Three of his roles have connections to Leonard Nimoy. He always wanted to pursue acting, however he entertained the idea of a law degree because of how hard his parents worked to give him an education.
When he discovered that law was just as competitive, he decided to go with his passion.
Hudson is influenced by Cumberbatch's own real-life relationship with Una Stubbs, as she is good friends with his mother and she has seen him grow up.
Lost a notable amount of weight for his role as Sherlock Holmes, his goal being to portray Holmes as a character with such high intelligence that it manifests itself in a physical, "mind-over-matter" sort of way.
Sectoral heterochromia is where one eye has a spot (or sector) of different coloration; his right eye has a brown "freckle" of color that, while small, is typical of sectoral heterochromia.
His female fans were originally known as "Cumberbitches", but are now known as the "Cumber Collective" or "Cumberpeople".
Has central heterochromia as well as sectoral heterochromia, the "groovy" but harmless genetic mutation that his friend James Mc Avoy describes in X-Men: First Class (2011).
Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice before filming Hawking (2004) to prepare for the role.He may be one of the hottest sleuths on TV, but Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch says the detective is far too busy catching bad guys and glaring into the middle distance to have sexy time with any ladies. Speaking in the latest issue of Elle Magazine, the star said that, while his on-screen double has a sex-drive, ‘it’s suppressed to do his work. that’ll do it for you.’ Although we’re surprised the star has time for anything like that himself, what with roles in The Imitation Game, Hollow Crown, Penguins of Madagascar, a new Hobbit film being generally awesome on the Graham Norton show last weekend.Speaking about the troubles of dating as a famous person, he said: ‘You discover why people find you attractive – in a relationship or a tryst – and if it’s just to have a go on you or try you out, then I can smell that a mile off.’ And will we ever see him settle down? ‘I can imagine I’ll look back at this point in my life and think: “Wow that was really extraordinary.” But at the same time I hope I’m looking back and going, “Oh, that was the moment I got on with life and realised things beyond myself.” ‘Without using words like ‘marriage’.Cumberbatch stars as the esoteric outsider, a tortured genius-like character he has often played before in The British cast also includes Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard.Turing, whose genius is attributed to significantly shortening the length of WWII, helped save thousands of lives after discovering the algorithm to break the Nazi’s code.Has numerous connections outside the franchise to fellow Star Trek cast members.He played Stephen Hawking, who had previously played himself on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).Good friends with Jonny Lee Miller, with whom he shared the central roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in Danny Boyle's stage production Frankenstein (2011).Coincidentally, Miller was cast as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012) and Cumberbatch has been playing the legendary detective in Sherlock (2010) since July 2010.According to a film critic, his voice is "so sepulchrally resonant, that it could have been synthesized from the combined timbres of Ian Mc Kellen, Patrick Stewart and Alan Rickman holding an elocution contest down a well".The "jaguar hiding in a cello" comparison apparently also clicked with the creative people at Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC.