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Benedict Cumberbatch channels inner scruff for Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch channels inner scruff for Doctor Strange

Best known for his roles in BBC1’s Sherlock and 2014 film The Imitation Game, Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch is known for his sartorial flair and dapper appearance.

But fans should prepare themselves for a change because his role as Doctor Strange in the new Marvel film of the same sees him portray a more than dishevelled neurosurgeon on the hunt for the mystical powers that can heal his injured hands.

Some of the scenes for the film, which co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, are being shot in Nepal and 39-year-old Benedict looked more like a backpacker seriously down on his luck.

It’s unlikely to be bothering the actor, though. When his part in the film was confirmed, he said he was: “Excited. Really excited. There’s a lot of work to be done and I’m just at the beginning of it all so I’m not going to talk too much about it but it’s a thrilling gig to get. I just can’t wait. Very excited."

12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel is playing Baron Mordo, while We Need to Talk about Kevin star Tilda is a villainous former student of The Ancient One.

The film is due for release in autumn 2016.

 

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