Benedict Cumberbatch

BirthDay:

19 Jul 1976

BirthPlace:

Hammersmith, London, England, UK

BirthName:

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Bio:

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 nominations 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 a son, Christopher Carlton (b. 2015).
Filmography

Actor ( 102 credits )

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2018) Grinch (voice)
Jungle Book (2018) Shere Khan
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Dr. Stephen Strange
The Current War (2017) Thomas Edison
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Dr. Stephen Strange
SSDT - Anno 2060 (2017)  Consulant Assenge (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Yellow Birds (2017) Sergeant Sterling
Walk with Me (2017) Narrator
Doctor Strange (2016) Dr. Stephen Strange
Zoolander 2 (2016) All
Magik (2016) Lewis (voice)
Live Boxing (2016)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015) Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
Black Mass (2015) Bill Bulger
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Smaug / Necromancer
Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Classified (voice)
The Imitation Game (2014) Alan Turing
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Smaug / Necromancer
The Fifth Estate (2013) Julian Assange
August: Osage County (2013) Little Charles Aiken
Jerusalem (2013) Narrator (voice)
Hawking (2013) Himself - Actor
12 Years a Slave (2013) Ford
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Khan
You wa nani shi ni Nippon e? (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Necromancer
How to Behave (2012) Humphrey Bogart
Girlfriend in a Coma (2012) Dante (voice)
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself
WWI's Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig (2012)  Narrator (2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
The Hollow Crown (2012)  Richard III (2 episodes, 2016)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
War Horse (2011) Maj. Jamie Stewart
Wreckers (2011) David
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Peter Guillam
Curiosity (2011)  Narrator (1 episode, 2011)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Alaska y Mario (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Third Star (2010) James
The Whistleblower (2010) Nick Kaufman
Four Lions (2010) Negotiator
Sherlock (2010)  Sherlock Holmes (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010)  Stephen Hawking (3 episodes, 2010)
Creation (2009) Joseph Hooker
Burlesque Fairytales (2009) Henry Clark
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
National Theatre Live (2009)  Rosencrantz / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) William Carey
Picture This (2008)  Narrator (3 episodes, 2008)
Atonement (2007) Paul Marshall
Inseparable (2007) Joe / Charlie
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
Vlogbrothers (2007)  Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 epis
BBC News 8pm Summary (2007)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2015)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Amazing Grace (2006) William Pitt
Starter for 10 (2006) Patrick Watts
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Nathan Barley (2005)  Robin (2 episodes, 2005)
Broken News (2005)  Will Parker (3 episodes, 2005)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)  Luke Fitzwilliam (1 episode, 2008)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Fortysomething (2003)  Rory Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
To Kill a King (2003) Royalist
Hills Like White Elephants (2002) The Man
Top Gear (2002)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
MI-5 (2002)  Jim North (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
Timeshift (2002)  Himself - Actor, Sherlock (1 episode, 2014)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2010)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Silent Witness (1996)  Warren Reid (2 episodes, 2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Good Morning America Weekend Edition (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Heartbeat (1992)  Charles / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Have I Got News for You (1990)  Himself - Guest Presenter (2 episodes, 2010)
The Simpsons (1989)  Alan Rickman / ... (1 episode, 2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - The Imitation Game (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Arena (1975)  Himself - Interviewee / ... (1 episode, 2012)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2014)
BBC Look North (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Flying Horse (0) Harry Larkyns
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