Emmy. German. Napalm-breathing mermaid. Post-punk enthusiast. Introvert.

This blog contains bamfy ex-army doctors, squishy detectives, nature photography, ridiculously attractive British actors and whatever else tickles my fancy.

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Benedict Cumberbatch makes the Time 100 most influential people of 2014 list

Entry by Colin Firth

When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.

I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.

He must be stopped.



Star Trek Into Darkness Premieres in London, 2013

"Nur Sie und ich gegen den Rest der Welt!"



Das Gesieze geht also auch in Staffel 3 weiter. *seufz* (Immerhin hat man sich bei der ARD ein bißchen bemüht und zu guter Sendezeit einen Teaser für die “neuen” Folgen gebracht, aber wenn sich die werten Herren nicht spätestens ab “The Sign of Three” duzen, wird es richtig peinlich.)

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