About Benedict Cumberbatch

Sometimes it feels like there has been a void in our lives; everyone feels it. Complaining is one thing that everyone does; people don’t know to live with it, or they not even for a second try to complete those voids in their lives. Talking about Benedict Cumberbatch, this guy fulfilled his every desire he put forward. Well, who doesn’t know the greatest mystery solver Sherlock Holmes or may even know him as the Dr. Stranger. The more we talk about him, the more it gets interesting. So, in this article, you will be looking at the complete Biography of Benedict Cumberbatch.

Quick Info
Full nameBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Date of Birth19 July 1976
Birth placeLondon, England
Parent(s)Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham
Spouse(s)Sophie Hunter ​(m. 2015)
Net worthUS $40 million

Early life

Benedict Cumberbatch was born in London, England, to actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. He has an older half-sister on his mother’s side named Tracy Tabernacle. Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, his Great Grandfather, was a general in Turkey. In contrast, his grandfather was an officer of a submarine for both world wars and earned respect in London’s High society.

Benedict Cumberbatch attended school at the age of eight in the Bramble School of West Sussex and was also an art researcher at Harrow School. Harrow is one of the best boarding schools in the UK. At this school, he performed several works by Shakespeare, and his first performance as Titania was the Fairy Queen. After leaving Harrow, Benedict Cumberbatch taught English for a year at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India, and then studied drama at the University of Manchester. He continued his studies at the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts and earned a master’s degree in classical.

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In 2002, Benedict Cumberbatch participated in the short film Hills Like White Elephants, an adaptation of the homonymous work by Ernest Hemingway; later, in 2003, he played in To Kill A King. It wasn’t until 2006 that his portrayal of William Pitt in the movie Amazing Grace earned him a British Breakthrough Acting Award nomination from the London Film Critics Circle. He has also participated in the films Atonement of 2007, The Other Boleyn Girl, adaptation of the same name of 2008, and inThe Whistleblower 2010, starring Rachel Weisz.

In 2011, he played Peter Guillam, George Smiley’s right-hand man, in the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson; adaptation of the homonymous novel by John le Carré, starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. This film was nominated for three Oscars. That same year he participated in War Horse, under the direction of Steven Spielberg, playing Major Stewart.

Benedict Cumberbatch participated in the film trilogy of The Hobbit (2012 – 2014), playing two characters: the dragon Smaug, through motion capture and lending his voice to it, and also lending his voice to give life to the Necromancer. 

In January 2012, his publicist confirmed that he would be joining Star Trek’s cast: Into Darkness as the new villain, placing himself under JJ Abrams. October 2012 was one of his most productive years since he joined the cast of the film directed by Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave and family drama August: Osage County.

In 2013 Benedict Cumberbatch participated in the film’s Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, and had his first starring role in the role of Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Besides, it was confirmed that he would play Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatles, in a biographical film by his Sherlock director Paul McGuigan and that Tom Hanks would produce it. The show ran for four particular seasons and also had a movie named The Abdominal Bridge. In 2014 The Imitation Game was released, where he played the famous mathematician Alan Turing.

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In December 2014, Marvel confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch would play the title role in the movie about Doctor Strange. The film began shooting in May 2015, in the studies Pinewood-Shepperton. It was released on 4th November 2016.

In 2017, Benedict Cumberbatch worked at Brighton on the set of The Current War, playing Thomas Alva Edison, with director Alfonso Gómez-Rejón and alongside actors Tom Holland and Michael Shannon. In 2018 he worked in the super production Avengers: Infinity War, repeating his role as Doctor Strange in the company of a choral cast. That same year lent her voice to the movie The Grinch and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the latter based on The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. He also participated in the miniseries Patrick Melrose, for which he received praise.

Age, Heights, and other facts

Benedict Cumberbatch is currently 44 years old. The 44-year-old just celebrated his 44th birthday on 19th July 2020. Since his birthday falls on the march, his zodiac sign is Cancer. He is a Christian; however, he respects Buddhism and loves Buddhists.

Cumberbatch stands at the height of 6 feet and currently weigh around 75 Kg (163 Pounds). Born in Britain, he has a British Nationality. He has a great sense of humor, and his acting skills are flawless.

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Personal Life

In 2005, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Benedict Cumberbatch and two of his friends were abducted by gunmen in the middle of the night. The hostages were eventually taken to uninhabited areas, where they were released without explanation. “It taught me that you leave it as you come into this world,” he said of the incident. Besides, he added, “It made me decide to live a less normal life.” He is a believer in Buddhist philosophy and has also expressed interest in meditation and mindfulness.

Benedict is married to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter. Their marriage was announced in the “Future Marriages” section of the Times on November 5, 2014; After a 17-year friendship. The couple were married at the 12th-century church of St. Peter and St. Powell on the Isle of Wight, and held a wedding party on February 14, 2015, in the village of Moti-Stoneon Mener. They have a son named Christopher, born in 2015, and another son named Hall, taken in 2017.


Net Worth

According to Celebrity net worth, Cumberbatch has an estimated net worth of $40 million.