Sherlock actor says everyone wants to know who will be Mrs Cumberbatch

Despite being a hit with female viewers, Benedict Cumberbatch is notoriously silent on the topic of his private life.

But while he won’t talk about who he’s dating, Benedict, 36, says he ‘can’t wait’ to have a family of his own.

‘I would love to have children,’ he says. ‘Everyone wants to know when I’m going to settle down and who is going to be Mrs Cumberbatch.

‘I can’t wait to do an interview… and just talk about my child.’

Benedict is an only child of actor parents, but he tells Event magazine that he’d love to have a big family of his own.

‘My stepsister – my mother’s daughter from her first marriage – had a kid when I was about 11,’ he says.

‘I thought, “Wow, this is incredible they come in much smaller sizes!” I was only used to my band of brothers from prep school.’

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