Benedict Cumberbatch is an award winning English actor, best known for his role in the BBC television show “Sherlock”.
- Nationality: London, England
- Date of Birth: July 19, 1976
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: $20 Million
Benedict Cumberbatch Biography
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in West London. Cumberbatch parents are both actors, Timothy Carlton (Father) and Wanda Ventham (Mother). His half sister Tracy Peacock, was from her mother’s first marriage.
He went to Brambletye a boarding preparatory school in West Sussex and also attended Harrow School, a boarding school for boys in London. After he finished from Harrow School, he took a sabbatical leave and taught English at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.
He later enrolled himself at the University of Manchester to study Drama. Cumberbacth continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art(LAMDA), where he did a one year course. See Also: Taraji P. Henson Net Worth ($16 Million) and Biography.
Cumberbatch is presently a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Hunter, who is a theater and Opera director. The marital ceremony happened on February 14, 2015. They have two children together. The first child was born in 2015 named, Christopher Carlton. In 2017, Sophie gave birth to their second child, Hal Auden.
His first affair was with an actress and also a screenwriter Olivia Poulet. They started dating during their college days in 1999 while he was studying drama. After 12 years of being in relationship, the couple parted way in 2011. He also dated Anna Jones, a fashion designer in 2011 and broke up in 2012.
Benedict Cumberbatch Career Path
His first role in TV was in 2000, where he played guest role in “Heartbeat” a British long running soap opera. Cumberbatch soon followed it up with series of cameo appearance in British series like; Silent Witness(2000), Tipping Velvet(2002), Cambridge Spies(2003) and Spooks(2003). He also played a leading role alongside House Laurie in the TV comedy series Fortysomething(2003). See Also: Kaley Cuoco Net Worth ($55 Million) and Biography.
His major breakthrough came in 2004, where he portrayed as physicist Stephen Hawking in biography Hawking. He received a BAFTA nomination and also won the Golden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actor. The role projected Cumberbatch as an A-list actor.
In 2005, he secured a leading role in highly acclaimed film “To the Ends of the Earth” based on William Golding trilogy. Cumberbatch also appeared in Mini-Series; “Broken News”(2005), “Nathan Barley”(2005), Stuart: A Life Backwards” (2007) and “Amazing Grace” (2006).
In 2010, he portrayed Vincent van Gogh in the movie documentary “Van Gogh: Painted with Words”. Benedict has previously starred alongside Keira Knightley and James McAvory in “Atonement” and “The Other Boleyn Girl” alongside Nathalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. See Also: Jim Parsons Net Worth ($70 Million) and Biography.
International audience began to pay attention to Cumberbatch, when he played the role of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic master detective Sherlock Holmes in the BBC Series Sherlock in 2010.
In 2013 alone he premiered: “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “August Osage County”, “12 Years of Slave”, “The Fifth Estate” and “The Hobbit trilogy”. His other films include; “The Imitation Game”, “Doctor Strange”, “Zoolander” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Benedict Cumberbatch Net Worth
His current net worth is $20 million and it’s projected to increase by 15% if he continues to feature in big box movie.