Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most cherished English actors, known for his roles in various dramas and films like Sherlock, The Imitation Game, The Power of the Dog, and more.
This multi-award winner actor has won the hearts of millions around the world with his outstanding acting skills and ingenuity as a performer.
Early Life of Benedict Cumberbatch
This 1976 born actor attended boarding school from the age of eight. An art scholar from Harrow school, Benedict Cumberbatch always had an inclination towards performance arts. In school, he had been an active member of the dramatic society and also performed in various Shakespearean plays.
To further polish his skills, Benedict Cumberbatch studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art which won him a masters degree in Classical Acting.
Career and Achievements
Benedict Cumberbatch is a successful theatre actor. He has performed in various plays such as Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein, Hamlet. Through powerful performances, he went on to win Oliver Award, Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, and Evening Standard Award.
On television, he first appeared twice in Heartbeat. After many small appearances, Benedict had his first breakthrough as Stephen Hawking in the show Hawking, for which he won BAFTA TV award for best actor.
In 2010, he landed his most critically acclaimed role as Sherlock Holmes in the TV series, Sherlock. Through his popularity as Sherlock Holmes, he became a worldwide sensation.
Benedict Cumberbatch has played brilliantly in many films including Atonement, The Imitation Game, Avengers: Infinity War, etc.
His latest performance in “The Power of the Dog” won him much love, critical acclaim, and admiration.
With his staggeringly gorgeous personality, Cumberbatch was one of the listed men in the Empire’s list of “Sexiest Man Alive”.
In 2015, Cumberbatch married Sophie Hunter, a theatre director. They now have three sons.
When it comes to religion, Cumberbatch believes in Buddhist philosophies and is fond of meditative practices.
Other than that, Cumberbatch has been an active participant in charity works as well.
Moreover, with many accolades to his name, Benedict Cumberbatch has become one of the most prominent celebrities in the film industry.