Benedict Cumberbatch

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  • Name: Benedict Cumberbatch ( Benedict Cumberbatch )
  • Date of birth: 19 July 1976
  • Age: 40 years
  • Place of birth: London, UK
  • Growth: 183
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: married

    Benedict Cumberbatch: the biography

    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is the most «fashionable» British actor of modern theater and cinema. Most popular he won because of the triumphant role in the TV series «Sherlock», where he showed his acting professionalism at the highest level. The path to glory was filled with vivid events and bright roles that allowed him to become the holder of the title of genius film, a magnet, attracts the attention of the millions of viewers to their charismatic image.

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    A photo of actor | Good Movie

    The fate of the future star has been predetermined from birth. Benedict Cumberbatch was born July 19, 1976 in the family of the famous and recognized actors of the English theater Ventham Wanda and Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. Parents gave the boy a flawless prestigious education school harrow, has produced many outstanding personalities, known throughout the world.

    Before you enroll in a high school, a boy is sent round the world trip, which lasted about a year to get enough experience. During this time, Cumberbatch deeply know the «charm» of people’s lives outside of London and have even mastered the profession of a teacher, as a teacher of English in a Tibetan mountain monastery.

    Benedict Cumberbatch in childhood
    Baby photo

    After this strengthening of the spirit and full development of the person Benedict Cumberbatch returned home and became a student at the University of Manchester, and at the end to get additional education at the London Academy of music and dramatic art.

    It is worth noting that the appearance of an actor is also unusual, as his diverse acting talent. Benedict Cumberbatch, whose height is 183 cm, has a rather unnatural masculine way. Curly blond hair, large almond-shaped eyes, elongated head, a disarming smile and become king enable him to transform into any role and attract attention in any crowd.


    Active professional career began in 2001 on the stage of Britain’s largest theatres. At that time, the guy was playing the role of the first plan in classic plays, for which he was awarded prestigious prizes.

    Benedict Cumberbatch in the theater
    At the theater | Newspaper.Gee

    In parallel, a star of the theatre dabbled as an actor, playing a few bit parts in minor short films. The future Sherlock actively participated in various TV projects, where he proved himself in all its glory. Ambitious, bright, textured and expressive artist, able to suddenly transform and grow into their roles, embraced the wave of success. He became widely popular not only among a large audience, but in the circle «creators» of the world of blockbusters. Directors «gripping» grip, wanting to use it in their tapes.

    Cumberbatch is not particularly resisted, and enjoyed such rapid popularity of the person. Debut in cinema was the film «Amazing grace» Michael Apted, which was named «Breakthrough of the year», the crew received a prestigious award from the London critics.

    Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Sherlock Holmes
    In the role of Sherlock Holmes |

    A turning and crucial for the actor was 2010, which brought him the title role in the TV series «Sherlock». This year Benedict auditioned for the role of the Doctor in the cult British science fiction series «Doctor Who», but decided I wasn’t ready for such a responsibility to the fans a half-century of the franchise, and joined the new and experimental project.

    At that time, the promise of the project, «Sherlock» was rather ambiguous. The detective repeatedly portrayed worldwide and had a considerable popularity. Alarmed and modern adaptation, which critics originally called the disrespect to the original. However, as shown, Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock Holmes in the best performance in the entire history of British cinema. He was able to convey the essence of the character Conan Doyle in the image of the genius-sociopath with impeccable manners. Dr. Watson in this adaptation was played by Martin Freeman, whose series began on the road to worldwide fame and Hollywood blockbusters.

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Talented actor | rlaybuzz

    The series «Sherlock» has a duration, each episode is a completely independent film, and the long breaks between seasons. Because of this fans during the third season started to worry about the age of the actors, who began increasingly to affect, distancing them from the on-screen characters.

    Later formed the Duo of Freeman and Cumberbatch starred in «the hobbit» book by Tolkien. Usually Directors try not to use together actors from gained popularity in tandem, so as not to cause comparisons and allusions, but «the hobbit» this rule has softened, as Benedict had to play the dragon, largely drawn computer graphics.

    Colleagues on the set and film critics believe that the Benedict Cumberbatch – Wikipedia acting to become a unique training ground for aspiring actors. Oscar-winning fellow artists many times in a positive context have commented on his unique talent, calling it «alarmingly talented English star».

    Benedict Cumberbatch in the film
    In the trilogy, «the Hobbit» | Photo database

    Moreover, in addition to kinoaktera awards, according to the popular film magazine Empire, Cumberbatch has become the «sexiest celebrity of 2013», and in 2014 in the magazine TIME included in the rating «100 most influential people in the world.»

    In 2014, Benedict played a major role in the film «the imitation Game», where his partner in the shooting was keira Knightley. Adaptation of the biography Alan Turing is very important for the UK, as the government and laws of the time those responsible for the death of the scientist.

    In 2015 the creative activity of the actor said the Queen herself. The Queen bestowed Cumberbatch the title of commander of the order of the British Empire.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth II
    With Queen Elizabeth II | SOUD

    In the same year the actor played hamlet. The importance of this event was not only in the fact that Benedict played a major role in world theatre art, but also that the recording of the statement was later shown in cinemas around the world.

    Today Benedict many different roles in film and theater, though, and ended an important stage in his acting life. In 2017 came out, yet say the writers of the final season of «Sherlock». He had a small record views, the fans did not like that with verified detective series with complex cases and independent series «Sherlock» has turned into a family drama with lots of logical errors and pseudorelationship moments.

    Benedict Cumberbatch in the play
    In the play «hamlet» | rlayers

    The main feature of an actor that he’s not afraid to play nothing like him outwardly of personalities, both historical and characters formed franchises, but it looks in these roles so seamlessly that the audience forget about the resemblance. So, Cumberbatch played quite similar to van Gogh, and low round-faced Alan Turing, has coarse facial features Julian Assange. Despite this, critics have repeatedly accused of Cumberbatch is that he essentially plays the same character. And a depressed artist, and matimatik gay and hacker-fighter system – they are all the same character type: the aloof genius who doesn’t understand ordinary people, and not seek closer ties with them, all the same brought the actor the fame of Sherlock.

    Some films deny the allegations. For example, in «Stuart: past life» Cumberbatch has played a modest writer, the assistant of the main character, but the role of the rebel and historical figures went to Tom hardy.

    But perhaps the weirdest role the actor is otter. The similarity of Benedict for the first time with these animals was noticed by bloggers, and later on the show, Graham Norton asked him to play this animal. And Cumberbatch portrayed the otter, focusing on a few photos with these animals that made a record of this issue truly viral.

    Personal life

    Personal life Cumberbatch, in his opinion, is rather strange. He spent 12 years, since studies in University, met with Olivia Poole, is his counterpart. After their divorce in 2011, my husband had a short affair with a Russian fashion model Katia Elizarova and the designer Anna Jones, from whom he also failed to create a serious relationship.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Poole
    Olivia Poole | Cosmopolitan

    The actor then lived alone, which is honestly told reporters. The popularity and demand for cinema and theater led to the fact that Benedict, like many of his heroes, was literally married to the job. In the stars at that time had no wife, no children, but he said that would really not mind to have a family.

    Then at the end of 2013 began a whirlwind romance with his colleague Sophie hunter. In November 2014 it became known that an eligible bachelor Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie hunter announced their engagement. Later it became known that Sophie is pregnant.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie hunter
    With his wife Sophie hunter |

    14 Feb 2015 Cumberbatch and hunter got married in the Church of Peter and Paul, located on the Isle of Wight in England, and in less than nine months after the wedding, the couple became parents. The first of the acting couple had a son, who was named Christopher Carlton. At the end of 2016, the press noticed that Sophie hunter is clearly expecting her second child.


    During the period of active acting filmography Cumberbatch has about 40 well-known paintings and series. The brightest of them:

    • The hobbit: the Battle of the five armies
    • Game simulation
    • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
    • August
    • The fifth power
    • 12 years of slavery
    • Star Trek: Nemesis
    • The hobbit: an Unexpected journey
    • Frankenstein: a Modern myth
    • Destroyers
    • War horse
    • Spy, get out!
    • Frankenstein
    • The third star
    • Whether the whistleblower
    • Sherlock


    Benedict Cumberbatch

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