Belfast Telegraph

When Benedict Cumberbatch really bombed

By Jane Graham

There is nothing which pops the balloon of pomposity – indeed, suggests pomposity when it's not even there – than someone behind you leaping up with a silly, victorious grin on his face when you're giving it the full lemon-sucking pout for a photo.

There was nothing inherently pretentious or vain about U2's group picture at the Oscars, but Benedict Cumberbatch's joyful face-pulling, performed in mid-air just behind them, immediately made them all, in their innocent obliviousness, look ridiculous.

Harriet Harman should cross her eyes, stick her tongue out and do bunny ears behind George Osborne every time he speaks in the House of Commons.

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