It's not like Benedict Cumberbatch didn't already have an impressive CV, what with being Sherlock Holmes, Smaug the Dragon, Khan, Alan Turing and soon Dr. Stephen Strange, but now he can add real life magician to the list.

Cumberbatch is on the cover of this month's Vanity Fair thanks to his upcoming appearance as the eponymous 'Doctor Strange' and shared many stories with the magazine (including one about how he got dysentery in the Himalayas) along with a previously unknown knack for magic and slight of hand.

He also, it transpires, has a lot to say about water...

'Strange' isn't quite the word we'd use.