- Name: Benedict Cumberbatch
- Age: 40 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $15 Million
- Status: Alive
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor and film director. He’s best know for his lead role as “Sherlock Holmes” on the crime-drama series Sherlock. His film credits include Doctor Strange, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Fifth Estate. Cumberbatch was born on July 19, 1976 in Hammersmith, London. His parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham are both actors. He has a sister named Tracy Peacock. Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School followed by Harrow School. He studied drama at the University of Manchester. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with a Master of Arts degree in classical acting.
Cumberbatch started out as a theater actor before branching out to television, film and radio. His first stage role was that of Titania, Queen of the Faeries, in the Shakespearean play A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Cumberbatch has performed in venues like the Regent’s Park Open Air, Almeida, and Royal Court Theatre. His stage credits include Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, The Children’s Monologues and Hamlet. He won an Olivier Award in 2012 for his role as “Victor Frankenstein” in Frankenstein.
Cumberbatch made his television debut in a 1998 episode of the police-drama series Heartbeat. Other early shows included Silent Witness, Spooks and Fortysomething. He portrayed “Stephen Hawking” in the 2004 BBC television film Hawking. His performance earned him a BAFTA Award nomination for best actor. Cumberbatch was cast as “Sherlock Holmes” in the crime-drama series Sherlock. The show premiered on BBC on July 25, 2010. He won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2014 for Outstanding Lead Actor.
Cumberbatch’s early films include To Kill a King (2003) with Tim Roth, Starter for 10 (2006) with James McAvoy, and Amazing Grace (2006) with Ioan Gruffudd. He had supporting role in the films Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and War Horse (2011). Cumberbatch starred as “Khan” in J. J. Abrams’ film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He was cast as “Dr. Stephen Strange” in the superhero film Doctor Strange (2016). Other notable films include 12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game and The Hobbit film series.
Benedict Cumberbatch is 6ft tall and has a net worth of $15 million. He purchased a $4 million London townhouse in April 2015. Cumberbatch dated actress Olivia Poulet on and off from 1999 to 2011. He married opera director ‘Sophie Hunter’ in February 2015. They have a son named Christopher Carlton. Olivia is reportedly pregnant with the couple’s second child.
Benedict Cumberbatch Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
- Birthday: July 19, 1976
- How Old : Age: 40 years old
- Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Producer
- Years Active: 2000-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $15 Million
- Marriage(s): Sophie Hunter
- Death-O-Meter: Alive