Benedict in the weird anglerfish microphone headset for Smaug. #inktober 3! bic stick ballpoint in my spiral sketchbook. open either in new tab for better quality. reference this lovely gifset by cumberbum. (this drawing was fun, i think it’s getting a sequel…) (completed!)
“One of the great things is that the relationship that Sherlock and Watson have, it’s such a strong bond that I can only imagine that the relationship that you and Martin have off-screen it has to be just as similar, is that right?” Ben talks about Martin and how much they love doing the show ♥ x
He has yet to formally announce the news – but Benedict Cumberbatch has become a father for the second time.
The actor’s wife, Sophie Hunter, 39, gave birth to their second son at the £1,200-a-night Portland Hospital in London on March 3. And in true thespian style, Cumberbatch named his boy after a Shakespearean hero.
Hal was the nickname Henry V had before he became the hero of Agincourt. But in choosing the name, Cumberbatch could also be acknowledging his affection for fellow screen star Tom Hiddleston.
The pair starred together in 2012 in The Hollow Crown, an amalgamation of Shakespeare’s history plays in which Cumberbatch played Richard III and Hiddleston took the role of Hal.
The baby’s full name is Hal Auden Cumberbatch, and is a brother to Christopher, who was born in June 2015.
’’[Alan]’s a classy guy. He’s really nice.
But at first I was kind of scared of him, despite how nice he is. […]
I did say hello to him [at Leavesden Studios while filming], but didn’t talk to him as such. I did at the
premiere after-party though, which was nice. Later [I] found out my mum had
approached him earlier and had exactly the same conversation. Awkward.
[…] I told him I was terrified that my nose was far too small for
the part [of Severus] and he said, ‘Don’t worry. My nose was exactly the same size as
yours when I was your age.’ I’m not sure if it’s true, but at the
moment, at that time, that was very important to hear!’’ — Benedict Clarke (Baby Severus Snape) on remembering Alan Rickman [x]