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January 12, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Facts

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 7:32 pm

When Benedict Cumberbatch first started acting, he would frequently daydream and miss his entrances. The stage managers took to hissing, “Cue, Cumberbatch!”

Though he was born in Kensington, he has relatives who live near the famous botanic gardens, so that when people first meet him they often ask “Are you one of the Kew Cumberbatches?”

In school he took to teasing his friends that their births were so unexpected that they had been delivered while waiting for the taxi to take them to the hospital. Eventually one of his friends angrily retorted, “I wasn’t born in a queue, Cumberbatch!”

His wife, the former Nina Quincy, has angrily rejected the characterization of her as hapless and forlorn during the early days of her marriage. She says, “I wasn’t poor Nina Q. Cumberbatch!”

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4 Comments »

  1. Oh please oh please have him take over for John de Lancie.

    Comment by matt w — January 17, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  2. Why are you crossing de Lancie?

    Comment by Arlene — January 21, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

  3. I guess this shows how out-of-touch I am with the world, but I couldn’t figure out why I kept seeing Cumberbatch’s name come up in so many places recently.

    Comment by andrew — January 21, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  4. I’m still not entirely sure myself — I’ve been working on these since Starter for 10.

    Comment by matt w — January 23, 2012 @ 3:21 pm


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