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With three major premieres -- opening film The Fifth Estate
, August: Osage County
and 12 Years a Slave
-- Benedict Cumberbatch
is already the breakout star of TIFF '13
, a month before the fest begins. If you're not already a "Cumberb*tch," you will be by the end of the festival, because this 37-year-old Brit is about to be everywhere. But really, it sort of feels like that already. He's in Sherlock
, Star Trek Into Darkness
, The Hobbit
. Name any star in Hollywood, and you can probably link them to this up-and-comer's C.V.
The same goes for any star at the CBC.
Want proof? Let's play 3 Degrees of Benedict Cumberbatch!
See how the actor's IMDB credits link him to CBC stars. If he's looking for new Canadian buddies, he's only a few degrees of separation from everyone here.Arctic Air's Adam Beach
:Cracked star David Sutcliffe:Jonny Harris of Murdoch Mysteries:
Linda Boyd from Republic of Doyle:
Arctic Air star Pascale Hutton:
Republic of Doyle's Sean McGinley:
Naomi Snieckus from Mr. D:CBC meteorologist (and noted '90s Canadian child star) Ross Hull:
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