Benedict Cumberbatch to star in “The Simpsons”

Benedict Cumberbatch is making a cameo appearance in ‘The Simpsons’. The British actor landed a voice role in the famous animated sitcom following a chance meeting in Los Angeles. He explained: ‘I was at a meeting in the same place ‘The Simpsons’ is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode. ‘I said, ‘I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?’ Next thing, I’m standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa.’ The ‘Star Trek 2’ actor – who shot to fame playing iconic detective Sherlock Holmes in TV series ‘Sherlock’ – was thrilled to get to be part of the cartoon because he likes to take on as many varied roles as possible.

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