Benedict Cumberbatch is popular as a TV, Film, and theater actor. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Hunter, and is the father of two children.
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Benedict is a married man. After a long friendship of more than one and half decade, he is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Hunter. She is a theater and Opera director. The marital ceremony happened on February 14, 2015. As of now, 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.
There is no sign of divorce or separation till now.
Previously, he has dated Anna Jones who is a fashion designer in 2011 and broke up in 2012.
He has had his first affair with an actress. Her name is Olivia Poulet and she is also a screenwriter. He fell in love in his college days in the year 1999 where he was studying drama. But the couple broke up in 2011 after being in a relationship for 12 years.
Benedict Cumberbatch is popularly known by his nickname, Ben. His fans are known by the nickname Cumberbitches as well. He is popular as a TV, Film, and a theater actor. Furthermore, he is popular as the star of “Doctor Strange”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “The Imitation Game”, and others.
Presently, Benedict is prominent for his unique trademarks like, “Rich baritone voice”, “Sharp Cheekbones”, and portraying “highly intelligent and gifted characters”.
Benedict was born in Hammersmith in the capital city of England, London. He possesses British nationality and he is of English, Swedish, Cornish, and German descent from a distant ancestry.
His birth name is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. He was born to parents, Timothy Charlton(father) and Wanda Ventham(mother). He has a step-sister named Tracy Peacock. He grew up in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Education, School/College University
As per his education, he attended Brambletye School in West Sussex and later Harrow School. Afterward, he joined the University of Manchester and studied drama there. Later, he enrolled at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated with an MA in Classical Acting.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Professional Life and Career
Benedict is an acting enthusiast from a young age. He studied drama and acting during his school and college days. He is active in acting industry since 2000 and made his acting debut through theater plays in 2001. Ben starred in several theaters plays like, “Regent’s Park Open Air”, “Almeida”, “Hedda Gabler”, and so on.
After a year since debuting in theater, in 2002, he appeared in a TV series, “Tipping the Velvet”. Before that, he had made guest roles in TV series, “Heartbreak”. He landed his first lead role in a TV film, “Stephen Hawking”.Contrary to TV, he also starred supporting actor in feature films like, “Amazing Grace”, “Atonement”, and “The Other Boleyn Girl”.
His mainstream success came when he joined the BBC/PBS series “Sherlock Holmes” as the title character. His performance was positively acclaimed by everyone. This boosted his career and landed him some big movie roles. In 2012, he joined the cast of the film, “The Hobbit” providing voice and motion-capture for ‘Smaug’, a character in the movie. Afterward, in 2014, his portrayal of Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” earned him Academy, Golden Globe, SAG and other awards nominations for best actor.
He joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing the title character in film “Dr. Strange”, which was a box office success. Additionally, he has also starred in films like, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Black Mass”, “12 Years a Slave”, and others. He is also a radio loving person and has worked on different projects for radio.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Salary and Net Worth($40 m)
He has a net worth of $40 million as of 2022, but his salary is not revealed yet.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
Benedict was part of a controversy in 2015 when he referred used the term ‘Colored’ to reference black actors. It caused outburst in the media. Afterward, he apologized publicly as he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
It is hard to criticize Benedict for his professional life, as he is one of the best actors, performance-wise.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Benedict as a height of 6 feet and weighs 78kg. His eye color is blue-green and hair color is Reddish Brown. His chest size is 42 inches, arms are 14 inches and waist is 32 inches. He wears a shoe size of 12(US).
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Benedict is not active on social media. He does not use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.