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One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognised, there is nowhere for you…
My first, big, silly role at school was as Arthur Crocker-Harris in Rattigan’s ‘The Browning Version,’ where my job was to make school-masters’ wives weep…
My first agent dissuaded me from calling myself ‘Cumberbatch.’ I had six months of not very productive time with her, so I changed agents. The…
It’s difficult because nothing’s preordained by plan and you can’t control it. That’s one of those joys and thrills and nerve-racking realities of being an…
I haven’t done period dramas back-to-back, or really anything back-to-back. You get asked to do what you’re most recently famed for, so I’m careful of…
When are you ever settled enough to have kids?
When you’re a kid, ‘Star Trek’ is a slower burn. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, but it also has a maturity about it – which is…
Talking about class terrifies me. There is no way of winning.
The armoury of having any academic education does not necessarily set you up for being a good or better actor.
It does get strange when you realize people will hang around for hours to get a glimpse of you doing scenes outside.
I’m not loyal to one genre. I want to mix it up.
I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong…
I was happy as an only child, but I’ve always wanted to be part of a bigger family.
I was brought up in a world of privilege.
I love doing impersonations of people.
I have actual acting scars.
I did a lot of acting at school and university, then I went to drama school. It was quite a normal route.
Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.
Landing the role of Stephen Hawking was the most positively surprising thing that has happened to me.
My own grandfathers were a submarine commander and a ‘desert rats’ tank operator in the Second World War.
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