Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie flew out of Heathrow for their LA honeymoon


This post is just an effort to give all of you guys a fresh comment feed to discuss Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s Valentine’s Day wedding. Our weekend post has 850-plus comments, so here you go. These are photos of Benedict and Sophie flying out of Heathrow yesterday – they only spent one night (as a married couple) in the Isle of Wight, then they flew to LA, which is where they’re going to officially honeymoon. A nice working honeymoon for Bendy. Sophie is so lucky, right? Benedict appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Oscar voting ends tomorrow!! Also: look at how Sophie is now showing off her rings. Total Duchess Kate move. I feel ya, Sophie. You got the ring! *slow clap*

It’s not like there’s tons of news about the wedding, but there is some stuff, so let’s get to it.

*Bendy & Sophie were spotted post-wedding on the Isle of Wight – you can see the photos here. They both look tired and cold. She’s wearing one of those fancy poncho-like things with arm slits.

*Benedict’s publicist confirmed the wedding officially, although I’m not sure why she even bothered, considering she was unofficially leaking details to all of the major media outlets in America and the UK. But the official word is that yes, they did marry on V-Day and “It was a magical day.” MAGICAL!!!!

*We know some of the wedding guest list – Tom Hiddleston was there, so was Andrew Scott (Moriarty) and Martin Freeman. We know Benedict spent his last night as an unmarried man at the Royal Yacht Squadron. We know that they chose “My Funny Valentine” to be “played during their service” which… I don’t know? It wouldn’t have been my choice, but maybe that was playing the first time they kissed (or had sex?).

*Because Benedict has a promotional contract with Jaguar, he got to do some promotional work for them for his wedding: Benedict and Sophie departed their service in a vintage Jaguar. It was blue.

And so there you go. Benedict Cumberbatch is no longer a single man. Will Sophie take his name, I wonder? Sophie Cumberbatch. Sophie Hunter Cumberbatch is too much of a mouthful so I hope she doesn’t do that. Ah, well. Yes, at least we still have Tom Hiddleston (and at least I still have Michael Fassbender).




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  1. Joanne_S says:

    Angry Bendy is angry.

    • viki says:

      Angry fans are Snarky!

    • Hudson Girl says:

      Just letting all you Lovers know…
      An online psychic (so you know it’s true) said they are legit despite what people think.

      He’s the one that always said Twilight kids were fake from Day 1 years before they “broke up.”

    • Nofertari says:

      how about grumpy Bendy… or GrumpyBatch? *no photos, pls, NO. respect our privacy*

    • Aussie girl says:

      I never post on bendys posts, but Wowza you crazy fendy bendys ( no punt intended) pushed the limit with the comments on the last post. I’m super impressed!!! Is that a record…?

      • Alix says:

        I am AMAZED by that number!

      • Joanne_S says:

        Ya, I usually avoid BC posts as well, but hot damn, over 850 comments kinda makes you want to get in on the fun, doesn’t it :D

      • jammypants says:

        That’s precisely why I chimed in when I normally don’t bother :P

      • kcarp says:

        This is my 1st Bendy post to read. I don’t know him. I don’t watch whatever he is on.

        So is he only Sherlock? What is his deal?

        Should I have a poster of him on my wall in a black leather jacket with a pink background like Kirk Cameron?

  2. Claire. says:

    And the Oscar for the biggest tryhards and fakes are…

    • viki says:

      Kenedict Kimothy Karlton Kumberbatch…
      and his house wife Kophie Kunter!!
      UKs No. #1 Tabloid Whores
      They’ll have their own reality show soon enough -that’s what the LA Mansion is for.
      ………..Watch This Space! :-)

  3. Loopy says:

    She looks tiny, I have a friend that gets very gaunt(in the face and neck area) when she is pregnant.

    • Kaley says:

      Her skin is flawless. When I’m pregnant my usually decent skin goes to hell.

      They don’t seem to love the Paps the way people accuse them of. Don’t blame them, that would be irritating.

  4. evasmom says:

    When an awful coat and why is she holding her hand up that way? Obvious city that one is.

    • Amelia says:

      I actually love that coat! Especially the colour. I want.

      • Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

        I love her whole look. So perfect for a long flight.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I do too, although I hate the way she holds it closed, it looks ridiculous. If you’re not comfortable with a coat like that, get one that closes, there are loads of stylish maternity coats.

        (Or she could have just worn her Baked Potato Poncho again)

      • PrincessMe says:

        Yep, love her outfit (except the shoes). She looks lovely.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I like the cut and color of the coat but it could definitely do without that weird bedazzled hand and clutch detail happening on the side.

      • Alice says:

        Honestly, no snark at Soph and even if Keira was wearing them, are those ugly shoes considered fashionable and by whom?

      • Josa says:

        I liked the coat too, until I saw that hand detail. I do like her shoes, think it’s kind of cute.

      • icerose says:

        the coat is probably one of the nicest things she has worn so far-very conventional with the weird hand giving it a bit o a twist just o say this designer not high steet

      • Isadora says:

        I like the outfit and also the shoes! I would have chosen a bag in a different colour though..

  5. Felice says:

    Lol they waved to the paps from their helicopter. Please sit down, B.

    Also, hiddles sang? He has a ‘character voice’. Did they read fanfic in planning for this wedding?

  6. MIMI says:

    Famewhore until the end :)
    and then after the Oscars circus ‘don’t take my picture invasion of privacy’

  7. Lindy79 says:

    Never before have I seen such a display of utter true love and happiness in two people between yesterday and today.
    I’m off to burn my own wedding and honeymoon photos because they can’t possibly match this, nothing ever will so we should just all stop trying.

    (Genuine LOL at her holding her coat closed for full ring flash)

    • BangersandMash says:

      I’m shivering, *ring flash*, get away from me, *ring flash* Next time I really should get a coat with a zip or buttons of some kind *ring flash*

      Oh, Bendy and his ‘asset’… This is getting ridiculously pathetic now. They’re aggressively going after the world with their “We’re so in love, you get that buddy!! We’re over the moon and we’re happy!! Got it??” campaign

    • MtnRunner says:

      The ring flash inspired the first eye roll of the morning. After trying to hide it in pictures now she holds it out in an unnatural pose to make sure paps get a good shot.

      Lucky girl to get dragged 6 months preggers half-way across the world for a working honeymoon. That’s what I’d expect from Mr Workaholic. The end of his odious Oscar campaign can’t come soon enough. I’m ready for a long Bendy break.

      • Kiki04 says:

        First thing I noted too. Just screams “we want privacy” when you shove your new ring out in everyone’s face :)

  8. A.Key says:

    We’ll always have Michael Fassbender. That man’s not getting married anytime soon.
    Or ever.

    • 'P'enny says:

      or Tom H

      • Lilacflowers says:


      • 'P'enny says:


      • MtnRunner says:

        Gotta admit that I will laugh my arse off if Tom manages to pull off a secret wedding this year to someone he’s been seeing for while.

        But for now, we’re happy enjoying the days that Lilac lets him off his leash so he can run free in the Rockies, Highlands, Iceland etc…

      • 'P'enny says:

        Secret marriage to Jane Arthy here we come… I will laugh my socks of if he does. A secret wedding, after dating for two years without no one really knowing much and then bang a Telegraph announcement, like his sisters and just goes for it.

      • MtnRunner says:

        P’enny, in all seriousness, I could totally see that happening. If he does, I’ll raise a Pervy Tombanger in a toast and send him a bottle of Jamesons for pulling off a monumental PR coup. That’s pretty tough in these days of citizen paps and social media.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        If they manage that, all the best to them

      • Kate says:

        Oh yes, we can’t go a day without keeping the Arthy “relationship” alive, can we?
        *massive eyeroll*

      • 'P'enny says:

        Kate, hun, we are just joking. – however….

      • hermi says:

        Single at that age with no known lover? batting for the other team :)

      • icerose says:

        I am happy fir Tom to run off with his true love in secret but part of me thinks it his not his style. Once his mind is made up we will see him bouncing off the wall with smiles.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Kate, nobody other than the two people involved know what the status of that relationship ever was, is, or ever will be.

        @Hermi, is there a rulebook somewhere that dictates ages by which we must accomplish certain things? I never got mine. Also, is there a “Significant Other” store where we can purchase a mate so we can accomplish those things by those dates?

      • Isadora says:

        Oh, ‘P’enny, you know I’d love that because the reactions would be beyond entertaining. But after Sir Bendy I’m not sure I could really stomach 900 comment threads for probably a year after. *lol*

      • Josa says:

        @ hermi. I don’t know about Tom, but I got that a lot, ppl that question me for being 30s, normal looking and SINGLE! Behind my back, there’s a lot of “something’s wrong with her, she must be a lesbian”. I’m hetero and just don’t care being in a relationship, that’s not my life long goal. I would like ppl to understand, especially when ppl staying single can be with all kind of reasons, but they never do. It’s easier to judge than to understand.

        I’m actually pretty good looking, but I want to stay humble and say I’m normal looking *wink*.

      • hermi says:

        Guys, regarding TH, you have to see him up close and hear him talk. On screen is one thing, live is another. I have (for autographs after Coriolanus) and my gaydar well and truly beeped like crazy. I say it here: for me, 99% batting for the other side and not telling because… well, Hollywood. And another one is Richard Armitage (who by the way was almost outed by Ian McKellen).

        ps I don’t particularly care about long term relationships either. But I’m not a famous actor who could date anyone he wants (and I’m not talking marriage here).

    • Birdix says:

      I walked by the opera house in San Franciso on Friday and the film trucks were there for the Steve Jobs biopic. A stagehand had told me they would be filming there and Davies symphony Hall across the street. Do Fassbender fans have a group name?

    • Andrea says:

      LOL I was just thinking of him…he definitely earns more points ever since Cumberbatch started this fiasco.

  9. tara says:

    There was a helicopter?

    He is wearing a ring. I thought he would. Looks to be a very thin one.

    A working honeymoon…sounds about right for him. Haha.

    She does have beautiful skin.

    I don’t want to click on links, but Martin Freeman really was at the wedding? Cool.

    • Toodles45 says:

      No he wasn’t, Amanda confirmed it on Twitter. “We weren’t there but I’m sure it went well” or something like that.

      • tara says:

        Lol, funny how no one seems to know for sure. I don’t really trust Amanda, tbh. Was Martin even in England? Id heard he was in New Mexico or something.

        Did Gatiss or Moffatt attend?

      • Alice says:

        You’d think even the laziest journalist would know that by now. Are the British tabs still saying “MF is believed to be Best Man”?

      • 'P'enny says:

        it makes the headlines and feeds the fantasy – most joebloggs wouldn’t know either way. I find it really annoying though. I find Amanda Abbington funny, but annoying in what she has done. She should be straight and stop the cryptic baiting.

      • Felice says:

        It’s seriously almost if they looked at what the nannies wanted to hear.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Gatiss is working somewhere. He won a What’s On Stage award last night and did his acceptance speech by video from somewhere else.

      • Kat says:

        Amanda wasn’t baiting or being cryptic. She made it 100% clear they weren’t there.

      • 'P'enny says:

        she didn’t at first Kat, she had to in the end when she realised what fuss was been made.

      • Toodles45 says:

        That particular fuss was mostly due to outright erroneous reporting by the press. They can’t even get Sophie’s name right and one article listed Ben’s age as 43.

      • jammypants says:

        They also said Freeman is 48 (when he’s 43). They got both men off by about 5 years.

      • Alice says:

        Do they actually hire journalists anymore or just some random guy passing by on the street? I thought American tabs were bad, but sheesh!

      • anonit says:

        bennysitsinchairsblog on tumblr states that the Sherlock cast is angry with him because he supposedly is pulling out of season 4. Time will tell.

  10. **sighs** says:

    I guess someone was up on their tumblr last night…today he is wearing a ring. Good show, ben!

    There was a lot of shade in this post. I love it.

    She really is the luckiest…. *laughs…laughs…laughs*

    • Alice says:

      Ha, I thought the same thing. Maybe Emily has the task of monitoring tumblr. The way SH treats her, she probably volunteered for the job.

    • anonit says:

      I was wondering where the ring was. Good job pr. Damage control but dont bother using the press, lol!

  11. viki says:

    They are both trying hard to show off their ring, but when they weren’t so keen to wear them when they were papped the morning after the wedding. Did Harvey not provide to ring during the ceremony? Or they were saving the exclusive ring photos for when they arrived in LA for maximum publicity and get people talking??

    • Xavi says:

      At first I thought Sophie-Batch was doing a Bob Dole impersonation with the clenched fist and rigid arm. Then I realize she’s being a grumpy little ham for the camera and trying to show off her ring.

  12. Kay says:

    What’s with the creepy dementor hand on the side of the coat? It’s a nice coat otherwise, but that hand is freaking me out!

    • Claire. says:

      Whatever it is don’t talk about it, or turn it into a meme. She’s baiting social media. There’s even a couple tumblr’s that are clearly done by her people to troll BC fans with her photos. Don’t give her what she wants so badly

    • Green Girl says:

      Yeah, I was fine with the coat until I saw the hand!

      • anonit says:

        Daily mail noticed “the hand” & asked readers to note the “band” next to her engagement ring. ha ha

  13. Claire. says:

    I’m wondering if Amanda abbington’s tweet was her way of saying martin freeman wasn’t there, because it was something they knew Bendy’s PR was feeding the press.

  14. Me1 says:

    He seems like such a try hard. Ew, I don’t get why ppl are so obsessed with him.

    • tara says:

      It’s only recently that he’s become an absolute try hard, believing-his-own-hype-Hollywood-wannabe player. He’s always been a silly, dorky, friendly guy that was endearing.

      He has changed and seems like such a put-out fusspot. Maybe he can revert to old Ben after all this TIG and wedding stuff is over

      I know he had an extremely busy last quarter of 2014, all those flights from London to LA would have done me in, and that no doubt contributed to his stress. And a pregnant gf couldn’t have helped, either ;)

      • Alice says:

        He looks so snotty in those pics. If giving a slight smile while travelling to the Oscars is so difficult, then DON’T GO! At this juncture there’s not much point really.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I’d say the paps are very, very annoying and he’s never tried to hide his hatred for them. Wouldn’t kill him to smile though, looking angry wont devalue the pictures and he’s on his way to the Oscars with his new wife.
        Actually looking so angry might make them think they can provoke him into a reaction, and bumping up the price, the US paps are notorious for that kind of thing.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        I actually doubt he’ll be back to be that dorky person everyone liked…but btime will tell… I think fame has taken control of him and maybe he’s actually showing his true colours…

      • Ingrid says:

        The thing is, you can’t really read anything into pap pics. They are horrible, the situation is surreal and aggressive and so on. Someone in last thread was pointing out how Emily Blunt and John Krasinski always look so in love -even they look pissed off in pap pics. And pics are always captures of a millisecond, so you can’t read much into a one photo.

        The real question is why has there *never* been a photo of these two looking like a couple even remotely in love? Not one. You would imagine there would be photos that capture *that* millisecond as well…

      • Betti says:

        He’s always been ambitious and the chance of being a Hollywood leading man is too much of a temptation to turn down – hence the shilling and famewhoring. Success has changed him and has clearly gone to his head. He’s not as famous as he and his PR team like to think he is – being internet famous and hollywood famous are two very different creatures and Bendy is internet famous for a TV show.

        Early in the season he was touted for awards but as he really didn’t do any behind the scenes campaigning it never happened – its clear that he thought with some click bait, tabloidy PR stunts and HW he’d be ok. He left the majority of the campaigning to his pregnant co-star and is now trying to make up for it with all these stunts.

        He’s shot himself in the foot – he cannot start using the ‘its private’ excuse but he will as his head is up his ass. It will be a long time before he ever gets nominated again as i can’t imagine that after this anyone else will back him – his ‘campaign’ has been lazy and begrudged, like a sulking toddler being told to do something they don’t want to.

        I feel sorry for Sophie as the 3rd trimester of a pregnancy is exhausting (but i don’t know as i’ve never had children but have been told this) and she’s being used for full PR impact but again she’s prob a willing participant in this whole soap opera.

      • tara says:

        Ingrid- I agree. From the start, I’ve never seen any picture of them where they look truly happy and in love. I don’t count airport photos (b/c that must be annoying as heck, hence his snooty look here), but I was thinking I’d see a red carpet one by now.

        Or better, a candid pre/post red carpet or event just catching them in a happy moment. I think I saw one behind the scenes photo at Hay where he was looking at her and smiling, but it was so long ago I can’t be sure anymore what I saw. Haha

      • Kat says:

        Why feel sorry for her? She appears to be the only one who’s been enjoying herself throughout all of this.
        She’s proven herself to not be meek or mild mannered and was happy being seen with Wintour the other week. So she’s not averse to being in the public eye aside from events with him.
        I also think there’s no gun to her head and she’s making an autonomous choice to be photographed on every single red carpet. Many partners of celebrities just don’t do it because they don’t want to. And that’s fine.

      • V.L.719 says:


        Very well said.

      • Lindy79 says:

        If they can’t look in love and happy the morning after their wedding, then really I wouldn’t hold out much hope.

      • viki says:

        @V.L.719 What does your sixth sense say about all this?! Will BC still meet that writer?
        curious :-)

      • Lostara says:

        Ah, no – he isn’t angry or snotty. That is just his “Resting Bitch Face”……

      • hermi says:

        Although to be fair, I remember reading somewhere one of his friend commenting that public Bendy was very different from private Bendy. So it is possible that we are finally seeing the real BC (pissy, haughty, moody and vain). And it ain’t that pretty :) :)

      • hermi says:

        @viki What writer????????

      • Green Eyes says:

        @Kat. Yeah and Sophie looked happier with the Vampire/witch Wintour than she EVER has with her betrothed.

      • V.L.719 says:

        @viki Can’t really get into it as I am super busy this semester. But rest assure I will be on the sidelines watching. I’ll pop back up later this summer to give a nice analysis.

        @hermi check my comment posts on earlier threads. I was more active when this started just so you can get up to speed. While I only regret saying more than I should have, I have faith still in what I said. Belief in what I’ve brought up isn’t required, nor do I hope that what I’ve said previously is too off putting for you to read.

  15. Ingrid says:

    Are we not talking about that coat of hers? It has a sparkly arm on it… I mean…

    I see they decided to forgo the usual airport hand holding in order to show off their rings. So private, much love, not at all famewhore-y.

    • **sighs** says:

      She should’ve done some jazz hands. It would have been less obvious. Or maybe mime hands?

    • Lindy79 says:

      She wore that coat before and it didn’t have that weird hand thing on it did it?

      Maybe she got bored and got busy with a bedazzler

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        On the other pics, we only saw the other side (right) of the coat,not the left one….

      • tara says:

        lol! Bedazzler.

        I like the coat (minus the hand). Color is gorgeous, but I’d need a clasp on it so I wouldn’t have to hold it closed.

        Then again, I don’t have a massive diamond to show off….

        She sure is leading the way with that ring.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Tara, the ring is used as a guide. It turns blue when paps are nearby.

      • gg says:

        Bedazzler = what *else* was she going to do on the wedding night?

      • Mimi Jones says:

        It is a different coat. The first coat had lapels, 3/4 sleeves and pockets (hurrah the pocketses). This coat has that hideous appliqué, NO lapel, and no pockets. Plus, the sleeves are shorter. I would say they changed the appliqué and the pocket flaps – but the lapel is too much a pain in the tushy.

    • viki says:

      Yeah….and Smeagel wants his precious back!

      • tara says:

        No joke the first image that came into my head when I saw the ring sticking out like that was the Bilbo from the Rankin and Bass animated movie waving his little Sting sword around. Haha.

    • hermi says:

      They read tumblr and CB; they know we doubted they would wear rings, so they showed us the rings. What should be say next? I bet you don’t wear pants. Sit and wait…

      • Alice says:

        No, no, say he wears tighty whities and then maybe we’ll get a Hiddleston.

      • anonit says:

        We should definitely find out more info on whether or not he is pulling out of season 4. You know, because he is so famous now, he is so busy & the cast of Sherlock isn’t at all upset with him that he cannot commit to season 4. What say you BC PR?? :P

  16. **sighs** says:

    Waving helicopter shots? Please, somebody, I need help unsticking my eyeballs. They rolled too far back.

  17. Kiddo says:

    She’s really cute.

  18. scout says:

    Sophie looks good, seems to have lost one leg in Isle of Wight! lol!! Kidding. Interesting hand holding a clutch design on the coat, love the color. So his $10.8 mil mansion in LA story is real? Baby will be American with UK dual citizenship? Waiting for the baby name with bated breath!!

    • tara says:

      Hunter Cumberbatch? Probably too modern. But, there’ll be a Timothy somewhere in there if it’s a boy.

      • Felice says:

        For some reason, people think it will be a girl.

      • Kat says:

        How on earth would anyone have any clue to the gender of celebrity’s unborn baby’? To be fair it’s 50/50 and obviously pure guess, but they way they’re likely pretending they have a reason to think it. God, these people be crazy.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Hunter Cumberbatch just reminds me of Sex and the City when Miranda called hers and Steve’s baby Brady, even though that was Steve’s surname.
        I could never wrap my head around that especially after they got married.

        Was he Brady Brady? Brady Hobbs-Brady? Brady Hobbs?

      • maria says:

        @ LINDY79 Steve seemed like a modern man, bet he took Miranda’s surname

      • gg says:

        Huntress Cumberbatch if it’s a girl LOL

      • Isadora says:

        Oscar Cumberbatch! And Bendy will finally have one…

    • viki says:

      Baby will be named after the man BC looks up to, Christopher Tiejens Cumberbatch!
      If a girl, it’ll be Valentine – not only because they married on Valentines but because he’ll forever be longing for his one true Valentine!!

      • tsmiv2 says:

        @Viki LOL!
        @Kat People think it’s a girl because on that Golden Globes interview show with Meredith Veira he “she’s beautiful.” They framed the quote like it was about SH, but some thought it might be about the baby. As much as I don’t like the situation here, I can see him saying something like that, but nobody really knows.

      • Alice says:

        He wore a blue tie and blue handkerchief to BAFTAs. A signal?

      • icerose says:

        or after the last film character he played who he admires so much. What us Dr Strange’s first name

  19. Tiffany says:

    Cosmic Sophie Cumberbatch has a nice ring to it. I hope she considers it.

  20. Chantal says:

    I don’t see what is wrong with the helicopter. It is their wedding weekend. He has money. He wanted to make it special. It is a great way to avoid paparazzi and avoid driving accident. The paps dececended on the island like locust. I would imagine they would follow tthem in their car on those small country roads. They definitely do not look like an happy couple today and yesterday at the pub. Sorry Ben, popularity is a killer. Be careful what you wish for! It is never as you imagined it to be.

    • Lindy79 says:

      I see it too to be honest, they would have had to get a ferry back to the mainland and then go from there, the helicopter could have brought them back to London directly and a whole lot quicker?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I see no problem with the helicopter. Quicker, avoids traffic. But waving from it was a bit unnecessary.

      • Felice says:

        I think he was playing up the “I’m married now! Yayyyy! I usually hate you but I can’t stop smiling yeaaaaaah.” Because earlier everyone was like “Why the long face?”

      • Chantal says:

        Maybe he was waving to the people who dropped him, friends who stayed back, onlookers or fans. I see no problem with that, as long it is not his wife waving. Give the poor man a break! I get people do not like huntress for no reason that I can see. Don’t let your dislike of her rub on poor ben. I am not judging. I cannot stand Kidman for no reason that I can see. it is irrational, I know.

      • Lindy79 says:

        *cough* in the pics I saw she is also waving but I agree, they may have been waving at friends, well wishers.
        I’d like to think it could have even been a cheeky wave to the paps but given their sullen faces here and outside the pub, I doubt it.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Chantal, I have no opinion whatsover about the Comet called Sophie. May she live long and prosper.

      • ANON says:

        Waving goodbye to their last shred of dignity?

    • Kat says:

      It’s just another thing to add in the list of seeming pretensions. Security guards, SUVs, sniffer dogs! (Lmao, I really hope that one’s not true), road closures. I mean, for thors sake.
      If you just act like a normal person, then a small do would’ve gone unnoticed. Maybe a couple of random pics from bystanders and that’s it.
      And the irony is, theres no way that the press weren’t made aware of this event. The columnists who have been feeding info since late summer were dropping hints on this wedding for a while now, just as there has been hints on the engagement and pregnancy.
      The date fitted perfectly into the publicity side of things and this was the point of this date. Choose two weeks time? Oscar buzz died down, the focus on you diminished and you don’t need to answer a load of questions on your personal life AGAIN as you embark on another wave of interviews and the biggest awards do if your life so far.
      So many celebs FAR FAR more famous than him get married secretly every day. It really isn’t that hard. I mean, the order of service is on Tumblr, ffs.

      • Felice says:

        There were only like 4 paps. I doubt the dogs were true.

      • anonit says:

        And the guest appearance on Fallon, the yawning & stretching showing his “toned abs” for what? What was he waiting for outside the airport. Oohhh the helicopter that’s it. Thats it!

  21. GingerCrunch says:

    Really? That’s what you wear as your leaving for your honeymoon and you know you’re gonna be papped?! Horrifying. And put your damn hand DOWN!

  22. Felice says:

    WHAT did she put on that jacket? She embellished that jacket with a glitter arm.

  23. Nofertari says:

    the timing of their marriage is simply perfect – thinks his PR – and what a wonderful wedding gift would be that Oscar statue from the Academy in the name of the industry…

    • Alice says:

      Or just the swag bag.

    • delphi says:

      Yes, because nothing says “I’ll love you until the end of time, my dearest, darlingest schmoopsy-poodle” like botox vouchers, bedazzled earbuds, and a week at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Mexican resort.

      Who says romance is dead?

      /I know a chick who’s making chocolate bon-bons for the swag bags
      //They’re gluten, sugar, dairy, and tree nut-free
      ///Are they still bon-bons? The universe wonders…

  24. Milly T says:

    I just don’t understand. Why aren’t they smiling ? I would be happy and smiling all the time after my wedding . Something is wrong with this picture.

    • MtnRunner says:

      Paps and autohounds at the LA airport are notoriously pushy. I don’t blame either of them for not smiling there.

      Why they weren’t smiling as they left the pub the morning after the wedding, I have no clue. I would have been grinning from ear to ear.

      • Noella says:

        I’m not a celeb (obviously) but, i dunno, what about earplugs?

      • Isadora says:

        I don’t know but I guess if you wear earplugs you don’t hear the people who have acutally something helpful to say (like the staff that’s showing you the exit or gets your luggage).

      • anonit says:

        Idk. If I was “famous” as they are I would act uh, normal. The paps were nicer than the TMZ ones. They wished them a safe flight. Although that one pap that asked “Are you pregnant?”….lol

  25. unmadebed says:

    Perhaps they look sour because they know all of you ugly talking people are on the other side of the camera.

    • Nonnie says:

      Yes, but why look sour in every single photo, even when they’re unaware of being photographed? Honestly, they always look like they’re heading for a funeral of a distant relative, including the post-wed pics. Judging from their looks, that’s the occasion that got them together, and definitely not a wedding, let alone their own!

    • tsmiv2 says:

      They’ve looked sour since November and they knew paps would be waiting for them at Heathrow. One or both of them is loving the attention.

  26. B says:

    A honeymoon in Smell-A?

  27. Beth says:

    POV from a casual observer:

    I like Sherlock but think his film career is pretty uninteresting so far from an artistic point of view. Yes he scored an Oscar nomination but TIG is a mediocre movie through and through plus he was awfully stilted in it. Marvel and Star Trek are not exactly top-notch filmmaking, notwithstanding their box office appeal. BC has yet to be cast in major roles with truly inspirational directors – no, the terrible Bill Condon and the utterly basic work Morten Tyldum did in TIG do not count. He also tends to go for similar roles – the socially inept, genius, upper crusty types. Compare this with several actors around his age, the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Joaquin Phoenix – hell, even Channing Tatum – who have been building interesting projects and showcasing their range with solid directors like Spike Jonze, Steven Soderburgh, Benett Miller, Ang Lee, David Fincher, Denis Villeneuve, David O Russell, Steve McQueen, Tarantino, etc. In other words, to me there are far more exciting career prospects to follow than BC’s. He is gaining attention and may build that kind of repertoire someday, but currently he is yet to break into that wheelhouse, though his head seems to be already getting quite big for his shoulders.

    Regardless, I have mostly refrained from commenting on the Lizard King’s personal life despite CB’s obsession with him. But I just wanna say that his rapid transformation from nice guy who seemingly eschews the crazy aspects of fame, to his recent pissy-faced interviews, fan-shaming and baiting, duplicitous statements about privacy, shotgun wedding on one of the tackiest, most commercialised days of the year, complete with email invitations (allegedly?), road closures, security detail, people escorting him out of a pub (a freaking pub!) and the helicopter peagantry is rather shocking to watch. I mean, LMAO Benedict – really?? What happened to you? Plenty of nominees have survived the Oscar season more or less intact; even with intense campaigning.

    It is hard to respect artists who are as self-absorbed and up his arse as BC appears to be of late. When you subscribe to your own inflated hype, I think that is the end of you as an artist – no matter how much Marvel franchises you may sign on to or how many clicks you get on the Internet. Good luck BC. You are almost unrecognisable.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Standing ovation.

      • **sighs** says:

        Standing beside you.

      • Ingrid says:

        Me too.

        Although, it’s little unfair to compare BC to Gyllenhaal, Pheonix & Fassbender at this point. They have been Hollywood lead actors way longer. They have had career lows and bad roles as well. TIG was only Bendy’s second “Hollywood” lead.

        But other than that, bravo Beth! Benedict has become Celebrity, not Oscar Nominated Actor.

      • Beth says:

        Haha thanks ladies you’re too kind. And yep I agree that it is a tad unfair to compare BC to more established actors like Jake and Joaquin which is why I had to clarify that he is gaining attention and may build that kind of repertoire and play in their sandbox someday lol.

        I think Fassbender and Christian Bale provide interesting example of how one can partake in a superhero franchise and still carve out an impressive resume working with first-rate directors like Terence Malick, McQueen, David O Russell, etc. Or even Leo Dicaprio, who has reinvented himself from celebrity heartthrob to respected actor with a solid body of work with the likes of Scorsese, Tarantino and Spielberg.

        I don’t know what path BC’s career will take, though personally I have some difficulty seeing him breaking into the Hollywood stratosphere. For one, he is being typecast as the awkward upper class genius, and rather than resist this he seems to be perpetuating it, with Kahn, Assange, Turing and Dr Strange being his recent choices. There is a clear pattern there. He has defended this by citing his work in August: Osage County and the Hobbit where he played against type but these are minor roles and do not come to mind immediately when people see his name.

        Also, as I mentioned below, he has a very mannered and stilted style of acting which may not translate well into a wide range of roles. Apart from Third Star, I haven’t seen truly naturalistic performances from him. Sure, there will always be a demand for upper class Brit roles in Hollywood that he can do in his sleep, but can he go beyond these? Even seemingly superficial factors like his unusual looks and shaky accents can work against him. FWIW, Fassbender is also rather poor with accents and it has not been a serious handicap so far. Though I also consider Fassy a better actor, with more conventional leading man looks.

      • 'P'enny says:


        they are not Hollywood movies they are independent films, mostly british with foreign funding.

        his first “lead” by a Holywood major studio will be Marvel

    • Betti says:

      I agree re: his career to date – there is nothing stand out in any of the roles he’s had. He’s following Hiddles route into Hollywood – get the Marvel franchise for the money and fame and then hope that the good roles come.

      He is a good actor but am not convinced he can carry a movie – Hiddles can!

      • Beth says:


        Yes, I am genuinely perplexed at those who claim BC’s like the second coming of Christ in the acting field. Sure he did a good with Sherlock but I haven’t been terribly impressed with anything else. He was better in his earlier work – Frankenstein, van Gogh. For all the silly hype, his Hollywood career has been rather underwhelming. I’m not talking about popularity (Marvel will undoubtedly guarantee that) or box office (TIG did well enough in BO receipts), but about inspiring, exciting projects working with auteurs. The kind of quiet grind work that gets you respect and longevity in the industry.

        I’m not terribly familiar with Hiddleston’s career so I am asking this out of innocence than snark – what movie has he carried? The Thor movies? I would say he’s undoubtedly the standout there. Hiddles has also been building up a resume of work with solid directors – James Jarmusch, del Toro (even though the latter can be patchy).

      • Betti says:


        Bendy’s early work and his theatre work really showcased his talent and to be fair he’s gotten typecast. He’s taken a lot of the roles purely as he’s a bit of a workaholic and not because of any real artistic reason (the penguins movie – seriously), so i guess that’s why there is nothing really standout with roles and performances. The roles, for me, that i think he stood out in were Wreckers and Parades End.

        Re: hiddles. He’s a great Shakespearian actor in the vein of Patrick Stewart (watch the Hollow Crown). The Deep Blue Sea with Rachel Wiess is an amazing movie. He’s also going to be playing Hank Williams in an upcoming biography. Yes i agree he’s been quietly building up work with great directors etc..

        Out of the 2 of them – Tom is going to have the longevity with the kind of roles that BC wants – his career is on slow burn, which is how u survive hollywood. Bendy’s impatience and desperation could cause his to crash and burn.

        Oh and BC’s baiting that Hiddles was his best man – oh please just get over yourself and stop with the shilling.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Beth, I only became aware of Hiddles in the past year and it’s his Shakespeare roles and independent work where he shines. Check out his Prince Hal and Henry V in Hollow Crown, Coriolanus (available in two parts online), his first feature film, Unrelated, Only Lovers Left Alive, his F Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris. He has four projects (including a cameo in the upcoming Avengers) coming to the big screen in 2015 — all different and interesting roles.

        The only big budget films he’s been in is with Marvel, (which seem to sell themselves) but his Loki is hugely popular — just check out his surprise 2013 Comic Con appearance in Hall H — and we’ll be seeing how well he can carry a film over the next couple of years. In 2016 he has the espionage TV series Night Manager with Hugh Laurie coming out and in 2017, the prequel to King Kong, called Skull Island. He’s actively pursuing roles that distance himself from Loki and has and will continue to showcase his range to avoid being typecast. As a bonus, he’s notoriously private when it comes to his love life, so we won’t see him shilling it for PR, thank God.

      • Beth says:

        @Betti and MtnRunner

        Thanks for the quick Hiddleston run-down! I have seen Coriolanus and Hollow Crown and he was very good in both. I prefer his Prince Hal to his Henry V, though that is more a production issue – I think the BBC doesn’t have the budget to create that epic scale that the Henry V story requires. Watching the crew re-use the same dozen or two soldiers in what was supposed to be a grand, rousing battle was a bit distracting and I was not used to the smallish, more intimate St Crispin’s Day speech. Acting-wise however, Hiddleston was wonderful as Prince Hal and I adored his scenes with Simon Russell Beale.

        Can I also take this opportunity to make a pitch for Ben Whishaw, who was brilliant as the narcissistic and feckless Richard II! :D

      • MtnRunner says:

        Beth, I too preferred his Prince Hal. It’s my favorite Hiddles role to date. His mischievousness reminded me so much of Prince Harry, my favorite royal. You see some similar shades of cockiness in his Oakley (Unrelated), also in my top 5 favorite performances of his. Adam in OLLA is broody and dark, but plays so well off of the amazing SWINTON, that I adored his character.

        I’m afraid that I hated the way the director filmed Dick II, so that distracted from Whishaw’s performance. I need to see him in something else as I’ve only watched it once, in favor of the other two plays.

      • icerose says:

        @Beth loved Ben Whishaw as Richard 11 but compared to the Henry’s it was very much a star turn as opposed to a great piece of ensemble playing. The St Chrispian’s speech for m was the best the interpretation I have seen-less gun- ho war piece and more of a contemplative approach which I think was what he and the director were going for.But I think in many ways Tom is still scratching the surface of what he can achieve Shakespeare wise and we have more to see,
        I sometimes think Benny has exhausted his repertoire but good actors have a way of reinventing themselves so you never know.
        @MteRunner I just saw Ben Whishaw in Lilting -a very touching natural performance in contrast to hIs Richard.

      • Darya says:

        It’s not really a performance, but I re-discovered the web chat Hiddles did with Empire magazine – must have been a promo for War Horse, but it covered a lot of his career up to that point, including the Avengers.

        I’m not really into comparing the two (you can’t really and it’s not fair to either of them) but contrast the tone and content of that one with the recent Tumblr Q&A fiasco of BC’s and maybe you’ll get why we love the guy like we do.

      • Isadora says:

        TH has a great hand for good and prestigious directors and interesting roles, imho. Plus he does a lot of different roles and is talented enough to pull them off. So I think there’s a good foundation for a very successful international career. Personally I think his performances in films have become even better over time (apart from his outstanding Oakley) and to me it’s a joy to watch an actor develop.

        We have yet to see if he can really (financially) carry a movie alone because most of his films have been ensemble pieces but I think it’s good that he avoided the mistake so many young(ish) actors do – taking a lead role in a crappy movie just because it’s a lead.

        I’m excited to see how Crimson Peak will do because it’s his first big Hollywood role apart from Marvel.

      • Beth says:


        Good point about the dangers of taking on leading roles when one is not ready and how ensemble pieces can be a more sensible stepping stone.

        Also, looking at the Marvel actors, the likes of Chris Evans and Hiddleston have been doing quiet work in offbeat, little-known but critically acclaimed fare like OLLA and Snowpiercer. Hell, even ScarJo who is a bankable name before Marvel has been building solid cred in amazing films like Her and Under the Skin with exciting directors like Spike Jonze and Glazer. These are the sort of quiet work that do not smash box office records or gain you rabid fans but which would enhance your credentials if you want to be taken as a serious, respected actor. FWIW, Robert Pattinson after his Twilight fame has likewise been cast in a string of indies. I don’t think he’s a talented actor but I respect him for not taking the easy way out by going for obvious choices like teensy fare or rom-coms especially with his Twilight fanbase, and instead slog it out with more interesting albeit riskier ventures.

        On LCOZ, it is somewhat of a missed opportunity for BC as James Gray is an up and coming director. I haven’t seen much of his work but I thought The Immigrant is of pretty good quality.

    • MtnRunner says:

      *stands and claps* *hands Beth a Comet Sophie*

      Well said, Beth. Hear hear!

    • liza says:

      you are complety rigth, i always find his choices safe, im sure that he quit to crimson peak with del Toro because the nude scenes, and that comment about no work with Tarantino? probably we´ll never see him in a tour de force like Fassbender, o Gyllenhaall, and that is sad because one day you are the flavor of the month in hollywood and next you are somebody theyre use to know, c´mon the guy saw birdman, he must know better. an about his personal life, well. he is the only one who has to live with it, so. his hapiness is his problem.

      • Beth says:


        Yes I am having a hard time imagining BC pulling off a truly naturalistic and masterful performance as Fassbender did in Hunger or Shame. One reason is cos I am not a fan of his particular brand of extremely mannered and stilted acting, which veers into hamminess at times. It can work in certain roles like Sherlock or Kahn which are fictional and give greater license to be affected, or in a different medium like theatre where one can be more actorly. But in most of his filmic roles BC is always telegraphing – very loudly – that he is ACTING, which takes me right out of his performance.

        I’m not sure if BC has problems with nudity though lol; he was stark naked in Frankenstein and already showed his arse in Sherlock. And what did he say about “no work with Tarantino”? I am not aware of that.

      • Toodles45 says:

        @liza, He’s done nude scenes before though. I think he dropped out because he was trying to juggle too many things at the same time. And I’m sure the pregnancy threw a wrench in there too, whether he was happy about it or not.

        What was the comment about Tarantino?

        I really liked his older work in Wreckers, Third Star and Stuart a life backwards (much more naturalistic). He’s good in TIG, but it wasn’t his best, IMO, save the emotional scene towards the end. It was indeed hammy at times. I would love to see him in something totally unexpected or not playing some sort of social outcast, which is why I was looking forwards to the Yellow birds project.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Toodles, the only things he had going on during the 3 months it took to film Crimson Peak were sporting events and fashion shows

      • hermi says:

        I loved him in Third Star, Wreckers, Van Gogh and Hedda Gabler (theatre), but he seems to get worse with age instead of better. He should be more daring in his choices and act out of the box, but he seems to have lost the hunger for it.
        As for TH, Only Lovers Left Alive was fab, but his Coriolanus was a bit meh for my taste.
        I have tickets for BC’s Hamlet and I have to say I’m not too optimistic.

      • Josa says:

        I think Ben dropped out of Del Toro’s CP because he was eyeing some other projects *cough* Star Wars *cough*. That backfired when he didn’t get SW and ended up with the first 6 months of 2014 with no works besides attending Comic Con in Australia & showing up for various sports events in different part of the world. And it’s extremely disappointing that he dropped out of James Gray’s LCoZ for Dr. Strange. It’s showing what his ambition is at. Granted, LCoZ is extremely frustrating because it keeps delaying and there is no telling that any schedule they mentioned recently will hold true. But I just thought he could have stuck with Gray if he really believes in him and the project, and I think Gray would have returned the favor and waited for him after Hamlet if he didn’t pick up Dr. Strange.

      • Isadora says:

        @Toodles45: They filmed CP before Sophie was even pregnant (or maybe even dating), so the pregnancy wasn’t the reason. I also think he dropped out because he had planned another project that fell through or he didn’t get (maybe Star Wars). Or there is something scandalous happening in CP that threw him off, but we’ll have to wait and see. ;)

        @Josa: Yes, LCoZ would have been a refreshing change from his usual type of roles. Compared to that Dr. Strange is again a safer bet.

    • Emma says:

      Benedict is the male Keira Knightley, as much as I love her in some roles (like the Duchess, should’ve gotten an Oscar nom for that IMO). There’s no versatility to them, they always play the same upper-class, posh types of people. It’s getting QUITE b-o-r-i-n-g!

      • Beth says:


        I like Keira and she seems to be quite a laugh in interviews but I agree that she is a rather limited actress. Her role in TIG is the first time I’ve actually thought she was good in a movie; she captured the warmth, gentleness and misogynistic pressures faced by the character quite well. And thankfully she doesn’t pout as much in TIG; which undoubtedly helps.

      • alice says:

        Just seeing Keira live, doing the interviews and film fests for TIG warmed me to her wheeas before I hadn’t paid much attention. I now want to check some of her back catalog.

    • viki says:

      He’s a wanna be George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Both actors are always surrounded by securities and paps and what-not, so I guess he’s just living his dream….even though His reality is so far from it!! When LCOZ didn’t push through and he had a huge gap between filming, he was out and about in LA and New York most of the time probably auditioning and reading scripts and the best he could get turned out to be another small role with a major star Johnny Depp. He probably thought he could easily get lead parts after his hype in 2013 but he didn’t so they had to amplify his publicity doing cons and sporting events. He wanted to be everywhere. So I believe he is doing this publicity to get attention for career longevity.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I actually have worked with the man he is portraying in the Depp film and I am dreading how he will portray him. And I suspect that once again, we will see yet another intelligent, emotionally-stilted character on the screen.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      Marvellous post.. you said it all… Go girl!!

    • hermi says:

      Beth, you have said what most of us think: kudos to you! And finally someone who disses TIG: it is truly a mediocre film, and BC’s performance is mannered and unimaginative.
      Well said!!!!

      • Beth says:


        Haha I usually discuss my dislike for TIG in the awards threads (Globes, BAFTAs) than in BC-specific ones. Everything from the bland direction to the script to the lead actor just fell flat for me. I actually thought it was one of BC’s worst performances. The screenplay was also dire, with corny dialogue, cliched tropes and obvious conclusions being spoonfed to the audience as if the movie cannot trust us to infer for themselves. Add to that the liberties they took with Turing’s character to reduce him to a sexually inert, socially hapless creature. I understand movies take artistic license, but a lot of Turing’s luminous qualities – including his sense of humour and deep sentimentality – are lost in favour of repeatedly bludgeoning the shorthand of “Turing = computer” into our heads.

        My fave things are Keira’s surprisingly solid performance and Alex Lawther, the boy who plays young Turing. Everything else fell short to me.

      • hermi says:

        I agree with everything you wrote. I was astonished when I heard serious critics saying the script is good. Seriously??? There’s nothing inventive in it; the dialogues are banal, at times even laughable. The direction is devoid of personality and most of the characters are nothing but figurines. Alex Lawther is the best thing about it.
        Somebody should tell BC that his acting his deteriorating; maybe suggest he watches Wreckers or Van Gogh to realise how good he used be. Or perhaps he’s already past his best. Frankly, Ben Whishaw is a much better actor than BC: his Hamlet was splendiferous.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Beth, you’re expressing all my feels and observations about TIG. I was so disappointed in it — the script, cheeseball dialogue, the direction, Ben’s OTT mannerisms and I can only attribute it’s nominations this awards season to Weinstein.

        The boy who played Turing was wonderful, however. I thought Keira did a good job too.

      • Daisy says:

        hermi, I’ve heard people opine that Ben Whishaw is the best of the current crop of youngish English actors (Redmayne, Hiddleston, Cumberbatch, MacAvoy, Oyelowo, Garfield, Ejiofor, Fassbender, Pattinson, Radcliffe, etc.) While I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen enough performances to fully judge that, I absolutely adore what I have seen from Whishaw. However, Whishaw is quiet on the self-promotion front and openly gay; both of those factors mean that he probably will never get the opportunities the other guys get. It’s a shame.

      • Beth says:


        Ben Whishaw is AMAZING. And yes he is very shy and supposedly gives monosyllabic answers in interviews so it’s tough on the promotional front. I don’t think he will ever be catapulted into celebrity status (or that he wants to), but he has done well, scoring a BAFTA win and has an upcoming role in a Freedie Mercury biopic (I’m a tad nervous about this movie as he is so different from the flamboyant Freddie, but I’m looking forward to being yet again surprised by his acting chops).

        I’m not sure if I’d put Whishaw as the best of the the current crop of British/Irish actors since he’s up against some steroids ling competition but of this generation (including Tom Hardy) I’d put Fassbender, McAvoy, Ejiofor and Whishaw as my faves. Fassbender is probably the best but that is also influenced by the fact that I have seen more of his work than the likes of Ejiofor, Hardy, Redmayne, etc.

        Also, small nitpick but Fassbender and McAvoy are not English! :D

    • anonit says:

      I agree with what another poster said that he is internet famous not Hollywood famous. Might make a difference. Oh, and it’s not our fault! :P

  28. Chantal says:

    Maybe BC is renting that house in LA for his honeymoon and people think he is buying the house. He does not seems like an LA guy to me. If he ever decided to move to theUS (doubt), NY seems more up his alley.

    • tara says:

      Lol, that house is terrible. May sound odd, but I would never imagine BC had enough *stuff* to fill a house that size. He always seemed a bit of a minimalist to me (except for all the fancy suits). Maybe it’s b/c he wears the same outfits a lot. idk.

      Perhaps after the Oscars they’ll head up to Big Sur for a proper honeymoon. That really is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

      THe 3 months he’s doing Hamlet this summer should do him well. Get out of Hollywood, reconnect with some great theatre people, get your head on right, yada yada..

      • Toodles45 says:

        That house is hideous and gaudy.

        Big Sur is definitely on my bucket list. @tara, yup he’s been to Big Sur before so maybe he wants to take his new bride there.

      • Green Girl says:

        LOL I am picturing him walking into an ENORMOUS closet with just those maroon pants and blue sweater, wondering where everything will go.

      • Kat says:

        There’s no way he’s bought that house.

      • Felice says:

        @Kat. I’m seriously praying that they aren’t spotted at that house. He will be in debt. Like legit bankrupt.

      • hermi says:

        He’s also borrowing some of his suits. So his closet will be full of: 2 cardis (1 blue/1 brown), leather jacket, jeans, scuffed shoes, flat cap and a few scarves.

    • Alice says:

      That house looks like a La Quinta Inn. Uggggly!

  29. Nofertari says:

    somewhere someone mentioned the “Paradise End”… but i also got in my mind: “WRECKERS”
    remember when is saw some bafta photos about them, the way he looking at her reminds to this snap:

    (sorry if it’s off.)

    • tsmiv2 says:

      Nah, I thought he looked really into Claire Foy in Wreckers. IMO, the co-stars he looks best with are Loo Brealey, Claire Foy, and Joanna Page.

      • Nofertari says:

        just makes me wonder -most of us acknowledge he’s talented- so: how can someone distinguish a real care-look from an acted one (showed by an actor)?

  30. Deb says:

    Congratulations to the two of them! I think Sophie looks really cute. :)
    I wonder if we will see Sophie in or directing an episode of Sherlock in the future? The show seems pretty big on nepotism.

    • Toodles45 says:

      By now I would not be surprised to see Sophie on an episode of Sherlock at some point, although the “setlock” contingent will absolutely loose it if she does.

    • Nofertari says:

      SH directing a Sherlock episode??? pls, pls… dont. i hope life/bbc spares us from that. i like cirme stroies, detectives without avantgarde octopussies. although comets & french (cherchez le chien) were already in some ep.

      • Toodles45 says:

        @nofertari, VERY unlikely she’d direct an episode, lol. But I could see her guest starring in the future.

      • Lu says:

        Not going to happen. What directing experience does she really have (details, please if anyone’s going to respond, not just reiterate the usual same unfact-checked claims), for one thing, let alone film directing? No way would they let her touch the show. Not unless they’ve all completely lost their minds like BC.

      • anonit says:

        bennysitsinchairs blog is saying that it is rumored he is pulling out of sherlock season 4 and his co stars are upset about that. That could change alot of neps.

    • alice says:

      But the “neps” who have appeared on Sherlock have talent. That should be a prerequisite.

      I saw In the Meadow and Midsomer Murders. Corpse on a slab might be the right part.

      • Lu says:

        I was not a fan of young Moffatt as young Sherlock. Too much baby fat, which is not a fat-shaming comment but a reflection on casting of that character. The little boy is fine for himself, but not as little Sherlock. The boy who played Archie would have been much better in looks, demeanor, and personality, though I’m not sure his eyes were the right color. I actually didn’t like *any* of the nepotism roles in “Sherlock,” with the possible exception of Olivia, because she wasn’t playing anyone important. I’m was particularly annoyed that AA was cast as MM and Tim and Wanda as the Holmes parents. There was no reason to do both those things. It was such a self-serving stunt, a wanky thing to do, and it took me right out of the story.

      • hermi says:

        Fell free to not believe me, but I swear I remember watching that episode of MM, where she played Bella (I’m not double-checking, so the name could be wrong) and thinking “Why are they all in love with this woman? She has the sex appeal of a dead cat!” She was dire in that.

      • tsmiv2 says:

        @Lu The kid that played Archie looks like he could be the son of Sherlock and Molly with his hair and her eyes.

      • tara says:

        Me too, Lu. Young Moffat is a chubby kid (totally fine), but I can’t see young Sherlock as anything other than a stringbean. Pretty much skin and bones. I was confused at the choice of actor when I first saw the episode, then I learned who his parents were, and it made sense. Might seem like a minor thing b/c it was a small role, but it kind of annoyed me.

      • Lu says:

        @tara, they should have reversed the casting if Moffat and Vertue were determined to get their kid into the show—Moffat boy as Archie and Archie as young Sherlock. But then, Archie wouldn’t be as perfect as he was, either! It would have been far better if they’d left their son out of it and picked someone else entirely. No use trying to convince Moftiss to behave reasonably, though.

    • Nofertari says:

      @Toddles45: might be coz she spotted at the xmas spec set… her incorporation is in progress… and wondering what kind of role she could get if… – a random citizen or a victim? or a criminal genius??

      • Deb says:

        I’m pretty confident we’ll be seeing Sophie in Sherlock in some sort of capacity!

      • Alice says:

        She was on set what, 15 minutes or less? Who knows if she’ll be around when they finally shoot S4.

      • anonit says:

        Well Im confident there may be some problems if he really is pulling out of season 4. The fans wont like their benny rug gone out from under their feet. Time will tell if all this is true.

      • hermi says:

        He’s probably just sitting on the fence. If Strange makes him a star, he won’t do Sherlock. It’s what he did with After The Dance. The other actors were all chuffed as the play was moving to Broadway, then BC pulled out suddenly to do Sherlock. He’s done that before, he’ll do it again.

  31. InvaderTak says:

    So, are those the only clothes they own or did they intentionally wear the same outfits through LAX as they did last time?

    • tasha_nat says:

      It’s not the same outfit for Sophie. When he ran her into the bin, that blue coat had pocket flaps and no creepy bejeweled arm.

    • Nofertari says:

      they might think they can play the same game with paps what D.Radcliffe did anno…

  32. Lindy79 says:

    “One local farmer, Keith Platt, 65, said he was stopped by police as he was on his way to place Valentine’s Day flowers on the grave of his late wife, Julia.
    “I didn’t even know this was going on,” he said. “I thought it was a car accident at first. (Cumberbatch) is only an actor and he didn’t even win a Bafta.”

    This is pretty shit and something that annoys me when celebs take over areas and cause hassle for locals but HAHAHAHA at the pure unadulterated shade from Keith Platt.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Holy crap. Are you kidding me? I know that one is more on the cops than anyone, but come on. That insane. There was plenty of security around the grounds themselves if they were that worried about it.

    • tara says:

      Lol, Keith Platt is never going to be a Cumberbatch fan now. How obnoxious to have to explain to the police that he was going to the grave yard, not trying to crash a celebrity wedding.

      That is very sweet he was giving his deceased wife flowers. That’s love :)

      Viki said it well- BC is a wanna be Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Yep, and it is worth noting that it was the police not the security in fairness, however they wouldn’t have even been there if Cumberbatch didn’t act like he was Charles and Di and had roads blocked off to accommodate his wedding and privacy. Stuff the locals trying to live their lives in their own area.

      I said it on another thread but if you compare it with Redmayne who also got married in the middle of award season so he’s probably the best comparison, there were pap shots outside the venue but no one seemed bothered to be honest (they were too busy, you know being happy and living their lives, enjoying their wedding day) but as far as I’m aware, there was no security, no sniffer dogs, no whole local areas closed off and police blocking roads and the next time we saw them was at the airport when they flew to the US. There was also no wedding vendors posting on twitter (seriously if you want things kept private you get them to agree to non disclosure until after the wedding, they still get their publicity but you look private.)
      I’m sorry to say it but Redmayne’s handling of his personal life has outclassed Cumberbatch every step of the way this awards season.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Yes to all this, Lindy.

      • alice says:

        What were the dogs supposed to sniff?

      • InvaderTak says:

        On the flip side, James McAvoy’s was a total lock down situation. more like BC’s but without the baiting and tip offs.. He and Anne-Marie got married in 2006, before he was as major as he is now. He spent 20 thousand pounds for the weekend on the Drumtochty Castle in Aberdeenshire, and even lied to the press about the date and place. Don’t know if he was shutting down roads to locals but it sounds a bit extreme to me too. And their DJ yakked about why JA didn’t invite any of his co stars. I get privacy, but there’s a happy medium here. I think Eddie hit it the best.

      • lindy79 says:

        It wouldn’t be unusual for anyone with enough money to buy out a hotel/venue etc. closing of public roads surrounding the venue is another thing.
        The story above just hit a nerve with me.

      • Kaylie says:

        Vendors posted about Redmayne on Twitter. His caterer did, anyway, that’s the one I saw.

        But I have to say while I agree with your points about privacy, him specifically is not a good example because people didn’t care enough. ER revealed his wedding date publicly two months beforehand plus a ton of details. He’s not been private at all.

      • hermi says:

        On the night of his weeding, Tennant celebrated at the Globe, was papped, couldn’t give two hoots. He was (and still is) in love you know?? :)

      • Kat says:

        Eddie didn’t give a ton of details about his wedding. He’s actually been ore try private. He was asked about it and was happy and confirmed it was winter themed and he had a nice honeymoon. That was about it.

      • lindy79 says:

        True, in fairness my point was also mainly about the security and police presence. I dont recall seeing that, or the blatant attempt to hide from the paps. Eddie was outside chatting and yes maybe it was posed but to me it just looked like a groom outside meeting people, aware of the paps but not really giving a shit and enjoying on his wedding day. None of this cloak and dagger nonsense and sullen pissed off faces. They also looked normal at the airport, again no glaring cranky faces.

      • Kaylie says:

        Lindy79, yes, I do see what you mean re: security and such. I do think that photo of ER was staged, but at least it was natural.

        Kat, that’s just not correct. Eddie gave out loads of info; hell, I even know his wife was so late her grandmother got worried. You can prefer how he’s handled things, my point is that he has not been private.

      • tara says:

        Eddie seems like he’s been having a blast this awards season. If he’s not, he’s hiding it well. Even with the paps, he’s just going with it, not acting like he’s going to a funeral :)

      • lindy79 says:

        Thanks Kaylie. I dont think anyone could deny ER has played the PR game also but hes just done it with a lot more class and isnt going around denying it or claiming innocence, acting annoyed and contradictory when its suggested or when details are so obviously leaked to the press.

      • Kat says:


        That is not a ton of detail about the wedding. Detail about the wedding is the order of service, what they ate, readings etc..

      • Old Enough says:

        that closing roads thing is what Kate Moss did when she married her husband, near where Benedict’s parent have their country place. Went over just as unpopular.

    • ck says:

      Eh the police may have been nervous about someone getting hurt, not just worried about the celeb.

      The church has no services on Saturday and the manor grounds aren’t open to the public that day either, so you wouldn’t think any closures would inconvenience very many people.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Get hurt how exactly? Genuine question.
        He wasn’t going for a service, he was going to put flowers on his dead wife’s grave (the church grounds and manor grounds are separate, you can see from the pictures it’s accessible) and was stopped from doing so by police on a public road near the church, in order to protect the privacy of an actor who doesn’t even live in the area. You can see why that would irk some people.

      • ck says:

        Increased cars on a normally pedestrian-trafficked road= car accidents. The police don’t care about someone’s privacy but it’s their ass if someone hits a local pedestrian.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Is it normally a pedestrian trafficked road though? It looked like a regular drive through road to me in the pictures with the signs up. So one would presume then, that they always close the roads during weddings/funerals and services when there will be “increased cars”? If they do then fair enough.
        His wedding seems to have been a fairly small one and there was only 4 press there by all accounts, the place wasn’t swarmed.

        Honestly, it does seem that the closing of it was more for his sake than the safety of locals, his team probably made a case with the local police that they would be overrun with press and fans…..which they were not.

        I’ve no problem with him wanting privacy but it shouldn’t inconvenience locals in their own area. That goes for any celeb, not just BC.

    • question says:

      Is it the same in UK, that you have to pay for private security on your own, but police is tax money?

  33. maria says:

    Can someone explain this to me? whenever a celebrity gets married you say “he’s no longer single” . To me (us northerners), you are no longer single when you are in a commited relationship, married or not. Is that not the case in us?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Not legally

    • Lu says:

      In BC’s case, there’s little difference between “married” and “no longer single.” He was only in a “committed relationship” with her for less than 3 months before they got married, so we’re kind of splitting hairs here.

      • maria says:

        I didn’t mean bc, I meant generally. BC will be single again soon enough ;)

      • Felice says:

        I hate that “off the market” or “sorry cumberbitches.” It’s also not like celebrities are totally faithful to their spouses anyway.

        Teens on tumblr worship Priscilla Presley because of Lana Del Rey but have no idea how disastrous that marriage was.

      • Lu says:

        Oh, I know, Maria. :) I was just embellishing on the real answer. My opinion of that is old-fashioned; I think “single” is for unmarried and not in a committed relationship. A lot of people nowadays use it to mean not even having a girlfriend or boyfriend. As soon as they start dating someone, they say they’re not single. I think it might come from Facebook relationship statuses, which, the last time I checked (a couple of years ago), goes from “single” to “in a relationship.” To me, there is a gray area between those two things.

      • maria says:

        Thank you Lu. I’m a bit baffled about the language used + I have a friend who has american friends who claim that until you’re married, you’re still on the market so to say. Which would mean my sister was still single those 12 years she was with her boyfriend even though they became parents twice during that time. They have now gotten married. which they forgot to tell us. Our mother was pretty insulted a year later when she found out *lmao*

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        For me, single is not married… You have single, in a relationship, married… 3 different things and in a relationship (boyfriend / girlfriend) you’re still single… It’s what my ID Card says… single…..

    • Ruth Dunbar says:

      As my now deceased aunt used to say, “If he’s not married, he’s available.”

  34. ellesbelles says:

    I realize shes pregnant (?) and comfort is key, but I hate those shoes. They look age appropriate for someone in the tween to maybe early 20′s age range. They look awful with the tights.

    My say something nice is I like the blue of her coat, and the carry on tote is class.

    Happy honeymoon guys. Rent a convertible again and go up and down sunset. So avaunt, much garde.

    I will still watch Ben’s movies and shows. I think he’s a massive talent, but his personal shenanigans have become beyond tacky.

    • Crocuta says:

      Dunno, I’m well in my thirties and I wear similar clothes I did in when I was in high school and college. Including shoes. (Although my personal style isn’t even close to Sophie’s, I get why she’d like those shoes. Super comfy and looks better than a lot of today’s fashion.)

    • Isadora says:

      I have to admit: the older I get the less I care about age appropriate. ;) Does it mean I try to look cheap and overdone? No, but I haven’t tried that even when I was really in my teens. Other than that – age is just a number. Some might consider these shoes not age appropriate, others think women over 50 must wear their hair short. Or that you need a mommy bob and pearl earrings when you have children. Or that you can’t go out dancing and having a blast when you are over 35.

    • anonit says:

      Daily mail showed the outfit from the runway. Frugal.

  35. Iheartgossip says:

    Oh!!! Good for them. I can’t wait to see the baby. I’m sure they will be wonderful parents. Have a good honeymoon, Love Birds!!

    • Nonnie says:

      You have to have an immense amount of snark to call those two Love Birds. I can’t imagine it’s seriously meant either..

  36. OhDear says:

    A lot of couples delay their honeymoon until some time after the wedding, which is what the Cumberbatches may be doing because he has Oscar stuff/work projects. Didn’t the Redmaynes do that, too?

  37. Freebunny says:

    I love how she shows off her hand.

  38. Andrea says:

    Can anyone look more miserable after getting married? If that is what is marriage is like, no thank you!

  39. Toodles45 says:

    Have you guys seen the list of the readings/hymns from the wedding? Beautiful, tbh. They were read by Tom and BC’s father, Tim.

  40. Twinkle says:

    She’s been hiding her left hand ever since they become engaged. Now, she parades it front and center. What’s that about? Is it her smug way of a humble brag? Hate her sense of style. She needs all the help that Anna Wintour can spare.

  41. tsmiv2 says:

    Y’all need to read that “Eighth of September” poem! Loads of answers right there. Shotgun, much? I hope that’s not the one Tim had to read. A sex poem read by your father in law is a bit gross.

    • Claire. says:

      Oh gross. That’s online? No way that wasn’t leaked. Ugh who is this man I once liked? And that must have been some casual sex if you can pin down the date. If this is all real without PR or oopsie, he is bloody nuts

      • tsmiv2 says:

        She didn’t get pregnant by BC on Sept 8 because he was in Toronto, but it must have been right before he left or right after he got back. I vote for before, and yes, I think it was casual until the stick turned blue. It even fits with his quote in the LA Times interview at PSFF when talking about children, “Things happen for a reason.” I think they spent the month of October getting to know each other and deciding if they were even remotely compatible.

      • viki says:

        Haha tsmiv2 I agree about getting to know each other in October. Explains all their out of town trip and why the both look like they just made the biggest mistake of their life in those NY TIG premier pics!! I guess it didn’t really help much getting to know each other. If anything it had the opposite effect coz the French Open pics was the most genuinely friendly pic they have – a little bland, but at least there was no hint of resentment there.

      • hermi says:

        Mayybe that’s what devotional love looks like. We don’t know, because we’ve never felt devotional love in our lives. Seriously, you peasants, how could you know???? lol

    • Felice says:

      That was so cringeworthy I’m so glad I wasn’t witness to this wedding.

    • Toodles45 says:

      Yes, I noticed that! its a beautiful poem, but the last verse is…interesting (that is, if were all not looking too much into it and they picked that poem because its title coincides with a “special moment”)

      • tara says:

        Ho-ly crap, just read that poem (I liked it). Lol, it could be about a wedding day, but it’s reeeeally about getting pregnant. Conception day!

    • Kat says:

      Well firstly, I think we can safely say this info is obviously bring leaked to the press. How else would who did the readings become public.

      As for the readings, they’re all quite standard wedding religious choices..Corinthians etc..
      I’m starting to think he had pretty much nothing to do with any of this wedding prep.

      • Toodles45 says:

        Well SH’s family seems very Catholic (while BC is secular by his own admission), so it makes sense. He did attend mass with them at St. Giles

      • tsmiv2 says:

        I don’t know how they found out who did the readings, I’m assuming they asked a guest? One of the tabloids said Tim read something. They didn’t say what and it’s possible that it’s not even true, but there is a pic of the program in the tabloids. Of course it’s all being leaked, but who is doing the leaking I don’t know. His side (Adam and the stylist) did some of it. Her side did some too.

        @toodles 45, none of them are Catholic. They are all Anglican. BC’s parents are supposedly church goers, I don’t know what he believes and I don’t care. I have zero problem with them having a church wedding, I have issues with the tabloidy nature of the whole thing.

      • Toodles45 says:

        @tsmiv2, oh ok, I stand corrected

      • **sighs** says:

        I can’t believe how tabloidy it is. So crass. So many leaks. Much privacy! ;)

      • anonit says:

        Ya, um, Catholic? The Reverend was a woman. And so much for his true fans understanding about his privacy. His vendors & other famewhores let him down, not is fans.

    • Alice says:

      I just read it. It makes me glad we opted for a Justice of the Peace. Two friends witnessed, we responded yes and yes, paid the fee and bing, bang, boom, done. I’d die of embarrassment having to stand and listen to that.

  42. gilmore says:

    When is the Oscars? Because I’m so sick of hearing about this beige ass wedding and him having a baby. He’s not gonna win, so this campaign is exhausting .

    • Alice says:

      Be strong and hang on till late Sunday, gilmore. After that turn off the tv and computers till all the after Oscars re-hashing is done.

  43. What'sUp says:

    Let’s overlook the absurdity of the helicopter. Let’s overlook the absurdity of them pretending to be more famous than they are. But let us not pass over the absurdity of a woman who neither can button up a coat or purchase one that is does not need to be clutched together so tightly it ensures her ring is pushed into camera focus.

    • Toodles45 says:

      I just read that the photographers for the helicopter were in fact their official wedding photographers. The pic was taken by a boy who posted it on instagram. Apparently, they were posing for their wedding album.

    • anonit says:

      Well we should all appreciate that expensive coat. It’s fashion you know! I myself cannot afford fashion. I am a frugal minimalist. I would have skipped the copter & went with a limo. A jeep limo.

  44. Alice says:

    To get serious for a moment, thanks to a Federal judge, gay people can now marry in my state. Unfortunately, It usually takes a two by four up side the head by the Feds to make progress here.

  45. Chantal says:

    I heard BC said something about Johnny Lee Miller working in LA because of his wife needs a lot o money for expensive clothes. Is this true? If he said that , I hope he does not suffer the same fate. Saying stuff like that can boomerang back to him and he find himself working in LA constantly. He better wish that MF wants to be Watson as long as he seems he wants to be Sherlock. Something in MF tells me he is not for the long haul. I could be wrong.

    • gg says:

      He said it (about JLM), then tried to backtrack and say that he was misquoted. Talk about karma coming back and biting him in the @ss

      • hermi says:

        What a nasty thing to say, regardless. The man was supposed to be a friend and a colleague. BC should just count to 1,000 before opening his mouth.

    • tara says:

      Chantal- yeah, I remember that interview, kind of. BC pretty much said that JLM only took the Elementary Sherlock Holmes role b/c he had a fancy house in LA to keep up, a kid to put through private school, and a wife to keep in expensive clothes. I do think he was joking, but it didn’t come off in print very well at all and he seemed like a massive tool. I think it was back in 2012. BC did end up calling or emailing the magazine and explaining himself, saying he was just worried people would compare them b/c they’d just done Frankenstein together and now they were both Sherlock. It was one of his foot in mouth, you-need-to-think-before-you-speak kind of deals.

      I read that interview before I really knew who BC was and my first reaction was, ‘wow, what a jerk.’ Even if he was kidding, that’s a rude thing to say about a friend, that he only took the job for the money. Could be, or maybe he liked the script as well. Elementary is a good show.

      • Claire. says:

        Even if he was joking (impossible to say really), there’s that Freud saying, there’s no such thing as a joke. He now has a wife he keeps in expensive clothing we know she can’t afford on her own. (And there are LA mansion rumors LOL.) What do we say about coincidences? He was likely projecting his own desires that he didn’t have at the time. And does JLM’s wife even dress in expensive clothes? The couple shots I’ve seen of her she seems like an unglamorous, LL Bean type of person (not an insult btw). I’m thinking this marriage will be Bendy’s version of Miller-Jolie.

      • tara says:

        Haha, Claire. I always got the feeling that Jolie-Miller marriage was quite…physical. Like can’t keep their hands off each other and want to have sex all the time really passionate we just had to get married b/c we are really in love kind of thing.

        Somehow I don’t think that’s what you meant about BC and SH ;) Must have meant the shortness of Jolie-Miller marriage. 3 years, was it?

      • Claire. says:

        Definitely not! :O

        I meant the briefness, yes, and the reports she was a hot mess (Back then anyways). Had no idea they were bonking like bunnies.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      Well, he better get really good paying franchises now that he has a wife that goes to Paris shopping with Anna Wintour…

      • Just me says:

        From the Hollywood Reporter (BC on JLM in Elementary):

        “I did say [to Jonny], ‘Well, I’d prefer you didn’t do it but you’ve got a kid to feed, a nice house in LA and a wife to keep in good clothes.’ When you get used to a certain standard of living and they waft a paycheck at you, what are you going to do?” Cumberbatch says.

        And yeah I think he was trying to make a joke, but it came off badly. I used to think he was an okay guy who would occasionally say problematic things by mistake. But after awhile the occasionals add up. Especially with the Oscar campaign bringing so much extra exposure. The occasional problem now happens on a weekly if not daily basis. Now I just think he’s a complete a$$. That’s just the way he is.

      • Ck says:

        Think what you will, but that quote is likely bunk. The original interview read like he forgot how to speak English, and the paper didn’t back up what they printed when he called ‘em out.

        I remember this only because Daniel Radcliffe got into it with the same paper over a quote a month later. Winning journalism.

      • Kaylie says:

        @Ck: I remember that. They upset Radcliffe for making it sound like he didn’t like Rupert Grint by twisting something he’d said.

        Ha, didn’t realize those were the same paper until now.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I genuinely think he was kidding/being sarky with that and it just in print came off worse. I think if it had been a tv interview the tone would have come across.

        If half my conversations with friends were typed out I’d probably come across as a complete twat.

  46. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    Sorry, side note Lesley Gore died… RIP
    Here’s one of the greatest songs ever…

  47. Milly T says:

    I have a question about the wedding. Was his friend Adam the best man ? Haven’ t they been close friends for many years ?

  48. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    OH MY GOD!! IMDB profile is already updated .. spouse Benedict C.
    Guess his is also…

    W??? (February 14, 2015) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Benedict Cumberbatch at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor following a 3-month-long engagement.

    OF 2 YEARS?????????????????????

    • Claire. says:

      Beside the official timeline anyone whose seen her social media presence knows of, we have 1, 2, and 5 years as their dating history. Is his PR so crap they can’t get the story right, or does this show how little he cares we know his relationship is BS? I understand anyone can change it so I’d change it to 5 months (speaking to anyone who has an acct)

      • Claire. says:

        I said official, I meant “real”. The “official” timeline keeps changing from dating 1, 2 or 5 years. they’ll have been together a decade come next month. They’ll have surgically transplanted her face onto Olivia’s.

    • Alice says:

      Senyorita has the fastest fingers in town. Just imagine what she could do if she pulled her head out of Sophie’s a$$ and turned her hand to world peace or a cure for cancer.

      • Oops! says:

        I thought BC had the fastest fingers in town. Doh! I mean Sherlock! I thought Sherlock had the fastest fingers in town…

  49. Linz says:

    There are Pap pics of Benedict and Sophie at LAX. The awkward hand-holding continues. Benedict looks miserable and Sophie looks like she is loving it. (Big grin on her face)

    • Alice says:

      In most of the LAX photos he’s holding her fist. Her fist!!!???

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        New fashion trend in HOllywood?

      • Claire. says:


        But seriously speaking, it goes hand in hand with all we’ve seen and what people say about these two: her removing his hand from her back at the BAFTAs, holding pinky fingers, dropping hands the minute photographers are out of sight, hermi’s eyewitness account of her refusing to let him touch her on the shoulder (which I’m now going back to thinking might be true and that she wasn’t playing us after all, though who knows). She hates him touching her. WHY? She doesn’t mind other men, including male friends, touching her far more intimately than that.

        I don’t get it. The only thing I can come up with is it’s a control thing. He’s tactile: she’s controlling him by refusing it. But then there have been instances where he’s refused her contact too right?

        This woman is f***** in the head. Or my old theory: she’s a hired surrogate. I’m talking Debbie Rowe/Katie Holmes type of celeb wife.

        Just curious. All those celeb body language readers who say they can tell the state of a relationship and breakups in retrospect. Were they accurate?

      • tara says:

        tell me more about her removing his hand from her at the Baftas, please. What happened?

      • hermi says:

        @Claire I really wasn’t playing you. I think you should know by now :)
        SH did not touch him, get close to him or hold hands that night I saw them. Maybe they like to keep it private, but there was no chemistry to be seen, no heat or even affection on display. I am more tactile with my best friend than she was with the love of her life. Puzzling.

    • Kat says:

      Those photos are ridiculous. Why do they constantly have to affect some kind of awkward hand hold in every single photo. It really doesn’t give the oh so in love vibe. Quite the opposite actually.
      He’s trying to push the trolley cart one handed just to grip her hand with the other. It’s so bloody odd.

  50. Chantal says:

    I know BC wears the same clothes over and over. That is fine by me. But I kept on hearing that he is frugal. How do we know? Do he say he was? Clothes might not be an interest to him, but expensive arts and vacation could be where he spends his dough. I have friend who set some kind of uniform for work and casual outings, however she does not hesitate to spend a mass amount of money on arts, furnitures and vacation.

  51. Bibby says:

    This all reminds me of David Tennant’s shotgun wedding to that awful famewhore. They got together seriously when she was 6 months pregnant (she conveniently got knocked up at the same time he decided he was moving to LA solo). Her family constantly leak stories to the press or tell private stories about him at cons. She even posted pics of him in swimtrunks on FB!

    They’re heavily rumoured to be separated or living separate lives now. Doesn’t surprise me as they’ve spent most of their marriage living apart with him always away on location. I expect the same will happen to Benedict and his new wife. At least she got a decent wedding and not a little registry office like Tennant’s wife.

    • Kat says:


      What are you talking about? Tennant didn’t have a shotgun wedding. He and his mrs were together for three years before marrying and she wasn’t pregnant when they’re got hitched either. In fact, I think their kid was getting on for a year old when they actually wed.

      Also, what’s wrong with a registry office? Makes perfect sense if you’re not religious and it’s not hypocritical. Also, their reception was at the Globe. Sounds pretty good to me.
      I’m not knocking what BC did with his day, I genuinely hope he enjoyed it. But it seems silly to insist that Tennant’s situation was comparable.

  52. Nofertari says:

    about pap photos: i can absolutely understand the ppl who papped why they hate them… BUT sometimes they could take photos about them in a happy mood – because they have/had something cool at the moment/around that time and cant or dont want to hide it… also Ben had some where he could smile -a little:
    i just dont get it why they dont want… or cant… or able to. oh, sorry sometime Sophie does… with an interesting countenance.

    someone wrote here that in last october they wanted to know each other better… around that time a girl posted an instagram photo ( ) with him & wrote what happend:
    dining @ the members club @ Tate Modern & look who I bump into… #sherlockholmes #benedictcumberbatch
    I ask him for a selfie, he turn around & says : ” I tell you what if you got a lighter & can smoke with me, I will do it” found a lighter & handed it to him but I don’t really smoke & out with a Muslim friend… so I said to him : ” I’m not allowed cos I’m with a Muslim friend”, he turn to my friend & says : ” thought that’s only apply to men”. then he lean towards me & says : “there’s lots of things in life that we’re not supposed to do but we still do them anyway” I ask about his films & Sherlock Holmes & he just started talking about it eagerly. He ask my name & we shook hands & he says: ” have a good day”… he’s charming & very accommodating ! X

    “there’s lots of things in life that we’re not supposed to do but we still do them anyway”

    • hermi says:

      BC was totally flirting with that girl!!!! And wasn’t he supposed to be a happy father to be already?????????? Jeez!