Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr.Strange) Filmography, Net Worth & More

Benedict Cumberbatch is a highly recognized English actor who has worked in many successful Hollywood movies. He became famous for playing the role of Titania at a very young age and is well remembered as Dr. Strange for the Avengers series.

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Full / Real Name

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch | Benedict Cumberbatch

Nickname

Ben

Famous For

Playing the role of Marvel superhero Doctor Strange.

Profession

Actor, Film Producer, Voice artist

Date of Birth

19 July 1976

Age

45 Years (As of 2021)

Birthplace

Hammersmith, London, England

Zodiac Sign

Cancer

Nationality

British

Religion

Buddhism

Hometown

Hampstead, North London, England

School

Brambletye School in West Sussex and Harrow School

University or College

  • University of Manchester
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Qualification

Graduated with an MA in Classical Acting

Languages Known

Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, and Greek.

Morphology of Benedict Cumberbatch

Weight

78 Kgs | 171 lbs

Height

183 cms | 1.83 Mtrs | 6’0”

Body Measurements for

Chest: 42 Inches | Biceps: 14 Inches | Waist: 32 Inches

Figure Type

Athletic

Skin Tone

Fair

Eye Color

Green to Blue

Hair Colour

Reddy-blonde Auburn

Shoe Size

11 (US)

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Personal Life and Relationships

Benedict Cumberbatch was born on 19 July 1976, in London, England, to Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. He spent most of his early days of childhood in boarding school. He has a half-sister named Tracy Peacock from his mother’s first marriage. He completed his education at Brambletye School and Harrow School. He studied drama at the ‘Victoria University of Manchester which is now known as the ‘University of Manchester.’

Benedict announced his engagement with Sophie Hunter in 2014. Their engagement was a low-key affair. The two got married on 14 February 2015. The couple welcomed their first child in June 2015 and named him Christopher Carlton.

Father

Timothy Carlton

Mother

Wanda Ventham

Sibling

Tracy Peacock (Half-sister)

Marital Status

Married

Wife

Sophie Hunter (2015)

Children

  • Hal Auden Cumberbatch (Son)
  • Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch (Son)

Career Path of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch made his acting debut at the age of 12, starring as Titania in the famous play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ After this Benedict starred in several TV series. His real-life parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham played his on-screen parents in the hit TV series ‘Sherlock’ which was released in 2010.

His first feature film was ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Other Boleyn Girl in supporting roles in the year 2007 and 2008 respectively. Benedict starred in numerous films from 2007 to 2015 but received global recognition for his performance as Dr. Strange in the Avengers Series in 2016. The movie went on to become a big hit. He also starred in the ‘Avengers’ franchise, such as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019).

Career and Financial Stats

Awards and Achievements

  • Academy Award: Best Actor
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award: Best Ensemble for 12 Days a Slave
  • Boston Online Film Critics Association Award: Best Ensemble for 12 Days a Slave
  • Best Actor (with Jonny Lee Miller) for Frankenstein

Debut

  • First TV Show: ITV’s police drama series
  • First Film: Hills Like White Elephants (as an actor)
  • Little Favour (as a producer)

Net Worth

$ 40 million

Manager

Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd, UK.

Total Assets

$ 70 million

Income Source

Acting

Salary

$7.5 million

Cars

  • Jaguar F-type
  • Mercedes S Class
  • MG GS
  • Jaguar XJ

Houses

Five-bedroom Victorian villa in nearby Camden, north London

Famous Movies and TV shows

  • The Avengers Series (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • The Power of Dogs (2021)
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • 12 Years of Slave (2013)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2015)

Brands EndorsementBenedict has appeared and narrated several TV commercials such as MG GS “Chinese Car Advertisement” (2015), Dunlop (2014), Google + Tom “Campaign” (2012), Jaguar Alive (2012), Sony Handycam NEX-5N (2012), Jaguar XFR Growler (2011) and Hiscox “There is a light” (2012).

Favorite and Beloved Things

Favorite Food

Vegan Pizza

Favorite Holiday Dish

Brussels Sprouts

Favorite Restaurant

Osteria Emilia at Fleet Road, Hampstead

Favorite Cuisine

NA

Favorite Actor

Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Actress

NA

Favorite Filmmakers

Stanley Kubrick, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Soderbergh, John Hughes, Alfred Hitchcock

Favorite Activity

Painting, Horse riding, and Rugby Practice

Favorite Movies

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
  • The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)

Favorite TV shows

  • The Wire (2002-2008),
  • The Office (2005-2013)
  • The West Wing (1999-2006)
  • Mad Men (2007-2015)
  • The Sopranos (1999-2007)
  • Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • The Killing (2011-2014)

Favorite Destination

Galaxidi of Greece, Villedieu in the South of France, and New York

Favorite Sports

Skydiving, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving, snowboarding, horse-riding, and motorbikes

Favorite Football Club

Arsenal Football Club

Favorite Song

Radiohead’s Burn the Witch

Favorite Color

Blue

Favorite Music

NA

Food Habits

Vegan

Interest & Hobbies

Traveling, painting, and rugby practice

Favorite Book

NA

Favorite Author

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Paul Auster

Favorite Animal

Dogs

Favorite things during Christmas

Free time with family and friends

Best Friend

Judge Robert Rinder

Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Benedict suffers from a disease called “heterochromia.” Therefore, his eyes have different colors. It generally changes from blue to green.
  • There are more than 100 million words of Fan Fiction dedicated to him.
  • Benedict thinks that he resembles like Sid the Sloth from Ice Age.
  • He almost rejected to star as Sherlock Holmes because he believed that the remake would be Cheap and Cheesy.
  • He has been described as an expert in photobombing and has been given the title of King of photobombs by various media outlets.
  • He was featured on the list of 100 Makers of the 21st Century by The Sunday Times in 2014 and the publication has heralded him as this generation’s Sir Laurence Olivier.
  • After playing the role of Stephen Hawking in 2004 in the TV film Hawking, he has become the representative of Motor Neurone Disease Association and in 2014, he participated in the organization’s Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Benedict has been voted as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in Empire and People magazine’s annual list on many occasions.
  • Benedict follows the Buddhist philosophy and has always expressed interest and love for the practice of meditation and mindfulness.

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