Benedict Cumberbatch

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    '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.
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    'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
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    'Sherlock' fans are, by and large, an intelligent breed, so they've gone through my back catalogue and got what I've done, why and how I've done it. There is some obsessive behaviour, but I worry for them rather than me.
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    Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.
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    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.
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    Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don't know anyone on Earth who doesn't, but I do find it funny.
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    Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it. People see a value in you that you don't see yourself.
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    I'll always do 'Sherlock' - it's something I'm not going to give up on.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.
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    I've been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I've suddenly realised it is one of life's joys.
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    I've realised now that the reality of children is you have to be in the right place with the right person.
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    If people ask, 'Are you Sherlock Holmes?', it's horribly naff, but I say, 'I'm not, I just look a bit like him' - which is how I feel. There are bad attributes of his that I really don't share!
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    If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad.
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