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Benedict Cumberbatch 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: July 19, 1976 (age 45 years), Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: Sophie Hunter (m. 2015)
Children: Hal Auden Cumberbatch, Finn Cumberbatch, Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch
Parents: Wanda Ventham, Timothy Carlton
Siblings: Tracy Peacock
Birthday: July 19, 1976 (Cancer)
Born In: Hammersmith, London, England
Also Known As: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
Spouse/Ex-: Sophie Hunter (M. 2015)
Father: Timothy Carlton
Mother: Wanda Ventham
Siblings: Tracy Tabernacle
Children: Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, Finn Cumberbatch, Hal Auden Cumberbatch
Born Country: England
Actors British Men
Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
City: London, England
Education: University Of Manchester, London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art
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While in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 2005, Cumberbatch and two friends (Theo and Denise Black) were abducted, after bursting a tyre, and held at gunpoint by a group of locals.
Eventually their abductors drove them into unsettled territory and set them free without explanation. Cumberbatch said of the incident: “It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It’s made me want to live a life less ordinary.”
Before the burst tyre, they had been listening to “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead. Following this experience, whenever Cumberbatch hears the song it “reminds [him] of a sense of reality … [and] a reason for hope”.
He subscribes to Buddhist philosophy and has expressed affinity for meditation and mindfulness. Cumberbatch also follows a vegan diet.
Cumberbatch is married to English theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter. Their engagement was announced in the “Forthcoming Marriages” section of The Times on 5 November 2014, after a seventeen year friendship.
On 14 February 2015, the couple married at the 12th-century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have three sons.
Benedict Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976, in London, England, to Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham.
Most of his early days were spent in boarding schools. He received his education from ‘Brambletye School’ in West Sussex and from ‘Harrow School.’
He was an arts scholar at ‘Harrow School’ and was a member of the ‘Rattigan Society,’ which was the foremost club of dramatic arts in his school at the time.
Benedict Cumberbatch made his acting debut at the age of 12, starring as Titania in the famous play ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream.’
He continued his training at the ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts’ and graduated with a MA degree in classical acting.
He has a half-sister named Tracy Peacock from his mother’s first marriage.
Cumberbatch took a one-year break to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.
He studied drama at the ‘Victoria University of Manchester’ which is now known as the ‘University of Manchester.’
Benedict Cumberbatch was in a relationship with Olivia Poulet for quite some time before calling it quits in 2011.
Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to Sophie Hunter, an English theatre and Opera director, in November 2014. The engagement was a low-key affair. The two got married on 14 February 2015.
The couple welcomed their first child in June 2015 and named him Christopher Carlton.
Benedict had a terrifying carjacking experience while filming in South Africa. He was filming for ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ (2005) when he and his fellow actors were kidnapped by a group of armed men in the wilderness.
The actor was later let go by the group in a barren desert with no explanation whatsoever. Benedict Cumberbatch recited the full account for ‘The Prince’s Trust’ for which he is the brand ambassador.
He is a huge fan of Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr.
He has voiced two characters in the American TV show ‘The Simpsons.’ He voiced the UK prime minister as well as Alan Rickman for the special Valentine episode that aired in February 2013.
His real-life parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham played his on-screen parents in the hit TV series ‘Sherlock.’
His favorite filmmakers are Stanley Kubrick, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Soderbergh, John Hughes, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Benedict follows the Buddhist philosophy and has always expressed interest and love for the practice of meditation and mindfulness.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor, who has inextricably linked himself with Sherlock Holmes’ name. His filmography contains dozens of curious characters. However, genius and baddies are the most successful stage types of Benedict.
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch came to life on 19 July 1976. It happened in the capital of United Kingdom, London. His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, were famous TV actors. No surprise, the boy had gone for the acting since the childhood.
By the way, Benedict Cumberbatch is a distant relative of Richard III of England. 16 generations bridge the gap between them. However, the actor’s family tree includes other worthy ancestors.
His grandfather, Henry Cumberbatch, served as a submarine officer during the World War I and World War II. The actor’s great-grandfather was a general consul in Turkey and Lebanon in the Queen Victoria’s epoch.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s baby pictures His parents give a special attention to the son’s education. So, Benedict changed several schools searching the best one. Benedict stepped out on the stage in one of these schools – the Harrow School.
The 13-year-old boy’s premiere role was Titania, Queen of the Fairies in the drama «A Midsummer Night’s Dream». The parents gave him pieces of advice so that the beginning actor could fascinate viewers and tutors with his acting ability, mature for his age.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s premier role – Titania, Queen of the Fairies After finishing school, Benedict took a trip across the Asian countries. He even lived in a Tibetan monastery for a year, where he taught English to the monks.
When Benedict returned to England, he entered the Manchester University, where he studied the Theater Arts for the next four years. He then continued to improve his acting skills in the oldest UK-based theatre school, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He received the MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre.