Benedict Cumberbatch Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Movies and Net Worth

Benedict Cumberbatch Biography

Born in Hammersmith, London, Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor. He has earned a Primetime Emmy Award, a British Academy Television Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award.

Benedict won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankenstein and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock. He also earned nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role for starring in The Imitation Game (2014).

Benedict also won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for starring the title role in five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose. In 2014 Time magazine included Benedict in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015 he was appointed a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity.

Benedict Cumberbatch Age

Benedict is 45 years old as of 2021. He was born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch on 19 July 1976, in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Photo

Benedict Cumberbatch Height

Cox measures a standing height of 6 feet 0 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.83 meters tall.

Benedict Cumberbatch Education

Benedict went to boarding schools from the age of eight. He went to Brambletye School in West Sussex and was an arts scholar at Harrow School. Cumberbatch was a member of The Rattigan Society, Harrow’s principal club for the dramatic arts, which was named after Old Harrovian and playwright Terence Rattigan. Benedict was involved in various  Shakespearean works at school and made his acting debut as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when he was 12. Despite his abilities, Benedict’s drama teacher at Harrow warned him against a career in acting, calling it a “tough business”.

Benedict attended Richard III’s 2015 reburial and read a poem. After leaving Harrow, Cumberbatch took a gap year to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. Benedict also went to the Victoria University of Manchester, where he studied drama. He later joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) where he graduated with an MA in classical acting. It was announced that he would succeed Timothy West as president of LAMDA in 2018.

Benedict’s first performance at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park in Shakespearean productions, and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre’s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. In 2015, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Benedict gained worldwide recognition for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017. He has also headlined Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Parade’s End (2012), The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), Patrick Melrose (2018), and Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019).

Benedict Cumberbatch Family

Benedict is the loving son of Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham. His parents are both actors. Benedict grew up in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Cumberbatch has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother’s first marriage.

Benedict Cumberbatch Wife

Benedict is married to Sophie Hunter, an English theatre and opera director. Their engagement was announced in the “Forthcoming Marriages” section of The Times on 5 November 2014. This was after a 17-year friendship. The couple tied the knot on February 14, 2015, at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. Together, they have been blessed with three children: Christopher Carlton (born 2015), Hal Auden (born 2017), and Finn (born 2019).

Benedict Cumberbatch Movies and TV Shows


  • Hills Like White Elephants
  • To Kill a King
  • Starter for 10
  • Amazing Grace
  • Inseparable
  • Atonement
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Creation
  • Burlesque Fairytales
  • Four Lions
  • Third Star
  • The Whistleblower
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Wreckers
  • War Horse
  • Girlfriend in a Coma
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Little Favour
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Fifth Estate
  • August: Osage County
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Imitation Game
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Black Mass
  • Zoolander 2
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Current War
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The Grinch
  • The Dog Days of Winter
  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie
  • 1917
  • The Courier
  • The Mauritanian
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

TV Shows

  • Tipping the Velvet
  • Silent Witness
  • Cambridge Spies
  • SpooksFortysomething
  • Dunkirk
  • Heartbeat
  • Hawking
  • Nathan Barley
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Broken News
  • Stuart: A Life Backwards
  • The Last Enemy
  • Small Island
  • Marple: Murder Is Easy
  • Van Gogh: Painted with Words
  • The Rattigan Enigma
  • Sherlock
  • Parade’s End
  • The Simpsons
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Hollow Crown
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Child in Time
  • Patrick Melrose
  • Brexit: The Uncivil War
  • Good Omens
  • What If…?

Benedict Cumberbatch Net Worth

Benedict has made a great fortune from her career. She has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

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