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ALISON BOSHOFF: Harrow-educated Benedict Cumberbatch to play leader of peasant revolt

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ALISON BOSHOFF: Harrow-educated Benedict Cumberbatch to play leader of peasant revolt in new film The Hood

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Benedict Cumberbatch will play one of the leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt.

The 46-year-old actor, who gets mad at people who constantly bring up his privileged upbringing (Harrow, if you ask), will star in The Hood for director Paul Greengrass.

The Revolt was led in 1381 by the revolutionary Wat Tyler, who ended up with his head on a stake.

ALISON BOSHOFF: Benedict Cumberbatch will play one of the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt (pictured October 2022)

ALISON BOSHOFF: Benedict Cumberbatch will play one of the leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt (pictured October 2022)

Benedict has been a busy bee of late.

He just wrapped filming on a new TV miniseries of John Buchan’s classic novel The 39 Steps, and a film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Marvelous Story of Henry Sugar (he plays the title character). Both will be on Netflix next year.

It follows reports in July that Benedict won £240,000 by posing for 3,000 photos with fans at a 2017 convention.

Coming soon: The actor, 46, who gets terribly angry at people who constantly bring up his privileged upbringing (Harrow, since you ask), will star in The Hood (pictured in March 2022)

Coming soon: The actor, 46, who gets terribly angry at people who constantly bring up his privileged upbringing (Harrow, since you ask), will star in The Hood (pictured in March 2022)

Coming soon: The actor, 46, who gets terribly angry at people who constantly bring up his privileged upbringing (Harrow, since you ask), will star in The Hood (pictured in March 2022)

His winnings at the London Film and Comic Convention could have been even higher with fans at the two-day event shelling out £85 for an autograph and £25 to hear him speak to an audience along with £75 for a selfie.

The following year, some fans complained about the high prices charged by former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi at London Comic-Con.

He advertised £75 for an autograph and £65 for a photograph with him.

Talent manager Jonathan Shalit said: ‘Comic-Con has really made massive fan events all over the world.

“The people involved can sit at a table and make a lot of money, more than £10,000 in a day.”

The Sherlock star’s roles in Hollywood films such as The Power Of The Dog and the Avengers series have earned him an estimated £30 million fortune.

Exciting: Just finished filming a new miniseries of John Buchan's The 39 Steps and a film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar (pictured May 2022)

Exciting: Just finished filming a new miniseries of John Buchan's The 39 Steps and a film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar (pictured May 2022)

Exciting: Just finished filming a new miniseries of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps and a film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar (pictured May 2022)