Actor reveals carjack scarring

By admin
29 April 2013

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed the trauma he suffered when he and two co-stars were carjacked during filming in SA.

Brit Benedict Cumberbatch is scarred from his carjacking horror.

The actor was in South Africa filming TV series To the Ends of the Earth in 2000 when he and two co-stars were carjacked and held hostage in the execution position with a duvet over their heads.

They were eventually released that night and managed to escape to find help at a truck-stop shop – but he still bears the scars from the trauma.

Talking to the Mail on Sunday newspaper's Event magazine he said, "When we were held captive I had this realisation that it doesn't matter how loved you are in your life, you die on your own.

"I've still got a scar on my inner wrist from where I was tied up. It was terrifying. The next morning I woke up as a free man with the sun on my face and I cried. I thought I'd never feel its warmth again."

Five years later, the actor again found himself in a horrifying situation, while travelling by bus into London on the day of the 7/7 bombings, a series of suicide bomb attacks targeting people using public transport across the city.

-Bang Showbiz

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