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Benedict Cumberbatch is known as a British actor. He is most famous for his leading roles in ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Strange’.

Background and Age

Benedict Cumberbatch was born on July 19, 1976 in London. His folks, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, were notable TV actors. Regardless of their prosperity, they attempted to control youthful Benedict and hide him away from the stage. They sent him to Harrow School, where he had been granted an arts scholarship.

At Harrow, he showed an enthusiasm for rugby and painting, however it was the theater that caught his creative mind. Under the mentorship of Martin Tyrrell, Cumberbatch's first role was as Titania, Queen of the Faeries, in the William Shakespeare play A Midsummer's Night Dream. Cumberbatch left Harrow, went through a year teaching English in Tibet, and after that came back to England to study drama at the University of Manchester. After graduation, he went through a year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Married, Wife and Kids

Cumberbatch dated Olivia Poulet on and off for a long time before giving it up for good in 2011. The pair had initially met at the University of Manchester. In November 2014, Cumberbatch ended up engaged to director Sophie Hunter. The couple got married on February 14, 2015, on the Isle of Wight. They gave birth to their first youngster a son named Christopher Carlton in June 2014. After two years, they witnessed the introduction of their next child, Hal Auden.

Career and Net Worth

Benedict Cumberbatch has become best known for his role in the BBC network show Sherlock. In 2010, the BBC publicized a modern adjustment of the Sherlock Holmes story, which won across the board acclaim and opened the doors of fame to Cumberbatch, who played the lead role of Sherlock. Martin Freeman played Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Watson. He scored a big hit when he appeared in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein. The role earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor together with his co-star Jonny Lee Miller.

He has additionally appeared in Hollywood movies like War Horse, Star Trek: Into the Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He got both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for his role in the acclaimed 2014 Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game. In 2016 he featured in the main role of the Marvel film Dr. Strange and repeated his role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, the film, Brexit was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. Cumberbatch had a leading role in the TV movie.

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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