Looks like Benedict Cumberbatch is going to have to clear some space next to that “Sherlock” Emmy on his trophy shelf.
Cumberbatch dropped in at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where he received the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) award from the Queen, the BBC reports.
The actor, who was joined by his wife Sophie Hunter, told the BBC that it was a “fantastic” but “nerve-wracking” experience, adding “there is nothing really that prepares you for it.”
Cumberbatch, whose recent three-month run in a production of “Hamlet” at a London theater was punctuated by calls for aid for Syrian refugees, noted that the honor won’t prevent him from taking up causes in the future. (Following one performance last month, Cumberbatch reportedly declared, “fuck the politicians” while calling for donations to the refugees.)
“I am in a very privileged position to have a voice and to have a certain amount of people listen to what I have to say,” the actor noted.”I don’t know if this [the CBE] will change that, but I am certainly not going to change who I am because of it.”
Cumberbatch is currently filming “Doctor Strange” for Marvel.