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PHOTOS: Benedict Cumberbach’s Five Hottest Roles So Far


We’re big fans of Benedict Cumberbach at Queerty. It’s recently been announced that he’ll play Hamlet on stage in London next year, as well as Richard III on TV for the BBC. However, the project that has us most excited is The Imitation Game, in which Cumberbatch takes on the role of Alan Turing, the brilliant WWII codebreaker who was persecuted for being gay.

Until then, here are his hottest five roles so far… in our expert opinion.


5. Charles Aiken

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Cumberbatch plays the clumsy and unemployed “Little” Charles Aiken in August: Osage County. This vulnerable character needs some self-confidence and perhaps a good man to set him straight. Ah, bless.

4. Peter Guillam

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Who wouldn’t want to date a handsome British spy from the 1960s? Peter Guillam is a character from the movie adaptation of the novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyAlthough it might not be a good idea to get on the wrong side of a trained assassin.

3. Pitt The Younger

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The youngest Prime Minister elected in the U.K. (at 24 years old), William Pitt The Younger (1759-1806) encouraged the abolitionist movement through politics. The slave trade ended the year after he died. Cumberbach played this role for the film Amazing Grace. Just think of all the posh dinners.

2. Sherlock

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If you’re after brains and looks, Cumberbach as Sherlock has them both. This charming, handsome, floppy-haired detective is the sharpest there is. On the downside, he’d know everything about you and you’d never win an argument. Well you can’t have everything.

1. Khan

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Yes, yes, he may be a bio-engineered psychopath who wants to destroy the world, but look at that jawline! Look at those pecs! Cumberbach’s Khan from Star Trek: Into Darkness may be the character most likely to rip you limb from limb, but with his superhuman strength (and lovemaking skills?), it might be worth the risk.

If you’re in doubt, here’s the shower scene. You’re welcome.

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If you’re still not sure, check out this online quiz, Which Benedict Cumberbach character should I date?


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  • redcarpet

    I still don’t get the appeal. His face looks so angry.

  • Razmos

    I don’t get the appeal either. I know that looks aren’t everything, but I find his acting to be mediocre too. He seems to play the same person in everything, and he has no real personality to speak of (while acting).

    He had a good voice for voicing Smaug in the Hobbit, but apart from that, I’ve never liked him.

    That’s just my opinion though.

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  • renly

    If any of you have tumblr accounts you better keep your opinions on here, because the man is practically worshipped there.

    That being said, I’ve never understood it either. I’ve seen some interviews and he seems like a charming guy, but on a purely aesthetical level, something’s just….off. Sometimes I think he actually looks kind of scary. I know beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, but this is one case I’ll never understand.

  • stranded

    I see him like a modern Tom Hanks, I like his movies, i think he’s a good character actor, and he has elements and features, that are attractive, but he inspires no lust.

  • roosickle

    I’m sorry. You don’t see the appeal of the. British accent, the strong features and have you seen his rear view ( to put it politely) , well you can all miss out because I for one would would throw a leg over that boy any day of the month

  • misterhollywood

    I think he is handsome in his own way. He seems like a cool dude too that is fairly gay friendly.

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  • hotshot70

    not bad bod, but his face always looks like he crapped himself and he smells it all the time.

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