Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch shortlisted for Time magazine’s 100 list

Fans can vote for the star to make the prestigious roll of “leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes”


Benedict Cumberbatch is among the movers and shakers nominated for inclusion in Time’s prestigious 100 list this year.


The Sherlock star is one of the “leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes” named in a poll on the US news magazine’s website.

Users can vote for Cumberbatch, or any of the other candidates, on the site, with the highest-rated nominee joining the ranks of key players from around the world, the other 99 of which are chosen by Time’s editors.

In the brief biography accompanying the piece, Time describes Cumberbatch as “an actor whose name is only slightly less angular than his face.” 

“He’s the eponymous hero of the BBC’s extraordinary reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes stories,” it continues, “and he appears in other small-screen dramas with a regularity that would be monotonous were he not so compelling.” 

Cumberbatch fans have just one week left to vote for the star. The poll closes on Friday 6 April, with the winner revealed on on Tuesday 17 April.

Time magazine is read by over 25 million people worldwide, the largest circulation of any weekly news magazine. A European edition, Time Europe, is published in London. 


Vote for Benedict Cumberbatch to join Time’s 100 list here