Did anyone else notice that Benedict Cumberbatch (of Star Trek and Sherlock fame) was missing from San Diego Comic-Con last week? Turns out he was doing something even cooler: officiating a gay wedding.
Aside from his name sounding like a parody of actual British names and his rabid fan-base of lady anglophiles — the Cumberbitches — ‘Batch can now be known for being a righteous celeb ally after marrying off a gay couple in Ibiza.
A pre-recorded video of the star was played at SDCC and he later explained that close friends of his, Seth Cummings and Rob Rinder, asked him to oversee their civil ceremony and he couldn’t pass up the opportunity. As if anyone needed any more reasons to love him.
Interestingly, another guest of the wedding was controversial journalist, Julie Burchill, the transphobic writer who wrote an article which claimed that trans people were “a bunch of dicks in chicks clothing.” Even she had a blast, having grazed in the Cumberpatch.
Previously, Cumberbatch has been spotted touring Japan to promote the latest movie in the Star Trek franchise, Into Darkness. Before that, numerous photos of him dressed down in flip flops and denim shorts had popped up on gossip blogs, only making the pictures of him awkwardly bumbling about in a kimono more endearing.
Despite being straight (hey, no one’s perfect), Cumberbatch has not been shy about his support of the gay community and will play persecuted gay World War II hero Alan Turing in a drama titled The Imitation Game. He’ll also be playing espionage expert Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, but if the acting thing doesn’t work out, Cumberbatch joked that after the wedding, he’ll be available for children’s parties and Bar Mitzvahs.
Ah, to be Cumbersnatched into manhood…