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Benedict Cumberbatch is Opening His U.K. Home to Refugees from Ukraine

Benedict Cumberbatch is doing what he can to help people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Speaking to Sky News at the London premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the actor shared that he’s opening his home in the U.K. to a refugee family with the help of nonprofit Refugees at Home.

“They’ve made it out of Ukraine, I’m monitoring their progress every day,” he says.

“Sadly, they’re undergoing some medical treatment – to say anything more about that would be invasion of their privacy and too much about when they’re coming and how that’s being managed would invade mine – but I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced and that’s within my home.”


During the interview, Benedict praised the U.K. nonprofit which pairs hosts with guests for including a  mental health support program to address the psychological impact of war.

“However gentle and generous and welcoming we are as hosts, we don’t have the skills of the mental health professions to necessarily deal with those things.”

He goes on to explain that so many people “are doing an amazing amount” to help the people of Ukraine.

“It makes me very proud, very, very proud of our country and very proud of what we can be at our best as a human race.”

Last month, Benedict received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and used his moment in the spotlight to speak up for Ukrainian families:

“We need to see what we can do as citizens of the world, citizens of Europe and people who want a better place and a better outcome for this horrendous moment – for these people with children, with families who are struggling to survive as rockets rain down on their cities.”

You can read his full interview with Sky News here.

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