17 Delightful Pictures Of Benedict Cumberbatch As A Young Man

Cumberbitches be prepared.

1. Before Sherlock there was the Benedict Cumberbatch of 2003.

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2. Who was cool enough to wear sunglasses on the red carpet.

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3. Yet was still excited about fame, so documented it all.

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4. He was dapper from an early age.

5. A rosie cheeked legend in the making.

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6. Who casually posed against trees.

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7. And looked good in knitted sweaters.


8. He even went through an indie phase.

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9. And before fighting crime on screen was a stud at university. Shaved head and all.

10. He wore beanie hats.

11. And tried out numerous hairstyles.

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12. Including this one.

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13. He was acting but had yet to acquire his following of Cumberbitches.

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14. But he was working on it.

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15. Oh, he was really working on it.

16. And it worked.


17. Here’s to young Benedict Cumberbatch. We love you. And always will.

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OOPS: An earlier version of this post included a picture we believed to be of Benedict. Turns out it wasn’t him.

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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