Zitat des Tages von Benedict Cumberbatch:
Maybe it's because I was an only child, but I've always wanted kids.
I'm not confident in social situations; just going up to someone in a bar and saying 'Hi' is going to be even more difficult because they won't know the real me. They will just know me as a fictional person I play on the screen.
'Benedict' means 'blessed.' My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they'd been trying for a child for a very long time.
Landing the role of Stephen Hawking was the most positively surprising thing that has happened to me.
Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.
We all want to escape our circumstances, don't we? Especially if you are an actor.
I am a PR disaster because I talk too much.
I drag a lot of stuff round with me that I don't need.
I'm not loyal to one genre. I want to mix it up.
When are you ever settled enough to have kids?
My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.
Any privacy in public is a hard thing to negotiate.
Having your adolescence at an all-male boarding school is just crap.
I have actual acting scars.
I've been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I've suddenly realised it is one of life's joys.
I've realised now that the reality of children is you have to be in the right place with the right person.
New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I've always had dear friends here - family, actually, I would say.
Lines are very difficult to learn.
There's a huge raft of roles that actors in our culture perform, and you can see any one of about three Hamlets in a year. It's not something to be completely daunted by.
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 to look any more. You can't sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.
Do awards change careers? Well, I haven't heard of many stories where that's the case. It's a fun excuse to meet colleagues and celebrate people who've done well that year in certain people's eyes, and it's nothing more than that.
I struggle to learn by rote. I've had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful.
Every job is incredibly different, and I love it because you're picking up skill sets and experiences. It's the university of life.
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 road.
Someone will always hate what I say. There's always going to be somebody spitting blood about my wooden-faced, toffee-named, crappy acting.
I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.
I wasn't born into land or titles, or new money, or an oil rig.
I've been broody since I was 12, but I can't just get anyone pregnant. It has got to be the right person.
Live a life less ordinary.
Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.
I was brought up in a world of privilege.
I love doing impersonations of people.
I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor.
There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee.
The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.
There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.