24/04/2014 13:28 BST | Updated 24/04/2014 13:59 BST

‘Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Features In Time's 100 Most Influential People List

‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch has been named as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

The actor stars on Time’s annual list alongside the likes of Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus. Wonder what Sherlock would have to say about this?

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Fellow Brit actor Colin Firth has penned a few words about the ‘Sherlock’ for the magazine, writing: “It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy.”

"I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it,” he adds.

While Benedict is best known for his TV detective role, the actor has made his big screen breakthrough, too, including the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years A Slave’ and ‘The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug’.

He’s also appeared on the West End stage and is set to tread the boards again at London’s Barbican as Hamlet in 2015.

The magazine is marking the release of the Most Influential list with four different covers, one of which features Beyoncé.

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