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Benedict Cumberbatch is an exceptionally acclaimed English entertainer who has worked in pretty much every field of media outlets. Benedict has been important for significant theater creations from his initial days and became well known for assuming the part of Titania at an extremely youthful age. He has worked in films, TV, theater, and radio.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a profoundly gifted individual and has even voiced a few notable characters from famous works of fiction like ‘The Simpsons’ and the film set of three of ‘The Hobbit.’ He has been a piece of significant film creations and has had huge impact on the broadcast business also. His film ‘Dr. Peculiar,’ which was delivered by ‘Wonder Studios,’ turned into a colossal hit around the world. His depiction of the notable person Sherlock Holmes in the hit TV series ‘Sherlock’ was valued by pundits all over the planet. Benedict Cumberbatch is hitched to the British Theater and Opera chief Sophie Hunter. Several has two children, specifically Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch and Hal Auden Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Biography

Birth NameBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Nick Name• The Batch
• Ben
• BC
Age (as in 2022) 45 Years
ReligionBuddhism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignCancer
Birth PlaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Date of Birth19 July 1976
NationalityEnglish
ResidenceHampstead, North London, England
Home TownLondon, England, United Kingdom
Signature
FAMILY
Mother’s NameWanda Ventham (Actress)

Father’s NameTimothy Carlton (Actor)

BrotherNone
SisterTracy Peacock (Step-Sister)

GIRLFRIENDS/AFFAIRS
Affairs/Girlfriends• Olivia Poulet (1999-2011)
• Anna Jones (2011-2012)
• Lydia Hearst (2012)
• Liv Tyler (2012)
• ara Pulver (2012
• atia Elizarova (2012)
• Charlotte Asprey (2013)
• Sophie Hunter (2014–Present)
MARRIAGE DETAILS
Wife/SpouseSophie Hunter

Marriage DateFebruary 14, 2015
ChildrenSon- • Hal Auden Cumberbatch
• Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch


Daughter- None
EDUCATION
School• Brambletye School, West Sussex
• Harrow School
College/UniversityUniversity of Manchester
Educational QualificationGraduated
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Voice artist
Brands Endorsed• MG GS “Chinese Car Advertisement” (2015)
• Dunlop (2014), Google + Tom “Campaign” (2012)
• Jaguar Alive (2012)
• Sony Handycam NEX-5N (2012)
• Jaguar XFR Growler (2011)
• Hiscox “There is a light” (2012)
Career ManagerConway Van Gelder Grant Ltd, UK
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES
Height (Approx.)In centimeters- 183 cm
In meters- 1.83 m
In feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (Approx.)In kilograms- 78 kg
In pounds- 172 lbs
Figure Measurements
Chest Size43 Inches
Biceps Size14 Inches
Waist Size33 Inches
Extra Ordinary Features
Race / EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorDyed Brown
Eye ColorBlue-Green
S*xual OrientationStraight
Shoe Size12 (US)
FAVOURITES
Favorite RestaurantOsteria Emilia at Fleet Road, Hampstead
Favorite PlaceGalaxidi of Greece, Villedieu in the South of France and New York
Favorite TV ShowsThe Wire (2002-2008), The Office (2005-2013), The West Wing (1999-2006), Mad Men (2007-2015), The Sopranos (1999-2007), Breaking Bad (2008-2013), The Killing (2011-2014)
Favorite AuthorsVladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Paul Auster
Favorite ActorsJack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Stephen Dillane
Favorite SportSkydiving, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving, snowboarding, horse-riding, and motor-bikes
Favorite FilmmakersStanley Kubrick, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Soderbergh, John Hughes, Alfred Hitchcock
Favorite MoviesGhostbusters (1984), Annie Hall (1977), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Wings of Desire (1987) and many more.
Favorite Holiday DishBrussels Sprouts
Favorite ColorBlue

Benedict Cumberbatch: Childhood & Early Life

  • Benedict Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976, in London, England, to Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham.
  • Most of his early days were spent in boarding schools. He received his education from ‘Brambletye School’ in West Sussex and from ‘Harrow School.’
  • He was an arts scholar at ‘Harrow School’ and was a member of the ‘Rattigan Society,’ which was the foremost club of dramatic arts in his school at the time. Benedict Cumberbatch made his acting debut at the age of 12, starring as Titania in the famous play ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream.’
  • He continued his training at the ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts’ and graduated with a MA degree in classical acting.
  • He has a half-sister named Tracy Peacock from his mother’s first marriage.
  • Cumberbatch took a one-year break to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.
  • He studied drama at the ‘Victoria University of Manchester’ which is now known as the ‘University of Manchester.’

Benedict Cumberbatch: Career

Career in Theatre

  • Benedict Cumberbatch started his theatre career in 2001 and played major roles in several classic plays. In 2005, his performance as George Tesman in the play ‘Hedda Gabler’ was highly appreciated and he was nominated for ‘Olivier Award’ for ‘Best Performance in a Supporting Role.’
Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, were riding in an Uber when the 41-year-old actor jumped out of the vehicle after he spotted a mugging on Marylebone High Street in Londo
  • He became part of the revival of Terence Rattigan’s famous play ‘After the Dance.’ The play was directed by Thea Sharrock at the ‘Royal National Theater.’ The adaptation won four ‘Olivier Awards’ and was awarded ‘Best Revival’ as well.
  • Some of the other major plays that Cumberbatch was part of include, Danny Boyle’s ‘The Children’s Monologues’ (2010) and Danny Boyle’s stage production of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ (2011). For his performance in ‘Frankenstein,’ he won ‘Critics’ Circle Theatre Award,’ ‘Evening Standard Award,’ and the ‘Oliver Award,’ achieving the ‘Triple Crown of London Theatre.’
  • In 2015, he acted in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ at London’s ‘Barbican Theatre’ and earned his third ‘Laurence Olivier Award’ nomination for his role.

Career in Television

  • Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on the TV show ‘Tipping the Velvet’ in 2002. He then played the role of Edward Han on the TV show ‘Cambridge Spies’ in 2003. In the same year, he also starred as Rory in the comedy drama series, ‘Fortysomething.’
  • He landed his first major role in television in the year 2004. He was selected to play the role of Stephen Hawking in the hit TV series ‘Hawking.’ Benedict was nominated for the ‘BAFTA TV Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ for his performance as Stephen Hawking. He also won the ‘Golden Nymph’ under the ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ category. Benedict Cumberbatch also voiced Stephen Hawking in the first episode of ‘Curiosity,’ a television drama series.
  • In 2005, he was offered the role of Edmund Talbot in the TV miniseries ‘To the Ends of the Earth,’ which he readily accepted. In the same year, he also made guest appearances in shows like ‘Broken news’ and ‘Nathan Barley.’
  • In 2007, Benedict Cumberbatch starred alongside Tom Hardy in the TV adaptation of ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards.’ The show aired on ‘BBC’ in September 2007.
  • In 2008, he played the lead role in the hit ‘BBC’ miniseries ‘The Last Enemy.’ His performance as the lead character earned him a ‘Satellite Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film.’
  • In 2009, Benedict Cumberbatch starred as Luke Fitzwilliam in the TV show ‘Maple: Murder is Easy.’ He also played the role of Bernard in the TV adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel ‘Small Island.’ His performance as Bernard earned him another ‘BAFTA Television Award’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’
  • 2010 was a significant year for Benedict Cumberbatch. He was cast to play the role of Vincent Van Gogh in the hit movie ‘Van Gogh: Painted with Words.’ His performance as Van Gogh was appreciated all around the world and is still revered as one of the best portrayals of the artist. In the same year, he was cast as Sherlock Holmes in the critically acclaimed TV series ‘Sherlock.’ The first season of the series was broadcast in 2010.
  • In 2012, Benedict Cumberbatch was cast in the ‘BBC’ and ‘HBO’ co-produced miniseries ‘Parade’s End.’ The miniseries was filmed for just five episodes and was directed by Susana White. His performance in the miniseries earned him his second ‘Emmy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV movie.’
  • In February 2017, Cumberbatch was cast to star in ‘Patrick Melrose,’ a miniseries adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s novels.
  • He also appeared as British political strategist Dominic Cummings in ‘HBO’ and Channel 4’s television film ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ in 2019.

Career in Films

  • Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ in supporting roles in the year 2007 and 2008 respectively. In 2009, he was cast as Joseph Hooker in Charles Darwin’s biopic ‘Creation.’ Joseph Hooker was Charles Darwin’s close friend.
  • In 2010, he was seen in two different films, ‘The Whistleblower’ and ‘Four Lions.’ ‘The Whistleblower’ is a Canadian-German-American biographical crime drama directed by Larysa Kondracki, while ‘Four Lions’ is a dark comedy directed by Chris Morris.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch was cast in the 2011 film ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ which is an adaptation of John le Carré’s novel. In the same year, he was cast in Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘War Horse.’
  • In 2012, Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as Smaug and the Necromancer in the first instalment of the ‘Hobbit’ movie series: ‘An Unexpected Journey.’ He later reprised his role in the next two instalments of the trilogy, namely ‘Desolation of Smaug’ (2013) and ‘The Battle of Five Armies’ (2014).
  • He played the antagonist in the movie ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ in the year 2013.
  • He played British cryptographer Alan Turing in the historical drama ‘Imitation Game.’ The movie released in November 2014 and earned Cumberbatch nominations at the ‘Golden Globe,’ ‘BAFTA,’ ‘SAG,’ and ‘Oscar.’ The same year, he also voiced a character in the animated movie ‘Penguins of Madagascar.’
  • In May 2014, he was cast in the film ‘Black Mass’ alongside Johnny Depp. In the month of August, he voiced a character named Shere Khan in the 2015 film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, ‘The Jungle Book.’
  • He played the title role in the movie ‘Dr. Strange’ in the November of 2016. The movie went on to become a big hit.
  • He was cast as Thomas Edison in a movie titled ‘The Current War.’ Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the movie stars Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, and Katherine Waterston in important roles. He was also cast as The Grinch for the 2018 remake of the classic story, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’
  • He starred as Doctor Strange in the eponymous film, which released in November 2016, and in the ‘Avengers’ franchise, such as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019).

Major Works

  • His performance as Stephen Hawking in the hit TV series ‘Hawking’ was highly appreciated and earned him many awards.
  • His performance as Vincent Van Gogh in the hit movie ‘Van Gogh: Painted with Words’ is considered one of the best portrayals of the artist.

Awards & Achievements

  • 2021Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: Winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: Nominated
  • 2015National Television Awards-Drama Performance: Nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: Nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominated
  • 2015Critics’ Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: Nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: Nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actor: Nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated

Marriage & Love Life

  • Benedict Cumberbatch was in a relationship with Olivia Poulet for quite some time before calling it quits in 2011.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to Sophie Hunter, an English theatre and Opera director, in November 2014. The engagement was a low-key affair. The two got married on 14 February 2015. The couple welcomed their first child in June 2015 and named him Christopher Carlton.

Benedict Cumberbatch Movies

1999Topsy-Turvy
2002Hills Like White Elephants
2003To Kill a King
2006Starter for 10
Amazing Grace
2007Inseparable
Atonement
2008The Other Boleyn Girl
2009Creation
Burlesque Fairytales
2010Four Lions
Third Star
The Whistleblower
2011Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Wreckers
War Horse
2012Girlfriend in a Coma
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2013Star Trek Into Darkness
Little Favour
12 Years a Slave
The Fifth Estate
August: Osage County
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2014The Imitation Game
Penguins of Madagascar
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2015Black Mass
2016Zoolander 2
Doctor Strange
2017The Current War
Thor: Ragnarok
2018Avengers: Infinity War
The Grinch
The Dog Days of Winter
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
2019Avengers: Endgame
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
1917
2020The Courier
TV SHOWS & SERIAL LIST
2002Tipping the Velvet
Silent Witness
2003Cambridge Spies
Spooks
Fortysomething
2004Dunkirk
Heartbeat
Hawking
2005Nathan Barley
To the Ends of the Earth
Broken News
2007Stuart: A Life Backwards
2008The Last Enemy
2009Small Island
Marple: Murder Is Easy
2010Van Gogh: Painted with Words
The Rattigan Enigma
2010–2017Sherlock
2012Parade’s End
2013The Simpsons
2014The Colbert Report
2016The Hollow Crown
Saturday Night Live
2017The Child in Time
2018Patrick Melrose
2019Brexit: The Uncivil War
Good Omens

Benedict Cumberbatch: Net Worth

Net worth:$40 Million (Rs.298 Crore INR)
Salary (Annual income):$3 Million +
Monthly income:$2,50,000 +
Salary (Indian Currency):Rs.22 Crore (INR) +
Last Updated2022

TRIVIA

  • He undergoes a disease named “heterochromia.” Therefore, his eyes have different colors. It commonly changes from blue to green.
  • He took his audition on an iPhone in his friend’s kitchen for his performance as Khan in Star Trek into Darkness.
  • He believes that he resembles Sid the Sloth from Ice Age.
  • He essentially declined to star as Sherlock Holmes because he thought that the remake would be Cheap and Cheesy.
  • Before becoming an actor, he was considering becoming a lawyer.
  • Steven Spielberg portrayed him as The Best Sherlock on Screen.
  • Benedict couldn’t think when Harrison Ford stated that he is a big fan of him.
  • His real parents emerged in one of the episodes in the Sherlock TV series.
  • There are more than 100 million words of Fan Fiction dedicated to him.
  • For his portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, he received unanimous critical acclaim and subsequently earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
  • Until 2015, he has always turned empty-handed from these prestigious award shows wherein he has six BAFTA nominations, five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and two Golden Globe Award nominations.
  • In June 2015, for his participation in the performing arts and charity, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II during the Birthday Honours.
  • He has been portrayed as an expert in photobombing and has been given the title of King of photobombs by various media outlets.
  • His female fans were greeted Cumberbitches which Benedict didn’t like and felt it insulted them, he then subsequently softened it to a more suitable term Cumberpeople.
  • He has been voted as the ‘S*xiest Man Alive’ in Empire and People magazine’s annual list on many moments.
  • His life’s principle is Nothing is Impossible. The word Impossible itself says, ‘I’m possible.’
  • He likes to paint large oil canvases and is known to be a prolific painter. He has lately donated his artworks to various charities and organizations.
  • In 2005, when he was in South Africa with his two friends, he got kidnapped and was held at gunpoint.
  • Furthermore, he was taken to an unidentified location and was liberated without any explanation from the kidnappers.
  • He was featured on the list of 100 Makers of the 21st Century by The Sunday Times in 2014 and the publication has heralded him as this generation’s Sir Laurence Olivier.
  • He was featured in Time magazine’s annual list of 100 Most Influential People in the World for the year 2014.
  • He is close friends with Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Matthew Goode, Zachary Quinto, and Eddie Redmayne.
  • Since October 2014, Madame Tussauds London is showcasing the Benedict Cumberbatch wax figure.
  • He is a Social Worker who represents The Prince’s Trust as its ambassador and supports various philanthropic activities that involve in helping deprived young people.
  • After performing the character of Stephen Hawking in 2004 in the TV film Hawking, he has become the representative of Motor Neurone Disease Association and in 2014, he joined the organization’s Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • When he was 12, he performed the character of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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His breakthrough on the big screen came in 2004 when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in the television movie Hawking (2004). In 2010, he became a household name as Sherlock Holmes on the British television series Sherlock (2010).

Benedict Cumberbatch speaks about five languages which including Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, and Greek.

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