Benedict Cumberbatch obsession! Especially in this painterly @vogue by Annie Leibovitz shoot in the #septemberissue . #swoonfest (x)
It looks like you’ve just done the dirty deed with Benedict Cumberbatch. Or you’re about to. Annie Leibovitz, GURRRRRL.
I’ve just spent five minutes trying to put into words how I feel about this photo. I… can’t.
"Cumby is NAILING Assange’s bizarre accent/voice. And that’s not all Cumby will be nailing, if you get my drift. *tosses panties at Cumby*"
Kaiser from Celebitchy, one of the most vocal and hilarious Cumberbatch fangirls out there. Seriously, go read everything she’s written on Benny.
Okay… so maybe Benedict doesn’t sound quite Australian.
But as you can see from this interview with an Australian channel, neither does Julian himself.
There seems to be a very, very slight South African strain but other than that, Assange’s accent contrasts obviously against the reporter’s.
Listening now to Benedict on the trailer, I am getting goosebumps from how much he managed to reproduce Assange’s voice.
See also Assange’s Christmas address from the Ecuadorian embassy, which is a good comparison to the trailer voiceover, as it is also presented as a speech.