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26th Sep 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch Set To Star In Eastenders?!

We would love to see this!

Megan Cassidy

We could soon be seeing Benedict Cumberbatch sipping a pint in the Queen Vic pub…

EastEnder‘s producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins has revealed that the Sherlock actor promised him he would do a cameo on the BBC soap when his schedule allows.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle on May 13, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Benedict can currently be seen in Black Mass alonside Johnny Depp. 

Speaking at the Radio Times Festival, Dominic revealed: “I really want Benedict Cumberbatch to come and do a turn.

“And he says he’ll come and do it but he is slightly busy.”

The pair are pals ever since going to school together, and Dominic recalled one of his earliest memories of the Oscar-winning actor.

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Benedict with his wife Sophie Hunter. 

He remembered: “He was the year above me at school and I remember doing the Shakespeare play As You Like It.

“I remember afterwards ­running up to my mum to see if I was any good and she said, ‘Yeah, you were fine but that Benedict is an actor’.”

Better brush up on that Cockney accent, Benedict – because we’ll be holding you to this one!