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Sherlock Holmes' Benedict Cumberbatch Does Alan Rickman Singing 'Candle In The Wind' Impression (VIDEO)

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UK "It" guy Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many talents. For starters, he's excellent at stealing everyone's heart. Second, he has a voice that is as sonorous as Stephen Hawking is brainy. Third, he's a contemporary Sherlock Holmes, not your parents' dusty, old 19th-century Sherlock Holmes.

But perhaps most importantly, he does a wicked Alan Rickman impersonation. And not just Alan Rickman saying something Alan Rickman would say; oh no, that would be too easy. Cumberbatch does Alan Rickman singing Elton John's beloved "Candle In The Wind." The clip below was posted back in January, but it hasn't gotten it's proper due on this side of the pond. Listen, and love...


Thanks to comedian Sean Crespo, who attended the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts with Cumberbatch, for bringing this to our attention. Here is a pie chart of the rumors Crespo is planning to spread about Cumberbatch in order to disgrace his former classmate and assume his honor. We're not sure if that's how honor works, but good luck anyway!

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