Benedict Cumberbatch Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Benedict Cumberbatch is a highly acclaimed English actor who has worked in almost every field of the entertainment industry. Benedict has been part of major theatre productions from his early days and became famous for playing the role of Titania at a very young age. He has worked in films, television, theatre, and radio. Benedict Cumberbatch is a highly talented person and has even voiced some iconic characters from popular works of fiction like ‘The Simpsons’ and the movie trilogy of ‘The Hobbit.’ He has been a part of major movie productions and has had significant influence on the television industry as well. His movie ‘Dr. Strange,’ which was produced by ‘Marvel Studios,’ became a huge hit worldwide. His portrayal of the iconic character Sherlock Holmes in the hit TV series ‘Sherlock’ was appreciated by critics around the world. Benedict Cumberbatch is married to the British Theatre and Opera director Sophie Hunter. The couple has two sons, namely Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch and Hal Auden Cumberbatch.

Early life and education

Antecedents and family tree
In 1728, Benedict Cumberbatch’s 7th-great-grandfather, Abraham Cumberbatch of Saint Andrew, Barbados (died 1753), acquired properties on the island of Barbados in the West Indies, which employed enslaved people. These properties were passed down through the generations to Benedict’s great-great-great-grandfather, Abraham Parry Cumberbatch (died 1840 in Hellingly, Sussex). He was an absentee landlord of two estates, Cleland and Lammings, for which he received £5388 as slave compensation (via the Slave

Compensation Act 1837, four years after the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 had abolished slavery). The Cleland plantation employed 250 enslaved people, and was the main source of the Cumberbatch family’s considerable wealth at the time; they were one of the richest families in Britain. There has been media speculation that the Barbados National Task Force on Reparations, which is part of the wider Caribbean’s CARICOM Reparations Commission, which is as of 2022 seeking reparations from wealthy British MP Richard Drax for his ancestors’ involvement in slavery, might also consider seeking reparations from families such as the Cumberbatches. Benedict Cumberbatch has said that by the time of his birth, most of the money had run out, and he grew up “definitely middle class”, or upper middle class; the Drax family still owns a large estate in Barbados, and Richard Drax is said to be worth “at least £150m”.

Abraham Parry Cumberbatch’s son (Benedict’s great-great-grandfather) Robert William Cumberbatch, was a British consul in Turkey and the Russian Empire. His great-grandfather, Henry Alfred Cumberbatch, was also a diplomat who served as consul in Turkey and Lebanon, and his grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a submarine officer of both World Wars, and a prominent figure of London high society.

Cumberbatch is third cousin 16 times removed of King Richard III, whom he portrayed in The Hollow Crown. He attended Richard III’s 2015 reburial and read a poem.

Birth family and schooling

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976 at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in the London district of Hammersmith, to actors Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham. He grew up in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother’s first marriage.

Cumberbatch attended boarding schools from the age of eight, attending Brambletye, a prep school near East Grinstead, West Sussex.

He undertook secondary schooling as an arts scholar at Harrow School. He was a member of the Rattigan Society, Harrow’s principal club for the dramatic arts, which was named

after Old Harrovian and playwright Sir Terence Rattigan. He was involved in numerous 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. His first leading role was as Eliza Doolittle in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in a production by the Head of Classics, James Morwood, who observed that Cumberbatch “acted everyone else off the stage”. Cumberbatch’s drama teacher, Martin Tyrell, called him “the best schoolboy actor” he had ever worked with. Despite his abilities, Cumberbatch’s drama teacher at Harrow warned him against a career in acting, calling it a “tough business”.

Benedict Cumberbatch Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Benedict Cumberbatch Biodata and Biography
NameBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Nick-nameBenedict Cumberbatch, Ben
Date Of Birth19 July 1976
Age46 Years (as in 2022)
Profession / OccupationActor
Mother TongueEnglish
ReligionBuddhist philosophy
Zodiac SignCancer
Height / Weight6’1″ / 78kg
First MovieAmazing Grace (2006)
DebutAmazing Grace (2006)
Money Factora$40 million/film (USD)
Benedict Cumberbatch Family and Relatives
FatherTimothy Carlton
MotherWanda Ventham
SistersTracy Peacock
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSophie Hunter (m. 2015)
SonsChristopher Carlton Cumberbatch
Hal Auden Cumberbatch
Girlfriends/ AffairsOlivia Poulet (1999-2011)
Anna Jones (2011-2012)
Lydia Hearst (2012)
Liv Tyler (2012)
Dakota Johnson (2013)
Sophie Hunter (2014–Present)
Benedict Cumberbatch Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters182 cm
Height in Meters1.82 m
Height in Feet Inches6’1″
Body Measurement42-14-32
Chest Size42 inches
Waist Size32inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourReddish
Benedict Cumberbatch Favorites
Favorite ColourBlue
Favorite ActorJack Nicholson
Steve McQueen
Harrison Ford
Marlon Brando
Martin Sheen
Stephen Dillane
Favorite ActressAngelina Jolie
Favorite Food Indian Food, Lassi, Bananas, Hummus, vegetables
Favorite BookGirl Meets Boy
Favorite MoviesGhostbusters (1984),
Annie Hall (1977),
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Car CollectionLamborghini Huracan
Lamborghini Urus
Audi E-Tron GT
Sexual OrientationStraight
Benedict Cumberbatch Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationUniversity of ManchesterLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
SchoolBrambletye School
Harrow School
College / UniversityUniversity of ManchesterLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
OthersNot Known
Benedict Cumberbatch Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceHammersmith, London, England
Home TownHammersmith, London, England
Present ResidenceHidden Hills, California
House AddressHidden Hills, California
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Benedict Cumberbatch Awards, Honours, Achievements
Academy Award (Oscar)Not Known
BAFTA Awards2019: Best Actor – Patrick Melrose
British Academy Britannia Awards2013: British Artist of the Year
Critics’ Choice Television Awards2012: Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – Sherlock
Laurence Olivier Awards2012: Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Frankenstein
Primetime Emmy Awards2014: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Sherlock: His Last Vow
AACTA Awards2021: Best International Actor – The Power of the Dog
British Independent Film Awards2014: The Variety Award – The Imitation Game
Hollywood Film Awards2013: Best Ensemble – August: Osage County
2014: Best Actor – The Imitation Game
National Film Awards UK2015: Best Actor – The Imitation Game
Satellite Awards2012: Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film – Sherlock
2021: Best Actor – Motion Picture – The Power of the Dog
Crime Thriller Awards2012: Best Actor – Sherlock
Golden Nymph Awards2004: Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor – Hawking
2006: Mini-Series – Best Performance by an Actor – To the Ends of the Earth
National Television Awards2014: Best TV Detective – Sherlock
TV Choice Awards2014: Best Actor – Sherlock
Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards2012: Best Actor – Frankenstein
Evening Standard Theatre Awards2011: Best Actor – Frankenstein
Ian Charleson Awards2005: Best Classical Stage Performance – Hedda Gabler Awards2016: Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Hamlet

Tertiary education

After leaving Harrow, Cumberbatch took a gap year to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.

He then attended the Victoria University of Manchester, where he studied drama.

He continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating with an MA in classical acting. In January 2018, Cumberbatch succeeded Timothy West as president of LAMDA.

Performing arts career

Since 2001, Cumberbatch has had major roles in a dozen classic plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air, Almeida, Royal Court and Royal National Theatres. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his role as George Tesman in Hedda Gabler, which he performed at the Almeida Theatre on 16 March 2005 and at the Duke of York’s Theatre when it transferred to the West End on 19 May 2005. This transfer marked his first West End appearance.

In June 2010, Cumberbatch led the revival of Sir Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance directed by Thea Sharrock at the Royal National Theatre. He played 1920s aristocrat David Scott-Fowler to commercial and critical success. The play won four Olivier Awards including Best Revival. He acted in Danny Boyle’s The Children’s Monologues, a theatrical charity event at London’s Old Vic Theatre on 14 November 2010 which was produced by Dramatic Need.

In February 2011, Cumberbatch began playing, on alternate nights, both Victor Frankenstein and his creature, opposite Jonny Lee Miller, in Boyle’s stage production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Royal National Theatre. Frankenstein was broadcast to cinemas as a part of National Theatre Live in March 2011.

Cumberbatch achieved the “Triple Crown of London Theatre” in 2011 when he received the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for his performance in Frankenstein.

Cumberbatch was a part of a cast featuring members of the Royal National Theatre Company in 50 Years on Stage, the Royal National Theatre’s landmark event for its 50th anniversary on 2 November 2013. He played Rosencrantz in a selected scene from Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The show was directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner and was broadcast on BBC Two and in cinemas worldwide as a part of National Theatre Live.

Cumberbatch returned to theatre to play Shakespeare’s Hamlet at London’s Barbican Theatre. The production was directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman, which started its 12-week run in August 2015. The performance, co-starring Sian Brooke, was broadcast by the National Theatre Company by satellite internationally as Hamlet in Rehearsal. He earned his third Laurence Olivier Awards nomination for the role.

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