Thursday, June 11, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch 'to receive CBE' despite relatively short career

HELEN NIANIAS   Thursday 11 June 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is to be named Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, according to reports.

Cumberbatch, who starred as Alan Turing in Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game, is going to be awarded a CBE in the honours list released on Saturday, according to The Sun.

The paper reports that actor's honour has upset "insiders". Despite his acclaimed performances, some have apparently questioned whether 38-year-old Cumberbatch's career is advanced enough for the title.

Around half of the people nominated for the prestigious title are aged 60-80.


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