Fans celebrate and donate as Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday trends on Twitter

Fans celebrate and donate as Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday trends on Twitter

By Paul Jones

Saturday 19 July 2014 at 11:43AM

So an actor had a birthday. Not even a milestone birthday, like 50. Not even a round number. He turned 38. Big deal, right?

Except we all know things are a little bit different in the world of Benedict Cumberbatch – and after all, thousands of fans can't be wrong, can they...?

#HappyBirthdayBenedictCumberbatch was trending on Twitter – in the UK and around the world – today as the Sherlock star notched up another year on the planet.

Fans celebrated by donating tens of thousands of pounds to charities (including The Prince's Trust via a page set up by fan forum Cumberbatchweb) and, of course, by posting stuff like this...

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