Household Name: Benedict Cumberbatch Extends His Home To Refugees From Ukraine - Arts & Culture

The Doctor Strange star proves to be a real-life hero.

Emmy-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch has opened the doors of his London home to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

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During the BAFTAs, the actor praised the hospitality of people offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees and pledged to do the same.

He even wore a badge to represent the Ukrainian flag during the ceremony.

“This is what I’m trying to do to show that I’m standing side-by-side with my brothers and sisters who are going through this,” Cumberbatch said.

He encouraged others to donate, urge politicians to create refugee havens, and do everything they can to help out.

Cumberbatch has won a Primetime Emmy Award for his lead role in Sherlock.

Most recently, his performance in The Power of the Dog earned him Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

He even likened his character to Russian President Vladimir Putin: “We’ve seen a rise of so called strong men in the world, practicing toxic masculinity on a global scale, none as more potent at the moment as sadly what Putin is doing.”

Meanwhile, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has announced the “Homes for Ukraine” program.

Under this scheme, locals can nominate a Ukrainian individual or family to stay in their home for up to six months.

Participating households will receive £350 a month to help with the costs.

“It is a really shocking time to be a European two and a half hours flight away from Ukraine. And it’s something that hangs over us,” Cumberbatch said.

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