Researchers Find Benedict Cumberbatch Is Distantly Related to Sherlock Holmes’ Creator

(NEW YORK) — Genealogy detectives have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the PBS television series, is distantly related to the author who created the iconic character more than a century ago. Cumberbatch, 40, and the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who died in 1930, were 16th cousins, twice…

http://time.com/4619967/benedict-cumberbatch-sherlock-holmes-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/

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