July 19, 1976
44 years old
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
78 kg | 172 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
12 US | 45 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in London, England, 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 movie To Kill a King (2003) in role as Royalist.
He got his television debut in the BBC drama serial Tipping the Velvet (2002) in role as Freddy.
Benedict's breakthrough performance came as Stephen Hawking in BBC television movie Hawking (2004) for which he was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and he won the Golden Nymph for Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) superhero in role as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Prisoner 760 (2021) drama in role as Stu Couch, with Zachary Levi and Shailene Woodley
The Power of the Dog (2021) drama in role as Phil Burbank, opposite Thomasin McKenzie and Kirsten Dunst
Rio (2021) mystery thriller, with Michelle Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal
Louis Wain (2021) biography drama in role as Louis Wain, opposite Claire Foy
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 opposite 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
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) comedy in role as Himself, opposite Zach Galifianakis
1917 (2019) drama war in role as Colonel Mackenzie, opposite Richard Madden and Mark Strong
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).
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.
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).