Benedict Cumberbatch Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a BAFTA TV Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Film Awards and four Golden Globes. In 2014, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015, he was appointed a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to the performing arts and to charity.

Cumberbatch studied drama at the Victoria University of Manchester and obtained a Master of Arts in classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He began acting in Shakespearean theatre productions before making his West End debut in Richard Eyre’s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has starred in Royal National Theatre productions of After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011), winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for the latter. In 2015, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.

Cumberbatch’s television work includes his performance as Stephen Hawking in the film Hawking (2004). He gained wide recognition for portraying Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. For playing the title role in the miniseries Patrick Melrose (2018), he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor.

In films, he received Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his performances as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) and as a volatile rancher in The Power of the Dog (2021). He also acted in the dramas Amazing Grace (2006), Atonement (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Current War (2017), 1917 (2019) and The Courier (2020). He has starred in numerous blockbuster films portraying Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit film series. Since 2016, he has played Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the films Doctor Strange (2016) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

Benedict Cumberbatch Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Benedict Cumberbatch Wiki and Biography
NameBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Nick-nameBenedict Cumberbatch, Ben
Date Of Birth19 July 1976
Age46 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActor
Mother TongueEnglish
ReligionBuddhist philosophy
Zodiac SignCancer
Height / Weight6’1″ / 78kg
First MovieAmazing Grace (2006)
DebutAmazing Grace (2006)
Money Factor$40 million/film (USD)
Benedict Cumberbatch Family and Relatives
FatherTimothy Carlton
MotherWanda Ventham
SistersTracy Peacock
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSophie Hunter (m. 2015)
SonsChristopher Carlton Cumberbatch
Hal Auden Cumberbatch
Girlfriends/ AffairsOlivia Poulet (1999-2011)
Anna Jones (2011-2012)
Lydia Hearst (2012)
Liv Tyler (2012)
Dakota Johnson (2013)
Sophie Hunter (2014–Present)
Benedict Cumberbatch Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters182 cm
Height in Meters1.82 m
Height in Feet Inches6’1″
Body Measurement42-14-32
Chest Size42 inches
Waist Size32inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourReddish
Benedict Cumberbatch Favorites
Favorite ColourBlue
Favorite ActorJack Nicholson
Steve McQueen
Harrison Ford
Marlon Brando
Martin Sheen
Stephen Dillane
Favorite ActressAngelina Jolie
Favorite Food Indian Food, Lassi, Bananas, Hummus, vegetables
Favorite BookGirl Meets Boy
Favorite MoviesGhostbusters (1984),
Annie Hall (1977),
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Car CollectionLamborghini Huracan
Lamborghini Urus
Audi E-Tron GT
Sexual OrientationStraight
Benedict Cumberbatch Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationUniversity of ManchesterLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
SchoolBrambletye School
Harrow School
College / UniversityUniversity of ManchesterLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
OthersNot Known
Benedict Cumberbatch Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceHammersmith, London, England
Home TownHammersmith, London, England
Present ResidenceHidden Hills, California
House AddressHidden Hills, California
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Benedict Cumberbatch Awards, Honours, Achievements
Academy Award (Oscar)Not Known
BAFTA Awards2019: Best Actor – Patrick Melrose
British Academy Britannia Awards2013: British Artist of the Year
Critics’ Choice Television Awards2012: Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – Sherlock
Laurence Olivier Awards2012: Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Frankenstein
Primetime Emmy Awards2014: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Sherlock: His Last Vow
AACTA Awards2021: Best International Actor – The Power of the Dog
British Independent Film Awards2014: The Variety Award – The Imitation Game
Hollywood Film Awards2013: Best Ensemble – August: Osage County
2014: Best Actor – The Imitation Game
National Film Awards UK2015: Best Actor – The Imitation Game
Satellite Awards2012: Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film – Sherlock
2021: Best Actor – Motion Picture – The Power of the Dog
Crime Thriller Awards2012: Best Actor – Sherlock
Golden Nymph Awards2004: Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor – Hawking
2006: Mini-Series – Best Performance by an Actor – To the Ends of the Earth
National Television Awards2014: Best TV Detective – Sherlock
TV Choice Awards2014: Best Actor – Sherlock
Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards2012: Best Actor – Frankenstein
Evening Standard Theatre Awards2011: Best Actor – Frankenstein
Ian Charleson Awards2005: Best Classical Stage Performance – Hedda Gabler Awards2016: Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Hamlet
Benedict Cumberbatch Social Media
TwitterNot Known
FacebookNot Known
InstagramNot Known

Early life and Education

Antecedents and family tree
In 1728, Benedict Cumberbatch’s 7th-great-grandfather, Abraham Cumberbatch of Saint Andrew, Barbados (died 1753), acquired properties on the island of Barbados in the West Indies, which used enslaved people for labour. St Nicholas Abbey was owned by Cumberbatch’s ancestors for at least two hundred years.

These properties were passed down through the generations to Benedict’s great-great-great-grandfather, Abraham Parry Cumberbatch (died 1840 in Hellingly, Sussex). He was an absentee landlord of two estates, Cleland and Lammings, for which he received £5388 as slave compensation (via the Slave Compensation Act 1837, four years after the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 had abolished slavery). The Cleland plantation enslaved 250 people, and was the main source of the Cumberbatch family’s considerable wealth at the time; they were one of the richest families in Britain.

There has been media speculation that the Barbados National Task Force on Reparations, which, as part of the wider Caribbean’s CARICOM Reparations Commission, is as of January 2023 seeking reparations from wealthy British MP Richard Drax for his ancestors’ involvement in slavery, might also consider seeking reparations from families such as the Cumberbatches. Benedict Cumberbatch has said that by the time of his birth, most of the money had run out, and he grew up “definitely middle class”, or upper middle class. The Drax family still owns a large estate in Barbados, and Richard Drax is said to be worth at least £150 million. Barbados′ officials have since rebuked those speculations and called them a “Campaign of deceptive and misleading British ′yellow journalism′”.

Abraham Parry Cumberbatch’s son (Benedict’s great-great-grandfather) Robert William Cumberbatch, was a British consul in Turkey and the Russian Empire. His great-grandfather, Henry Alfred Cumberbatch, was also a diplomat who served as consul in Turkey and Lebanon, and his grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a submarine officer of both World Wars, and a prominent figure of London high society.

Cumberbatch is third cousin 16 times removed of King Richard III, whom he portrayed in The Hollow Crown. He attended Richard III’s 2015 reburial and read a poem.

Birth, family and schooling
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in the London district of Hammersmith, to actors Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham. He grew up in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother’s first marriage.

Cumberbatch attended boarding schools from the age of eight, attending Brambletye, a prep school near East Grinstead, West Sussex. He undertook secondary schooling as an arts scholar at Harrow School. He was a member of the Rattigan Society, Harrow’s principal club for the dramatic arts, which was named after Old Harrovian and playwright Sir Terence Rattigan. He was involved in numerous Shakespearean works at school and made his acting debut as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when he was His first leading role was as Eliza Doolittle in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in a production by the Head of Classics, James Morwood, who observed that Cumberbatch “acted everyone else off the stage”. Cumberbatch’s drama teacher, Martin Tyrell, called him “the best schoolboy actor” he had ever worked with. Despite his abilities, Cumberbatch’s drama teacher at Harrow warned him against a career in acting, calling it a “tough business”.

Tertiary education
After leaving Harrow, Cumberbatch took a gap year to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. He then attended the Victoria University of Manchester, where he studied drama. He continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating with an MA in classical acting. In January 2018, Cumberbatch succeeded Timothy West as president of LAMDA.

Personal life

While in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 2005, Cumberbatch and two friends (Theo and Denise Black) were abducted, after bursting a tyre, and held at gunpoint by a group of locals. Eventually their abductors drove them into unsettled territory and set them free without explanation. Cumberbatch said of the incident: “It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It’s made me want to live a life less ordinary. Before the burst tyre, they had been listening to “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead. Following this experience, whenever Cumberbatch hears the song it “reminds [him] of a sense of reality … [and] a reason for hope”.

He subscribes to Buddhist philosophy and has expressed affinity for meditation and mindfulness.

Cumberbatch was in a 12-year-long relationship with actress Olivia Poulet, from his time at Manchester University until 2010.

Cumberbatch is married to English theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter. Their engagement was announced in the “Forthcoming Marriages” section of The Times on 5 November 2014, after a 17-year friendship. On 14 February 2015, the couple married at the 12th-century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have three sons.

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