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Birth information

19 July 1976 Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Given Name

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Nickname

Ben

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sophie Hunter

Life Story of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG. Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting. After he finished school, he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. On his return, he studied drama at Manchester University. He continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting. By the time he had completed his studies, he already had an agent.

Cumberbatch has worked in theatre, television, film and radio. His breakthrough on the big screen came in 2004 when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in the television movie Hawking (2004). In 2010, he became a household name as Sherlock Holmes on the British television series Sherlock (2010). In 2011, he appeared in two...

Significant features of Benedict Cumberbatch

Deep baritone voice
Piercing blue-green eyes
Sharp cheekbones
Often portrays posh upper-class figures
Usually plays highly-intelligent and gifted characters

What movies did Benedict Cumberbatch play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Rogue Male , Guantanamo Diary , Rio , Ironbark (2019) , Patrick Melrose (2018) , The Child in Time (2017) , Little Favour (2013) ,
Actors Filmography
Magik Lewis, Rogue Male , The Man in the Rockefeller Suit Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) Dr. Stephen Strange, Guantanamo Diary Stu Couch, Rio , The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019) , Ironbark (2019) Greville Wynne, 1917 (2019) , Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Benedict Cumberbatch, Good Omens...

Birth information

19 July 1976 Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Given Name

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Nickname

Ben

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sophie Hunter

Life Story of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG. Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting. After he finished school, he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. On his return, he studied drama at Manchester University. He continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting. By the time he had completed his studies, he already had an agent.

Cumberbatch has worked in theatre, television, film and radio. His breakthrough on the big screen came in 2004 when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in the television movie Hawking (2004). In 2010, he became a household name as Sherlock Holmes on the British television series Sherlock (2010). In 2011, he appeared in two...

Significant features of Benedict Cumberbatch

Deep baritone voice
Piercing blue-green eyes
Sharp cheekbones
Often portrays posh upper-class figures
Usually plays highly-intelligent and gifted characters

What movies did Benedict Cumberbatch play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Rogue Male , Guantanamo Diary , Rio , Ironbark (2019) , Patrick Melrose (2018) , The Child in Time (2017) , Little Favour (2013) ,
Actors Filmography
Magik Lewis, Rogue Male , The Man in the Rockefeller Suit Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) Dr. Stephen Strange, Guantanamo Diary Stu Couch, Rio , The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019) , Ironbark (2019) Greville Wynne, 1917 (2019) , Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Benedict Cumberbatch, Good Omens...

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Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass (2015)

Received his Master's degree in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), United Kingdom's oldest drama school.

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Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice before filming Hawking (2004) to prepare for the role. He then subsequently provided the voice of the physicist in "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" (2010) and "Stephen Hawking's Grand Design" (2012) which both aired on Discovery Channel.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass (2015)

Son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose (2018)

He experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa while filming To the Ends of the Earth (2005). He wrote about the experience in an article for The Prince's Trust for which he is ambassador.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose (2018)

His character Sherlock Holmes' warm relationship with Mrs. Hudson is influenced by Cumberbatch's own real-life relationship with Una Stubbs, as she is good friends with his mother and she has seen him grow up.

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Is a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. with whom he shares the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Brexit: Chronik eines Abschieds (2019)

Lost a notable amount of weight for his role as Sherlock Holmes, his goal being to portray Holmes as a character with such high intelligence that it manifests itself in a physical, "mind-over-matter" sort of way.

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Good friends with Jonny Lee Miller, with whom he shared the central roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in Danny Boyle's stage production Frankenstein (2011). Coincidentally, Miller was cast as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012) and Cumberbatch has been playing the legendary detective in Sherlock (2010) since July 2010.

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During his gap year, before studying Drama in Manchester University, he spent some time volunteering as an English teacher at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Darjeeling, India. The pupils were mostly Tibetans.

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Painted oil canvases and was a member of the rugby team while he was studying at Harrow.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Mogli: Legende des Dschungels (2018)

In 2012, he won a Laurence Olivier Award, London Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Award for his performance in Danny Boyle's stage production Frankenstein (2011) at the Royal National Theatre wherein he played Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in alternating nights.

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Tom Hollander and Benedict Cumberbatch in Mogli: Legende des Dschungels (2018)

In 2005, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing Jørgen Tesman in Henrik Ibesen's play entitled "Hedda Gabler".

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Mogli: Legende des Dschungels (2018)

Famous for his Alan Rickman impressions.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Cumberbatch in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

He received one of his earliest reviews when he played Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The review says "Cumberbatch's 'Bottom' will be long remembered".

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Paul Giamatti and Benedict Cumberbatch in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

He unexpectedly got dual voice roles on The Simpsons (1989) when he visited Fox's studio for a completely unrelated appointment. He voiced the United Kingdom's Prime Minister (patterned from Hugh Grant's character in Love Actually (2003)) and did an Alan Rickman impression to voice Snape for the Special Valentine Episode that aired February 2013.

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Scott Adkins and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Became good friends with Gary Oldman on the set of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

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Benedict Wong and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

His grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a decorated submarine officer of both World Wars and a prominent figure of London high society.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

His great-grandfather, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, was Queen Victoria's Consul General in Turkey and Lebanon, and was a member of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for his services to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.

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Has numerous connections outside the franchise to fellow Star Trek cast members. He played Stephen Hawking, who had previously played himself on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He shares the role of Sherlock Holmes with both Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Plummer. Cast member Karl Urban appeared in the last two Lord of the Rings films, while Cumberbatch appears in the prequel trilogy based on The Hobbit.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Three of his roles have connections to Leonard Nimoy. Obviously, Nimoy originated the role of Mr. Spock. He also played Sherlock Holmes on stage, and in the 1970s, released a song called "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins".

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Healey in Doctor Strange (2016)

According to ancestry.ca, he is related to famed astronaut Chris Hadfield.

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Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Topo Wresniwiro in Doctor Strange (2016)

He always wanted to pursue acting, however he entertained the idea of a law degree because of how hard his parents worked to give him an education. When he discovered that law was just as competitive, he decided to go with his passion.

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Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Has central heterochromia as well as sectoral heterochromia, the "groovy" but harmless genetic mutation that his friend James McAvoy describes in X-Men: First Class (2011). Central heterochromia is where each eye has multiple colors - in his case, each has a different but nearly identical combination of blue, green, and gold. Sectoral heterochromia is where one eye has a spot (or sector) of different coloration; his right eye has a brown "freckle" of color that, while small, is typical of sectoral heterochromia.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

In 2013, he was included in Entertainment Weekly's New Hollywood feature which listed the "Top 50 Coolest, Most Creative Entertainers Blowing Up TV, Movies, Music and Books".

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Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

His female fans were originally known as "Cumberbitches", but are now known as the "CumberCollective" or "Cumberpeople". Cumberbatch is uncomfortable with the term "Cumberbitches" because he says its non-inclusive and pejorative.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Fond of extreme sports like skydiving, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving and snowboarding.

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Benjamin Bratt and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

His voice has been creatively described by journalist Caitlin Moran as a "jaguar hiding in a cello". According to a film critic, his voice is "so sepulchrally resonant, that it could have been synthesized from the combined timbres of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Alan Rickman holding an elocution contest down a well". The "jaguar hiding in a cello" comparison apparently also clicked with the creative people at Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC. Cumberbatch voiced several commercials for Jaguar cars.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in Doctor Strange (2016)

In 2013, he was ranked fifth place in the "Most Fascinating People in Britain" list of Tatler magazine, ranking higher than the Duchess of Cambridge and just below Queen Elizabeth II.

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He was the cover star of The Hollywood Reporter's "New A-List" issue in September 2013.

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Rachel McAdams and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Ranked #1 in Empire magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Known for donating his own drawings and sketches for charities and fundraisers.

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Graced the cover of Time magazine in October 2013.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

His parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham also played his character's parents on Sherlock (2010).

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Rohan Chand in Mogli: Legende des Dschungels (2018)

Four out of five films in which he appeared in 2013 received Oscar nominations: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), August: Osage County (2013) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Mogli: Legende des Dschungels (2018)

As of 2015, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Of those, 12 Years a Slave (2013) is a winner in the category.

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Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, etc.

In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times' "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list citing him as the "next Sir Laurence Olivier".

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Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, etc.

In an interview, Julie Andrews named Cumberbatch as one of the actors she is fond of.

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Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Has played two villains named "Khan": Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the voice of tiger Shere Khan in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018).

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Has mostly English ancestry, with small or distant amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Scottish, Cornish, French, Swiss-French, Swedish, German and Dutch. His paternal grandfather, British Royal Navy and submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was born in Izmir, Turkey and his paternal grandmother, Pauline Ellen Laing (Congdon), was born in Bengal, India (their families were English). His great-grandfather, diplomat Henry Arnold/Alfred Cumberbatch, was born in Berdyans'k, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine, and was Queen Victoria's consul general in Turkey and Lebanon. Henry's own father, Robert William Cumberbatch, was also a diplomat, serving as Consul in the Russian Empire and Ottoman Empire.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Posted a video of himself accepting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise research funds for ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease". Gehrig is not the only famous person to suffer from this disease: it also affects Stephen Hawking, whom Cumberbatch has played.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Has an older half-sister, Tracy Tabernacle, now Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage to James Tabernacle.

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Rachel McAdams and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Traditionally announced his engagement to theatre director partner Sophie Hunter, who he has known for 17 years, in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times newspaper. He presented her with a 3.5 carat, Edwardian-inspired cushion-cut, yellow diamond ring adorned with a hundred smaller diamonds all around the head, bezel and shank. Its estimated value is $450,000. [November 2014]

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Graced the cover of Time magazine for the second time in November 2014.

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Benedict Wong and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

Benedict's favorite filmmakers are Stanley Kubrick, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Soderbergh, John Hughes and Alfred Hitchcock.

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