Benedict Cumberbatch, Not Dr. Strange, Had A Tibetan Experience

  • Published on May 19, 2018
  • Showtime's 'Patrick Melrose' star Benedict Cumberbatch recalls his influential stint in Tibet where he taught English at a Buddhist monastery.
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Comments • 897

  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil 4 days ago

    His accent is freaking captivating

  • Liam Moore
    Liam Moore 4 days ago

    Some real psychological warfare happening here but Cumberbatch really shows off his intelligence, even coping out of that last question to have a thumb war hahaha

  • Ed Nolan
    Ed Nolan 14 days ago

    Still think he should have been the new Dr. Who.

  • Gloria Garcia
    Gloria Garcia 15 days ago

    A perfect human😇❤

  • Lucifer Morningstar
    Lucifer Morningstar 17 days ago

    Come to India and meet some real monks and laugh at em kodak moments.

  • rockanne
    rockanne 22 days ago

    Could Stephen Colbert STOP interrupting people. Ugh. So hard to watch. How is he still host? At least Letterman in his disinterest generally let people finish speaking.

  • Jan Slavicek
    Jan Slavicek 27 days ago

    Play Dr Who already!!

  • Mick Jelsma
    Mick Jelsma 27 days ago

    Thumbs up!

  • Rachna Dagar
    Rachna Dagar 27 days ago

    Wow benny was in India 😍..

  • Robert Lewis
    Robert Lewis 29 days ago

    He totally practiced the hand gesture for opening the Eye

  • Luiza Mello
    Luiza Mello Month ago

    There were only 2 people in this world capleble of playing Dr. Strange

  • Mo n
    Mo n Month ago

    Like nobody fucks the dog at CBS

  • sa rry
    sa rry Month ago +1

    I can't believe Stephen didn't list Smaug when talking about Benny's roles.

  • ana zamonita
    ana zamonita Month ago

    So what was the shocking experience ??

  • Johny Gunn
    Johny Gunn Month ago

    Bring Sherlock back!!!

  • H. P.
    H. P. Month ago

    What a unique, beautiful man.

  • LilaBubble
    LilaBubble Month ago

    What was that movie? It sounded intriguing!

  • Kathy ;3
    Kathy ;3 Month ago +3

    Trashi Deleg = Good Luck or Good Day
    thank me later ^-^

  • SuperNewKittie
    SuperNewKittie Month ago

    Dr. Strange is my favorite.

  • just Mel
    just Mel Month ago

    Where can you get the indie / shorter movies starring Benedict ?? Anybody know ?


    As a Tibetan and Tibetan Buddhist it is so cool hearing this story. My mom was born and raised in Darjeeling, India after my grandparents had taken refuge there. My grandparents are still living there and they probably know the monks he’s referencing. (Also Tashi Delek means Hello lmao)

  • Dan Righeti
    Dan Righeti 2 months ago

    I can't believe Colbert didn't mention Smaug

  • Bernard Miller Jr.
    Bernard Miller Jr. 2 months ago

    Even a child knows what was behind the blurry. Frickin show it and quit hiding that shit!

  • missy
    missy 3 months ago

    Benedict is the full package

  • Anthony Algorithm
    Anthony Algorithm 3 months ago

    This gentleman rings true.

  • byindani
    byindani 3 months ago

    I think it’s interesting that Colbert doesn’t like him. Ben does act a little bit arrogant though.

  • Steven Cassidy
    Steven Cassidy 3 months ago

    Benedict is a commander of the British empire. Whose surprised? He went to Eton.

  • Filimon Galogavros
    Filimon Galogavros 4 months ago

    At least we learned one Tibethan word . . .

  • Filimon Galogavros
    Filimon Galogavros 4 months ago

    Dormammu , I ' ve come to bargain !!!

  • sistakia33
    sistakia33 4 months ago


  • Samsonian
    Samsonian 4 months ago

    Benedict wins the award for having the most essentially British name in history.

  • The Dark Pearl
    The Dark Pearl 4 months ago

    The most funny part: "You don't wanna know CBS".😂😂😂 Stephen, you should have said something too😂

  • i am Sherlocked
    i am Sherlocked 4 months ago

    Benny's married people before, he's definitely invited to my wedding

    PAULINA CASTRO 4 months ago

    can't go 10 min without talking about martin😂😂😂😍 dying

  • Doctor Strange
    Doctor Strange 5 months ago

    Hello !
    I'm not kidding
    I am the real Benedict cumberbatch
    and we do not make fun ;)
    I thought it would be nice to say hello to people who do not have the opportunity to talk to an actor
    Good evening
    Benedict cumberbatch :

  • Eliza Byck
    Eliza Byck 5 months ago

    Darn I wanted him to baptize my child

  • Maham elahi
    Maham elahi 5 months ago

    Waiting for Sherlock season 5 !!!❤

  • Tenzin Petho Tsang
    Tenzin Petho Tsang 5 months ago +3

    Tashi Delek བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་

  • M S
    M S 5 months ago

    Benedict was probably thinking like:
    ~How do I entertain this dull crowd without having to talk about a deeply personal experience for their pleasure? Ah, got it, just get the host to do a thumb war with me, that should do the trick.~

  • Nicole Joseph
    Nicole Joseph 5 months ago


  • Victor Batalha
    Victor Batalha 5 months ago

    Love this Benedicto Cumcuberino guy.

  • Jade Marie
    Jade Marie 6 months ago +5

    *DORMAMMU, I'VE COME TO* have an insightful discussion on CBE, cultural exchange, substance abuse, literature, and the way Martin Freeman drinks tea

  • sergeantpepperish
    sergeantpepperish 6 months ago

    My man went full on “gap yah”. Don’t ever go full “gap yah”

  • heros bazaar art
    heros bazaar art 6 months ago

    Please Martin freeman and Benedict thumb wrestle please LOL

  • mishoo s
    mishoo s 6 months ago

    What a wonderful man Benedict Cumberbatch?

  • mishoo s
    mishoo s 6 months ago

    Tashi Delek Colbert and Cumberbatch

  • Akhil Panwar
    Akhil Panwar 7 months ago

    The English are the Chinese and we're the Scots. That makes total sense if you think about it.

  • BlackPantherFTW
    BlackPantherFTW 7 months ago

    That look at 9:21 “Were in the end game now”

  • PAUL J
    PAUL J 7 months ago +2


    • Randi Wise
      Randi Wise 12 days ago

      PAUL J Indeed you did, sir!

  • Renée Lucero
    Renée Lucero 7 months ago

    why did he do that knock?

  • Doug Biden
    Doug Biden 7 months ago +1

    You know just how backwards they are in the USA when they fell the need to CENSOR a man putting a finger between his fingers
    What a backwards country LMMFAO

  • steen jørgensen
    steen jørgensen 7 months ago

    Thanos did nothing wrong

  • Iron Strange
    Iron Strange 7 months ago

    Can he be my teacher too pls i’ll be a good student i promise

  • Drifting Dwarf
    Drifting Dwarf 7 months ago +1

    Imagine the monks' reactions when they're watching Dr. Strange years after they first met Benedict as their teacher.

  • Drifting Dwarf
    Drifting Dwarf 7 months ago

    Imagine the monks that he taught's reactions when they're watching Dr. Strange.

  • Steve Vandebeur
    Steve Vandebeur 8 months ago

    FYI; Foothills of "Darjeeling". Darjeeling is not in Tibet but in India. There're lots of tibetan monasteries located on the hills.

  • S J
    S J 8 months ago

    Captain Crieff Supreme Commander

  • Sayan Santra
    Sayan Santra 8 months ago

    It's great to know that my country, my state have an important role in your life experience.

  • Harika Mohan
    Harika Mohan 8 months ago +3

    Stephen knocking on wood at 8:35 is so cute!

  • shradha saini
    shradha saini 8 months ago

    Tibetan words "tashi deleg" means Greetings or Hello. (translation)

  • Kitty
    Kitty 8 months ago

    Ah, Benedict is such a good guest, especially with Stephen, (who's a geek by nature :-)), so the conversation is wholesome.

  • 보라아미
    보라아미 8 months ago +2

    Everytime I see him, the only thing that comes to my mind is "pengwing"

  • buddhastaxi666
    buddhastaxi666 8 months ago

    Dog fucking is called tied its how semen is delivered with dogs

  • Siris Rangabhasm
    Siris Rangabhasm 9 months ago

    He went to Darjeeling, West Bengal , India .. Wrap that around your head.

  • MijanouVlogs
    MijanouVlogs 9 months ago

    Brilliant actor! ❤️

  • Verónica Bailote
    Verónica Bailote 9 months ago

    What did he said? What does it mean??

  • Niks loves PUBG Mobile
    Niks loves PUBG Mobile 9 months ago +1

    Uhhh Darjeeling is India not Tibet..what is it with absence of facts about the east in the west

  • Mitch Roper
    Mitch Roper 9 months ago

    Stephen being SUCH the Tolkienhead he is, I am surprised he named all those movies that Benedict is in and DIDN'T mention his role as Smaug.

  • Vedanti Sharma
    Vedanti Sharma 9 months ago


  • Questionable Historian
    Questionable Historian 9 months ago

    I love how he completely shut out Colbert the second he started to ask about Benedicts personal experience with drugs. Hmmmmm, odd.

    • sodabella
      sodabella 8 months ago +2

      Questionable Historian not with drugs but his personal experience where he was almost killed by bandits when shooting a movie. He was asked so many times about it and doesn't want to talk about it anymore.

  • Gordon Anderson
    Gordon Anderson 9 months ago

    You get to use St. Paul's to do traditional Christian things, like sodomizing little boys, yet you need to have a Priest there....
    Anway I do Love this man's work.

  • Aditya Rai Pradhan
    Aditya Rai Pradhan 9 months ago +5

    I am a nepali from darjeeling and a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Tony Morris
    Tony Morris 9 months ago

    He's obsessed with the British honours system.He works it into almost every decorated Brit he interviews.

  • MrFelixify
    MrFelixify 9 months ago

    They censor his fingers??? what is the purpose of that? do they think children get traumatized by it? i can never get over the fact that America are so sensitive towards sex and yet totally fine with guns and violence.

  • Harsha Ghungurde
    Harsha Ghungurde 9 months ago

    You sure you went to the right monastery???

  • Umar Güç
    Umar Güç 9 months ago

    did he just said he got away with murder?????

  • Tramaine Terrance
    Tramaine Terrance 9 months ago

    Benedict Cumberbatch is a talented actor. He makes the perfect Doctor Strange.

  • Rugby Man
    Rugby Man 9 months ago

    Oh yeah, your much more of a Thanos

  • Two strudels please
    Two strudels please 9 months ago

    Stephen forgot to mention the hobbit when he was listing his filmography what a shame

  • _Esthie _
    _Esthie _ 9 months ago

    I was so happy when Benedict mentioned Martin..

  • Tzu Ting Chou
    Tzu Ting Chou 10 months ago +3

    "Tashi Deley" means "I see you and I honor the greatness within you."

    • Tenzin Dorjee
      Tenzin Dorjee 3 months ago

      Completely wrong my Chinese brother. Tashi means auspicious and deleg or delek means well or fine. It's coming from a Tibetan.

  • melanc joy
    melanc joy 10 months ago

    I don't understand why this man was in Zoolander 2

  • Britt Stine
    Britt Stine 10 months ago

    Well dodged, darling!

  • Наталья Краснопёрова

    Обожаю Бенедикта , он один из самых моих любимых британских актеров .

  • aida hasani
    aida hasani 10 months ago

    Such a gentleman! #anactualman

  • Yellow Bubble
    Yellow Bubble 10 months ago

    9:53 what was he looking for in his pockets?

  • Purple Squirrel
    Purple Squirrel 10 months ago +1

    When he started talking about Martin 😱😱💛

  • jae
    jae 10 months ago

    ben cheated and still lost. stick to the surface

  • jae
    jae 10 months ago

    that CONTOUR

  • 🍒
    🍒 11 months ago

    Someone explain to me how Stephen strange is hot as hell but Benedict cumberbatch looks like ... that

    • WindOfTheWisp
      WindOfTheWisp 10 months ago +1

      Because as many Cumby fans agree, it's one of the saddest situations in the universe...Ben is brilliant in all things except how he likes his hair to look...why he thinks super short hair is a good look on him I will never understand....:(

  • Rocio Quintana
    Rocio Quintana 11 months ago

    8:48 and he did it again... he just can not avoid talking about Martin Freeman when NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT MARTIN FREEMAN!

  • Tommy Ebert
    Tommy Ebert 11 months ago

    So well spoken.

  • Jami Reed
    Jami Reed 11 months ago

    I love how generous and cultured he is... also very insightful and it’s wrapped in a warm sense of humor.

  • Humming Bird
    Humming Bird 11 months ago

    I wanna meet u benedict...... hope my wish comes true

  • Leila Kasumova
    Leila Kasumova 11 months ago

    He is so brilliant

  • spaceiifoam
    spaceiifoam 11 months ago

    K O D A K M O M E N T

  • tommyt1971
    tommyt1971 11 months ago

    Incredible actor. The next Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • Kurt Cocaine
    Kurt Cocaine 11 months ago

    8:45 Benedict dodged that question about his past, very smoothly.

  • Narivana Koh Phangan

    Bizarre ignorance. Dogs are always 'stuck' in that way.

  • Kate L
    Kate L Year ago

    Letters Live was great.