Benedict Cumberbatch Waxwork “Premiere Ready” at Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds: London
Madame Tussauds: London

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch’s long-awaited waxwork has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London today.

The life-size replica of the 38 year-old actor is a great likeness, and captures Cumberbatch’s dapper red carpet poise and style with immaculate detail.

As expected, fangirls (commonly referred to as “Cumberbitches”) have flocked to the Spencer Hart attired statue’s unveiling, with many eager to recreate Cumberbatch’s famous U2 Oscars photobomb from earlier this year.

The Cumberbatch copy has come at a good time, with the star’s latest film – the aptly-named The Imitation Game – kicking off the BFI London Film Festival just under two weeks ago.

Madame Tussauds general manager Ben Sweet, commented: “We had so many visits to our website on the day we announced we were creating Benedict’s figure that our system nearly crashed… I am sure fans are going to approve of the likeness.”

Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest British star in the museum’s A-list line up, and will stand alongside other Hollywood favourites such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.