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Daredevil Benedict's first ever skydive is elementary

17 SEPTEMBER 2012 Hurtling through the sky at 15,000 feet, Benedict Cumberbatch looks on top of the world - literally.

The Sherlock actor showed his daredevil side during his first ever skydive, which took place in New Zealand.


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Benedict got the chance to see beautiful views of Glenorchy, where he has been filming Peter Jackson's new Tolkien movie The Hobbit.

"It was the most exquisite sensation and when I landed on the ground I wanted to do it again," he said after touching down safely.

 

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"It's such an extreme thing. You think, 'God, I've just had the most massive bite out of life and I'm really hungry for more!'"

Fiona Farquhar, who runs the local skydive club, said: “He was such a lovely guy. He said the scenery up here had blown him away."

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