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“Pass The Bowl” is VH1’s ongoing interview series, wherein celebrities contribute questions to our bowl and fellow celebs later draw a question.
The Honey Brothers: Where was your favorite place to spend the night ever? And why?
Benedict Cumberbatch: My favorite place to spend the night ever and why was in a place called Sossusvlei, which is in Namibia. I was sleeping on the roof of where I was staying and I got woken up by a moonrise. It’s in the middle of a lunar landscape - it’s like Mars. There were red sand dunes, arid landscape, tumbleweeds and it’s just extraordinarily beautiful. To be woken up by a moonrise is quite something.
Question For The Bowl: If you could be an item of clothing worn by someone, what would you be and on whom?
Tune into Big Morning Buzz Live every weekday at 10AM EST on VH1.
[Photos: Colin Gray/VH1]

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Pass The Bowl” is VH1’s ongoing interview series, wherein celebrities contribute questions to our bowl and fellow celebs later draw a question.

The Honey Brothers: Where was your favorite place to spend the night ever? And why?

Benedict Cumberbatch: My favorite place to spend the night ever and why was in a place called Sossusvlei, which is in Namibia. I was sleeping on the roof of where I was staying and I got woken up by a moonrise. It’s in the middle of a lunar landscape - it’s like Mars. There were red sand dunes, arid landscape, tumbleweeds and it’s just extraordinarily beautiful. To be woken up by a moonrise is quite something.

Question For The Bowl: If you could be an item of clothing worn by someone, what would you be and on whom?

Tune into Big Morning Buzz Live every weekday at 10AM EST on VH1.

[Photos: Colin Gray/VH1]

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Time won’t go away. 

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Benedict Cumberbatch joins ‘Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros

Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has landed its first voice lead, and it’s elementary. 

Benedict Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who is the villain of the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.

Andy Serkis, the motion capture king after pioneering motion capture with such roles as Gollum and Caesar, is making his directorial debut with the movie,

Jungle Book is based on the more-dark-than-you-think short stories written by Kipling and centers on Mowgli, an orphaned boy raised by wolves who befriends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. The tiger Shere Khan is a lifelong enemy of Mowgli’s, with each vowing to slay the other.

Callie Kloves wrote the script. Her father, Steve Kloves of Harry Potter fame, is producing.

Warners’ Jungle Book is competing against Disney’s adaptation, which is fully cast with Jon Favreau directing. Idris Elba is voicing Shere Kahn in that version.

Cumberbatch, who is up for an Emmy next week for his work on Sherlock, appeared with Serkis in The Hobbit movies. Serkis directed second unit for Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation and also appeared as Gollum while Cumberbatch voiced the dastardly dragon Smaug.

Cumberbatch next portrays code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, the period drama that will unspool at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

He is repped by UTA and UK’s Conway van Gelder Grant. [x]

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You should post more pictures of yourself on your blog. You're so gorgeous! :)

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Oh thank you, that’s very kind of you. *blushes* Fairly certain that people come here for Bender and not oneself and have just about kept it that way for a while! 

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Benedict Cumberbatch attends the DreamWorks Animation presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, California. (x)

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Hey Tor the Hodges talk sounds amazing. did Andrew share any good anecdotes about Alan?

A couple of bits. It was mostly his education and life but put a few personal things in my phone like the letter he sent to his boyfriend about the suicide plan (just wrote about that in previous post!)

He called things off with Joan (called off the engagement) with this Oscar Wilde poem “Yet each man kills the thing he loves”

He was quite an ethereal and spiritual person. Like in this photo taken at Princeton. A lecture is going on and he’s looking off into the distance in his own world. 

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He loved doing the extremely difficult puzzles in the New Statesmen. 

They offered him an amazing job when he was in the states but he turned it down to come to England, just before the war broke out. Which was unusual apparently because everyone in England was seeking jobs in the USA because they knew war was upon them. 

When he came back home he was included in a group which had to secretly scope out spots for them to have the code breakers live and work and so they went to Bletchley and pretended to be hunters. 

I knew this already but any excuse for this damn DASHING photo (dear me Alan, breaking hearts </3) He was in an athletics club. Sadly Andrew didn’t chase this part of his life up, which he said was a shame and wished he had because he imagines those fellows probably had some cracking stories and photographs of Alan. 

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Benedict mentioned the other week that Alan wrote some gorgeous poetry, but Hodges said that if he wrote any, none has survived, but that it’s a nice thought. Which i find interesting actually because online, there is this, supposedly written by Alan on one of four postcards sent to Robin Gandy; 

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It reads “Hyperboloids of wondrous Light
Rolling for aye through Space and Time
Harbour there Waves which somehow Might
Play out God’s holy pantomime.”

(which is indeed stunning!) 

And that he was really close with Joan. He loved her company. There was just no sex/romance there other than a truly lovely relationship.

He made no comment in regard to a question on The Imitation Game and said he hasn’t seen it so can’t comment. 

The foreword of the Hodges book by Douglas Hofstader says “Alan would probably have shuddered had he ever suspected that the tale of his personal life would one day be presented to the public at large.” Oh.

That’s all i can think of right now. Sorry for the Turing posts but really actually not at all. Not a bit. Not a single tiny inch. 

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Photos from my Bletchley Park today (17/08) for the Andrew Hodges Alan Turing talk. Amazing place. The atmosphere is weird there. “Those trees are the same trees he [Alan] (and everyone else that worked there) saw every day going to work, saving our asses, you know?” Highly recommend the trip to this place. That bear of Alan’s is called Porgy. He used to practice his lectures to it <3. I also found out, and i hadn’t read this far in AH’s book yet (or read it in the other book), that Alan had sent a letter to his then boyfriend, James, in 1938 that had a plan of his suicide written in it - an apple with “wiring.” He’d worked out a way of committing suicide so it would be perfectly possible to imagine it had been an accident and he had described precisely the method that he’d use.”  

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Seaside, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Seaside, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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LOL Röyksopp's Circuit Breaker has been stuck in my head since like yesterday afternoon and your SODT are helping a lot, thanks mate.

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