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Benedict Cumberbatch

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Birth Date

July 19, 1976

Nationality

United Kingdom

Sun Sign

Cancer

Natural hair color

Brown

Eye color

Blue-Green

Height

6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Benedict Cumberbatch young photos

Weight

78 kg | 172 pounds

Chest

42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU

Waist

32 in | 81 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Benedict Cumberbatch was born in Hammersmith, London, England, UK, on July 19, 1976, is an English actor. Young Benedict Cumberbatch first started acting during his years at the Harrow School and made his debut in comedy play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in role as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, at the age of 12.

He began his professional acting career at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions.

He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his role as George Tesman in a play "Hedda Gabler" (2005), at Almeida Theatre and Duke of York's Theatre.

He won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as The Creature / Victor Frankenstein in Danny Boyle's stage production of "Frankenstein" (2011), at the Royal National Theatre.

He made his big screen debut in historical period drama film To Kill a King (2003) in role as Royalist. He got his television debut in the BBC television drama serial Tipping the Velvet (2002) in role as Freddy.

Benedict's breakthrough performance came as Stephen Hawking in BBC television film Hawking (2004) for which he was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Nymph for Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor.

New Movies

Rio (2020) mystery thriller, with Michelle Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Louis Wain (2020) biography drama in role as Louis Wain, opposite Claire Foy

Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in role as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) comedy in role as Himself, opposite Zach Galifianakis

1917 (2019) drama war, opposite Richard Madden and Mark Strong

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Alan Turing in historical drama movie The Imitation Game (2014).

He portrayed Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies:

Doctor Strange (2016)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

He played characters of Smaug and Necromancer, through voice and motion capture in The Hobbit Movie series:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

He played Khan Noonien Singh in science fiction adventure movie Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

Black Mass (2015) biographical crime drama with Johnny Depp and Dakota Johnson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) drama mystery with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy

Starter for Ten (2006) comedy drama with James McAvoy, Alice Eve and Rebecca Hall

War Horse (2011) drama directed by Steven Spielberg

12 Years a Slave (2013) period drama in role as William Ford

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) historical romantic drama opposite Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson

Creation (2009) biographical drama opposite Jennifer Connelly

The Fifth Estate (2013) biographical thriller in role as Julian Assange

Amazing Grace (2006) biographical drama in role as William Pitt

TV Shows

He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC crime drama series Sherlock (2010–2017) also has received 4 nominations for the same award.

He won a British Academy Television Award for his role as Patrick Melrose in five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose (2018).

Fortysomething (2003) British comedy-drama series in role as Rory Slippery

Nathan Barley (2005) British Channel 4 sitcom in role as Robin

To the Ends of the Earth (2005) BBC miniseries in role as Edmund Talbot

Broken News (2005) BBC Two comedy show in role as Will Parker

He played Alexander Masters in television film Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007).

The Last Enemy (2008) BBC television drama series in role as Stephen Ezard

He portrayed Richard III in British television film adaptation of William Shakespeare play The Hollow Crown (2016).

He played Stephen Lewis in television film The Child in Time (2017).

Facts

Attended Brambletye School in West Sussex and was an arts scholar at Harrow School in London, England.

He studied Drama at the Victoria University of Manchester.

Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), with an MA in Classical Acting.

Has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock.

He is third cousin 16 times removed of King Richard III.

He is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.

Benedict's hobbies are skiing, high-speed motorcycling and scuba diving.

He volunteering as an English teacher at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Darjeeling, India.

Huge fan of actor Robert Downey Jr.

Best friends with Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Tom Hardy.

He received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015.

He sang lead vocals on the song "Comfortably Numb" with Pink Floyd member David Gilmour in shows in London (2016).

Good friends with Gary Oldman.

Has a wax figure at Madame Tussauds London.

Relationships

He married English theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter, on 14 February 2015, they have two sons, Christopher Carlton and Hal Auden.

He dated Anna Jones (2011-2012) and Olivia Poulet (1999-2011).

Quotes

I'm a homebody. I love to stay in at night, light a fire, have a whiskey and watch a movie or read a good book.

I don't live beyond my means. I enjoy luxury and I enjoy the privilege of it, when I can afford it, and I'm in the situation where it's been given to me, but I'm very conscious of what is wasteful.

I love theatre, and you learn too much as an actor and enjoy too much of it not to want to go back a lot.

New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I've always had dear friends here - family, actually, I would say.

I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.

The world of 'Sherlock Holmes' and the world that we live in now is big enough to take more than one interpretation.

When you're a kid, 'Star Trek' is a slower burn. It's funny, it's entertaining, but it also has a maturity about it - which is its universal appeal, I think.

I was thrilled with how the first series of 'Sherlock' was received. It was such great fun to film, which makes it so rewarding when something you enjoy is so well received.

Growing up, my dad read it to me, and it was a real treat, a feast for a child's imagination. He did an amazing Smaug, and hobbits, and Gandalf as well - it's the audiobook that will never exist.

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