Australia 2008

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

WATCH: London Commuter Challenges Tube to a Race by Foot

Surely you’ve been on a train inching along, and thought to yourself, “I could get there faster on my own two feet.”

While London’s Underground has been deemed “one of the world’s best metro systems,” Londoner James Heptonstall, 30, saw a challenge and took it; racing London’s Tube from the Mansion House stop to Cannon Street, according to Orange News.

Heptonstall talked about his motivation: “I usually get the Northern line to work in the morning, it is not an enjoyable experience so I sometimes run or cycle if I can.”

Heptonstall, who competes on England’s Open Touch Rugby squad, sprinted the 380 meters between the two stops with a camera in tow. His friend Noel Carroll stayed on the train, documenting the trip, meeting Heptonstall at the end.

We admit, most people might casually walk it, if on their way to work, but here are the end results (did he win?):

A Sole Picture of Benedict Cumberbatch as Wet Mr. Darcy

Let’s cut to the chase. Above and below these words is a photo that, if you have not already seen it, draws the eye in such a way that it really doesn’t matter what I’m saying right now. I could be describing a perfect ploughman’s lunch, describing one of the more arcane by-laws of cricket or listing the key ingredients in mulligatawny soup for all the good it will do.

What the eye is magnetically drawn towards is this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch in a lake, an image that has come to light as part of a campaign by Cancer Research UK and the clothing shop TKMaxx called Give Up Clothes For Good.

Now, before the mind becomes inexorably soiled by mental images, the thrust (stop it) of the campaign is not that people should bare all, but that they should donate unwanted clothing and accessories to raise money to tackle childhood cancer. Benedict is one of many celebrities—including Jerry Hall, Kate Winslet, Liam Neeson and Hugh Bonneville—who’ve been photographed by Jason Bell, in a variety of eyecatching situations.

And now his images are not just being used to draw attention to the campaign, they form part of an exhibition in London’s Pall Mall, to raise further funds.

So, here’s the Mr. Darcy shot. Sadly not part of a whole new production of Pride & Prejudice, but not to be sniffed at neverthele… HEY! I said NOT to be sniffed at!

The Homesman 2014

Directed by     Tommy Lee Jones
Produced by     Brian Kennedy
Luc Besson
Michael Fitzgerald
Peter M. Brant
Tommy Lee Jones
Richard Romero
Written by     Kieran Fitzgerald
Tommy Lee Jones
Wesley Oliver
Based on     The Homesman
by Glendon Swarthout

Tommy Lee Jones
Hilary Swank
Hailee Steinfeld
William Fichtner
Meryl Streep