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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in the London district of Hammersmith, to actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. source : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict_Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch attended boarding schools from the age of eight, he was educated at Brambletye School in West Sussex and was an arts scholar at Harrow School.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
He was a member of the Rattigan Society, Harrow's principal club for the dramatic arts. 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.
Benedict Cumberbatch
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.
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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.
Benedict Cumberbatch rehearsing Love's Labour's Lost.
Cumberbatch landed his first main part in television as Stephen Hawking in Hawking. He was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Nymph for Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor.

Hawking Official Trailer
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.

Cumberbatch played late 18th/early 19th century British parliamentarian William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace, a role that garnered him a nomination for the London Film Critics Circle "British Breakthrough Acting Award"

Amazing Grace Official Trailer
Cumberbatch played the lead character in the BBC miniseries drama The Last Enemy, earning a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film.

Cumberbatch in The Last Enemy
Cumberbatch played Bernard in the TV adaptation of Small Island, earning him a nomination for BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Cumberbatch in Small Island
Cumberbatch led the revival of 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.

Cumberbatch began playing Sherlock Holmes in the joint BBC/PBS television series Sherlock, to critical acclaim. The second series began on New Year's Day 2012 in the United Kingdom and was broadcast on PBS in the United States in May 2012. The third series aired on PBS over a period of three weeks in January to February 2014. Cumberbatch won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the third episode of the third series of the show entitled His Last Vow. In April 2015, Cumberbatch was nominated for his sixth British Academy Television Award for Best Leading Actor for the third series of the Sherlock. In 2016, he was once again nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, this time for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

Cumberbatch in Sherlock
In February 2011, Cumberbatch began playing, on alternate nights, both Victor Frankenstein and his creature, opposite Jonny Lee Miller, in Danny Boyle's stage production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the Royal National Theatre. 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 led the BBC and HBO co-produced miniseries Parade's End with Rebecca Hall. An adaptation of the tetralogy of novels of the same name by Ford Madox Ford, it was filmed as five episodes, directed by Susanna White and adapted by Tom Stoppard. His performance earned Cumberbatch his second Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in Miniseries or TV Movie
Parade's End Official Trailer

Three of the four films he featured in during the second half of 2013 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival The Fifth Estate, in which he played WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The Fifth Estate Official Trailer
12 Years a Slave, in which he played William Prince Ford, a slave owner.

12 Years a Slave Official Trailer
August: Osage County, in which he played Charles Aiken.

August: Osage County Official Trailer
Time magazine included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Colin Firth - April 23, 2014

The alarmingly talented English star

When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.

I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.

He must be stopped.

Firth won an Academy Award for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech.

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Cumberbatch starred in the historical drama The Imitation Game as British cryptographer Alan Turing. The role earned him nominations for the Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Award for Best Actor.

The Imitation Game Official Traier
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. He earned his third Laurence Olivier Awards nomination for the role.

Hamlet Official Trailer
He was appointed a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been made a CBE by the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Sherlock star is being honoured for his work as an actor and his charitable efforts.

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Benedict Cumberbatch collects CBE from the Queen
Cumberbatch starred as Doctor Strange in the eponymous film.

Doctor Strange Official Trailer
Cumberbatch stared in Patrick Melrose, a miniseries adaptation of the Edward St Aubyn novels

Patrick Melrose Official Trailer
Cumberbatch appeared as British political strategist Dominic Cummings (who served as the campaign director of Vote Leave, the official campaign in favour of the UK leaving the European Union) in HBO and Channel 4's television film Brexit: The Uncivil War

Brexit: The Uncivil War Official Trailer
He starred as electricity titan Thomas Edison in the film The Current War.

The Current War Official Trailer
Cumberbatch starred in the drama The Power of the Dog, written and directed by Jane Campion. His performance in the film was acclaimed, and he received nominations for the Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

The Power of the Dog Official Trailer
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