The Sherlock actor still gets starstruck

Becoming a huge star hasn’t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch from getting starstruck.

The actor has admitted that he struggles to keep calm when meeting someone he admires.

Uhhhhhhhh. Every time I’ve met someone famous who I’ve been in the audience of. I have the same butterflies and inability to be cool,’ Benedict, 37, writes in a Reddit Ask Me Anything web chat.

I approach them as a fellow member of the human race as the next person in their audience does.

Benedict is honoured that he’s been given the opportunity to chat with so many of his idols.

I’ve been doing this for 10 odd years, and so to meet people who thrilled me with their work for my entire life in such a concentrated manner as has happened over the last few years has been mind-blowing,’ the Sherlock star says.

One of the many perks of my job, I guess.

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Anna Francis