Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who is popular between the ladies for his sharp cheekbones, piercing Blue-green eyes and deep articulate voice. Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 in Hammersmith, London. He has worked in film, theatre, and radio.
His big breakthrough to the big screen was as ‘Stephen Hawking’ in 2004 movie ‘Hawking’, and he is best known as Sherlock Holmes in one of the best TV Drama series ‘Sherlock.’
|Full Name||Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch|
|Net Worth||$30 Million USD|
|Name||Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch|
|Date of birth (Age)
(How old is Benedict Cumberbatch?)
|19 July 1976 (42 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Queen’s Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom|
(Where doe Benedict Cumberbatch lives?)
|Camden, North London
Hidden Hills, Los Angles
|Religion||Unknown but philosophically ‘Buddhist’|
(How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch?)
|1.83m (6 foot 0 inches)|
|Body Measurement||Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 14 inches
Bicep: 32 inches
|Hair Color||Auburn (Reddish Brown/ginger)|
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Benedict Cumberbatch Family
|Father’s Name||Timothy Carlton|
|Mother’s Name||Wanda Ventham|
|Siblings||Tracy Peacock (Step-sister)|
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|Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch (3-year-old son)
Hal Auden Cumberbatch (1-year-old son)
Benedict Cumberbatch Filmography
Cumberbatch is one of the best actors Hollywood has; he has worked in almost every field in the industry. He started his acting career in live theatre in 2001. Benedict Cumberbatch has also done some plays when he was 9 years old. He made his acting debut at the age of 12 in a theatre play called ‘A midsummer’s night dream’ starring as ‘Titania.’
Benedict Cumberbatch Famous Plays
Romeo & Juliet as ‘Benvolio’ (2002)
The Children’s Monologue as ‘Reader’ (2010)
Frankenstein as ‘Victor Frankenstein/The Creature (2011)
Benedict’s performance in Frankenstein got him ‘The Olivier award’, ‘Evening Standard Award’, and Critic’s Circle Theatre Award,’ by winning three awards all together he received ‘Triple Crown of London Theatre.’
In 2015, he played as a lead in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ live theatre in Barbican Theatre, which earned him third Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
Benedict first appeared on a small screen in the year 2002 on the show called ‘’Tipping the Velvet.’ In 2003, he appeared in two back-to-back TV Drama series called “Cambridge Spies” and “Fortysomething.”
Benedict major work that got him in the spotlight was in 2004 when he played ‘Stephen Hawking’ in the hit series “Hawking,” he achieved ‘Gold Nymph Award’ for Television film category of ‘Best Performance by Actor.’ Benedict worked with Tom Hardy in TV edition of ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards.’
Benedict Cumberbatch Best TV Shows
Sherlock as ‘Sherlock Home’ (since 2010)
Hawking as ‘Stephen Hawking’ (2004)
The Hollow Crown as ‘Richard III’ (2012-2016)
The Child in Time as ‘Stephen Lewis’ (2017)
Patrick Melrose as ‘Patrick Melrose (2018 miniseries)
Benedict started his film career in 2007-2008 by playing supporting roles in ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Other Boleyn Girl.’ He appeared in ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, which was based on a novel, and in ‘War Horse’ both movies were released in 2011 and both of them were nominated in Oscars.
In November 2014 released movie ‘Imitation Game’ starring Benedict, earned him the nomination in Academy Awards as ‘Best actor in the leading role.’
In 2015, Benedict appeared as ‘Dr. Strange’ in Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’ that became the huge hit and highlight work in Benedict’s career.
Benedicts Cumberbatch Hit Movies
12 years a Slave as ‘Ford’ (2013) – Oscar-winning- Drama
Star Trek Into Darkness as ‘Khan Noonien Singh’ (2013)
The Imitation Game as ‘Alan Turing’ (2014)
Penguins of Madagascar as ‘Classified’ (2014)
Black Mass as ‘William Bulger’ (2015)
Thor: Ragnarok as ‘Doctor Strange’ (2017)
Benedict Cumberbatch has also appeared in Hobbit series as ‘Samug The Dragon.’ Furthermore he would be ‘Mowgli’ in 2019; he will be appearing as a voice of Sher Khan.
Benedict Cumberbatch also narrated many novels that you can listen to an audible ‘Audiobooks’. Best recommends- ‘The Order of Time, ‘Metamorphosis’, and ‘Casanova.’ You can listen to the sample of ‘Casanova’ on audible.
Benedict Cumberbatch Personal Life
Benedict Cumberbatch is a very talented actor; acting runs in his blood, his father Timothy Carlton and mom ‘Wanda’ are both veterans’ actors. They have also appeared together in ‘Sherlock’ series as Sherlock’s parents.
When he was young, he attended boarding school. His parents want him to do best in Academics rather than following the footsteps of their own. For best education, they want the best school, until they find one Benedict has to change his school constantly.
Benedict Cumberbatch educated himself from the best school in London, ‘Harrow School.’ After ‘Harrow’, he graduated from ‘Victoria University of Manchester’ now simply known as ‘University of Manchester.’
Benedict is now married to Sophie Hunter. He knew Sophie Hunter for 17 years; she is a director of opera and theatre. Benedict announced their engagements in November 2014 in the section of ‘Time Magazines’ called ‘Forthcoming Wedding.’
They got married on February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day) and they had their first baby son in June 2015 and named him ‘Christopher Carlton’, they welcomed their second baby boy in 2017 and named him Hal Auden.
Benedict Cumberbatch Social Media
Cumberbatch is one of the 25 celebrities who don’t have any official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account. Benedict explains the reason that it would be a disaster if he will be a part of social life.
He concludes that whenever he types (on Twitter) he frequently went over his character limit and because of that the text ends up making no sense. That is why he rather spent time doing the thing that brought him all the attention in the first place, and not the thing that would just consume his energy, he finds that very toxic.
For fans worldwide who want to know their favorite English actor better, there are many fan pages, and fansites, which you can follow for the latest updates of your favorite.
You can follow (@cumberbatchweb) twitter fan page account, and (@benedictcumberbatch_221b) Instagram account.