Benedict Cumberbatch On Playing Doctor Strange
Star talks for first time about high-profile new role...
The Sherlock and The Hobbit star was officially revealed last week to be portraying the mystical comic book character on the big screen.
And he was asked how he felt about the job when he attended the British Independent Film Awards at the weekend, replying: "Excited, really excited.
"There's a lot of work to be done and I'm just at the beginning of it all so I'm not going to talk much about it.
"It's a thrilling gig to get and I just can't wait."
Asked how he manages to keep his feet on the ground despite his increasingly successful career, he answered: "By working. Being busy I think is part of the way to keep grounded."
Doctor Strange is part of Marvel Studios' "phase three" raft of movies and is slated for release in late 2016.