Benedict Cumberbatch Leaps Off ‘Sherlock’ Set

On LocFrom a safe vantage point, British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch (owner of the greatest name EVER) watches his Sherlock character fall to what is either a grisly demise or near death experience as his stunt double plunges from a platform.

Either way, fans of the BBC TV series are left with a serious cliffhanger for the finale of the second season of the series.

And this series of photos poses the obvious question: Why aren’t stunt doubles employed in more everyday experiences? Real life is just as dangerous as TV or movies. Just ask a friend of mine who broke his ankle during the treacherous act of walking down a flight of stairs.