Benedict Cumberbatch (born 19.07.1976)
Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series 'Sherlock', Peter Guillam in the movie 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and Stephen Hawking in BBC biopic 'Hawking'.
Childhood: Benedict Cumberbatch was born in London. His parents are actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. He attended Brambletye School in West Sussex and obtained a scholarship for Harrow School. It was there he embarked on his acting career and appeared in several plays. He also enjoyed rugby and painting oil canvasses at the school. Before attending the University of Manchester to study drama, he took a gap year in Tibet where he taught English at a monastery. When he graduated, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Acting Career: Benedict Cumberbatch has been in several classic plays in various London theatres; notable appearances include his role as Tesman in Hedda Gabler and as Victor Frankenstein and his creature in 'Frankenstein'. In 2000, he made his television debut on 'Heartbeat' and later appeared in 'Tipping the Velvet', 'Cambridge Spies', 'Fortysomething', 'Spooks' and 'Silent Witness'. His breakthrough came with BBC film 'Hawking' in 2004 which earned him a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Actor. His non-television movie roles include William Pitt the Younger in 2006's 'Amazing Grace', the villainous Paul Marshall in 'Atonement', Williams Carey in2008's 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and of course Peter Guillam in the Academy Award winning 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. In 2012, he portrayed Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in the first two instalments of the new Peter Jackson trilogy of 'The Hobbit'. He is also set to star in the new sci-fi flick 'Star Trek into Darkness'.
Personal Life: Benedict Cumberbatch was previously in a 12 year long relationship with TV actress Olivia Poulet before splitting in 2011.
With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the known universe. But what about when he doesn't have either of those things? It only takes a run-in with afterlife goddess Hela for his hammer to be destroyed, apparently beyond repair. And when he is kidnapped by her people and taken to the planet Sakaar, he has no choice but to enter into a gladiator match to save the people of Asgard from Ragnarök; the fate of total destruction. To his initial delight, and to the confusion of everyone in the arena, his opponent turns out to be none other than the Incredible Hulk. But when he realises that this Hulk is hell-bent on destroying him, he realises that he has no choice but to fight his supposed friend to the death.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have an interesting name for their second son.
It has just been reported that Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their second child into the world three and a half weeks ago; another son with a rather unusual name. The happy news has not yet received a formal announcement.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend 'Doctor Strange' event together
39-year-old Sophie gave birth to their new baby at Portland Hospital in London on March 3rd 2017, according to new reports. The news will no doubt be officially announced in The Times as is customary for the couple's most special news. And it will no doubt reveal the little boy's unique name, Hal Auden Cumberbatch.
Continue reading: What Has Benedict Cumberbatch Named His Second Son?
The 'Sherlock' star will play the titular Patrick Melrose in a Showtime adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's novels, as well as take on an executive producer role.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s crusade to conquer America has stepped up with the announcement of a new Showtime series, a five-part limited series of the ‘Melrose’ novels in which the ‘Sherlock’ and Doctor Strange star will executive produce and topline.
The project, to be a co-production venture between Showtime and Sky Atlantic, will see the 40 year old British star play Patrick Melrose in a five-part series of adaptations of Edward St. Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels.
Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the Showtime / Sky Atlantic adaptation of 'Melrose'
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In New 'Melrose' TV Series
Sherrinford, Eurus, Moriarty - Sherlock and Watson have their work cut out.
The question all along, it seems, was not ''who' is Sherrinford?', but rather ''what' is Sherrinford?'. The season four finale of 'Sherlock' entitled 'The Final Problem' was rife with plot twists and a story much darker than any previous episode. Plus, the return of Jim Moriarty - sort of. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
As it's revealed that Watson (Martin Freeman) was not, in fact, shot in the head with a bullet but with a tranquiliser at the end of 'The Lying Detective', Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. Watson confront Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) about the so-called Holmes sister Eurus (Sian Brooke), who Sherlock has no memory of. Mycroft eventually explains how she was their psychotic younger sibling whose genius far exceeded each of theirs. She was sent away at a young age after apparently killing Sherlock's dog Redbeard and is now held at a high security institution in the middle of the ocean called Sherrinford.
Holmes and Watson have more than a few challenges to face.
The New Year's Day episode of 'Sherlock' was one of the most surprising and divisive yet. A shocking death, a fractured friendship and the ghost of Moriarty plagues this episode, and indeed will no doubt continue to do so in the next two airings.
Sherlock returns with Moriarty on his mind
Death seems to line the plot throughout the episode, with frequent references to the Grim Reaper fable 'Appointment at Samarra'. Plus, in his obsession that every sinister thing that happens is something to do with Moriarty, Sherlock makes a few fatal oversights.
Continue reading: 'The Six Thatchers' Marks A Shocking Start To 'Sherlock' Season 4
Here's a look at some of Benedict Cumberbatch's greatest movie roles.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return in a new series of 'Sherlock' soon, but that's just the tip of the iceberg compared to what he's got coming up. He will reprise his Doctor Strange role in both 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Avengers: Infinity War', before playing Shere Khan in a new adaptation of 'Jungle Book' and voicing the Grinch in 2018's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'.
Here's a look at all his greatest roles to date:
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
The best of British TV over the holidays.
Christmas telly is the best, and this year's no different. Instead of re-watching the old holiday movies you've seen numerous times, get stuck in to what the BBC and Sky have to offer over the festive period. From 'Bake Off' to 'Sherlock', you're sure to find something to glue you to the box.
Here are our top 10 Christmas must-see shows:
1. The Great Christmas Bake Off (Christmas Day and Boxing Day - 4.45pm on BBC1)
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The actor wasn’t deemed sexy enough by show bosses.
Speaking to The Sunday People, Gatiss said Cumberbatch was originally thought of as “a sort of ginger weird person” and not sexy enough for the role.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, with co-star Martin Freeman
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch's Nose Nearly Cost Him 'Sherlock' Role
I don't think he ever wanted to become Uncle Sherlock.
Holmes doesn't look thrilled at the idea of becoming a sort-of uncle according to new pictures released ahead of the broadcast of 'Sherlock' season 4, but with Watson becoming quite the hands of father he's definitely going to have to get used to it.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 'Sherlock' season 4
The fourth series of 'Sherlock' will return with episode one 'The Six Thatchers' on New Year's Day, seeing the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, as well as Amanda Abbington as Mrs. Watson, Mark Gatiss as Sherlock's nemesis brother Mycroft and Una Stubbs as the ever-loveable landlord of 221b Baker Street Mrs. Hudson.
Continue reading: Why Does Holmes Look So Contemptuous In New 'Sherlock' Series 4 Images?
The 'Doctor Strange' actor showed off his comedy sketch prowess.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been out promoting his new film 'Doctor Strange', and made an appearance as a guest host on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend. He dropped that series and correct facade and proved to be some of the best comedy value 'SNL' has ever seen.
Benedict Cumberbatch talks about his own sexiness on 'SNL'
The actor threw himself into sketches like 'Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?' and 'Koohl Toilet' on Saturday (November 5th 2016), and never once took himself seriously. Just because he went to Harrow School and played characters like Sherlock Holmes, Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing and Hamlet, doesn't mean he can't do comedy.
Scott Derrickson poses alone and with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton whilst promoting their movie 'Doctor Strange' at Soho House Hotel at Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 26th October 2016
Date of birth
19th July, 1976
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