'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to star in 'The Simpsons'
Published Jul 5 2012, 12:06 BST | By Alex Fletcher Sherlock
star Benedict Cumberbatch
has landed a cameo voiceover role in The Simpsons
, the British actor has revealed.
Cumberbatch, who will star in next year's J J Abrams Star Trek sequel
, apparently landed the part by accident after he had a meeting in the same place that the iconic US cartoon is recorded.
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"I heard there was a part going in an episode," he told Britain's InStyle magazine
"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."
Previous British stars who have appeared in The Simpsons
include Ricky Gervais, Simon Cowell, Sting, Tony Blair and Coldplay.
Cumberbatch's next TV role will be as Christopher Tietjens in World War One BBC/HBO mini-series Parade's End
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