Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 in London, England. His parents are Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, they are actors too. He was raised in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He also has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage. He attended Brambletye School and Harrow School.

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After school, He took a gap year to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in India in the small city Darjeeling. Then he attended the University of Manchester and graduated with a Bachelor Degree. He continued his education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he got his Master of Arts in Classical Acting Degree.

He started his acting career in theater with major roles in popular plays. He made his appearance on the stages of such theaters like Royal Court, Regent's Park Open Air, Almeida as well as The Royal National Theatres. He made his first appearance in the movie in 2002, where he appeared in the short film “Hills Like White Elephants”. In the 2006 he played the role of William Pitt in the drama film “Amazing grace”.

Later he was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award. He appeared with role of Paul Marshall in the romantic drama “Atonement” in the 2007. The next year he played in the film “The Other Boleyn Girl”. He also was involved in Charles Darwin biographical movie “Creation” as Darwin's friend Joseph Hooker, it was released in the 2009.

He got his breakthrough time in the 2010, when he landed the role of Sherlock Holmes in popular TV series “Sherlock”. He tried himself as a voice actor in the popular 2013 fantasy movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, where he voiced Smaug and The Necromancer.

Later he voiced a role in Dream Works Animation's feature motion picture “Penguins of Madagascar”. He made his appearances as a cryptanalyst Alan Turing in the historical drama thriller “The Imitation Game”, which was directed by Morten Tyldum and released in the 2014.

In the 2016 he starred the role of Doctor Strange in the same titled movie. The recent project of him is a movie “The Current War”, where he is playing the role of Thomas Edison. The movie will release in the 2017.

In addition to his acting career, he also has narrated numerous documentary movies and TV programs such as National Geographic or Discovery Channel.

He is married to Sophie Hunter. His wife is a theatre and opera director. The couple engaged after 17 years of friendship. They married in the 2015. They are blessed with a baby boy named Christopher Carlton, who was born in the 2015.

He also announced that his wife are expecting a second child. Cumberbatch is available in the social media like Twitter, and Instagram. He also was an active in charity and got involved in volunteer work with local charities. He has a net worth of 20 million dollars.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 19 Jul, 1976
Age: 43 yrs
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Hammersmith
residence: London
Gender: Male
Description: English actor and film producer
Spouse: Sophie Hunter [M. 2015]
Net Worth 2021: 40 million
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Last Modified: Aug 9 2020
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