British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Sherlock Holmes in the popular television series, have a distant relative of the writer Arthur Conan Doyle. To such conclusion experts of the American company “Ancestry” involved in the drawing up of family trees.
According to the company, the common ancestor of the writer and actor is John of Gaunt — the first Duke of Lancaster and one of the sons of the king of England, Edward III (1312-1377). “Ancestry” not yet announced Cumberbatch about his relationship with the famous British writer.
According to the researchers, neither the 40-year-old actor nor his representatives had not contacted the company with a request to make a family tree of Cumberbatch. It was the initiative of employees “Ancestry” that are fans of the actor and the TV series “Sherlock”, the BBC reports.