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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is known for playing a superhero on the big screen however his heroism extends beyond what is seen on screen.

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The actor, known for his role as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, is being praised for chasing off a group of muggers.

An Uber driver told a British newspaper he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife in November when they saw a cyclist being hit with a bottle.

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The driver stopped and he said that’s when Cumberbatch jumped out and grabbed one of the muggers.

The muggers did get away but the cyclist was not hurt.