Yeah, that’s amazing. I just assumed he had one already. I thought he was born with one. I think it’s wonderful. It’s wonderful to see every time Benedict gets more successful, I just think ‘There can’t be anything else he can do now’. I don’t think he’ll stop until he’s president of the world. I think that’s on the cards! I think he’ll be president of the world, and the moon.
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New dad Benedict Cumberbatch back at work

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was back at work two days after announcing he had become a father.

The actor, who was named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the performing arts and charity, announced the arrival of a “beautiful son” with his wife Sophie Hunter on Saturday.

He started rehearsals for his performance in the title role of Hamlet today. The performance in a new production at the Barbican in London, which will run from August to October, will be Cumberbatch’s first stage role since 2011 when he played Frankenstein at the National Theatre. That performance won him a best actor honour at the Olivier Awards which he shared with Jonny Lee Miller, with whom he alternated roles in the play. The cast also includes Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds as his uncle Claudius and Anastasia Hille as his mother Gertrude.

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