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He plays a masculine character who torments his brother George’s played by Jesse Plemons family while repressing his inner feelings and sees Burbank as a tragic figure, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Cumberbatch told Variety: “He’s a man in great pain. He’s so lost in his masculinity, in his veneer of masculinity.”

He also said that he enjoyed working with Jane Campion and described the filmmaker as an “alchemist”.

He said: “She’s a real alchemist, isn’t she? She knows how to create an environment through very open means, but they do deviate from the norms.”

Cumberbatch has also had to adapt to playing superhero ‘Doctor Strange’ in the Marvel movies but said that the demands of ‘The Power of the Dog’ were very different.

He said: “They’re such different tasks, it feels like a completely different musculature. Of course, that you’re still trying to get something that’s authentic and committed no matter what the scale of it, whether you’re acting with a great actor, or a ping pong ball that’s supposed to be some weird creature, it’s all imagination and commitment.”

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