Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in London, England on 19th July 1976. He is an actor by profession and also performed in many TV series and theaters. His father is Timothy Carlton and his mother is Wanda Ventham. At the age of 8, Benedict joined Brambletye School and used to stay there. Cumberbatch continued to act in school plays and used to portray characters of many Shakespearean plays.
After leaving his school he later joined the University of Manchester and used to learn drama there. After graduating from there, Benedict joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and took a degree in classical acting. Initially, Benedict worked in many television shows including Heartbeat, Cambridge Spies, Forty something, etc.
He received many nomination and awards for his brilliant acting and perfect portrayal of many characters. He won the BAFTA Award, Golden Nymph, etc. His debut in the film industry happened in 2006 with the release of “Amazing Grace” where he portrayed as William Pitt. The plot focuses on William Wilberforce who is against the British for the slave trade practiced by them. It grossed $32 million and the audience loved the film. The critics appreciated Benedict’s performance and he posted his image in the hearts of the people.
In 2014, Cumberbatch played as Alan Turing in “
The Imitation Game” which focuses on the making of a code breaking machine, Enigma so that he can overthrow the German’s in the war and rise on the winning side. Alan is an extraordinary mathematician and the British army hires him to design the machine to break the German’s backbone. Meanwhile, it is revealed about Alan’s childhood when his batch mate used to bully him and his only friend, Christopher who also left him. Alan is a homosexual and had feelings for Christopher. Alan finally creates the enigma and escapes the attack by the German’s. Since the machine was to be kept confidential, documents related to it were burnt and destroyed. Later, Alan commits suicide.
The critics appreciated the art of it and Benedict for his great control of the character. Benedict played the role of the legendary detective, Sherlock Homes. Benedict as Sherlock proved to be the best thing that ever happened to the TV series, the flaw, the perfect attitude, the best mystery solver that television has ever seen. Benedict is the latest addition to the Marvel Universe, he is playing as
Doctor Strange who is said to possess magical powers, the film releases next year. Benedict Cumberbatch married Sophie Hunter in 2015 and they have a child together.