Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born July 19, 1976 in London to the family of actors Timothy Carlton (his real name - Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch) and Wanda Wentham.

Benedict went to Brambletay school in West Sussex, and then - in a very prestigious Harrow School in north-west London, where he made his debut on stage. Benedict's first role was the queen of fairies and elves Titania in William Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream.

After graduating from school, Cumberbatch spent a year teaching English in a Tibetan monastery. After that, the young man entered the University of Manchester, where he studied theater. Here he met his girlfriend Olivia Pulet. Cumberbatch then did an internship at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Art.

Benedict is a serious theater actor. Since 2001, he has played leading roles in several theaters: the Open Air Theatre in Regency Park, the National Theatre, the Almeida Theatre, the Royal Court Theater.

For his role as Thesman in Gedda Gabler, which Cumberbatch played in 2005 at the Almeida Theatre and the Duke of York Theatre in the West End, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In the early 2000s, Cumberbatch began a career in film. At first he appeared in TV series - "Heartbeat", "Silent Witness", "Velvet Legs", "Spies from Cambridge", "A little over forty". In 2004, Cumberbatch played the role of Stephen Hawking in "Hawking. For it, he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and received the Golden Nymph for Best Actor in a TV Movie.

This was followed by work in the TV series "Nathan Barley," "Journey to the End of the Earth," the comedy sketch show Broken News, the movie "Get Ten.


"Journey to the End of the Earth."

In 2006, Benedict starred in the film Amazing Ease as William Pitt. For this work he was nominated for the London Society of Film Critics "Breakthrough of the Year" award.

Soon after, in 2007, Cumberbatch played in the Joe Wright film "Redemption", starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Sirsha Ronan. In 2008, Benedict had another high-profile project - a historical drama "One more of the Boleyn family" in which his partners are Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana.

Cumberbatch also continues to work in the series. He played in the television adaptation of Alexander Masters' book about the life of Stuart Shorter, "Stuart: The Past Life" (2007). Cumberbatch was nominated for a Satellite Award for his role as Stephen Ezard in The Enemy (2008). Benedict also starred in the TV series "Miss Marple: Murder is Easy!" (2008), "Little Island" (2009).

"The Last Enemy."

In 2009, Benedict starred in the drama about Charles Darwin, "Origins," along with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, in 2010 - in the films "Four Lions" and "Snitch. Cumberbatch's luck was the role of Van Gogh in the TV movie Van Gogh: Painted with Words.

Van Gogh: Painted With Words

Benedict Cumberbatch became world famous for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the TV series "Sherlock," for which he was nominated for several prestigious awards, including BAFTA. His Sherlock was loved by audiences and critics alike, and the whole world is now looking forward to the continuation - the new season of the series is already shooting.


All in the same 2010, Cumberbatch, who has become very in demand, had a few more works: "The Third Star," the drama Wreckers, and the thriller Burlesque Fairytales.

"Third Star."

Soon we will see Benedict in the projects "Spy, Get Out!", "War Horse", as well as in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit".

On his birthday, let's wish Benedict new interesting projects and life victories!

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