Cumberbitch Also Played Stephen Hawking

Vulture: ‘While Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of the young Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” has been garnering serious Oscar buzz over at the Toronto International Film Festival, turns out he’s not the only British actor to have embodied the famous physicist. In fact, we just learned that a pre-fame Benedict Cumberbatch — whose biopic of English mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing also debuted at TIFF, and who will be one of Redmayne’s main rivals in this year’s awards derby — also played Hawking in a 2004 biopic called “Hawking” (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA), and thanks to the miraculous nostalgia machine that is the internet, you can watch it here.’

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