Speaking with a perfect Oklahoma accent, Cumberbatch unfurled a small gem [in August: Osage County]: a son so cowed by his mother he seemed a beat behind his own skin.  “Meryl [Streep] looked at me and gave me a big smile, which is Meryl’s way of saying, ‘Well done.’” - John Wells (director of August: Osage County) on casting Benedict in the film (x)

Benedict Cumberbatch for The Hollywood Reporter