Benedict Cumberbatch does a Chewbacca impression as Harrison Ford watches

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Nov 4, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man with some serious acting range.

We first fell in love with him for his work as the titular legendary detective on the BBC's Sherlock, and he's since fascinated us over and over again with roles in things like Star Trek Into Darkness and the forthcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He's clearly a man capable of inhabiting a number of iconic characters, and he recently added another one to his list: Chewbacca.

Cumberbatch appeared on The Graham Norton Show last month to talk about his work as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the new film The Fifth Estate, and Norton noted that many have called his portrayal of Assange spot-on. That led Cumberbatch to talk about his lifelong fascination with impersonation, and eventually to him doing his own version of Chewie's Wookiee cry. Now, that all would have been plenty amusing by itself, but it was made all the more memorable because Harrison Ford was sitting right next to Cumberbatch at the time.

Check out the video above to see/hear Cumberbatch's impression, and witness Ford's hilarious reaction.

(Via EW)