Benedict Cumberbatch tops list of celebrities parents want to see on kids' TV shows
Benedict Cumberbatch has beaten Sir David Attenborough to top a poll of celebrities that parents would most like to see on a kid's TV show. The 46-year-old Doctor Strange star topped the list, which included A-list stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Tom Hardy, and David Tennant.
TOP 10 CELEBRITIES PARENTS WOULD LIKE TO SEE TAKE A ROLE IN CHILDREN'S TV: Benedict Cumberbatch David Attenborough Daniel Craig Christian Bale David Mitchell David Tennant Emilia Clarke Emily Blunt Emma Thompson Tom Hardy
Exclusive Benedict Cumberbatch eyes up £4million, castle-fronted mansion with 300-acre farm in south-west Laura Armstrong, Hannah Hope Published: 21:46, 26 Mar 2022 Updated: 9:49, 28 Mar 2022
NOMINEE Benedict Cumberbatch has been eyeing up a real-life role as a rancher – like his character in The Power Of The Dog.
The British actor is up for the Best Actor Oscar award on Sunday for his portrayal of troubled cowboy Phil Burbank in the blockbuster.
And we can reveal he’s showing an interest in a £4million, castle-fronted mansion.
The historic property has more than 300 acres of land attached to it and even boasts its own organic farm.
Benedict, who owns a home in London, where he lives with theatre director wife Sophie Hunter and their three children, is said to have been thinking of buying a bolthole in the South West for some time.
And a source in the village said: “Everyone around here is talking about it.
“Benedict has been seen here a few times in the last few months, either in the village or the market town nearby.
“He’s been wanting to buy a place down here for a while.
“If he buys the house it will be fantastic for the area and give everyone a real boost.
“The manor house and land have certainly seen better days so it would be brilliant if he injects some love into the property.”
If The Imitation Game actor buys the mansion, he will be able to relax in its extensive library and store vintage wines in the sprawling cellar.
There is also a swimming pool, cider orchard and land for grazing cattle — just like his film character Phil did.
He will also be able to bring his own features to the manor as it comes with extensive planning permission.
Benedict will be battling it out for the Best Actor award at the ceremony with Will Smith, Javier Bardem, Andrew Garfield and Denzel Washington.
And he is certainly a formidable contender after the movie won 12 nominations from the Academy.
Perhaps his recent house hunting is an optimistic bid to secure a grander location for his gong.
Lol. I could run the cider press. I’ve seen it done a few times. Or just be that annoying neighbor who stops by all the time with a few “extra baked goods I just can’t finish myself. Tea? Oh, thanks, I’d love a cuppa.”
There was also the story of someone meeting them in IOW (one of the children was stung(?), I don't remember) and they were taken to some house and Sophie commented they were going to sell the house or something.
It makes sense if they were thinking on buying the new house.