Benedict was a 'hyperactive nightmare' as a child
Benedict Cumberbatch has confessed that he did some very unruly things as a child.
The Sherlock star became known for his bad behaviour whilst at a boarding school in Sussex and he even once flashed a church congregation during a trip to Greece.
‘I used to expose myself in front of religious places,’ says Benedict, 36.
‘I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me.
‘So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window – not to be returned – they’d always get me to do pranks.’
Benedict was always up for a challenge.
‘So one day they said, “Go on, go on, go on. Pull your pants down!” Of course I did,’ the actors tells the Daily Mirror.
‘I obliged willingly, no pun intended.’