What do you make of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Boston accent?

The Sherlock actor sounds almost unrecognisable in new film Black Mass

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He may be busy treading the boards as Hamlet but Benedict Cumberbatch will be back on the silver screen before we know it in Oscar-tipped flick Black Mass. 

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Starring Johnny Depp as Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger, the film sees Cumberbatch play his strait-laced brother, Massachusetts State Senator William “Billy” Bulger.

But fans of the Sherlock actor’s cut-glass British speech will be disappointed. As a Massachusetts native, Billy comes with a thick Boston accent, evidence of which can be seen in this clip featuring Cumberbatch (sounding almost unrecognisable) and co-star Joel Edgerton.

What do you make of Cumberbatch’s inflection? Let us know in the comments box below…

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Black Mass is released in UK cinemas on 27th November

Don’t miss the Women of Sherlock – Amanda Abbington, Louise Brealey and Una Stubbs – speaking at the Radio Times Festival. Book your tickets here…