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Birth DateJuly 19,1976
Full NameBenedict Cumberbatch
Birth NameBenedict Cumberbatch
Birth CityLondon
Birth CountryEngland
Father NameTimothy Carlton
Mother NameWanda Ventham
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSophie Hunter
No Of Children3
Height183 cm
Weight78 kg
SibilingsTracy Peacock
AwardsCritics' Choice Television Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, AACTA Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, Satellite Awards, National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards
FilmographyTo Kill a King, Amazing Grace, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Sherlock
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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, also known as Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor. He is popular for his role as Stephen Strange aka Doctor Strange in Marvel Cinematic Universe. After making his acting debut back in 2000, he has appeared in 87 projects as an actor. On top of that, he has managed to secure several accolades for himself which shows how good of an actor he is. 

As of 2022, Benedict Cumberbatch has already managed to cement a legacy of his own. In 2014, Time Magazine even named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Not only that, he got appointed a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to the performing arts and to charity as well in 2015.

Benedict Cumberbatch's Early Life

Benedict Cumberbatch was born on 19th July 1976 in the London district of Hammersmith. If you are wondering how old is Benedict Cumberbatch? Then know that he is 46 years old as of 2022. 

Young Benedict Cumberbatch seats on a chair while posing for a picture
Young Benedict Cumberbatch. Source: Facebook

Benedict Cumberbatch's Family

The Doctor Strange actor's parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham raised him in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He even has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock with whom he shares a strong bond. 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Academic Background

From the age of eight, Benedict Cumberbatch started attending boarding schools. For his schooling, he attended Brambletye School in West Sussex and was an arts scholar at Harrow School.

After leaving Harrow, Cumberbatch went on to take a gap year so that he can volunteer as an English teacher. But after that, he attended the Victoria University of Manchester where he studied Drama. 

Cumberbatch started getting interested in acting in an enormous amount. And because of that, he continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Eventually, he graduated with an MA in Classical Acting. 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Professional Life

Benedict Cumberbatch needs no introduction. As of now, most people know who Benedict Cumberbatch is and what he has done in the entertainment industry. However, it hasn't been an easy journey for him to reach the success he has achieved until now. 

We all know how successful Benedict Cumberbatch has become over the years. But let's have a look at how did he start his career. 

How did Benedict Cumberbatch Start his Career?

From an early age, Benedict Cumberbatch started showcasing his acting skills. He appeared in several theatre plays which allowed him to gain some name as well as experience. He had huge potential as an actor and his drama teacher, Martin Tyrell even called him "the best schoolboy actor". 

Young Benedict Cumberbatch during his early days
Young Benedict Cumberbatch during his early days. Source: Pinterest

After appearing in several plays, the English actor finally made his television debut in 2000. It wasn't the biggest role but he did grab those opportunities to show his skills. One after another, he started appearing in television projects. 

And finally, in 2003, Cumberbatch went on to make his big screen debut with the film "To Kill a King". With an outstanding performance in several projects, Cumberbatch started getting everyone's attention. 

The Rise of Benedict Cumberbatch's Career

Benedict Cumberbatch made a name for himself in no time. People started recognizing him as one of the most talented actors in the entertainment industry. That kind of recognition brought a lot of projects for him. 

"Sherlock" is one of those projects as well. Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed the role of Sherlock Holmes in this series. And managed to gain praise and love in huge amounts. 

Things were only going upward in Cumberbatch's career. His acting skills even landed him a role in the Hobbit series as well. He provided the voice and motion capture for both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer. His performance received a good response globally. And that can be the reason why he went on to reprise his role in the second and third films of the Hobbit series as well. 

These are just a few projects that the Doctor Strange actor got involved in. Apart from these, there are more projects that received critical acclaim. No matter what he managed to deliver a praise-worthy performance on several occasions. So it is fair to say that he is the one who brought the rise in his career. 

Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Benedict Cumberbatch had made a name for himself before entering Marvel Cinematic Universe. But after getting cast in the role of Doctor Strange, he got wider recognition. Everyone knew about Cumberbatch's potential as an actor and had high expectations from him.

Doctor Strange Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch along with the Doctor Strange cast. Source: Wikipedia

And when Cumberbatch made his debut as Doctor Strange, people loved every bit of it. He did manage to fulfill everyone's expectations. And within no time, went on to become a fan favorite character as well. 

Benedict Cumberbatch has appeared in a total of seven MCU projects. "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" are the most recent ones that he appeared in. 

Benedict Cumberbatch Upcoming Movies

If you are a Benedict Cumberbatch fan then know that we will be able to see Benedict Cumberbatch in at least four new movies. As per reports, he will be back on the big screen with four new movies. 

While "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" is already in the post-production stage, we have to wait for the other movies. But it is quite sure that we will be seeing him in more movies in the future as well.

Benedict Cumberbatch Movies

  1. To Kill a King
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Four Lions
  4. Wreckers
  5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  6. Star Trek Into Darkness
  7. 12 Years a Slave
  8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  9. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  10. Doctor Strange
  11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. Avengers: Infinity War
  13. The Grinch
  14. Avengers: Endgame
  15. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
  16. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  17. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Benedict Cumberbatch Tv Shows

  1. Fortysomething
  2. The Last Enemy
  3. Sherlock
  4. Parade's End
  5. Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch's Net Worth

As per Benedict Cumberbatch's IMDB page, he has appeared in 87 projects as an actor until now. This will definitely change in the future. But for someone who has appeared in such projects, the net worth must be high as well. 

As per reports, Benedict Cumberbatch has a net worth of around $40 Million. The vast majority of his net worth comes from his career as an actor and brand collaboration.

Benedict Cumberbatch's Car Collection

The Doctor Strange actor is a huge car geek. The love he has for cars is limitless. Benedict has a huge love of cars and has managed to collect some beauty throughout the years.

Benedit Cumberbatch infront of his Car, MG GS
Benedict Cumberbatch in front of his car, MG GS. Source: Indiatimes

Let's have a look at the cars from Benedict Cumberbatch's collection. 

  5. MG GS

Benedict Cumberbatch's Wife. Is Benedict Cumberbatch Married?

Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is a married man. He got married to his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Hunter. As per reports, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter met each other back in 2009 on the set of "Burlesque Fairytales". However, it's not confirmed when they actually started dating.

Without a doubt, the Doctor Strange actor is one of the most private actors in the entertainment industry. He likes to keep things private which can be the reason why more details regarding the early days of her relationship are not available. 

But nonetheless, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter announced their engagement in 2014. The announcement of their engagement was quite old-fashioned. They shared the news about their engagement by taking out an advert in The Times

Benedict Cumberbatch along with his wife, Sophie Hunter
Benedict Cumberbatch's Wife, Sophie Hunter. Source: Instagram

Three months after the announcement, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter tied the knots in 2015. They got married on the Isle of Wright, a small island off the coast of Great Britain. 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Children

Within a year of getting married to each other, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter got blessed with their first child. The couple welcomed their first son, Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch in 2015. 

Likewise, the couple got blessed with a second child in 2017. They welcomed their second son, Hal Auden Cumberbatch. The Cumberbatch family got bigger when they welcomed their third son, Finn Cumberbatch in 2019. 

In total, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter got blessed with three sons. They don't have a daughter yet but anything can happen in the future. 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Instagram

Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't have an Instagram account. For an actor who likes to stay away from the spotlight, it is quite understandable why he doesn't want to be on social media. 

Benedict Cumberbatch Shirtless
Benedict Cumberbatch Shirtless. Source: Pinterest

During an interview, the Doctor Strange actor even mentioned that he can't get involved in social media. Or it'd be a disaster. He even mentioned, "I’d much rather spend my energy doing what brought me to their attention in the first place, which is my work.”

Benedict Cumberbatch's Involvement in Charity

The Doctor Strange actor is a down-to-earth person and there is no doubt about that. He has actively got himself involved in several charities. He believes in giving something back to society and that is why his involvement in charity is often seen. 

Benedict Cumberbatch is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust. However, this is not his only involvement of his in charity. He has done countless things to support needy people. This side of his clearly shows how good of a human being he is. 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Benedict Cumberbatch

Once you get some name and fame, it is quite common for people to have some questions regarding you. Let's talk about some of the frequently asked questions regarding Benedict Cumberbatch.

Is Benedict Cumberbatch Gay?

Well, Benedict Cumberbatch is not gay. He identifies himself as a straight person. And he also has a partner from the opposite gender which clearly answers the question. 

What is Benedict Cumberbatch's Penguin Meme?

During a BBC documentary about the South Pacific, Benedict Cumberbatch struggled to say Penguin. Since then people have started calling it the Benedict Cumberbatch penguin meme. 

Did Benedict Cumberbatch appear in Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch has appeared in Saturday Night Live. Not just once but he has appeared in SNL a total of two times. He appeared for the first back in 2016 and on 7th May 2022, he made his second appearance. 

Not only did the Doctor Strange actor host the show but he did a skit as well. 

Why did Benedict Cumberbatch refuse to speak with Kirsten Dunst on the set of The Power of the Dog?

In the film, Kirsten Dunst portrays a character who's disliked by Cumberbatch. During an interview, Benedict Cumberbatch mentioned that "I didn’t want to be really mean to Kirsten, but I needed to stay in character". 

That was the reason why Benedict Cumberbatch refused to speak with Kirsten Dunst on the set of "The Power of the Dog". 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Height. How Tall is Benedict Cumberbatch?

If you go through Benedict Cumberbatch's pictures then it is quite easy to tell that he has a good height. But how tall is he? Well, he is 6 feet (183 cm) tall. Talking about his weight, he weighs around 78 kg (172 lbs). 

Updated On Sat Sep 03 2022 Published OnSat Sep 03 2022 By James Smith

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