Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Birthday: 
19 July 1976, Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Birth Name: 
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Height: 
183 cm
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (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 a... Show more »
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (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 Oscar-nominated films - War Horse (2011) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). He followed this with acclaimed roles in the science fiction fiction film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), the Oscar-winning drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Fifth Estate (2013) and August: Osage County (2013). In 2014, he portrayed Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) which earned him a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.Cumberbatch was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for his services to the performing arts and to charity.Cumberbatch's engagement to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter, whom he has known for 17 years, was announced in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times newspaper on November 5, 2014. On February 14, 2015, the couple married at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have two sons, Christopher Carlton (born 2015) and Hal Auden (born 2017). Show less «

Benedict Cumberbatch's FILMOGRAPHY

Top Gear (UK) - Season 25

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Avengers: Infinity War

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Patrick Melrose - Season 1

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 23

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Have I Got News for You - Season 55

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Silent Witness - Season 21

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The Jonathan Ross Show - Season 13

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The Daily Show - Season 23

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Saturday Night Live - Season 43

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Conan - Season 8

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Thor: Ragnarok

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The Jonathan Ross Show - Season 12

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The Child in Time

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The Current War [Coming Soon]

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Sherlock - Season 4

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The Daily Show - Season 22

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The Hollow Crown - Season 2

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Conan - Season 7

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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

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Doctor Strange

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Zoolander 2

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Saturday Night Live - Season 41

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Black Mass

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Benedict Cumberbatch'S roles

Nick Kaufman
Nick Kaufman
Dr. Stephen Strange
Dr. Stephen Strange
Peter Guillam
Peter Guillam
Ford
Ford
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Professor Severus Snape
Professor Severus Snape
Khan
Khan
Julian Assange
Julian Assange
Alexander Masters
Alexander Masters
Maj. Jamie Stewart
Maj. Jamie Stewart
David
David
Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall
Smaug
Smaug
Alan Turing
Alan Turing
Sauron
Sauron
William Carey
William Carey
All
All
Wallace
Wallace
Classified
Classified
Billy Bulger
Billy Bulger
Patrick Watts
Patrick Watts
William Pitt the Younger
William Pitt the Younger
Richard III
Richard III
Dr. Stephen Strange
Dr. Stephen Strange
Patrick Melrose
Patrick Melrose
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison