Benedict Cumberbatch no longer looks like a baby bird, but he has a gross ‘stache

Benedict Cumberbatch leaving BBC Radio Two Studios after promoting his new film 'The Grinch' - London

When we checked in on Benedict Cumberbatch over the summer, he had shaved back his hairline to play a real-life bald dude named Dominic Cummings in a TV movie. The look was very “baby bird” and “the opposite of sexy,” although CB would remind me that there’s nothing inherently unsexy about bald dudes in general. My disgust with Benedict’s bald look was very Bendy-specific, because so much of his alien-otter sexiness has been wrapped up in his Sherlock curls flying free.

Well, Benedict wrapped on that bald movie a few months ago, and he’s steadily grown back his hair. But now he’s added something terrible: a gross little mustache. This too is for a role, as best as anyone can tell. And it’s awful. Few men are so dependent on their hair and facial hair for their sexiness/beauty. Five years ago, women around the world were throwing their panties at a clean-shaven Benedict with lustrous Cumbercurls. And now, with the gross little mustache, I doubt Sophie Hunter even wants to touch him. Sophie’s probably like “yeah, maybe some other time?”

We’ll be seeing more of Bendy in the weeks and months to come because he’s the voice of The Grinch in the latest animated Grinch movie. He’ll be on promotional duty for a while for that. And let’s hope he shaves the ‘stache? Because dear God.

Benedict Cumberbatch leaving BBC Radio Two Studios after promoting his new film 'The Grinch' - London

Benedict Cumberbatch seen at Global studios

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  1. AnnaKist says:

    Ick. He looks like a prat. And those sunnies don’t suit him, either.

  2. Clare says:

    To me, he’s always looked like either an otter or a cashew, depending on the day.

    • Ally says:

      Cashew, lol.

      Any hairdo that involves combing the hair back from his forehead doesn’t do him any favors.

  3. Mia4s says:

    Uhhhhhhh, I guess I applaud his dedication to his craft? 🤢

    You’re lucky your a hell of an actor Cumberbatch.

  4. Lindy79 says:

    It reminds me of his character in Atonement, which is…..not good.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:


  6. Beth says:

    Yuck! Someone get him a Gillette and shaving cream asap

  7. Astrid says:

    Hard to believe he was a glorious Sherlock Holmes not too long ago.

  8. isabelle says:

    He looks like a middle age Paul Dano.

  9. Nikki says:

    It’s hideous. Awful. Terrible. Heinous. Unflattering. Unappealing.

  10. violet says:

    He is the strangest looking creature. They’re going to be showing in my area the National Theater’s HD production of “Frankentstein” that he was in years ago, I’m anxious to see it. I think he traded roles alternately with Jonny Miller in it.

    If it weren’t for Sherlock he wouldn’t be where he is today, and he got it just in the nick of time! Because he’s aging, um, well, strangely.

    Do hope the third baby is a girl! You know his mother was absolutely gorgeous when young. I would love it to be a girl who looks like his mother!

  11. Vanessa says:

    Ick ick ick ick ick

  12. Boston Green Eyes says:

    He reminds me of Lord Lucan in these pics. Especially with the skeevy ‘stache.

  13. Ally S. says:

    It’s his Atonement mustache! It looks terrible and it reminds me of that vile character. Double gross.

  14. Lightpurple says:

    It accentuates his lack of a chin

  15. MarcelMarcel says:

    It’s kinda hilarious how much facial hair impacts the attractiveness of a man.

    I prefer my lover with a beard and shoulder length hair, I can’t help but find him (slightly) less sexy when he’s clean shaven. He’s okay with this mostly because he can’t be bothered shaving every day. He grows a full proper beard without trying so I imagine it’s a lot of boring effort to shave his face.

    Meanwhile I think that our sexy alien otter looks best with a clean shaven face and his curls flying? Like something about longish wild curls softens Bendy’s angular face and emphasises his handsomeness.

  16. Tanya says:

    It’s porny-pervy like dude down by the river snapping shots of young women and it grosses me out.

    But, hey, he’ll shave it once the movie’s done, right? We have that, right?

    • Kate says:

      Yeah, it’s a very specific mustache for Iron Bark (greville wynne) so I can’t imagine it’s staying.

      This is what actors do lol

  17. raincoaster says:

    He’s getting rather Jude Law about the hairline.

  18. Wood Dragon says:

    Reminds me of Chris Evans’s awful moustache he grew for his Broadway gig. Ughhh

  19. Sarah B says:

    Ugh. I like it AND the sunglasses. And now I’m questioning everything about my life.