From Baker Street to Buckingham Palace: Benedict Cumberbatch Honored with C.B …

10 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Benedict Cumberbatch picks up CBE and defends on-stage refugees outburst.

While playing the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican in London last month, the 39-year-old was reported to have said “F*** the politicians” and was applauded for his views, before he apologised for his language. Audience contributions raised more than £150,000 for Save the Children and, speaking at the Palace after meeting the Queen, Benedict told reporters: “It has been a fantastic response from the public who came to that theatre who raised a hell of a lot of money and awareness. “We all felt just powerless and, as a new father, to see the footage and the photos that came to us in the summer, I think every single one of us with a heart realised this wasn’t someone’s else’s problem somewhere else – this was all our problem, a humanitarian problem.

He is currently in the middle of filming the Marvel film Dr Strange in Nepal but said he wants to do more charity work when he takes a break from acting next year. “I’m interested in the numbers of people who are drowning of the coast of the island of Lesbos.

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