By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Parted ways: Benedict and his fashion designer girlfriend Anna Jones have separated but he's still keen to settle down with someone
You'd think he'd have no problem settling down thanks to his high-flying career and dapper looks. But Benedict Cumberbatch has become single once more after splitting from his girlfriend Anna Jones. And his half sister is adamant he's struggling to find a girlfriend because he is so much like his intellectual character Sherlock Holmes
The 35-year-old actor split of from his girlfriend of 10 years, Olivia Poulet, last year. The pair met while both at university in Manchester but the split is thought to have been amicable.
Flying high: The actor's sister is blaming his successful career and intellectual brain for putting off women
The Sherlock star moved on from Olivia with fashion designer Anna, but his sister Tracy Peacock has now revealed they too have parted ways.
And his 53-year-old sibling, who shares the same mother, is blaming his brains and work for him being unlucky in love.
Longterm love: Benedict met Olivia Poulet at university but they split after a decade last year
She tells The Sun: 'You would have to be a pretty smart cookie to keep up with him. I think that is possibly why he has trouble with girlfriends.
'He is such a lot like Sherlock - he is quick-thinking like him, but not harsh. He's incredibly well read. In comparison to some he is quite an intellectual.'
But despite his new found bachelor status, Tracy insists Benedict is keen to find a loved one to share his life with.
She adds: 'One of his regrets is that he hasn't found someone to settle down with.'