Who played Sherlock actor Cumberbatch is the relative of Conan Doyle

Who played Sherlock actor Cumberbatch is the relative of Conan Doyle© BBC Wales (2010 -…)

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, famous for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the popular television series, is a relative of the writer Arthur Conan Doyle created the detective, the website Ancestry.com.

As reported by the associated Press, 40-year-old actor and writer, who died in 1930, have other cousins in the 16th lap.

Experts have found that the common ancestor of Conan Doyle and Cumberbatch was John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, who lived in the XIV century.

Previously, scientists found that Cumberbatch is a distant relative of Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty.

The show’s fourth and possibly last season of the series «Sherlock» will begin on 1 January 2017.

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