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Benedict Cumberbatch


penhaligons5During his gap year between attending Harrow’s and Manchester University, the actor hears of an opportunity to volunteer for teaching English at a Tibetan monastery. He seeks out employment at Penhaligon’s perfumery where he works for six months to earn the income he will need to make the journey.
I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly otherwise it was going to get allocated. I was very decisive. I worked for six months to drum up the finance as it was voluntary – there was no income.