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Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist’s Life from 4 Muggers

Linda

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If Dr. Strange / Sherlock Homes came to my aid, I would be delighted. Krena, I think you will like this story.

In general, I don't believe in violence as a response to violence because it keeps the cycle going. However, there are times when we may need to stand up and say no more. Being a fan of BC, I was interested in his response - he just felt that he was called to step in.

Benedict Cumberbatch had a recent brush with the sort of problems his character would find himself in. He was taking an Uber to a club with his wife and was near Baker Street when the scene unfolded before them.
A deliveryman on a bike was being assaulted. Four thugs were surrounding him, and one bashed him over the head with a bottle.
Cumberbatch got out of the car and proceeded to assist the man, reportedly yelling, “Leave him alone!” Apparently, at first the thugs tried to fight him off, but then grew hesitant when they saw who they were facing.

When reporters asked him why he’d intervened, his answer was simple enough: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know …”

https://www.westernjournal.com/l/amandathomason/sherlock-star-benedict-cumberbatch/
 

Krena

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If Dr. Strange / Sherlock Homes came to my aid, I would be delighted. Krena, I think you will like this story.

In general, I don't believe in violence as a response to violence because it keeps the cycle going. However, there are times when we may need to stand up and say no more. Being a fan of BC, I was interested in his response - he just felt that he was called to step in.

Benedict Cumberbatch had a recent brush with the sort of problems his character would find himself in. He was taking an Uber to a club with his wife and was near Baker Street when the scene unfolded before them.
A deliveryman on a bike was being assaulted. Four thugs were surrounding him, and one bashed him over the head with a bottle.
Cumberbatch got out of the car and proceeded to assist the man, reportedly yelling, “Leave him alone!” Apparently, at first the thugs tried to fight him off, but then grew hesitant when they saw who they were facing.

When reporters asked him why he’d intervened, his answer was simple enough: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know …”

https://www.westernjournal.com/l/amandathomason/sherlock-star-benedict-cumberbatch/
Oh prescient one, Linda, you were right: I LOVE this story.
I am now officially a Cumberbitch -- quadrupled.
 

Laron

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I was reading about this event the other day. I wondered if he has received training in martial arts for any of his movie roles to provide some confidence with his decision to step in. I think his popularity may have also given him more confidence as if they recognized him, they may have had second thoughts, like they did.
 

Sinera

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#6
I started watching it a few months ago on Netflix. But somehow I did not get to episode 3 of season 1. Don't know, somehow it was then maybe not exciting enough for me. Although I liked the acting. There's also the guy from the british comedy The Office as Dr. Watson - which I liked. Maybe I'll give it another 'shot'.
 

Laron

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As for Sherlock, I did about two episodes a long time ago and couldn't get into it. It had a weird style.
 
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Linda

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The person who plays Dr. Watson was the lead in "A Hitchiker's Guide to the Universe" and the last three episodes of the Hobbit movies.

I love the Sherlock series because I enjoy keeping up with Holmes' observations and conclusions. I've seen a few different actors in the role, but think Basil Rathbone and BC are the only ones who can really play the character.

I'm sure he had some training for the Dr. Strange movie as it was so physical. I imagine that he is considered something of a national treasure in the UK, so seeing him joining a fight would be startling. I've read accounts from people who were rescued by Harrison Ford, who is a licensed rescue helicopter pilot. Yep, having Hans Solo rescue you would be quite memorable.
 

Krena

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[I love the Sherlock series because I enjoy keeping up with Holmes' observations and conclusions. I've seen a few different actors in the role, but think Basil Rathbone and BC are the only ones who can really play the character...[/QUOTE]

Jeremy Brett was excellent as Sherlock.
 

Sinera

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#10
As for Sherlock, I did about two episodes a long time ago and couldn't get into it. It had a weird style.
I could have written it exactly, also the 2 episodes detail. Funny how we have synchronicities sometimes.
 

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