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We already knew Benedict Cumberbatch can do many things. He can meditate, for instance. He can dance (sort of). And he’s got a mean “blue steel.” But sing on stage in front of 5,000 Pink Floyd fans?

Looks like it’s another skill we can add to the list. Last night (September 28) he joined frontman David Gilmour onstage at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a rendition of classic Pink Floyd track “Comfortably Numb.”

“Who knew he could sing?” joked Gilmour before letting Benedict take over the vocals for the section originally sung by Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985.

Dressed in jeans and a dark jacket, the Sherlock star sang two entire verses, accentuating a few lines with typically theatrical expressions, before ducking offstage to cheers from the 5,000-strong crowd.

Watch as he channels his inner rock star:

Okay, so Chris Martin has nothing to worry about. Yet.

Gilmour is currently midway through a five-night run at the Royal Albert Hall, marking the end of an international tour that began in March. And by the look of Twitter, Benedict was not the only celebrity backstage:

Yep, that’s Richard E. Grant, Withnail and I writer Bruce Robinson and his wife Sophie Windham with Benedict. Which gives us an idea: How about a reboot of the classic 1987 film with Benedict playing Withnail? Hmm? Anyone?

That’s after he releases his first album, of course.

Are you impressed with Benedict’s crooning?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.