The actor has learned skills from Martin Freeman

Benedict Cumberbatch fancies trying his hand at comedy.

The actor, who’s best known for playing rather serious roles, admitted in a Reddit Ask Me Anything web chat that he’s a big fan of the genre.

I love my comedy and when the right project comes up I won’t shy away from it,’ writes Benedict, 37.

There’s a lot of humor in what I do, specifically Sherlock, but it would be great to play a “normal guy” in a “normal comedy”.

Benedict showed his flair for funniness when he starred in 2006 flick Starter For 10 and he credits Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman with teaching him about comedic timing.

I learned from the master, Martin Freeman,’ the actor says.

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