Bene­dict’s role or­deal

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NEW dad Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch has said play­ing a par­ent who loses a child was “a very un­pleas­ant place to go to”.

The Sher­lock ac­tor plays au­thor Stephen Lewis in the BBC1 adap­ta­tion of Ian McEwan’s award-win­ning novel The Child In Time. The book, which won McEwan the pres­ti­gious Whit­bread Novel Award in 1987, is cen­tred around Lewis and his wife Julie and their strug­gle fol­low­ing the loss of their young child.

He said: “When you’re deal­ing with some­thing like the loss of a child it’s pretty dis­tress­ing, I won’t lie. It was a very un­pleas­ant place to go to.”

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