Benedict Cumberbatch reveals the Ukrainian refugees he is taking in have fled the war-torn country

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to house Ukrainian refugees, who he revealed have already fled the war-torn country.

The acclaimed actor is ‘monitoring their progress every day’ and vowed to ‘give them some stability after the turmoil they’ve experienced.’

Speaking to Sky News while promoting his latest film Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness in London on Tuesday, the 45-year-old gave a promising update.

Kind: Benedict Cumberbatch is set to house Ukrainian refugees, who he revealed have already fled the war-torn country

Kind: Benedict Cumberbatch is set to house Ukrainian refugees, who he revealed have already fled the war-torn country

‘They’ve made it out of Ukraine, I’m monitoring their progress every day.

‘Sadly, they are undergoing some medical treatment – to say anything more about that would be invasion of their privacy and too much about when they’re coming and how that’s being managed would invade mine – but I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced, and that’s within my home,’ he explained.

As well as lodging individuals in need, Benedict has been providing financial support to Ukrainian families – nationals who are UK citizens – preparing to take in their extended families.

Generous: The acclaimed actor, 45, is ‘monitoring their progress every day’ and vowed to ‘give them some stability after the turmoil they’ve experienced’

Particular praise from Benedict was placed on charity Refugees At Home, which offer wider support for psychological trauma.

The award-winning actor added: ‘However gentle and generous and welcoming we are as hosts, we don’t have the skills of the mental health professions to necessarily deal with those things.’

Benedict, despite being ‘very, very proud’ of his native England, has urged people to seek out further help to ‘bolster their efforts’.

Dapper: Speaking to Sky News while promoting his latest film Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness in London on Tuesday, the 45-year-old gave a promising update (pictured with co-star Elizabeth Olsen)

Dapper: Speaking to Sky News while promoting his latest film Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness in London on Tuesday, the 45-year-old gave a promising update (pictured with co-star Elizabeth Olsen)

Making a change: As well as lodging individuals in need, Benedict has been providing financial support to Ukrainian families - nationals who are UK citizens - preparing to take in their extended families

Making a change: As well as lodging individuals in need, Benedict has been providing financial support to Ukrainian families – nationals who are UK citizens – preparing to take in their extended families

Last month, Benedict revealed he hoped to take in Ukrainian refugees as he shared his support for the war-torn country at the BAFTA 2022 Film Awards.

The actor took the opportunity to highlight the plight of his ‘brothers and sisters who are suffering’ in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking to Sky News on the red carpet of the event at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Benedict told how the suffering of millions of people can’t be ignored as the war is ‘something that hangs over us.’

Pledge: Last month, Benedict revealed he hoped to take in Ukrainian refugees as he shared his support for the war-torn country at the BAFTA 2022 Film Awards.

Pledge: Last month, Benedict revealed he hoped to take in Ukrainian refugees as he shared his support for the war-torn country at the BAFTA 2022 Film Awards.

He explained: ‘It is a really shocking time to be a European two and a half hours flight away from Ukraine, and it’s something that hangs over us’ before going on to note the ‘civilians who are being shelled and shot at, and killed and made homeless without power, without water, without food’.

And Benedict, who wore a Ukraine pin on his smart black tuxedo to show his support, continued: ‘And while tonight is a celebration and this might look like tokenism, we’re celebrating the moving image, we’re celebrating pictures… this is what I’m trying to do.

‘To show I’m standing side-by-side with my brothers and sisters who are going through this.

‘But we all need, as we know, to do more than wear a badge. We need to donate, we need to pressure our politicians to continue to create some kind of a refugee safety and haven here for people who are suffering.

‘I know that’s ongoing, I know that’s happening but everyone needs to do as much as they can.’

Support: The actor took the opportunity to highlight the plight of his 'brothers and sisters who are suffering' in the wake of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine (pictured last month)

Support: The actor took the opportunity to highlight the plight of his ‘brothers and sisters who are suffering’ in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine (pictured last month)

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