Benedict Cumberbatch

As it’s the lovely man’s birthday I took a look at the new trailers of what he’s been up to.

First of all there’s 12 Years a Slave, released in January of 2014 in the UK. It’s a moving tale of slavery based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup. Plus, with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch all in one film it’s sure to be a tasty treat.

Then there’s The Fifth Estate. The first still from this film caused havoc across the internet as women everywhere struggled to find Mr Cumberbatch’s new blonde hair as appealing as his Sherlock curls.

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The problem was rather eloquently documented by Journalist Caitlin Moran:Image

Benedict also makes an incredibly brief appearance in the August: Osage County  trailer, hopefully his role in the film is a bit more substantial..

As well as the many new and exciting trailers Benedict also revealed his biggest secret of all in a video to Comic-Con, and was the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car on Top Gear (39 minutes in).  For some absurd reason Jeremy Clarkson attributes “Yipikaye Motherfucker” to The Hangover rather than Die Hard but I’m rather pleased Benedict said it at all.

It might be his birthday today and not mine, but I for one feel showered with gifts.

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