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Benedict Cumberbatch Once Punched a Journalist for Insulting Keira Knightley!

Benedict Cumberbatch Once Punched a Journalist for Insulting Keira Knightley!

Benedict Cumberbatch poses for photos while attending the Men’s Final during the 2014 French Open held at Roland Garros on Sunday (June 8) in Paris, France.

Also in attendance at the match was Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin.

In a recent interview, Keira Knightley revealed that Benedict once punched a journalist for saying something insulting about her. BBC Radio 2 reviewer Mark Kermode said a rude comment about her acting ability and then referred to her as “Ikea Knightley.”

“When I saw [Benedict] again, I said, ‘Did you punch a journalist?’ and he was like, ‘I f***ing did.’ Everybody needs a friend like that,” Keira said (via BBC).

FYI: Benedict is wearing a Lacoste parka and polo shirt.

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11 Comments

# 1

Because hitting is the only way he can defend his friend.

# 2

He punched him playfully, it wasn’t like he gave him a black eye. I actually like that he defended his friend.

# 3

Keira knightley is so underappreciated. So talented and classy.

# 4

I’ve heard actors say that Keira Knightley is the most boring person on the planet.

# 5

Keira Knightley is okay in some films, like Pirates, when you need to act exaggerated. Just okay. She was good in Atonemnet. In Jack Ryan, she was abysmal. Her jaw’s really weird and why does she do the pout and weird thing with her voice? Maybe Kenneth Branagh loves her, but another director might have run screaming after watching the first day’s rushes and quickly fired her. She cannot act in “modern” movies.

# 6

@June: it was playfully? Well, then JJ should have said so. It comes off like he decked the guy and, to me, he could’ve told me off and defended her. He still could’ve instead of hitting him at all, but if it’s playfully then that should have been mentioned here.

# 7

People saying Keira is a bad actress. Watch “Last Night”.

# 8
Third eye blind @ 06/09/2014 at 8:44 pm

Keira fking ROCKS! sexy face, nice ass and smart to boot. Chicks be bodysnarking and sh!t

# 9

@Jane: it was a playful arm tap! The journalist himself told so.

https://twitter.com/KermodeMovie/status/474904085767159808
check here everybody!

Dear @independent: Benedict Cumberbatch did not punch me in the face. He punched me on the arm. In jest. It’s on YouTube. And in my book.

If you open and look just to the right of the 2nd picture (close up of Benedict), he closely resembles Ralph Fiennes.

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