Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie Actor

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award.

Full Name
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Jul 19, 1976
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on July 19, 1976 in London, England. He is an English actor who has gained international fame for his roles in films such as The Imitation Game (2014), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Doctor Strange (2016). Cumberbatch studied drama at Manchester University before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Cumberbatch has had a successful career on stage, television and film. His stage credits include Hamlet in 2011 at the Royal Court Theatre and Frankenstein in 2011 at the National Theatre. He has won numerous awards for his performances including an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock in 2014 and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Imitation Game.

Cumberbatch's film credits include August: Osage County (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Hobbit trilogy (2012-2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also voices Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy and narrates the documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs. 

Cumberbatch is married to theatre director Sophie Hunter since 2015. They have two sons together, Christopher Carlton and Hal Auden.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Benedict Cumberbatch is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 19, 1976, Benedict Cumberbatch was born in London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Brambletye School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch graduates from the all-boys boarding school, Brambletye School. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends the University of Manchester</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch attends the University of Manchester to study drama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Performance in To the Ends of the Earth</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch makes his screen debut in the British miniseries, To the Ends of the Earth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gains Recognition for Sherlock Holmes Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes on the BBC series, Sherlock, and gains worldwide recognition for his performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Imitation Game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Becomes a Father</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcome their first child, Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Versatility</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benedict Cumberbatch is an incredibly versatile actor. He has starred in a variety of roles and genres, ranging from complex detective stories to action-packed superhero movies. His ability to bring such a wide range of characters to life is truly impressive and inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Charitable Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benedict Cumberbatch is also highly regarded for his charitable work. He has been involved in many fundraising events and charities over the years, such as a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital. His generosity and kindness have made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Humor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benedict Cumberbatch always brings a touch of humor to any role he plays or event he attends. He can crack jokes with ease and often uses self-deprecating humor. This makes him a joy to watch and be around, which is why so many people love him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> He Was Named After a British War Hero</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Benedict Cumberbatch was named after his ancestor, British war hero Admiral Lord Thomas Benedict Cumberbatch. His parents wanted a name that would honor the admiral.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Was Part of an International Drama Troupe</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a famous actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was part of a theater group called "Travelling Theatre Company" which performed all over Europe.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He Is a Voice Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to being an actor, Benedict Cumberbatch is also a voice actor. He has provided the voices for characters in The Simpsons, Star Trek Into Darkness and Penguins of Madagascar.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> He Is an Expert Chess Player</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Benedict Cumberbatch is an avid chess player and is said to have a master level knowledge of the game. He even plays online against opponents around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In April 2019, Benedict Cumberbatch received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to film and television.</p></div>


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