Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about his posh accent, his current work and managed to get a pop in at David Cameron in The Telegraph this week.
The actor, who has depicted a modern reworking of Sherlock Holmes to critical acclaim, spoke to the British newspaper about the role he plays in First World War drama, Parade's End, but he was quick to point out a difference of political opinion between him and his character Christopher Tietjens."Everyone was held in their place, but what was honourable about it was that there was a duty of care from the top down. That shouldn't be tied in with any sort of fat-faced, flatulent Cameron effort at what Toryism - horribly - is now."
The popular actor isn't happy with his association with Tory politics and posh culture. "We're not even a very posh family, but my voice is way too posh. I hear it back and I go 'What a dick'. I've tried to tone it down. It just sounds a bit weird," complained the star, who is even contemplating a relocation. "I wasn't born into land or titles, or new money, or an oil rig. [I'm] castigated as a moaning, rich public school b------, complaining about only getting posh roles. So domestic, and so dumb. It makes me think I want to go to America." Parade's End premiered on Bbc Two on 24 August 2012, and has received generally favourable reviews.