'Parade's End' Benedict Cumberbatch: I haven't played many aristocrats

'Parade's End' Benedict Cumberbatch: I haven't played many aristocrats
Benedict Cumberbatch has discussed his role in Parade's End. The actor, who plays disgruntled aristocrat Christopher Tietjens in the new BBC Two five-part series, said that the role is not generally the type he takes on despite popular opinion. Asked about his tendency to take on high class roles, Cumberbatch told Shortlist: "Ah, but it's a fat one this time. That's the difference. Seriously though, despite people's opinions, I haven't played that many aristocrats and landed gentry. "Admittedly I do talk fast because I'm a public schoolboy, but I haven't even done many period dramas. I've oscillated between the First World War and the Georgian (more)
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