Cumberbatch is 40: he got a birthday-themed Sherlock clapperboard and it’s excellent

The titular character was even given a firework display to mark the big four-oh

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Benedict Cumberbatch turned 40 this week – and the Sherlock team really got into the swing of the birthday celebrations. 

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First there was this cool clapperboard, complete with dancing Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman, Cumbers himself, plus Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue. 

Then there was a firework display.

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Better than the usual office offerings of soggy cake and a battered birthday card, eh?