Benedict Cumberbatch Biography, Networth, Height, Wife & More

Biography of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor well-known for his Doctor Strange and Sherlock Holmes role.

Cumberbatch is Well -Known for his roles on the screen and stage. He has gained various recognitions, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award, in addition to being recommended for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two British Academy Film Awards.

In 2014, Time magazine recognized him as one of the 100 most dominant people across the globe. In 2015, he was scheduled CBE by Queen Elizabeth II for his assistance in implementing arts and allowance to charity.

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and brought up in London, England.

His father, Timothy Carlton, and mother, Wanda Ventham, are both actors by profession.

After finishing school, he took time off to participate as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.

On his return, he learned drama at Manchester University. He pursued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting. By the time he had finished his studies, he had an agent.

Cumberbatch has operated in theatre, television, film, and radio. His successor quantum leap on the big screen came in 2004 when he illustrated Stephen Hawking in the television movie “Hawking” (2004). In 2010, he became a household name as Sherlock Holmes on the British television series named “Sherlock” (2010).

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In 2011, he appeared in two Oscar-nominated films –”Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “War Horse” (2011). He followed this with acclaimed roles in the science fiction film “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), the Oscar-winning drama”August: Osage County” (2013), and “12 Years a Slave The Fifth Estate” (2013).

In 2014, he portrayed Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game,” which earned him various awards named the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Cumberbatch was specified Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honors for his services to execute arts and charity.

He is Famous for his Alan Rickman impressions. He always wanted acting as a career. However, he opted for the idea of law because his parents worked hard to give him a much better education. Had that law been just as competitive, he was marked to go with his passion.

His fans, especially females, were initially known as “Cumberbitches’, ‘but are now known as the “Cumber Collective” or “Cumberpeople.”

 Cumberbatch, with Robert Downey Jr., measured the historical role of Sherlock Holmes—known for helping nature and presenting his drawings and sketches for charities and trusts as well as funds.


  • Born – On July 19, 1976, in London, UK.
  • Birth Name – Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
  • Nickname – Ben
  • Best Known for – Sherlock Holmes and Alan Turning in Imitation Game in 2014
  • Spouse Name – Sophie Hunter
  • Religion – Buddhism
  • Occupation – Actor, Film producer, and Voice Artist
  • Zodiac Sign – Cancer
  • Nationality – England
  • Age – 45
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  • Eye Color – Blue – Green.
  • Hair Color – Dyed Brown.
  • Height – 6 feet, 183 in cm
  • Weight – 78 in kg


In 2002, he debuted with the movie “Hills like White Elephants,” and he played the role of The Man.


  • “Tipping the Velvet” in 2000.


  • Estimated Networth – $ 40 Million.


  • Benedict Cumberbatch’s eyes change colors.  He has Heterochromia Iridis. It causes his eyes sometimes to look blue and green. And not mean with colored contact lenses.
  • Multi-talented – painting, musical talent, plays the violin.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is not on social media.
  • His real parents were seen in one of the episodes of the “Sherlock” Television series.
  • Before becoming an actor, he was expecting to choose another profession: he want to become a Lawyer.
Benedict Cumberbatch Biography


Five of his four films in 2013 received Oscar nominations: “12 Years a Slave” (2013), “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), “August: Osage County” (2013), and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”  (2013).

As of 2022, he was recommended for the best picture Oscar Award namely:

  •     Atonement (2007),
  •     War Horse (2011),
  •     12 Years a Slave (2013),
  •     The Imitation Game (2014),

Awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his favor of the performing arts and charity.

Awarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on February 28, 2022.

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The far you get away from yourself, the more inspiring it is. Not being in your Safe zone is great fun.

“I have always had an eye on longevity; I have got loads more aims to achieve. It is not like I have completely defeated the whole thing. That is a lifetime’s objective, not an overnight thing. “

“Don’t worry so much about pleasing people. Focus on what is important. Find what is genuine to you. “

“As an actor, you are careful of how a role can escape into your real life.”