He acted in the New Shakespeare Company production of Joan Littlewood's play, "Oh! What a Lovely War!", at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Alan Westaway, Laura Main, John Hodgkinson, Carol Macready, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liza Sadovy, Michael Medwin, Timothy Kightley, Michael Sadler, Rebecca Johnson, ...
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[his advice from co-star Meryl Streep
] I asked her how she approached the multiple layers of her part. And she said, "I don't know. I don't have a process. It changes with every job, doesn't it?" And I thought, "Oh, thank God, to hear her say it. This whole thing about technique or method? It's bullshit." People say, "Oh, you're so precise." But within that I work very hard to give every part a ...
Good friends with Jonny Lee Miller
, with whom he shared the central roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in Danny Boyle
's stage production Frankenstein
(2011). Coincidentally, Miller was cast as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary
(2012) and Cumberbatch has been playing the legendary detective in Sherlock
(2010) since July 2010.
Usually plays highly-intelligent and gifted characters