Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Updated: May 07, 2022

Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Nickname/Stage Name: Benedict Cumberbatch

Birth Date: July 19, 1976

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, Superhero

Occupation: Actor

Years Active: 1998 till Present

Net Worth: $40 million


Personal Life

Benedict Cumberbatch was born in the London district of Hammersmith and grew up in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage.

He is married to Sophie Hunter, an English theatre and opera director. They have three sons.


Cumberbatch got his education from Brambletye School, West Sussex, and was an arts scholar at Harrow School. He attended the Victoria University of Manchester where he studied Drama.

He was further trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and graduated with an MA in Classical Acting.


Cumberbatch performed in the theatre from 2001 and nabbed TV roles during that time and in the following years. 

In 2006, he portrayed William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace, appearing afterward in Atonement (2007) and The Whistleblower (2010).

He provided the voice and motion-capture for the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit film series directed by Peter Jackson. He was cast as Doctor Strange in the 2016 film, reprising the role in subsequent MCU movies.

Other films Cumberbatch has appeared in include The Current War (2017), 1917 (2019), and The Power of the Dog (2021).


Critics'Choice Television Award (2012)

Laurence Olivier Award (2012)

Satellite Award (2012, 2021)

British Independent Film Award (2014)

Primetime Emmy Award (2014, 2016)

British Academy Television Award (2019)

AACTA Award (2021)


"I've been very lucky at what's happened in my career to date, but playing something as far from me as possible is an ambition of mine - anything from a mutated baddy in a comic book action thriller to a detective."

"I've seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over."

"Worst thing about my profession? The press, obviously. Don't write that, eh?"


His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham are also actors.

He experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa while filming To The Ends of the Earth (2005).

He is a huge fan of fellow actor Robert Downey Jr.


Hills Like White Elephants (2002)

Starter For 10 (2006)

Creation (2009)

War Horse (2011)

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Doctor Strange (2016)

The Courier (2020)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)


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