Series Two of the hit show Downton Abbey received a mixed response from critics following the near universal praise of the first series.

And Benedict Cumberbatch was one of those who was left unimpressed with the last series, calling it 'f***ing atrocious'.

The Sherlock star launched his withering rant at the hugely popular show while promoting his new BBC period drama Parade's End.

It was elementary to see that Cumberbatch was less than happy with his new show being compared to Downton Abbey - and he was quick to air his frustrations about the series.

He told the September issue of Reader's Digest: 'We’re remembering that there was a world before the First World War. We’re living in a culture now that’s revering, or having a nostalgia trip with, the beginning of the 1900s. Although Downton traded a lot on the sentiment in the last series…but we won’t talk about that series because it was, in my opinion, f***ing atrocious.'

While in Britain,sniping about Cumberbatch's background and “all the posh-bashing that goes on” frustrated him.

“It’s all so predictable. So domestic, so dumb. It makes me think I want to go to America,” he added.

Although he attended Harrow and was classically trained, Cumberbatch told Radio Times: “I wasn’t born into land or titles, or new money, or an oil rig”.

His upper-class image is likely to be reinforced next week when he stars in the BBC period drama Parade’s End, playing an anguished Edwardian aristocrat.


日前,他在宣传自己的新剧《队列之末》(Parade's End)时,对《唐顿庄园》极尽冷嘲热讽之能事,甚至还爆出了粗口,称这部剧实在太烂。