In addition to this, another Frankenstein backstage photograph by Simon Annand who has another book coming… x
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, 2011, Frankenstein, National Theatre. ‘He was on the phone arranging tickets for somebody while undergoing the two-hour make-up job he had to do every night. He was starting on the film War Horse with Steven Spielberg two days later’
Benedict Cumberbatch - living proof you can sport a mohawk, make a call and aggressively eye fuck - all at the same time.
[On getting naked in Frankenstein] So how did you break you inhibitions?
We’d been wearing these pretty unforgiving Speedos [in rehearsal], but there was a moment when we just did it. We ran around the stage screaming and that was that. It was like two kids holding hands and running off a cliff edge together.
Benedict Cumberbatch [X] Old interview. Mental image is great!