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Cumberbatch and Sherlock Holmes author are cousins

Researchers have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch is “distantly related” to Sherlock Holmes author – Arthur Conan Doyle. Ancestry.com said it had established that Mr Cumberbatch, 40, and Sir Arthur who died in 1930, are sixteenth cousins.

Their common ancestor was John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, fourth son of King Edward III and the father of Henry IV.

Previously, it was stated that the actor was “distantly related” to Alan Turing, who he played in the biopic, The Imitation Game.

Interesting family tree the one of the Cumberbath family.

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