Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

English actor
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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. A graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, he continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.

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Full name at birth
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
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Claim to fame
Atonement, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Dr. Strange
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Date of birth
19 July 1976
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Place of birth
Hammersmith, London, England
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Age
45
Occupation
Actor, Film producer
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Height
6' (183 cm)
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Weight
172 lbs (78.0 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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12
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
London, England
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Net worth
$30,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Harrow School, London, England
  • Brambletye School, West Sussex, England
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University
  • 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
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.`"
  • 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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