Still, as much as we love Cumberbatch, we can’t help but notice that since his star began to rise with his turn as the titular detective of Sherlock, he’s been cropping up in a ton of TV and film projects, from the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit to Julian Assange in the 2014 film The Fifth Estate. To that end, Wired Senior Editor Peter Rubin composed the Ballad of Benedict Cumberbatch for the April issue of Wired, as a lyrical tribute to Cumberbatch being, well, everywhere.
Prepare yourselves, ye readers, for a gripping tale of when
we found our favorite living actor—it was back in 2010.
The joy we felt was palpable, to tell the honest truth,
when we channel-surfed to PBS and stumbled on that sleuth.
We’d seen Holmes be portrayed by many Britons sharply dressed,
but this chap who played the hero quite engaged our interest.
(We mean that non-erotically, in case you’re in a pique.
But if that’s your cup of slashfic, then enjoy yourself, you freak.)
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