Benedict Cumberbatch might have missed out on an Oscar but he’s about to get a CBE

June 11, 2015 admin No comments

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

(Picture:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Who needs Baftas and Oscars cluttering up the downstairs loo when you can become a Commander of the most excellent order of the British Empire?

The actor narrowly missed out on the prestigious awards earlier this year, losing out on the Oscar to Eddie Redmayne, but he’s gone one better.

The 38-year-old is to receive an honour from the Queen instead.

Benedict Cumberbatch is to be announced as a recipient on the Queen’s birthday, Saturday June 13 and will receive the honour for… Read the full story

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