“It’s not as simplistic as, ‘Oh, you kind of go for geniuses’. They’re [the characters] all very, very different people. There’s a singularity about them sometimes, a drive and an obsession, but they are completely unique, thank God. Van Gogh was troubled in very different ways to Stephen Hawking and to Sherlock and to Turing.”


[3] Favourite Male Character: Jim Moriarty

Is that a British Army Browning L9A1 in your pocket? Or are you just pleased to see me?

Now that’s my kind of man.

Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.

didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
but I don’t want anybody else

"The older I get the more I think success is being content with yourself and being happy with what you’ve got rather than wanting what you don’t need."

- Benedict Cumberbatch for Flaunt Magazine (x)

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the opening night gala screening of “The Imitation Game” during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2014 in London