Benedict Cumberbatch beats Barack Obama and Lady Gaga in Time magazine 100 poll

The Sherlock star won’t make the US news magazine’s people of the year list but came a respectable seventh

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Benedict Cumberbatch beats Barack Obama and Lady Gaga in Time magazine 100 poll
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At the end of last month we reported that Benedict Cumberbatch was in the running to claim the final spot in Time magazine’s prestigious 100 List. The Sherlock star was among more than 150 people nominated in an online poll to join the 99 others chosen by Time’s editors on a roll of the “leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes” of 2011.

The voting is now closed and although Cumberbatch didn’t win, he came a very respectable seventh, beating famous names ranging from Barack Obama to Lady Gaga, David Cameron to Adele, Aung San Suu Kyi to Rihanna.

Cumberbatch received a total 91,840 “Yes” votes in the poll, which was won by internet hacking group Anonymous. 

Other Brits nominated included Kate Middleton, in 48th place, Daniel Craig, 49th, Maggie Smith, 73rd, and The Queen in 75th place.

Time magazine has a worldwide circulation of over 25 million, the largest of any weekly news magazine. A European edition is published in London. 

See the full list of nominees in order here.

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