Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor who has performed for theater, radio, television, and films. Cumberbatch has featured in the “Most Influential People in the World” list by Time magazine in 2014. For his contributions to performing arts, he was appointed as a CBE in 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976, in Hammersmith, London, England, to parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. Both his parents were actors. He was raised in Chelsea and Royal Borough of Kensington.
Cumberbatch has attended many schools, including Brambletye School and Harrow School. Following that, he worked as a volunteer teacher in Darjeeling, India. He graduated with a Drama degree from the University of Manchester. He has also got an MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In February 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch got married to Sophie Hunter, after being friends for over 17 years. The couple has two sons named Hal Auden and Christopher Carlton.
Cumberbatch is the ambassador of The Prince’s Trust. He has supported various organizations and has raised money for various causes.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 19 July 1976, Benedict Cumberbatch is 44 years old as of today’s date 8th November 2020. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Benedict Cumberbatch was first seen in the play ‘Rat in the Skull’ in 1998. Since 2001, he has appeared in many classic plays at various locations. His theatre appearances include ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘After the Dance,’ ‘Frankenstein,’ and ‘Hamlet.’ He has received many awards for his stage act and has also appeared in ‘The Children’s Monologues’ by Danny Boyle.
His television role began by appearing in the TV series ‘Heartbeat’. He then portrayed Freddy in the miniseries ‘Tipping the Velvet.’ He has then appeared in many TV shows and made-for-television films like ‘Fortysomething,’ ‘The Last Enemy,’ ‘Small Island,’ ‘Parade’s End,’ ‘The Child in Time,’ ‘Marple: Murder is Easy,’ and ‘Sherlock.’
In 2002, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in the short film ‘Hills Like White Elephants.’ His major film role was the 2006 movie ‘Amazing Grace.’ He has then appeared in many films including ‘The Other Boleyn Girl,’ ‘Creation,’ ‘War Horse,’ ‘The Hobbit’ film series, ‘Black Mass,’ ‘The Imitation Game,’ and ‘Doctor Strange.’
Cumberbatch has also done many shows for BBC Radio. He has given narration to many documentaries, including ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Jerusalem.’
In 2018, he will lend his voice to the lead character of the movie ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been nominated twice for the Golden Globe Awards and five times in the SAG Awards. He has also received the BAFTA nominations six times and has been nominated five times for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Cumberbatch has won two Hollywood Film Awards, one Emmy Award, two Golden Nymph Awards, and one Laurence Olivier Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Benedict Cumberbatch in 2020
As of November 2020, Benedict Cumberbatch has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. He made this fortune by appearing in several films, television shows, and stage plays. He has also narrated several shows and has done many radio shows. In 2013, he co-launched the production company called ‘SunnyMarch Ltd.’
Benedict Cumberbatch is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has appeared numerous times on the list of “Sexiest Man Alive.” He is a popular image across the world and has been cited as the Laurence Oliver of this generation. He is a British cultural icon, which includes other popular names like Queen Elizabeth II, Adele, David Beckham, Elton John, J. K. Rowling, and Charlie Chaplin.