Last night Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch turned up on The Graham Norton Show – and everyone was pretty excited. He was there (alongside Timothy Spall and Miranda Hart) to talk about his upcoming role as mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – but we picked up a few other tidbits as well…
He’s been to the Star Wars set – but won’t say if he’s in it
As we reported yesterday, he had a resounding “no comment” to any questions about his involvement – but he did say that visiting the set was “incredible”.
Though he’s not too proud of it – “You don’t make much money out of doing a good Jar Jar,” he told the audience. Clearly dissembling – clearly he’s taking over the role for the new films (Check it out for yourself in the video below).
“Apparently I got it wrong repeatedly in a documentary,” the actor said. “Now I’m completely terrified of the word, and I won’t go near it.”
Still, he managed to say it after some encouragement. Looks like he’ll manage all the Penguins of Madagascar press after all.
He had an awkward experience with a championship swimmer…
When presenting an award to a young American Olympic gold-winning swimmer called Missy Franklin, Cumberbatch expressed amazement at her commitment to the training necessary to achieve such great things.
He said: “I’m getting stiff even listening to you.”
Whoops…even more embarassingly, when he went to apologise she hadn’t noticed the joke so he actually had to explain it to her.
He does a mean pop star walk
Helping Miranda Hart show off her walking skills, BC couldn’t help but steal the show. Does a catwalk career beckon?
After photobombing U2 earlier this year, he’ll now photobomb just about anything – including himself
When Cumberbatch met Cumberwax for the first time, there was only one way to appropriately commemorate the moment…