Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch
Born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
19 July 1976 (1976-07-19) (age 39)
Hammersmith, London, England
Nationality English
Spouse Sophie Hunter (m. 2015–present) «start: (2015)»"Marriage: Sophie Hunter to Benedict Cumberbatch" Location: (linkback://
Parents Timothy Carlton
Wanda Ventham

Benedict Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most famous roles include Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock (2010), Peter Guillam in the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011),[1] Stephen Hawking in Hawking (2004), William Pitt in Amazing Grace (2006), and his Academy Award-nominated role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.[2]

He also played Stephen Ezard in The Last Enemy (2008), Paul Marshall in Atonement (2007), Bernard in Small Island (2009),[3] as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness,

He voiced the character Smaug, and the Necromancer in The Hobbit (2012).[4] Cumberbatch played Julian Assange in the 2013 movie The Fifth Estate. He ranked #1 in Empire Magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013. He was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2014.[5]

Career[change | change source]

In 2000 Cumberbatch acted on TV for the first time in an episode of Heartbeat, and was on the show again in 2004.[6] He began acting in theatre in 2001.[7] He played Ford in 12 Years a Slave. In 2013 Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television at the Golden Globes.

Personal life[change | change source]

Cumberbatch had a relationship with actress Olivia Poulet, whom he met at university, for over 12 years.[8][9] They broke up in March 2011.[10] On 5 November 2014, Cumberbatch announced his engagement to Sophie Hunter.[11] On 14 February 2015, Cumberbatch married Hunter.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy". 16 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  2. "Benedict Cumberbatch On Alan Turing's Awkwardness And Sherlock's Sex Appeal". NPR. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. "Television Awards Winners in 2010". BAFTA.,1095,BA.html. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  4. "Benedict Cumberbatch To Voice Smaug in ‘The Hobbit’". 16 June 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  6. Cherrington, Rosy (1 November 2014). "Telegraph". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  7. "Benedict Cumberbatch Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. "Benedict Cumberbatch – stepping into the lead". Evening Standard. This is London. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  9. Eden, Richard (8 May 2010). "'Broody' actor Benedict Cumberbatch wants to be in the thick of it with Olivia Poulet". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  10. Kay, Richard (17 March 2011). "Sherlock Holmes' star Benedict Cumberbatch splits from university sweetheart after ten years together". London: The Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  11. "Benedict Cumberbatch announces engagement to director Sophie Hunter". The Guardian. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  12. "Cumberbatch set to wed Sophie Hunter over Valentine's weekend". BBC. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.