Benedict Cumberbatch

A celebrity aristocrat, born into power and privilege.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Full NameBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch


The illustrious Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is a native of London, England, and the son of esteemed actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch. He is a direct descendant of notable figures Henry Carlton Cumberbatch and Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG, and attended distinguished schools Brambletye and Harrow, where he was awarded an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. After completing his studies, he spent a year abroad in India teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, and further honed his craft at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting. With an illustrious acting career already in the making, his talent and potential were recognized by a talent agent. His accomplishments have earned him recognition and admiration from those in the upper echelons of society.

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  • Primetime Emmy2014
    SherlockOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie


  • Supernatural Planet
  • Sherlock
  • Fifty Years on Stage
  • Super/Natural
  • The Simpsons
  • Frankenstein
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Great British Theatre
  • 1917
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • The Hollow Crown
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Sleep Sound - The Legend of Drizzt
  • Patrick Melrose
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nathan Barley
  • Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Atonement
  • Curiosity
  • Stuart: A Life Backwards
  • The Oscars
  • Sherlock: The Network
  • Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Tipping the Velvet
  • Fortysomething
  • Parade's End
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hawking
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • What If...?
  • The Mauritanian
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Third Star
  • August: Osage County
  • War Horse
  • The Courier
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Little Favour

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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is the scion of a long line of distinguished and influential figures, from his great-grandfather, diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG, to his parents, esteemed actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. Growing up in London, Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School and Harrow School, where he was awarded an arts scholarship and developed a passion for painting. Afterward, he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton, who have been married since 1976, are the proud parents of Cumberbatch and have contributed to his impressive lineage. A true renaissance man, Cumberbatch is a symbol of aristocratic sophistication and grandeur.

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