Upon inspection, Benedict Cumberbatch wax figure is eerily realistic

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Sherlock fan Daisy England, left, investigates the new wax figure of Benedict Cumberbatch as it is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in central London, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)Joel Ryan / AP

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By Kurt Schlosser

It doesn't take a genius detective to realize that the new Maddam Tussauds wax figure of actor Benedict Cumberbatch is extremely well done.

Unveiled Tuesday in London, the lifelike rendition of the British "Sherlock" star already had women crawling all over it during a photo-op, which included primping, photobombing and selfies galore.


The 37-year-old actor's waxwork will reportedly be placed in the A-list section of the tourist attraction alongside such icons as Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, according to the Express.

"What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of those already committed to wax," Cumberbatch said when he was measured for the figure over the summer. "I've been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy."

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Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC television series "Sherlock." He has also starred in such films as "Star Trek Into Darkness," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Fifth Estate."

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