Benedict Cumberbatch is related to Arthur Conan Doyle

Benedict Cumberbatch, famous for his leading role on BBC’s series “Sherlock”, is actually related to Sherlock Holmes’ creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Cumberbatch and the late Conan Doyle, who died in 1930, were 16th cousins, twice removed, according to the website Ancestry.com.

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