Benedict Cumberbatch

Birth Name Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Birth Place Hammersmith, London
Birth Sign Cancer
Father Timothy carlton
Mother Wanda Ventham
Spouse Sophie Hunter
Height 6′ (1.83m)
Eye color blue-green eyes
Hair Color reddish brown
Date of Birth July 19, 1976
Age 42 years
Nationality British
Net Worth es. $30 million
College Victoria University of Manchester
Children 2 (Carlton Cumberbatch and Hal Cumberbatch)
Died n/a


Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch

Personal Life and Early Life

Benedict Cumberbatch, a British actor was born on July 19, 1976 Hammersmith, London, England, UK. He has performed in movie, television, theatre and ration. Similarly, his parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton, both of them were actors too. Also the actor is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton. His great-great grandfather Robert William Cumberbatch was a British consul in Turkey and the Russian Empire. The actor also has a half-sister Tracy Peacock form his mother’s first marriage.

Benedict attended boarding school at the age of 8 and was educated at Brambletye School in West Sussex. He was so very much talented since he was kid. He was an arts scholar at Harrow School. At harrow school he displayed interest in rugby. Furthermore, he was interested in painting. However it was theater that captured his imagination rather than rugby and painting. For that reason he pursued his career in acting.

Finally, after he finished school at Harrow he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. Similarly, he is also a graduate student of the Victoria University of Manchester. Furthermore, he continued his training at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting.


Hollywood Actor

First of all, Benedict Cumberbatch is an screen actor best known for his role in the BBC television show Sherlock and Patrick Melrose. He also has appeared in many Hollywood screens such as “The Imitation Game”, “Star Trek: Into the Darkness” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. His most noteworthy performance was in the movie “The Imitation Game”. He was also nominated for the Oscars for his role in the movie as the best actor. Besides that, the actor appeared in television series called Sherlock Holmes as a Detective which was created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. He has also played the role of Doctor Strange in, “Doctor Strange(2016)”, “Thor:Ragnarok(2017)”, “Avengers:Infinity war(2018)”, “Avengers: End Game(2019)”.

BeHollywood Actornedict’s early television roles includes two seperate guest roles in “Heartbeat”(2004,2005) , Freddy in “Tipping the Velvet”(2002) and also as Edward Hand in “Cambridge Spies”(2003). As a result of great performance in these small roles his career was enhanced as he was selected for the lead role in Sherlock. Though he grew in a family of actors he wasn’t planning to become one. Similarly, his parent’s encouraged him to pursue a more stable calling. As a result he wanted to become a criminal lawyer. Consequently, he pursued his career in acting. And hence he ended up succeeding in career he liked the most.

Net worth

Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor whose net worth is so estimated to be $30 million.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch

Award and Nomination

Award Wins Nominations
Satellite Award
1 4
Emmy Award
1 5
SAG award
0 5
1 8
Golden Globe Award
0 3
Laurence Olivier Award
1 3
Academy Award
0 1


benedict cumberbatch

Hollywood actor

In contrast to winning several stage and screen acting awards. He has won so many awards throughout his career. He has also received both Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his role. Also was nominated for the BAFTA Award for the best actor. Similarly, he won the Golden Nymph for television movies. Above all Benedict Cumberbatch is a terrific actor. Due to which he is one of the most known actors in Hollywood. Hence, he is one of the highest paid actors in this generation. Therefore he is the actor if available one should not miss.

Relationship status

While Benedict Cumberbatch is married to Sophie Hunter who is the director of “Opera”. The couple started dating  in July 2014. They have two sons name Carlton Cumberbatch who was born in 2015 and another child named Hal Cumberbatch born in 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

Also his exes were Anna Jones, Dakota Johnson, Lydia Hearst and Olivia Poulet.

Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch

  • He spent a year teaching in India due to which he likes India.
  • He was kidnapped in South Africa.
  • In Sherlock series, his parents on that series were certainly his real life parents.
  • He is easily Starstruck.
  • His also has family link to Alan Turing.
  • He is the leading man in a lot of fan fiction.
  • Benedict has rare genetic mutation.
  • He is distantly related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • He toyed with the idea of becoming a Lawyer.

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