Cumberbatch’s edgy photo shoot

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is a “master” in front of the lens.

He’s primarily an actor, but the Brit turned model for the latest issue of GQ Style alongside his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Alice Eve.

They were photographed for the magazine by Tertius Bune, who used Los Angeles’ Mulholland Drive as the backdrop for a Bonnie and Clyde-style shoot.

“Benedict is a master in front of any lens. He just gets it,” Tertius, who is good friends with the actor, gushed to “I do believe I can cast him in a light that shows him as he ultimately is… I’m talking about his versatility as a human being.”

The pictures include the 37-year-old moodily leaning out of a car window, dressed in a classic white T-shirt and black leather jacket.

Tertius and Benedict have been friends since childhood and the photographer opened up about working with his close pal.

“Yes, Benedict and I have known each other since I was six and he eight years old. There is no particular trick to photographing someone you’ve known your whole life but I do believe I can cast him in a different light due to the fact that I know him as well as I do,” he smiled. “This shoot in particular I wanted to show his edgier side. Which is not something I contrived, he has it. I see the media painting Benedict as the proper British boy (yes this is part of him), but he has a vast range. And I’m not just talking about acting or character range.”

He added that Alice, 32, was “amazing” to work with and was full of ideas for the shoot.

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