Name the actor

Who is this, and in what bit part do we see him here?



  1. #1 Mayank Sharma
    New Delhi, India
    May 29, 2012

    That’s Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch in Spooks and he’s just been told that “bad things” are going to happen to him for being so thick (for an MoD official).

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    May 29, 2012

    10 points to Mayank Sharma!

  3. #3 gruebait
    May 29, 2012

    How many points needed to win the Internet?

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    May 29, 2012


  5. #5 Martin
    May 30, 2012

    Damn! Mayank beat me to it! I think it’s from the remake of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” in which Cumberbatch plays Peter Guillam.

    I much preferred the earlier adaptations of Le Carre’s novels.

  6. #6 Martin
    May 30, 2012

    Also, new format: Bugs, features and complaints
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