Actor Benedict Cumberbatch officiated over the wedding of a gay
friend on Saturday.
Cumberbatch, who last week received an Emmy nomination for the
BBC/HBO five-part mini-series Parade's End, officiated the
Ibiza, Spain wedding of his friends Seth Cummings and Rob Ridner.
The 37-year-old Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness)
previously discussed his new role as officiant but the disclosure
that the couple is gay was made in a Facebook post from one of the
“It's a very private, lovely thing to be asked to do,"
Cumberbatch told Vulture.com.
“Of course, I'm going to make a joke after it, 'I do weddings.
Next will be children's parties and bat mitzvahs,' if it goes well.
It's a mainly Jewish and gay audience, so hopefully they will be
lenient towards me.”
guest also posted photos of the wedding ceremony, which was held
on the grounds of the Hacienda Hotel Ibiza atop a cliff overlooking
the Mediterranean Sea.