VIDEO: When Benedict Cumberbatch Photobombed U2

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the Oscars.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the Oscars. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

We’ve all seen the photo…

…but until now video evidence of Benedict Cumberbatch’s spectacular photobomb of U2 at this year’s Academy Awards has been sadly lacking.

And then Max Clendaniel published this on YouTube. And you can see the idea steal across Benedict’s face, just before he leaps into action.

Go Benny Go!

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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