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Benedict Cumberbatch keen to "compare notes" on Sherlock: Tea with Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Downey Jr?

Francesca Menato
by Francesca Menato Published on 11 July 2013
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Sherlock Holmes has had a serious renaissance in recent years, with a Hollywood remake starring Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch's BBC smash and now the US hit show Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller. The UK's biggest export of the year is apparently keen to get together with his fellow Sherlocks and make like true Brits and have a cup of tea.

Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about the rise and rise of his most famous character, Sherlock Holmes.

The eccentric detective has had various incarnations in the past few years and the 36-year-old is eager to meet is counterparts to "compare notes".

The actor has worked with the star of US smash hit elementary before; he stared alongside him in the National Theatre production of Frankenstein a few years ago.

Now magazine reported on his desire to share a cuppa with his fellow detectives.

He said: "[I'd most like to have a cup of tea with] Robert Downey Jr and Jonny Lee Miller. We could all sit down and compare notes. That would be fun.

“I know Jonny very, very well, but I don't know Robert at all. At least, I think it would be fun [to have tea with them]!”

Imagine that tea party!

Benedict Cumberbatch


TV actor
born 19/07/1976

Sherlock fans that are desperate for spoilers will have to hold on tight as producers clamp down on actors in the BBC show.


Andrew Scott who plays Moriarty in the show, told The Mirror: Andrew, 36, said: “If I told you what happens they would kill me.”

“I never guessed how the last episode would end. It even surprised me.

“It has been fantastic filming the new series but we have all been banned from telling our families or friends what is in the scripts.

“We are not allowed to speak to anyone.”

Andrew added: “I don’t think everyone thought it would be so successful.

“I can see it still on TV in 20 years as we all started working on it very young.”

Sherlock fanatics will finally get some answers in autumn when the next series airs.

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by Francesca Menato