WATCH: Why Fans Love Benedict Cumberbatch So Much

Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock' (Pic: BBC)

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Sherlock’ (Pic: BBC)

What’s the secret behind Benedict Cumberbatch‘s passionate fan following? Is it the dark coffee voice? The spindly swagger he brings to Sherlock? Or are otters in? (Otter is the New Black?) Siobhan Thompson reached out to members of the Cumber-Collective themselves for insights, which we documented in the ninth episode of our Anglophenia YouTube series. Watch below:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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