Benedict Cumberbatch officiates friend's gay wedding in Ibiza - See the photos

Why get just anyone to officiate your wedding when you've got a line on Benedict Cumberbatch? The English actor oversaw a same-sex wedding in Ibiza Saturday (July 20), two days after he was nominated for an Emmy for BBC's "Parade's End."

Cumberbatch says he agreed to officiate the wedding, something he's never done before, because it was an old friend who asked, telling the Sun, "It's a very private, lovely thing to be asked to do."'

As lovely as it is, Benedict couldn't let it go without injecting a bit of humor. Of course I'm going to make a joke after it if it goes well," he says, "'I do weddings. Next will be children's parties and bat mitzvahs'." At least if that whole being an actor thing doesn't work out, Cumberbatch has a good career to fall back on.

Photos of the joyous affair have appeared on Facebook, as well as one with a shirtless Benedict and his model girlfriend, Katia Elizarova, relaxing in Ibiza. Check those out below:


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