• There was a moment of extraordinary humbleness and humility and pride, as well, with my father when he turned to me - and I think it was after I played Salieri in "Amadeus" at university. And he said, You're better than I ever was or ever could be, you should do this for profession. You'd have a good time.

    "Benedict Cumberbatch: 'Sherlock,' Smaug And Spying". "Morning Edition" with David Greene, May 3, 2012.