Actor misses Comic-Con due to gay wedding

I admit it freely: I love Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s best known to me as the title character in the BBC’s newest version of Sherlock Holmes. I was in England when it premiered and watched the first two episodes. He was also most recently the villain in “Star Trek into Darkness”. I just think he’s a fantastic actor and now I have reason to love him even more:

Sherlock solves another mystery!

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s “Sherlock” and the villain from “Star Trek Into Darkness,” was surprisingly absent from the year’s biggest pop culture event, the San Diego Comic-Con. There was a “Sherlock” panel at the convention, but series stars Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (who plays Watson on the series) were only seen in a pre-taped greeting to the fans. While Freeman had an excuse (he was on set in New Zealand for the next installment of “The Hobbit” films), the reason for Cumberbatch’s absence was never given. Until now.

Cumberbatch himself revealed that instead of attending the “Sherlock” panel, he was busy officiating a gay wedding for his friend Seth Cummings, who tied the knot with Rob Rinder at the Hotel Hacienda in Ibiza.

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