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A sight from under the wings



A marvelous young actor.

Gary Oldman, co-star (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t a man. He’s a situation that me and most of my friends are all having.

Megan OKeefe, journalist (The Huffington Post)

Benedict Cumberbatch seemed very nice, very nervous and very humble,
considering how extraordinarily talented and brilliant he is.

Jamie Cullum, musician and laudator (GQ Actor of the Year Award)

Benedict is fantastic. He’s just so good. He’s super talented, and we
are more than grateful to have him onboard. Benedict has got this
intensity about him, and he’s obviously extremely intelligent and
articulate. His vocal quality is something else. (…) I think it’s all
going to be love — a mad amount of love.

Chris Pine, co-star (Star Trek: Unnamed sequel, 2013)

He’s a genius. Honestly, he’s just an incredible actor. If you’ve
seen his work in Sherlock, he’s just got incredible skills. I just loved
his work and thought that he was perfect for what we needed. We were
just very lucky.

JJ Abrams, director (Star Trek: Unnamed sequel, 2013)


We found Benedict Cumberbatch fairly early. We needed a very good
actor, someone young enough to be believable as an aristocratic, an
almost slightly dislikeable character who is an adolescent in terms of
his views of the world, his upbringing. But we also needed someone who
could hold the screen for four and half hours, in every scene. We needed
someone with experience who was not only a very good actor, but also
with terrific comic timing. Benedict was the ideal answer to that.

David Attwood, director (To the ends of the earth)

He’s superb. He’s such a good actor.

Ioan Gruffudd, co-star (Amazing Grace)


He has class.

Michael Apted, director (Amazing Grace)

He’s like hot chocolate; you watch him and think, “You’re actually delicious.”

Robert Sheehan, actor

The most unheralded of the supporting “Tinker” crew, Cumberbatch, is
also the most mesmerizingly good. The “Atonement” star doesn’t have one
standout scene in “Tinker”, he has at least three. These are powerful
moments where Cumberbatch makes you feel the insane stress his
character, Peter Guillam, feels assisting Gary Oldman’s George Smiley in
his clandestine investigation and where he has to throw away his
personal life for the greater good of his country. It’s fantastic work
that will not be forgotten by the acting branch. (…) Simply, Cumberbatch
is one of the few contenders this (Oscars) season that if he doesn’t
get in it’s a travesty.

Gregory Elwood, journalist


It was amazing to work with Ben. He’s become a very dear friend of
mine and I feel very proud of him from the far, or close distance of
being a contemporary of his. He’s having such an incredible moment. I
think he’s phenomenally talented. He’s one of the finest actors of our
generation and it was a real privilege to work with him.

Tom Hiddleston, co-star (War Horse)

The difference between stars and just great actors is that stars can
make parts into them, rather than themselves into parts; they make those
people them. They never quite play it like you expect them to, so it
becomes very much Benedict’s Sherlock. Look at how Sean Connery owned
James Bond.

Steven Moffat, producer and writer (Sherlock)


He’s the best Sherlock on screen.

Steven Spielberg, director

When the read-through starts, however, this gonky teenager
disappears, and he slips, effortlessly, into the stiff-backed,
cold-eyed, Pentium 20 brain of Holmes. His delivery can still the room –
even in his T-shirt, in this bright summer sunshine. Spielberg was not

Caitlin Moran, journalist (The Times)

I would like to officialy declare my love for Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, that’s right. I’m in love with him.

Paul Feig, director (Bridesmaids)

Benedict Cumberbatch elicited peals of joy from the actress. ‘Oh,
yes!’ she said. ‘I saw you in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I loved it!’
She meant it. She usually, very politely, manages to wriggle free from
people she doesn’t care for.

About Meryl Streep’s reaction to Cumberbatch at the Golden Globes

Sexy is the world that springs to mind.

Chris Harvey, Journalist (The Telegraph) - when describing Cumberbatch


Even though I am watching him, watching me, watching him and
concentrating…and we’ve been doing the scene for a while and I’m
standing on a high thing with wobbly walls, trying not to fall off..
even given all of that…when it comes to the close up of Sherlock’s face
when he’s playing this sad theme- he looks so forlorn and so deep in his
own sorrow that I get overwhelmed with sadness and fill up. That’s good
acting that is. - I tell him afterwards that he made me cry. He
beams…. Pfft. Actors. –

The next day and Benedict has asked for a lesson in his trailer
before going on set to film a scene where he plays Auld Lang Syne . We
never managed to practice this one before as there was so much else to
do. Hand positions, bowing straight, stance etc. And he only needs to be
able to fake it too- it doesn’t have to be pitch perfect. But it does.
Because he’s Benedict.

I am stunned as Ben picks out the tune himself- I give him a starting
position and a finger (oh hush) and sit aghast as he picked out the
notes He had pretty much nailed it in ten minutes having only had three
proper lessons- none of which was on the tune. We’re so excited, we
spontaneously high five (something which I doubt either of us would
normally do) and I decide he is something of a genius.

Eos Chater, violinist and Cumberbatch’s violin teacher for Sherlock


Watching him physically train to play James (He dieted, ran the
cliffs and swam in the cold sea), and also delve into the meaning of
every line in rehearsals, and then plot the effect of his illness on his
body and mind as it would be in each scene (shot in the wrong order),
while all the while being a joy to be around was impressive to witness.
To see it as one performance in the final cut was remarkable. - He is
rare even amongst the acting breed. If the character description says
handsome: he is. If it says Nasty: he is. Older: he is… Younger: he is.
For this reason I just can’t wait to see what he will become.

Vaughan Sivell, producer and screen writer („Third Star“)


He has a sensibility and an oddness to him… and a directness and a
fantastic sense of humor … in many many ways we are similar in our
approach to work (…) So I respect him on a pretty fundamental level (…)
He’s an actor who has the ability to play in the outer field of basic
acting work (…) He is a very generous, very sensitive, very thoughtful,
focused, disciplined actor and, you know, when you work with somebody
like that it’s just like playing… like Ronnie Scotts with B.B. King…
it’s just a question of when or if… you know when someone’s got it and
he’s got it. And I’m comfortable with people who’ve got it. (…) Not
everybody runs in the Olympics… Benny should be running in the Olympics.
I can see an Olympic runner in him.

Tom Hardy , Co-Star in “Stuart: A life backwards” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”



The thing with chemistry is, you can’t manufacture it, you can’t make
it, it happens or it doesn’t happen… and I think from the moment that
Benedict and I got in a room together just to rehearse, or just to read
actually, it seemed to work. I’ve always been a big admirer of his work -
and I hope it’s reprocicated, I think it was, and … yeah, he is really
really good… if ever there was a person born to play that part it’s him…
and he’s… you know, when he’s on fire it’s quite a formidable sight to
see… you know, I sort of stand back and just watch him when I’m in
scenes with him and go ‘Wow, he’s really really good’…

Martin Freeman, co-star (Sherlock)

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@темы: мнения, Benedict Cumberbatch / Бенедикт Камбербэтч

2012-02-23 в 12:55 

Великий конспиратор
А это откуда?

2012-02-24 в 00:58 

A sight from under the wings
~Danu~, что именно и в каком смысле откуда? По тумблеру пробегало.

2012-02-24 в 01:36 

Великий конспиратор
В смысле, из какого фильма? Или это не из фильма?

2012-02-24 в 01:46 

A sight from under the wings
Гхм. Вообще это длиннющий пост с кучей цитат и фоток из фильмов. И там где есть фотка, снизу указано, про какой фильм речь. Фота, которая до ката - это "Шпион".

2012-02-24 в 01:53 

Великий конспиратор
Я как раз про первую.

2012-02-24 в 11:08 

A sight from under the wings
Под ней написано )) Это тот самый Гиллем, который меня все время удивляет ))

2012-02-24 в 22:22 

Великий конспиратор
Считай, что я тупая, но там несколько слов через запятую. Я решила, что они играли вместе не в одном фильме. :facepalm:

2012-02-24 в 22:35 

A sight from under the wings
О, это класс )) На самом деле в названии этого фильма знаков препинания нет )) Это кто-то добрый поставил запятые ))

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