Benedict Cumberbatch to host 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 20:39 IST | IANS

Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to host the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards here on February 27

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Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to host the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards here on February 27.

This will be the third time Cumberbatch will host the awards event, having previously hosted the 2014 awards in Kuala Lumpur and the 2015 ceremony in Shanghai, said a statement.

"As an actor, I am asked to play a variety of characters, from legendary detective, a master of the mystic arts or an enigma code-breaking genius. None of those characters though have helped me discover who the winners will be at this year's Laureus Awards. 

"All of the nominations are fantastic and, along with a stunning Monaco location, home of the Formula One Grand Prix, I know it's going to be a very special night. Join us," he said.

The globally-recognised actor has appeared in a series of highly respected film and TV dramas in recent years, including his famous role as Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock", playing Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game" as well as a role in Academy Award-winning "12 Years a Slave".

The 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards will celebrate sporting success and achievement over the past calendar year, while also recognising the true value sport can have in uniting communities and acting as a positive force for change.


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