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    Oct 8, 2014

    Benedict Cumberbatch Makes One Lucky Umbrella's Dreams Come True

    BREAKING: It was raining at the U.K. premiere of The Imitation Game and one special umbrella got the thrill of a lifetime.

    1. When Benedict Cumberbatch arrived on the rainy red carpet for the European premiere of The Imitation Game in London, he was immediately assigned an umbrella carrier*.

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    *For this particular red carpet, the role of umbrella carrier was played by Cumberbatch's publicist, Karon Maskill.

    2. Of course, being a gentleman, he refused to let another shoulder his burden.

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    3. "I AM BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND I SHALL CARRY MY OWN UMBRELLA."

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    4. I mean, being Benedict Cumberbatch's red carpet companion is no easy task. Just look at him! LOOK AT THE PIERCING GAZE.

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    5. Fortunately, the umbrella WERKED IT.

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    6. Truly an iconic moment for raingear everywhere.

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    7. Because Benedict Cumberbatch is a friendly and generous person, he made sure his fans got a chance to meet his umbrella.

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    8. Before running off to introduce his new friend to all of his co-stars on the red carpet.

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    9. Like his leading lady, Keira Knightley!!!

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    10. Clearly the umbrella charmed the actress as well, since the three of them decided to pose for pictures together.

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    11. LOOK HOW MUCH FUN THEY'RE HAVING!!!

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    12. What a beautiful trio!

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    13. Sadly, red carpets, like all good things, must come to an end.

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    14. Eventually, everyone goes inside, where even the most beautiful of brollies is unwelcome.

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    15. "Goodbye, sweet umbrella. I'll never forget our time together." — Benedict Cumberbatch, probably.

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    16. #NeverForget.

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