Benedict Cumberbatch is opening his heart to refugees who have fled Ukraine amid the Russian invasion — and he is opening his home and his checkbook as well to do what he can to help.
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star has shared that he will soon be taking in a family that has fled Ukraine. Speaking to Sky News earlier this week, Benedict revealed:
“They’ve made it out of Ukraine. I’m monitoring their progress every day. Sadly, they are 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.”
Speaking from the heart, he opened up as to why he made the decision to offer them his home:
“I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced. And that’s within my home.”
Benedict went on to reveal that he is doing even more to help out, sharing that he teamed up with the non-profit Refugees at Home to help those who have fled Ukraine as they search for relatives in the UK — and proper accommodations:
“I’ve been trying to help other Ukrainian families — nationals that are U.K. citizens — to house their extended families en masse, which you know they want to do, but it’s very costly.
So, I’ve been trying to help out with that financially in a couple of instances.”
Benedict is among the powerful figures in Hollywood who have stepped up to help amidst the heartbreaking turmoil that has been going on in Ukraine for months.