Benedict Cumberbatch fans have noticed something fascinating about the way he puts on a coat

Got to love that special flourish...

Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch is widely regarded as a great actor, able to transform himself for roles ranging from Sherlock to Stephen Hawking, Patrick Melrose to Doctor Strange.


Yet it seems there are some Cumberbatchisms that Benedict just can’t help but carry through from one performance to the next, and an eagle-eyed fan has illustrated one in particular with a striking gif.

You see, whether he’s playing a drug-addled socialite, a sociopathic detective or a supernatural superhero, Benedict can’t resist donning his coat/cloak with a very specific flourish.

Check out the cleverly put together gif, below, for details…


Uncanny and mesmerising, isn’t it? Just like the man himself…