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Eddie Redmayne
Benedict Cumberbatch has a genius for multitasking

How smart is Benedict Cumberbatch? Smart enough to remember which project he's promoting. In a recent phone interview, the busy British actor acknowledges that it is hard to segue between publicity for the TV series "Sherlock" (on BBC since 2010), the animated film "Penguins of Madagascar" (which opened last month), the third "Hobbit" film (which opened last week and for which he reprised the voice of the dragon Smaug) and the dramatic thriller "The Imitation Game" (which opens Thursday). And heaven forbid a reporter should quiz him about his rumored roles in the upcoming "Doctor Strange" and "Star Wars" movies. ...