Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. Cumberbatch graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting.
Celebrity Extinction Rebellion supporters have admitted in an open letter being "hypocrites" over their high-carbon lifestyles.
But stars including Benedict Cumberbatch , who last week joined London protests, called for "systemic change" to the "fossil-fuel economy".
Several demonstrators have been arrested as hundreds defied the ban.
Spice Girl Mel B , comedian Steve Coogan , musician Bob Geldof , actor Sir Mark Rylance , model Lily Cole and Glastonbury's Emily Eavis , Among Others , all confessed their culpability in the climate crisis.
The Letter says: "Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites. You're right.
"We Live High carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints.
"Like you, and Everyone Else , we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm. "
But they called on the media to focus on the "more urgent story" of life on earth.
Meanwhile, the to drive action to cut emissions across the government. Green groups have been calling for such top-level co-ordination - although they remain critical of other policy details.
About 500 protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square , some of whom covered their mouths with black tape to symbolise the silencing of their protest.
Within a couple of hours, the protest broke up and large numbers dispersed. Police arrested a small group who were blocking Whitehall, BBC correspondent Andy Moore said.
As he was arrested, Mr Monbiot said: "We have to make a stand against the destruction of our Life Support systems. "Author George Monbiot was arrested after refusing to move from The Road at Whitehall
It means the case can go ahead, with an initial hearing scheduled for Thursday.
More Than 1,600 people have been arrested since the protests, dubbed the Autumn Uprising, began on October 7.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor, who is leading the policing of the demonstrations, said he was confident the Met's decision was "entirely lawful" and "entirely proportionate".Dozens of mothers and babies defied the ban to protest outside Google's London HQ The mothers wore sashes saying "their future" as they cradled their children A large group of protesters gathered outside Youtube 's offices in London's King's Cross
Also on Wednesday, a group of mothers and babies defied the restriction, staging a "feed-in" outside Google's offices in London's King's Cross, while other activists targeted the nearby offices of Youtube - a Google subsidiary.
He added that Labour's London Mayor Sadiq Khan had no involvement in the "operational decision" by police to remove the protesters.The Mayor of Woodbridge, Green Party member Eamonn O'Nolan, was part of the protest
On Tuesday, Mr Khan said he was "seeking further information" about why the ban was necessary, saying he believed "The Right to peaceful and lawful protest must always be upheld".
A government spokesman said the UK was already taking "world-leading action to combat Climate Change as The First major economy to legislate to end our contribution to Global Warming entirely by 2050".The Rules around protests?
Police have the powers to ban a protest under the, if a senior officer has reasonable belief that it may cause "serious disruption to The Life of the community".
Police are also under a duty to balance The Task of keeping The Streets open with The Right freedom of assembly under Article 11 of the and freedom of expression, under Article 10. These rights are not Absolute - The State can curtail them.
However, the BBC's home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said: "The Test , if and when it gets to a Human Rights court battle, is whether police action was proportionate to The Threat and only what was strictly necessary. "
By law, the organiser of a public march must tell The Police certain information in writing six days in advance.
A Section 14 notice issued under The Public Order Act allows police to impose conditions on a static protest and individuals who fail to comply with these can be arrested.