Benedict Cumberbatch

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/19/1976, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Benedict Cumberbatch Fast Facts:
  • While attending an all-boys school, played the female part of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Spent a year after high school teaching English at a Tibetan monastery.
  • Starred in an Almeida Theatre production of Hedda Gabler in 2005.
  • Played the role of Young Rumpole in a radio adaptation of John Mortimer's novel Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.
  • Developed a life-threatening case of pneumonia while filming Sherlock.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Relationships:
  • Timothy Carlton - Father
  • Wanda Ventham - Mother
  • Olivia Poulet - Ex-significant Other
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Awards:
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended the University of Manchester, Manchester, England; attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England

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