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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch young

Birth Date

July 19, 1976


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Benedict Cumberbatch young photos


78 kg | 172 pounds


42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU


32 in | 81 cm

Benedict Cumberbatch young Mini Bio best movies

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 began his acting career in theatre, at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. He made his big screen debut in drama film To Kill a King (2003) in role as Royalist. Benedict's breakthrough performance came as Stephen Hawking in BBC television film Hawking (2004).

Best films Awards

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Alan Turing in historical drama film The Imitation Game (2014) opposite Keira Knightley.

He portrayed Dr. Stephen Strange in superhero movies: Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

He played Sherlock Holmes in BBC crime drama series Sherlock (2010–2017).

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) science fiction adventure in role as Khan

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


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

He played Patrick Melrose in five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose (2018).

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

He played characters of Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit film series.

Fan of actor Robert Downey Jr.

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


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.