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Doctor Strange's hairline reaches its own endgame in the new HBO movie Brexit: The Uncivil War. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dominic Cummings in the drama based on the real-life strategist who led the Vote Leave campaign for the U.K. to leave the European Union. But enough of that serious stuff. His hair! That simple change to his hairline shocked his friends and family:
A no-hawk actually makes it sound pretty cool, rather than just saying a receding hairline. Not that there's anything wrong with a receding hairline. The "gasped" part was the surprised reaction Collider shared when they first saw Benedict Cumberbatch's character onscreen. Just a small change can make for a serious transformation. (Hear that, Christian Bale and Daniel Day-Lewis? You don't have to lose or gain 100 pounds and go Method.)
Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to hair transformations. He first shot to worldwide fame with his dark Sherlock mane. That was a completely different look than his white hair for Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. And that was completely different from Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Which was completely different from his unique look (and American accent) as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel's Doctor Strange.
Hair is just one part of any character, but it can certainly affect your work. (Just ask Sophie Turner on Game of Thrones.) Benedict Cumberbatch told Collider he was thrilled with the result of his Brexit transformation, which was a choice on his part as opposed to something he was asked to do.
Good for him. Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy guy. He's fresh off the TV series Patrick Melrose for Showtime, and the very successful Christmas movie The Grinch. He'll also somehow be bringing Dr. Strange back for Avengers: Endgame in April; his character dropped that "endgame" line in Avengers: Infinity War, so now he has to explain it. And the actor will probably be stuck chaperoning Tom Holland on the press circuit again. And then he has Doctor Strange 2.
You can watch Brexit now on HBO, as one of the many things available for viewing in midseason 2019.