A crowd gathered outside the Windsor Arms Hotel to catch a glimpse of the stars at theInStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual celebration of the Toronto International Film Festival. And it was worth the wait! Knightley and Cumberbatch were just two of the major names to hit the bash.
"I just got here this afternoon," Cumberbatch tells InStyle. “I’ll make a short dash, say hello to a few friends, and then its off to bed! I’ve got a full three days ahead.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, the ubiquitous Sherlock star, found that you can always rely on friends to keep your feet (rather crudely) on the ground. Presenting him with the GQ actor of the year award, Dan Stevens, star of Downton Abbey, said that his pal had a face like a “startled otter” and recalled:
“I first met him when he was the hyper-intelligent Stephen Hawking. He then gave a genius turn as the hyper-intelligent University Challenge captain in Starter for Ten. For years since he’s been a hyper-intelligent super-sleuth, a hyper-intelligent Star Trek baddie and we all eagerly anticipate his hyper-intelligent Alan Turing. He must be a truly sensational actor because, in real life, he is thick as pig s***.”