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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch


Birth Name :

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Birth Date :

July 19, 1976

Birth Place :

London, England, UK

Spouse :

Sophie Hunter (theater director, since 14-Feb-15)

Claim to fame :

As Stephen Hawking in TV movie "Hawking" (2004)


Born to television actor parents, Benedict Cumberbatch performed in a number of productions at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, one most famous was that of "A Midsummer's Night Dream (2001). He, moreover, also performed in "Love's Labour's Lost" (2001) and "Romeo and Juliet" (2002). After spending a year teaching English at a monastery in Tibet, he simultaneously kicked off an acting career, starring on TV series, like "Heartbeat", "Tipping the Velvet, "Cambridge Spies", (2003), "Fortysomething", "Spooks", and "Silent Witness". In 2004, he secured the leading role on British hit TV series "Hawking". His portrayal of Stephen Hawking won him the Golden Nymph for Television Films - Best Performance by an Actor as well as a nomination for BAFTA Best Actor.

In 2003, Cumberbatch made his big screen debut in "To Kill a King", and next starred in "Starter for 10" also "Atonement". The actor rose to prominence after playing Sherlock Holmes on BBC smash series "Sherlock", a role that earned him another BAFTA nomination while at the same time also made him a household name. Invading Hollywood film industry, he landed parts in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (2011), and "War Horse5" (2011). The following year saw him providing voice for the Necromancer, and the dragon Smaug in "mThe Hobbit: An Unexpected In 2013, Cumberbatch starred in the notable "Star Trek Into Darkness" also in the Oscar-winning flick "12 Years a Slave". By 2014, he had two additional films, namely "The Imitation Game" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies".

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Wife Sophie Hunter Shares First Photo of Wedding Gown

March 27, 2015 01:47:32 GMT

More than a month after her hush-hush nuptials to , Sophie Hunter finally shares the first look at her wedding gown. The mother-to-be can be seen donning the stunning gown which was custom-made by Valentino for her big day.

Benedict Cumberbatch Writes Touching Letter to Grieving Family of 'Sherlock' Fan

February 27, 2015 04:40:16 GMT

sent a touching letter to the family of a "" fan named Eve Shepherd, who passed away at the age of 14 of breathing difficulties. He wrote, "I send my deepest sympathies to Eve's family. To lose someone so young who fought for her health all her life must be beyond endurance."

Jennifer Aniston, Benedict Cumberbatch Enroll in Jimmy Kimmel's Acting School in Oscars Special

February 23, 2015 09:10:39 GMT

returned with his post-Oscars special following the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, February 22. During the ": After The Oscars" special, the funnyman debuted a funny skit featuring him as an acting coach for , , , , , and his "nemesis" .

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch 'Honeymoons' With Jimmy Kimmel

February 18, 2015 08:22:40 GMT

isn't taking a break from work to go on honeymoon after marrying theatre director Sophie Hunter on Saturday, February 14. In fact, the actor flew from England to Hollywood, California to fulfill his commitment to appear on "" on Monday night.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Spotted for the First Time Since Valentine's Day Wedding

February 16, 2015 05:59:00 GMT

and his new wife Sophie Hunter stepped out for the first time since their Valentine's Day wedding ceremony. The newlyweds were photographed leaving the Sun Inn pub in Hulverstone, Isle of Wight on Sunday afternoon, February 15.

Benedict Cumberbatch Marries Pregnant Fiancee Sophie Hunter on Valentine's Day

February 15, 2015 18:43:37 GMT

is officially taken off the market. The Alan Turing of "" tied the knot with his fiancee Sophie Hunter in a hush-hush ceremony on Valentine's Day at the 12th Century St Peter and St Paul church in Mottistone, Isle of Wight.

Report: Benedict Cumberbatch to Wed Fiancee Sophie Hunter on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2015 04:37:14 GMT

Reports are mounting that plans to wed his fiancee Sophie Hunter this coming Saturday, February 14 right on Valentine's Day. Multiple outlets reported the couple, who is expecting their first child together, will tie the knot in a ceremony in Britain.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey Added to Oscars 2015 Presenters

February 07, 2015 02:01:01 GMT

The long list of Oscars 2015 presenters keeps growing with the addition of and . Besides, , and have also been tapped to hand out statues at the highly anticipated award ceremony.

Charlie Hunnam to Headline 'The Lost City of Z', Replacing Benedict Cumberbatch

February 04, 2015 01:22:04 GMT

"" has found as the best replacement for . The English actor has been cast to topline the true-life drama flick, which has listed and among its cast on board.

Benedict Cumberbatch Urges U.K. to Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

February 01, 2015 18:51:16 GMT

joins a campaign to call for mass pardon of gay men. The actor who plays Alan Turing, a World War II hero convicted of gross indecency for being gay, in the movie "" urges British government to pardon thousands of people who were prosecuted in the past under the country's now-defunct anti-gay law.

Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for 'Colored' Remark

January 27, 2015 04:55:01 GMT

came under fire after using racist term "colored" to address black actors on a PBS talk show, "Tavis Smiley". On Monday, January 26, Cumberbatch released a statement to apologize for his controversial remark, "I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done."

Benedict Cumberbatch Spotted Filming 'Sherlock' Special at Gloucester Cathedral

January 23, 2015 02:10:11 GMT

is back to work filming "" after being busy working on several movies. On Thursday, January 22, the Oscar-nominated actor was spotted shooting an episode of the detective drama series at Gloucester Cathedral in Britain.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Confirm Pregnancy

January 08, 2015 03:52:05 GMT

and his fiancee Sophie Hunter have confirmed that they are expecting their first child together. Benedict's publicist said in a statement on Wednesday, January 7, "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."

Report: Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Are Expecting First Child

January 07, 2015 05:01:00 GMT

and his fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together, according to Page Six. Sources told the site that the 38-year-old actor "is delighted and excited about becoming a dad."

Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore Attend Palm Springs Film Festival

January 05, 2015 03:45:33 GMT

This year's awards season kicked off with the Palm Springs Film Festival over the weekend. On Saturday, January 3, numerous Oscar hopefuls attended the gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. "" cast members including , Allen Leech, Alex Lawther and Matthew Beard were present alongside director Morten Tyldum. Other stars such as , , , , , and were also in attendance.

Videos: Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Kiss, Kristen Stewart Plays Obsessive Fan

December 11, 2014 06:20:55 GMT

New York Times Magazine pairs up 18 Hollywood stars for kissing scenes, which are not part of any movies. In one video, and run into each other on the street before sharing a passionate kiss.

Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Cast in 'Doctor Strange'

December 05, 2014 01:43:26 GMT

Marvel officially announced on Thursday, December 4 that would join "". The "" star is set to portray Doctor Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions following a horrific car accident.

Benedict Cumberbatch Responds to Speculations Over 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

December 01, 2014 03:05:19 GMT

, who has been heavily speculated to be the one who provided voiceover for the new "" teaser trailer, has commented on the speculations. The actor briefly mentioned the highly anticipated movie when he attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 on Sunday, November 30.

'Sherlock' Fans Poke Fun at Failed Photoshop in Picture of New Special

November 26, 2014 09:08:40 GMT

BBC One builds the anticipation for the upcoming "" special with some pictures posted on its Twitter page. One of the images shows 's John Watson and 's title character, who points to something unseen with one hand while his left should appears to be missing.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Griffin Attend 'CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute'

November 19, 2014 02:52:51 GMT

Many stars were in attendance at "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute" at American Museum of Natural History which took place on November 18, 2014 in New York City. Among those hitting the red carpet at the event honoring ordinary people who help others with their inspirational works were , , and .

Benedict Cumberbatch Suits Up for 'Penguins of Madagascar' N.Y. Premiere

November 17, 2014 09:21:19 GMT

"" took over New York City on Sunday, November 16 for its premiere. Taking place at Winter Village at Bryant Park Ice Rink, the event was attended by the voice cast, including , , and Christopher Knights.

'Imitation Game' and 'Gone Girl' Lead Winners of 2014 Hollywood Film Awards

November 15, 2014 05:05:07 GMT

The winners at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards were announced in a telecast hosted by at the Hollywood Paladium on Friday night, November 14 in Los Angeles. Alan Turing biopic "" and David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel "" won big at the event.

Benedict Cumberbatch Engaged to Sophie Hunter

November 05, 2014 21:28:45 GMT

is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Sophie Hunter. The British actor, 38, and the theater director, 36, announce their engagement in a small notice published on the page 57 of U.K. magazine The Times of London.

Kevin Feige Addresses Rumor of Spider-Man Joining Avengers

October 29, 2014 08:29:22 GMT

Will Spider-Man cross paths with on the big screen? Responding to rumor that the web slinger would join the Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige neither confirmed nor denied it.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Final Talks to Star in 'Dr. Strange'

October 28, 2014 00:39:54 GMT

It eventually came back to . Marvel Studios reportedly is in final talks with the "" actor to have him star as the doctor-turned-sorcerer-supreme in superhero film "Dr. Strange".

Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Will Fight Anti-Gay Extremists 'to the Death'

October 15, 2014 08:13:40 GMT

talks about tolerance and sexuality in Hollywood among others in the latest issue of Out magazine. The British actor, who voices the dragon Smaug in "", shares his thoughts on the topics while promoting his new movie in an interview.

Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch Premiere 'Imitation Game' at London Film Fest

October 09, 2014 04:52:48 GMT

and helped kick off the 58th BFI London Film Festival with the premiere of their new movie "". The rainy day didn't dampen their spirit. The two were all smiles posing for photographers under an umbrella.

'Imitation Game' Won 2014 TIFF's People's Choice Award

September 15, 2014 00:31:56 GMT

"" essentially won Grolsch People's Choice Award at the 38th Toronto Film Festival. This only means that the drama starring is at greater chance to enter the Oscar race next year.

Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored for Martian Manhunter in 'Justice League'

September 04, 2014 05:54:59 GMT

is reportedly considered to join "Justice League" which is expected to follow up "". The English actor is rumored to portray the Martian Manhunter in the upcoming flick.

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch Gives Hilarious Speech at GQ Men of the Year Awards

September 04, 2014 02:37:03 GMT

A hilarious video of 's rambling speech has gone viral. The "" actor, who was honored with Actor of the Year award at 2014 GQ Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday, September 2 was a bit incoherent after having a few drinks at the event.