Benedict Cumberbatch as Iggy Pop, WWII soldier in love with Louise Brealey


Warning: There is some NSFW language in this first video.

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch is rather incredible when it comes to accents and embodying other people. That's on full display in a video from the Hay Festival in which the actor reads a letter written by Iggy Pop in 1995.

Filmed on Saturday, May 31, the letter contains words of encouragement to a young fan who seems to have been in a bad place at the time. While not actually going as far as the more extreme Iggy Pop, Cumberbatch still manages to evoke the man during the short reading.

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Another video from the same festival shows Cumberbatch and his "Sherlock" co-star, Louise Brealey, reading correspondence between a POW and the woman he fell in love with during World War II. Watch it below:



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