Fan frenzy as lifelike wax figure of Benedict Cumberbatch unveiled

October 21, 2014 admin No comments

Fans takes selfies around the new wax figure of Benedict Cumberbatch as it is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in central London, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Fans investigate Benedict’s figure (Picture: Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

When it was announced that Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch had been immortalised in wax, excited fans almost crashed the Madame Tussauds website.

The wax figure, which has taken months of painstaking work, is impressively lifelike and has been dressed with a Spencer Hart suit.

And his legions of fans were so excited by the prospect of getting up close to their idol they bombarded the London wax museum’s site.

Ben Sweet, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: ‘We had so many visits to our website on the day we announced we were creating Benedict’s figure that our system nearly crashed.

‘The demand to feature him here has simply been overwhelming and I am sure fans are going to approve of the likeness.’

He will be displayed alongside stars such as Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, as well as Hollywood names such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Undated handout photo issued by Madame Tussauds  of Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch as he is measured up for his wax figure. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 21, 2014. His figure will be dressed for the red carpet in a stylish dark suit and is due to be unveiled at the London attraction in October. See PA story SHOWBIZ Cumberbatch. Photo credit should read: Madame Tussauds /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The measure of a man… Benedict at Madam Tussauds (Picture: Madame Tussauds /PA Wire)

Benedict, 38, was unable to attend today’s unveiling but is said to have been bowled over by the results.

When he first went to be measured he said: ‘Finally I can photobomb myself! What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax.

‘I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy!’

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Will the real Benedict please stand up? Picture: EPA/Madame Tussauds)

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