(I assume you all knew this post was coming in some form or other after the similar Tom Hiddleston version yesterday.)
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had something of a breakout year in 2013. While Anglophiles everywhere were already aware of him thanks to his fantastic performance as the world’s only consulting detective, this year, he definitely gained a more..um… global profile. Or at least took over the internet it would appear.
Cumberbatch had a major role in no fewer than five feature films this year – Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and August: Osage County. Consequently, if it seemed like the actor was literally everywhere in 2013, well. That’s probably because he was.
As a fan of his work, it’s been rather lovely to watch his career take off. It’s also lead to some rather amazing moments from all sorts of surprising places, which is what this post is here to celebrate.
Behold, some of my favorite Cumberbatch moments from 2013. This list is in no way comprehensive and, to be honest, I’m actually looking forward to watching any and all videos that might get suggested to me instead in the comments. (Hint Hint.)