when your alarm clock goes off and you hit the snooze button
Benedict entering with the book to be auctioned off (ended up being auctioned for £5000)
stop it, you’re making me dizzy
Yep. So, this happened.
Gillian Anderson and Benedict Cumberbatch (Part 2)
These two gorgeous people were reading letters and hosting a charity auction at Letters Live for The Reading Agency along with assorted other awesome celebrities yesterday.
During the book auction, Neil Gaiman pointed out that the successful bidder could also get hold of Benedict’s DNA from the book and “clone their own little Cumberbatch”, at which point Gillian licked the book to boost the price by adding a bit of her own DNA.
In the process, this epic piece of dialogue occurred:
Gillian Anderson: “£3800 for a bit of Benedict Cumberbatch!”
Neil Gaiman: “…also licked by Gillian Anderson!”
The book eventually sold for £5k. I think Caitlin Moran bought it, because she has five grand to spare and I haven’t.
Also on offer I have the following goodies from the night:
- Video of Benedict reading a love letter (link)
- Some photos of James Rhodes and Benedict Cumberbatch (link)
- Some photos of Neil Gaiman and Nick Cave (link)
- And some more photos of the wonderful Gillian Anderson (link)
replaying and replaying. just brilliant!
i don’t care how you faked it. i wanna know why…
a fabulous night! benedict was brilliant at all three readings. james was great as well!
the rest of the performers also brought the letters they read to live. so glad that i got a ticket to the event!
My dear Norman,
I don’t think I really do know much about jobs, except the one I had during the war, and that certainly did not involve any travelling. I think they do take on conscripts. It certainly involved a good deal of hard thinking, but whether you’d be interested I don’t know. Philip Hall was in the same racket and on the whole, I should say, he didn’t care for it. However I am not at present in a state in which I am able to concentrate well, for reasons explained in the next paragraph.
I’ve now got myself into the kind of trouble that I have always considered to be quite a possibility for me, though I have usually rated it at about 10:1 against. I shall shortly be pleading guilty to a charge of sexual offences with a young man. The story of how it all came to be found out is a long and fascinating one, which I shall have to make into a short story one day, but haven’t the time to tell you now. No doubt I shall emerge from it all a different man, but quite who I’ve not found out.
Glad you enjoyed broadcast. Jefferson certainly was rather disappointing though. I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future.
Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think
Yours in distress,