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Eye Want Candy: Benedict Cumberbatch

Some time ago, a certain Sherlock paid a visit to Malaysia – which is why it’s only apt to give the man a little limelight! Announcing Benedict Cumberbatch as our Eye Want Candy of the week!

Who Is The ‘Benedict Cumberbatch’?

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, or more adoringly known as Benedict Cumberbatch, is a charming Englishman with acting as his profession. Born in 1976 as a native of London, the thespian got his big break when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in a 2004 British television program.

His spectacular performance gained the attention of critics and fans and eventually led to his first BAFTA nomination.

Since then, he has appearances in numerous films and TV shows – such as BBC’s Sherlock, The Hobbit, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Twelve Years A Slave. In simple terms, Cumberbatch is one internationally known chap.

To those of you whose stalking attempts (for when he was in Malaysia to host the Laureus Awards) were futile, we hope that this piece will help light up your day a little bit. Below are few fun facts you should know about Benedict Cumberbatch.

5. He Taught English To Monks!

Before Benedict Cumberbatch took up drama studies in Manchester University, he was a GAP overseas student volunteer at India for a year. During his stay, the beautiful and talented man had taught English to the resident monks in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Mr. Cumberbatch the English teacher? Oh, just tell us where to sign up because we are so ready for that!

4. He Doesn’t Like The Term ‘Cumberbitches’!

Although fans adoringly label themselves as ‘Cumberitches,’ the man does not appreciate the term – specifically because of the ‘b’ word. In an interview for The Times, Cumberbatch shares that: “It’s not even polite. I won’t allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are… Cumberpeople.”

3. He Is A Colouring Book!

If looking at images of this handsome chap is not enough, you’d be glad to know that you can colour him!

Created by I love Mel, the ‘Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch’ is a colouring book filled with 17 random Cumberbatch images for fans to let their colouring imaginations run wild.

The interesting product, along with other merchandises, are available at Mel’s website.

2. He Makes Rap Lyrics Sound Like Poetry!

There is just something about this man’s golden voice that makes you want to drop everything and listen to him talk all day long. In fact, his voice is so alluring that he can make rap songs sound like poetry.

1. Cool And Collected In Malaysia!

Fact: Cumberbatch was here to host the Laureus Awards 2014 in Malaysia. Also fact: he was totally chilling out in the Malaysian Grand Prix!

It appears that Cumberbatch has been seen trackside at the Sepang International Circuit throughout the weekend! As a matter of fact, the Sherlock actor was the person who interviewed the year’s winner, Lewis Hamilton on the podium.

Bet you wished you guys wished you went now eh? (Don’t worry, we know exactly how you feel!)

What you’ll need to make your man look like Benedict Cumberbatch:

Casual –  Tees, perfect fitting jeans, button up shirt

Formal – Fitted shirt, well-fit suit, tie, leather shoes

Accessories – Sunglasses, watch, great acting talent, wonderful voice and teaching capabilities.

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