London — Benedict Cumberbatch has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his services to the performing arts and to charity.
The 39-year-old actor wore a traditional morning suit to receive his Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award in a ceremony on Tuesday.
From Baker Street to #BuckinghamPalace, Benedict Cumberbatch receives his CBE from The Queen today pic.twitter.com/P1Yisvly0N— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) November 10, 2015
From Baker Street to #BuckinghamPalace, Benedict Cumberbatch receives his CBE from The Queen today pic.twitter.com/P1Yisvly0N
The Sherlock star, who was also nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of computer scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, told reporters afterward that the experience was "quite nerve-wracking."
Cumberbatch, who recently finished a stage run playing Hamlet at London's Barbican Theatre, has been supporting charity appeals to help Syrian refugees, and helped raise more than 150 000 pounds ($227k) in donations for Save the Children.
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