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Born July 19, 1976 (39 years old)
Place of birth London, United Kingdom
Height 183 cm
Weight 80 kg
Become an actor Benedict Cumberbatch told fate itself. He was born in a family of British actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. And despite the fact that his father strongly discouraged only son from this thankless profession, Ben has been actively interested in art in 12 years: studying at a prestigious public school Harrow, he appeared on stage in theatrical improvisation, and on weekends watching the play “Amadeus” London theater .
The school Cumberbatch managed to find a common language with all their classmates, but it did not save him from insulting nickname “Cucumber” (the name of the actor Cumberbatch is consonant with the English word “sucumber”). Later, when Benedict began to actively act in films and on TV, parents offered him to cut a long, unpronounceable name or take a pseudonym, but he insisted to keep the name of its cozy.
Thanks to the parents and good education boy was brought up in accordance with English notions of gentlemanly behavior and honor. Therefore, Ben always had a sweet temper and gentle disposition, which later came in handy on the set – he found a common language with almost all the colleagues and directors.
Foundations of the future trade Benedict was at Manchester University (where he studied acting) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Star Trek actor
Before becoming an actor, Benedict has worked as an English teacher in a monastery in Tibet (it was after he seriously interested in Bikram yoga) and perfumer in a London store. It was probably not the way to make money, but an attempt to find themselves and their true desires. He tried not to rush things, and decided to become an actor was a deliberate choice.
Benedict – one of the few modern actors who managed to harmoniously combine work in the theater, on TV and in the movies. Intelligence, aristocratic manners and good education have helped to get the star role of geniuses, artists and even prime ministers. He played in many London theaters, including the Royal National Theatre. Cumberbatch was named best actor for his role in the production of “Frankenstein” and the television movies for “hawking” and “Marple: Murder Is Easy,” he was nominated for the prestigious BAFTA. Benedict also managed to star in episodes of the popular British “Atonement” movie, “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”
But the real fame came to Cumberbatch channel after the BBC show «Sherlock,” the first episode of which aired in the summer of 2010. The history of the popular all over the world a couple – Detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. Watson – a new development thanks to screenwriters Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who made modern London site of action. The creators of the show, and the actors themselves were worried that Londoners will not forgive them that Victorian England was easily replaced at the XXI century with its liberated mores and power process. However, after the first series of social networking statuses abounding in enthusiastic address in the new version of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. A tall blue-eyed brunette (by the way, for this project, Ben repainted, because his own hair color – red) so liked women, that Benedict, to his surprise, received the title of sex symbol on many glossy British magazine. Even parents Cumberbatch finally resigned to the actor calling his son and parents played a main character in one of the episodes of the series.
On the merits of Benedict found out in Hollywood and was invited to the movies in eminent directors. He landed a role in Steven Spielberg’s film “War Horse,” nominated for “Oscar”; starred in the second and third parts of the trilogy, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” and has appeared in the box office film of the franchise “Star Trek” – “Star Trek: Nemesis.” In 2013, there were two nominated for “Oscar” tape with Cumberbatch – “August” and “12 Years a Slave”. In the same year, Benedict was named actor of the year in his native England.
Life Benedict Cumberbatch
The longest relationship associated Benedict Cumberbatch with actress Olivia Poulet, whom he met at the University of Manchester and lived together for 12 years. After leaving the actor has found solace in the arms of the designer Anna Jones, but this relationship only lasted a few months. Anna was a beautiful and ambitious, but it did not share Benedict’s interests and not fond of either literature or theater.
In 2013, Benedict was seen in the community of the Russian model Katia Anna, who for many years lived and worked in London. But a few months later and the novel it became history. Girls Ben also called model Lydia Hearst and actress Charlotte Asprey.
In 2015, it became known that Benedict Cumberbatch and his girlfriend Sophie Hunter, a British director and teatra opery, playwright, actress and singer, are expecting their first child. In November of the same year in The Times Benedict parents reported that their son and Sophie Hunter engaged. After a while the rumors were confirmed, and 14 February lovers were married. The wedding ceremony was held at the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Mottistoun. Three months later, on June 13, 2015. Benedict and Sophie was born a son, whom they named Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch.
All his free time shooting Benedict spends with friends or at home watching TV. He boldly confess his “sins”, stating that loves to show «X-Factor” and “Dancing with the Stars.”