Benedict Cumberbatch Punched A Journalist For Keira Knightley

“Everybody needs a friend like that.” Good job it was all in jest.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch once punched a journalist in the arm after he reacted to the writer’s uncouth remarks about close friend Keira Knightley.

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2. The Sherlock star, who filmed The Imitation Game with Keira last year, was stunned when the journalist, Observer Chief Film Critic Mark Kermode, was rude about Knightley.

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3. So he turned around and jokingly punched him.

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4. Knightley revealed all about the incident to this month’s Elle Magazine:


When I saw him [Benedict] again, I said, ‘Did you punch a journalist?’ and he was like, ‘I f***ing did.’ Everybody needs a friend like that.

6. It’s not the first time Benedict has had a turbulent relationship with the press. Last year he held up this sign while filming Sherlock to get his distaste and message across to them.

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8. And not forgetting this Mr. Napkin Head moment in reaction to being photographed by the paparazzi just last month.

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9. Oh, Benedict…

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