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The many (beautiful) faces of Benedict Cumberbatch

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It might have escaped your notice but we're kind of in love with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ever since we started watching Sherlock, we've enjoyed seeing him unravel cases at breakneck speed and show off his brain power. Sure, he may not have the same intellect in real life (we're not sure we'd want him to anyway) but we do admire the way in which he manages to enthrall the audience, with his inimitable performance. We probably don't even need to mention that kiss with Molly Hooper.

Last year, he also wowed us as the baddie Khan, opposite Chris Pine in Star Trek Into Darkness. While Pine may have the classic Hollywood looks, it was Cumberbatch's high cheekbones that caught our attention, even when he was trying to kill all of Captain James T. Kirk's crew.

But we're not just here to talk about that face or his gravelly voice, we're here to admire him for his brilliant work *cough*. So, without further ado, here are some of Benedict's best moments off and on screen. Just don't call us Cumberb*tches.

(Images: Associated Press, Rex Features)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2003

    Years ago, 11 to be exact, Benedict starred as student Rory Slippery, the son Paul Slippery, played by Hugh Laurie, who was a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. Look how young he is!

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2006

    Despite the fact that this was a fairly small part in the screen adaptation of David Nicholls' Your Starter For 10, Cumberbatch was very amusing as the angry post-grad, Patrick Watts, who heads up the University Challenge team, with James McAvoy as his sort-of nemesis.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2007

    In 2007, the film Atonement hit the screens, Benedict Cumberbatch played the role of Paul Marshall, who may or may not have raped a young teenage girl (played by Juno Temple), who he then goes on to marry.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2009

    At the Asprey Pre-Bafta party, in 2009.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2010

    On stage for After The Dance play at The Lyttleton Theatre.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2010

    At the BAFTA Television Awards with his then long-term girlfriend Olivia Poulet. She also starred in the first series of Sherlock and also starred as spin doctor Emma Messinger BBC’s political satire The Thick of It.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2010

    At the premiere of Tamara Drewe, he's unfathomably holding a plastic sheep, wearing a straw hat, and a shirt so unbuttoned, even Simon Cowell would be embarrassed. (We still love you Benedict).

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    On stage with Johnny Lee Miller, here Benedict plays the part of the Creature, while Miller plays Victor Frankenstein. Throughout the run, which took place at The Royal National Theatre, the men swapped around the role. The men also shared both the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    As part of the film adaptation of the popular play, Benedict played Maj. Jamie Stewart.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    In Wreckers, David (Benedict) is married to Dawn (Claire Foy), who are trying for a baby. However, when they move back to the Kent village, where David is originally from, his brother's return ignites sibling rivalry, revealing that the village, and David, aren't quite what they seem.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    Still from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' film premiere at the 68th Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    At the Princes Trust Rock Gala at the Royal Albert Hall. Not sure about that hat, mind. Or scarf come to think of it.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2011

    At the Moet British Independent Film Awards. Lovely suit.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    That time Benedict hung out with Anna Wintour at The Fifth Estate screening after party at the Cinema Society, New York.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    At the Star Trek Into Darkness film premiere, London, Britain.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    At the The Fifth Estate film premiere, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Film still from The Fifth Estate, in which Benedict plays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Benedict with his Sherlock co-star Lara Pulver at the BAFTA LA Tea Party, Los Angeles, America.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Film still from the Oscar-nominated film August: Osage County with co-star Julianne Nicholson.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Movie still from Star Trek into Darkness.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Filming of Sherlock TV series on location in the City of London.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    After appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, New York.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2013

    Filming Sherlock again. See Martin Freeman's even in the picture too.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - 2014

    At the 86th Annual Academy Awards Oscars, Vanity Fair Party, Los Angeles. COME HOME SOON BENEDICT.

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