Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t think he’s famous. This week, he guested at Absolute Radio‘s Breakfast Show and said, “I don’t think of myself as this huge Hollywood star. I have a new family and I have close friends who have known me since I first started and don’t think of me like that. They’re always happy to remind me who I am, which is good.”

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the upcoming film The Grinch that premiered on Friday, November 9, which is the third adaptation of the original children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss published in 1957.


Talking about kids, Benedict Cumberbatch opened up about his children, “I know I’m in a very privileged position in my career but I think everyone, even if they’re in a challenging time in their life, draws strength from their children. They are your inspiration. It adds to your work, it never takes away.”

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The Grinch is a 3D-animated Christmas film produced by animation studio Illumination Entertainment. It follows a green, grumpy Grinch who’s plotting to steal Christmas from the town of Whoville. Directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Cameron Seely, and Pharrell Williams as the narrator.

Benedict Cumberbatch is featured in our October magazine issue with the title, “From Superhero to Antihero”. You can read it for free; just click here.