A Connoisseur of Human Folly
cumberbatchweb:

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.
http://time.com/#collection/2014-time-100/artists/

I CAN’T BREATHE
COLIN FIRTH WRITING ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
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cumberbatchweb:

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.

http://time.com/#collection/2014-time-100/artists/

I CAN’T BREATHE

COLIN FIRTH WRITING ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

SOMEONE SEND HELP

"In another moment a happier sight caught her;—Mr. Knightley leading Harriet to the set!—Never had she been more surprized, seldom more delighted, than at that instant."

billyboardwalk:

Rope Swing at Steinhatchee Falls

billyboardwalk:

Rope Swing at Steinhatchee Falls

If any of you decide to embark on a career as a governess and you end up, like, working for a mysterious stranger in an isolated house, tutoring his sexually precocious illegitimate daughter, and this mysterious employer proposes marriage, take a walk up to the attic. Because it is quite likely that you are going to find an insane, syphilitic, arsonist spouse locked up there, and that’s gonna be bad for your relationship.
John Green in Reader, it’s Jane Eyre (via oxymoron0-o)

gameoflulz:

Game of Thrones S04E03

fridaclements:

you know the type. 

fridaclements:

you know the type.