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


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


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.


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