Category: Interviews

Benedict talks about Science and cinema to Physics World

Benedict talks about Science and cinema to Physics World

Read below a great interview Benedict gave to Physics World, the British Institute of Physics magazine, featured on this month’s issue but also available online.

Benedict Cumberbatch: the imitation game

By Andrew Glaster

Over the years I have spoken to scientists and actors alike for my podcast The Cosmic Shed, where we explore science and science fiction in equal measure. One actor I’ve interviewed who has portrayed several different scientists is Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s starred in three science-themed movies – first as the botanist Joseph Hooker in Creation (2009), then as the mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014), and most recently as the inventor Thomas Edison in The Current War (2019). He’s also played Stephen Hawking in the 2004 TV film Hawking and Werner Heisenberg in a BBC radio adaptation of Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen (2013).

“I do like my scientists!” Cumberbatch laughed when I asked him how he had come to be cast in these roles. “I think it’s partly because of the way I look. I could never achieve anything like what these men [I’ve played] have achieved but I think what I can do is portray the thing about them which enabled them to achieve these things – that is their humanity.”

It’s the great stories that most attract Cumberbatch to these parts. For his role in Creation, it was the intimate friendship between Charles Darwin and Hooker that grabbed him, with the pair having exchanged more than 1200 letters over a period of almost 40 years. In one, for example, Darwin revealed how he was “particularly glad of our discussion after dinner; fighting a battle with you always clears my mind wonderfully”.

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays with puppies for BuzzFeed

Benedict Cumberbatch plays with puppies for BuzzFeed

Finally! The day has arrived and BuzzFeed Celeb uploaded to their Youtube channel the video of Benedict playing with puppies while answering fans questions. Cute doesn’t even begin to describe it. Watch it below

Check out our gallery to see screencaptures from the video:

Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Undercover on The Internet

Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Undercover on The Internet

GQ uploaded to their Youtube channel this hilarious video of Benedict going through the internet replying and correcting what’s being said about him online. Check it out below:

We also updated the gallery with the screencaptures of the video: