someone who would throw a hissy over it. Also look how time changes, he was behind her in the poster of starter for 10 and now he is much bigger star than her (better actor he always was).

        @Lindy…you are right he is quite naive in his trust I guess. I hope he never shows an interest in her plus they got zero chemistry.

      • Delorb says:


        Totally agree. I don’t think she ever gave him the time of day. And no way would she enter into a friends with benefits type deal for someone beneath her. MY OPINION. NOT SAYING ITS TRUE.

        I also put Keira in this category. I have no problems with her as an actress or person, just that, IMO, she doesn’t see the people who don’t matter….until they do.

  2. Lark says:

    That was really cute….although I’m ngl, when celebrities do photobombs all the time I start to RME. One time it’s cute, after that it starts to get annoying imo.

    • Erm says:

      I think I’ve officially reached that old age zenith where younger people’s slang no longer makes sense. I had to look up ngl and rme. imo I know… just. *shuffles off mumbling about music these days and how the weather just isn’t like what it used to be*

  3. blue marie says:

    I cannot believe I’m going to say this, but he was actually pretty cute.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Hehehe, this is how it starts. Oh, how harmless it seems. Come on over, little blue marie. The Cumby curls are delicious.

    • Kali says:

      @bluemarie: watch episode 2 of the most recent series of Sherlock. That wedding speech might push you over the edge. Come to the dark side., you know you want to join us…. 😉

    • starrywonder says:

      We are drawing you in….and yes that video was awesome!

    • fairy godmother says:

      ^ITA blue marie!
      Mr. Cabbagepatch has grown on me significantly. I did not give him much thought. Then I saw his display of personal sense of humor impersonating “Lord Rickman of Allen” (Allen Rickman) and I was over the moon with him!
      He seems to be quite an interesting character too. Definitely is love for me. Now where is this infamous towel photo? I must see at once!

  4. 'p'enny says:

    normal wrinkles – look. No airbrushing.

    He’s lovely, i’d take him home.

    Photobomb still a silly thing, but it puts it context how quick and over it was in like 3 secs and his PR mega-cleavage woman was with him and laughing.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Normal face! Yay!!!

    • Jag says:

      I love his smile lines!

      Oh no, it has started. First, enjoying his acting as Sherlock. Then laughing at his cute antics. And now admiring his smile lines.

      Someone help me, please. lol

  5. MediaBaroness says:

    It’s that moment of mental calculation at the start of the clip that does it for me -“Oh. Yes. Why of course…” :nails it:

  6. mia girl says:

    His vertical leap is impressive.
    He’s quite springy.

    • j.eyre says:

      It is impressive – as is his ability to executer full Jazz Hands on BOTH hands at the apex of his bounce. Overall, I would give his execution a 9.3

      • mia girl says:

        Plus, he was in dress shoes. Level of difficulty brings that up to a 9.5.

        Lebron James may best The Batch in leap trajectory, but even the King of the NBA would not be able to pull-off a vertical ala Jazz Hands.

        Although, we may need to refer to it as Jass Hands since Crumby is English… @Sixer may insist on it.

      • j.eyre says:

        9.5 difficulty, yes – but the mouth pulled tight but not fully sealed lost him half a point. An open mouth gasp would have cost him a full point but a expressionless visage was what the judges were looking for. Plus the eyebrow extension was sloppy. That’s what happening with the photo bombers today – they put all their effort into the technical moves and simply ignore the artistic element. Although, in Cumby’s defense, he did make the effort – which is why I came down on the .3 rather than the .1

        Let’s examine Sixer’s rule of English stuff… Cumby is English but Jazz is American as is the carpet and award in front of which he is bouncing which I think lands this on the “zz” side. However, the band upon whom he is interloping is Irish and more in number so perhaps we need to spell it “jairaugh” hands.

      • mia girl says:

        According to the website “” the origin of photobombing might actually have begun with pictures of The Beatles pulling pranks on eachother. So the mere act of Crumby photobombing could be considered English to the second power.

        That said, since it was the American, Bob Fosse who introduced most of the world to Jazz Hands, I’m going back on my previous comment and putting this squarely in the “Zrules!” category. USA! USA!

      • j.eyre says:

        Excellent research on the photobombing origins, mia girl. I am giving Cumby the full 9.5 due to your efforts.

        But here’s a bit of a pickle (which Sixer and I share on a cheese/cheeze sandwich on occasion) – is it USA! Or UZA! United Ztates of America (‘s’ to denote plural still recognized/recognized in the UZ) does not roll off the tongue as easily but UZA pronounced as “ooh-zah” really has a fun ring to it.

        Let’s give this one a think – I shall do so during my manicure – for now I think we can get by with “Zrules” and “Srules” to settle our disputes in a peaceful manner.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m taking my ball (gag) and going home, you know.

        Dizputez zchmizputez.

        (Blimey, that was ‘ard to type).

        Cheese and pickle, Miss Eyre? I have a particularly fine Innkeeper’s Cheddar today.

      • j.eyre says:

        @Sixer – the ball (gag) is for an entirely different dispute and those are a) welcome and b) never peaceful. Plus they are hardly disputes because the other person involved has been trained not to disagree with me when I am wearing those boots so please don’t pack up your toys. mia girl and I are perfectly willing to adhere to the Z/Srules” insofar as it is proven that the Blighty-ness predominated over the Yankee-ness in a particular situation. My pondering prior re: “UZA” was merely the ramblings of a edacious woman who has since had lunch…

        … which brings us to your cheddar. Please describe to me, in great detail, this Innkeeper’s Cheddar and with what did you pair it? A rustic loaf or a tawdry slice of processed white? Were pickles involved or did you feel fancy and go for cornichons, replete with pinky in the air whilst eating? Or – and my heart races as I type these next words – did you forgo the pickle and slab on bit of chutney?

      • Sixer says:

        Innkeepers has PICKLED ONIONS in it. You can share, I don’t mind(z). I hate to go downmarket, but the bread is tiger bread (light, white) from Tesco. Oh, the shame of supermarket bread. I went with piccalilli. Does that exizt Ztatezide?

      • j.eyre says:

        No, alas, piccalilli is not prevalent stateside unless one has cleverly selected a godfather for her children from the UK; then it would be sitting right next to her Branston in her pantry. I think you can pick those things up in Yee Olde Englishe Shoppe over here but the godfather and I like to play Sir Francis Drake and QEI.

        And don’t knock white bread – some sandwiches demand it. But then I am a public zchool kid (series of punctuation and lines to form a face that either winking or got lemon in its eye)

      • mia girl says:

        SCENE: Exterior. A long winding road in The Hamptons.
        A lovely summer afternoon with the sun high in the sky.
        A Vintage Ford Model A approaches, driven by a plucky Yankee woman.
        Suddenly, she spots what appears to be two beautiful women having a picnic in the middle of the road..
        “Get out of the way you two!” UZA! UZA! The vintage car horn blares…
        “Who eats pickled cheese in the middle of the motorway?! And why does one of you have a ball in her mouth?” She presses the old timey horn again UZA! UZA!

        P.Z. This scene brought to you by j.eyre and Zixer

      • j.eyre says:

        ZOMG, where was that movie in the best film category?!? It had everything – pluck, pickled cheese, motorways, a ball, anachronistic laced, thigh-high leather boots with handcuff hook on the left cuff…

        … honestly, it must have been TOO good for entry – didn’t want to make the other films feel bad.

      • mia girl says:

        I took my cue from Fassy and refused to campaign. Pfft.

      • Sixer says:

        ZOMG. Perfect. UZA. Perfect.

        I am sighing in perfect happiness at you two. I might even break out the Ztilton.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    I didn’t think the photobomb could get any better, but adding the Jaws theme (especially with the little trills times perfectly when he jumps into the air) was genius.

  8. Duffy says:

    LORD, I just died laughing! haahhahahah Love Cumbie! <3

  9. Abby says:

    This is why I love him so much. Me and my sister have watched this video like a 1000 times already.

    Also the lady in glasses he walks past to reach behind U2 is the president of the Academy…she must be like what a five year old hehehe

  10. allons-y alonso says:

    So attractive! All 6ft of him

  11. lower-case deb says:

    Batchbombing for the Bombbatching!

  12. Mia4S says:

    Hahahahaha! Yes! That was perfect, he didn’t take things too seriously but it wasn’t disrespectful or overdone either. Perfect.

  13. AG-UK says:

    Cute his true ginge is now coming out… I prefer his natural hair colour just some more curls please..

  14. Sixer says:

    Oh Jebus. I just KNEW it was some Veep-esque thing with the PR woman. New name: Benny the VEEP.

    How can I not love it/him doing it? Quite easily, thank you. Mind you, it’s easy for me to say that since he’s not on my list. Non-listees don’t evoke second hand embarrassment. Yay!

    • Lindy79 says:

      I think I’m blinded by my Batchlove. I don’t see her being that involved in it, he seems to spot it, and just go for it rather than her being involved, or telling him when to run. If she had been I would have thought she’d look a bit happier and given him .. I dunno a high five, a dog treat or whatever it is PR folks do when their stars do something that will get them attention?

      (I love Veep so any reference anyone makes with it in relation to anything is fine with me ;))

    • Abby says:

      Sixer’s dislike for Cumby is one of the highlights of Cumby posts here these days….at least for me.

    • Sixer says:

      I don’t dislike him! I think he’s a great actor. H-h-h-onest. I am George the Sixer Washington with my cherry trees and fibbing. Truly. I don’t dislike him.

      I simply have a very low tolerance threshold for famewhoriness/PR antics/fakery/low rent self-promotion, call it whatever you like. I also thoroughly enjoy taking the p!ss out of said behaviour.

      With the Puddletom, I want to bang him and am not bowled over by his acting but EVERYTHING he does and says makes me want to reach for the sick bucket and/or smack him, With Benny the VEEP, I don’t want to bang him although I am impressed by his acting but SOME THINGS he does and says are irresistibly fertile ground for p!sstaking.

      It’s my way of enjoying myself is all.

      Just so’s we’re all clear!

      PS: Lindy – Veep series 2 in particular was amazeballs, as Sixlet Major would say.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I’m genuinely excited for series 3. Which is sad, but I’m ok with that.

      • Abby says:

        Ahh makes sense…I thought you had a dislike towards him or something going by your comments lately. But it’s cool, not everyone has to love Cumby.

        In all honesty I really enjoy your posts here because you have something different and funny to say. So NEVER stop posting any shade towards Cumby.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I miss the piss-taking. When did it become so that to want to bang someone means adoring them unconditionally and uncritically? If that is de rigueur these days, my marriage is in trouble.

      • Sixer says:

        Indeed. Plus, there would be no need for ball gags. And at that point, the fabric of society would have more than crumbled. We’d be doomed.

      • Kelly says:

        Well we need someone objective and level-headed in the comment section, lol.
        But I like how you’d still bang Tommy even though his behavior makes you sick. Frankly, I feel the exact same way.

      • Janeite says:

        There is always a happy medium between criticism and unconditional adoration, at least for me. It’s never all one or the other. And when it comes to posting on a public forum, I prefer to focus on the positive as opposed to the negative. I’m just happier that way. Personal preference and whatnot.

        Still not sure how anyone could want to bang someone if pretty much everything they say or do makes you sick, but that’s just me! 🙂

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ sixer;
        And Alan du Bottom would be Supreme King and Ruler of the universe. Please don’t make me live in that world.

        @Janeite; a little loving mockery doesn’t have to be negative. I think Cumby has proven time and again that he’s able to take it like the man that he is.

      • Janey says:

        Alain De Botton’s twitter feed is a thing of joy and wonder – somedays I read it and I am utterly convinced that he and Mrs Botton are in serious strife – others I think he may be having some kind of breakdown.

      • Sixer says:

        @Kelly – not sure I’d call myself objective! More um… happy in my shady bias and bitchery.

        @Fanty – oh, you’d love the things that happen to Alan We Think the I Perfectly Describes Him Bottom in Sixerland. Want to play Pin the Tail on the Alan? Even his pain squeals derive from the Hallmark archive.

        @Janeite – duh. What do you think ball gags are for? Catch up, woman.

        @Janey – if you ask nicely, Fanty might post you her delicious Alan link.

      • Janeite says:

        @T.Fanty, except for the times when it doesn’t come across as very loving! 😉 Don’t get me wrong~I am far from believing that anyone I chat about on here is perfect; I just don’t choose to make that the focus of my comments most of the time.

        @Sixer, the ball gags are not my thing! I actually adore the Hiddles’ verbal diarrhea! I love that he can’t shut up!

      • Sixer says:

        OMG OMG OMG (I have to be repetitive because I’m not that good with the interwebz acronyms)! Oh, hang on. ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG!

        Pin the tail on the Bouncing Benny the Photobomb Veep!

        This is my new game.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I see your p!sstaking as a keen form of love Sixer, as it’s how you odd Brits show affection! 😉 So ‘protest’ away — ball gags and all!

        BTW, will you now insist on Benny having his very own ball? Like a ball and chain to keep him from launching himself vertical?

        And I’m starting to ponder your immense fascination with torture devices…especially those round in nature. Should we be discussing your dreams? Any recurring childhood memories??? The garden may have a couch (read uncomfortable bench) that you might want to recline on (assuming you venture out of Thornfield).

      • Sixer says:

        Oh Janeite. I know your game. You’re just trying to tempt me into mentioning that Puddletom just loves Alan to bits and bits and bits, aren’t you?

      • Sixer says:

        @LS – Benny has a PIN! Good for bouncing.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I see your avoidance Sixer. I see it.


      • Sixer says:

        I’m too busy PINNING to rise to your baity, matey. See what I did there?!

      • jammypants says:

        Not going to lie, I’ve come to appreciate your honestly.

      • j.eyre says:

        You know kids, saying “Thornfield” “Hiddles” and any form of sex toy in the same comment thread is like summoning Asmodeus. Oh, and look – here I am…

      • Janeite says:

        This entire exchange on this comment of Sixer’s is beyond amusing. I’ve just re-read everything we’ve all said and it really did make me laugh out loud. Never stop being who you are, you big bunch of dorks. Never stop.

      • Sixer says:

        Ha. I see your dork and your Asmodeus and raise you a Digambara. Sky clad, dontchaknow.

      • j.eyre says:

        Digambara – piffle! I explored that route until I realized they spelled it Jainism and they had no interest in worshipping me at all.

        So I started Janeizm and people have been bringing me stuff every since.

      • Sixer says:

        Mizz Eyre for the win!

  15. Kelly says:

    I am crushing like a hormone-fueled schoolgirl, it’s disturbing.
    Brilliant video! <3

  16. Kali says:

    I am in love with EVERYTHING about this and with him. It’s verging on ridiculous. The suit, the sense of humour, the determination as he walks over there (I do love a decisive man!) , the hair, the smile, the second jump (at least there was on the version I watched on YouTube – couldn’t click on the video) and the bloody inspired choice of the Jaws theme!

    On a slightly less hormone fuelled note, good goddamn I cannot wait for that Turing biopic 😱

    • Hello Kitty says:

      Re: Cumby’s next role as Turing. I do love that Cumby chooses substantial movies but I’m in the middle of The Fifth Estate and it’s hard to get through. I don’t want him to do a Jennifer Aniston rom-com for his next role but I wish for a change of pace like a Hangover-type role.
      I have the same feelings towards Leo. I get that he’s a dramatic actor but I’d love to see a change in pace.

      • Kali says:

        Dear sweet Jesus, I would pay good money to see a “Brit” version of “The Hangover”. Not just good money, ALL MY MONEY. Especially if B.C played Zac Galifianakis’ part (he did say that he wants to play a really dumb part!!) I’d love to see him in a really really dark comedy-something along the lines of “Four lions” (which he had a tiny part in!) or “In the Loop”.

      • Lindy79 says:

        As Sixer mentioned it up thread, I’d like to see him in something like Veep (Veep has same creative team and some of the same writers as Thick of It… I think). It would get him out of the really serious roles and into something edgy and funny but also not put him into the rom-com which I agree, unless it’s done in some sort of new, clever way it would be awful.
        He likes swearing too so it would be perfect 😉

      • Hello Kitty says:

        Let’s cast this movie! Cumby as the sociopath man-child (Zac’s role)
        R-Patz as the little brother that gets kidnapped in the second movie. He can have a couple of lines but won’t ruin the movie.
        Tom Hardy as the straight man that keeps getting crapped on (Ed Helms’ role)

      • Hello Kitty says:

        @Lindy. Something like Arrested Development! I could see him as GOB. Cumby could pull off narcissistic jerk. Just imagine, “I’ve made a huge mistake” in his velvet voice…

      • Green Girl says:

        I want to see him in some sort of goofy role, too. I think he’s ready for it because it seems quite a few of his latest works have been VERY SERIOUS about IMPORTANT THINGS. I think he’s said as much, too? I think a fluffy rom-com may not quite fit him, but he should definitely do something funny.

        He was ridiculously wonderful in “Starter for 10” and played the overly serious quiz club president perfectly. The way his character would watch old quiz show films makes me giggle. He actually has great comedic timing, which people seem to forget if they’re thinking of his roles in films like “Atonement.”

      • Sixer says:

        I could go for Benny the Veep in a cross between Veep/Thick of It/2012 and Extras. Iannucci to write, of course.

        He would have been better than Martin Cantthinkofhisname in the Reggie Perrin reboot, too.

      • Green Girl says:

        @Sixer – good call about the Iannucci shows.

      • Kali says:

        I know Peter Capaldi is busy doing Doctor things at the moment but I would love a Veep arc where there’s a British contingent that comes over and we get Peter Capaldi in full glorious offensive flight and B.C as his foul-mouthed protege.

      • Janeite says:

        Oh God, that is the stuff that dreams are made of.

      • Sixer says:

        Malcolm Tucker and the Special F4cking Relationship. Genius!

  17. GeeMoney says:

    Too awesome… love that man.

  18. Shiv says:

    Kudos to the person who added the jaws theme song! Hilarious.

    I love the photo’s – his ginger – oops, sozzzz…i meant auburn hair…is glorious! The curls are attempting to break free. He is a beaut!

    I wonder if U2 will ever comment on this….

  19. Peach says:

    Adorable! But… I need NEW bird-board-shorts-wearing-cumby-under-the-california-sun right NOW!!! Come on people he was in Big Sur!! make it happen!! Videos of him salsa dancing will also be good 😉

    • Mandy says:

      Yes to this!!! I love how he shows up in the most random places, doing the most random things in his free time!

  20. Peppa says:

    He seems so fun and adorable. I can’t believe I now have a cumberboner for this guy, but the attraction is strong! I blame you guys and tumblr (and Sherlock) for this.

    • Kelly says:

      oh gawd, stahp

    • Green Girl says:

      I am picturing Benedict saying “Oh, I’ve never done salsa dancing before,” then making some self-deprecating jokes. AND THEN tearing up the dance floor and dancing like it’s nobody’s business.

  21. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Love him! ha!

  22. Amy Tennant says:

    I love him in a sisterly way. He looks too much like my family, especially my son. I suspect we may be some sort of cousins.

    Maybe kissing cousins…

  23. Mel M says:

    Ok you guys, I’ve been won over by the Batch. I was always slightly annoyed by all of the attention and articles he would get and never understood it. In fact, I once posted about how I just saw him as a creep because I had only seen him in Atonement. Then someone commented that I needed to watch him in something else, and I did, and it was Sherlock. Ahhhh, now I understand and this post which I would’ve skipped before is now being fully enjoyed and the video is being watched multiple times. So I guess I just want to say thanks to all of you crazy ladies for getting me out of my comfort zone and being able to thoroughly enjoy those curls.

  24. Penelope says:

    My Cumberlove knows no bounds after this. God he’s awesome.

  25. CC says:

    Not a fan of Cumberbatch, don’t dislike him either, I’m just….neutral, but thought it was funny.

    Mostly because it was an in and out deal.

  26. miriam says:

    I prefer the gifs on Tumblr. The video is really short. It’s still hilarious that he did it.

  27. Fue McCormick says:

    For the longest time I thought this guy looked like an alien … and then I finally saw him in something and in interviews … now I have a major crush!

  28. pru says:

    He’s too cute!
    Those are some major jumping skills. Is there a live action Winnie-the-Pooh in the making? He should audition – serious Tigger bouncing!

  29. Miss Melissa says:

    That video is spectacular.

  30. Nroth Wset says:

    His hair, is much better.ME LIKEY…I dont want him growing on me..I need to go see a doctor..I think im getting sick 😉