Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

English actor (born 1976)
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his roles on the screen and stage, he has received various accolades throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a British Academy Television Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award. Cumberbatch won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankenstein and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock. His performances in the dramas The Imitation Game (2014) and The Power of the Dog (2021) earned him nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. For playing the title role in the five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose, he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 2014 Time magazine included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015 he was appointed a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity.

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Benedict Cumberbatch was born on Monday, 19 July 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK. His full name at birth was Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. He is best known as an actor. Cumberbatch's country of citizenship (nationality) is British. Benedict attended high school at Harrow School, London, England. For university, he studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre). His religion is listed as Buddhist. He is 6' (183 cm) tall and weighs 172 lbs (78 kg) with an athletic build. He has other eyes and light brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $30,000,000 US dollars. Benedict Cumberbatch is 47 years old and his zodiac star sign is Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Claim to fame
his roles as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC and PBS co-produced television series "Sherlock" and Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films
Date of birth
19 July 1976
Place of birth
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Actor, Film producer
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6' (183 cm)
172 lbs (78 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Small wrinkle over the nose
  • Really deep voice
  • Beautiful Blue-green eyes
  • Athletic Type
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London, England
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Net worth
$30,000,000 USD
High school
  • Harrow School, London, England
  • Brambletye School, West Sussex, England
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  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre)
  • University of Manchester (BA Drama)
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Talent agency
Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd.
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Partner: Sophie Hunter (Married) 3 children
Jul 2014-
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it. People see a value in you that you don't see yourself.
On Stephen Hawking: "He's such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge, phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. You think, 'I really don't want to waste this man's time.' I was myself rather than thinking, 'I'm a stupid actor; how on earth can I impress someone like this? I don't know what to say to make me feel worthy of playing this man.'"
Cumberbatch - it sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn't it? What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, Mum wasn't keen on me keeping it.
  • His grandmother paid for his high tuition fee at Harrow.
  • Son of actor Timothy Carlton and actress Wanda Ventham.
  • Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice before filming Hawking (2004) (TV) to prepare for the role.
  • Trained at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
  • He went to Harrow, one of the most prestigious public schools in the country. Benedict's first ever acting role was when he was still at school. He played Titania, Queen of the Fairies in the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream. During his gap year before going to Manchester University, he spent some time teaching English at a Tibetan monastery.

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