Benedict Cumberbatch made headlines this week after he stepped in and saved a delivery cyclist from being mugged in London.
But it’s not the first time the 41-year-old has played the role of a real-life hero.
A 2012 interview with the actor has resurfaced, where he spoke about being kidnapped in South Africa, and how the terrifying ordeal ultimately changed his life.
According to The Telegraph, Benedict was in South Africa filming the 2005 mini-series To the Ends of the Earth at the time of the incident.
Taking advantage of a day off from work, he decided to take a scuba diving lesson in Santa Lucia with British actress Denise Black, 60, and a South African friend.
The trio were returning to their hotel at the end of the day when their car got a flat tyre, and they were forced to pull over on the side of the road.