Benedict Cumberbatch Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Sridevi Tolety
Feb 29, 2024 By Sridevi Tolety
Originally Published on Apr 25, 2022
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Benedict Cumberbatch has his birthday on July 19, 1976.
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About Benedict Cumberbatch

Who does not know Benedict Cumberbatch?
He is a well-known English actor who has won the hearts of millions of people. He is known for his famous roles on stage and the screen!
The number of accolades that Benedict Cumberbatch has achieved during his whole career as an actor is exceptional. The most precious title he has received is CBE, which stands for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Benedict Cumberbatch as the CBE, and this was during the 2015 Birth Honors that the Queen had as a part of the services in performing arts. Apart from being in films, Benedict Cumberbatch has been in television series and narration.
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Benedict Cumberbatch's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Benedict Cumberbatch's net worth?

Benedict Cumberbatch is an excellent actor and his net worth is around $40 million. He likes to spend on expensive yet valuable assets like homes and cars. On the top of his most expensive assets is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style California mansion located in Hidden Hills, California. This home is said to have cost around $14.4 million. Next is his London home, which he has splurged on after getting success in 'The Imitation Game'. Located in Camden, London, this home cost the actor around $4 million.

How much does Benedict Cumberbatch earn per year?

His annual income is close to $5.5 million. Benedict Cumberbatch likes to spend money on cars. His collection includes Jaguar XJ and F-Type. These two cars cost $96,674 and $103,200 respectively. He owns an E-car, a Mercedes S500, and a Lamborghini URUS that costs $220,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch?

He is 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Benedict Cumberbatch?

He was born on July 19, 1976, and is hence 45 years old, as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Benedict was born in Hammersmith, London, the United Kingdom, at the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. His father's name is Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, and his mother's name is Wanda Ventham. He was brought up in the borough of Chelsea and Kensington.
When he was eight years old, Benedict Cumberbatch started attending boarding schools. He attended Brambletye School in West Sussex. At Harrow School, he was an art scholar. He was a member of Harrow School's most prominent club for arts, the Rattigan Society. He was a part of various Shakespearean works at his school. His first acting debut was when he was 12 years old as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. He was called the best schoolboy actor by his drama teacher, Martin Tyrell. 
After leaving Harrow School, Benedict Cumberbatch took a years gap when he volunteered as an English teacher in Darjeeling, India, at a Tibetan monastery. He was a student at the University of Manchester. His alma mater is the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and he got an MA in classical acting at the London Academy.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Benedict Cumberbatch's partner?

Benedict Cumberbatch is married to Sophie Hunter, who has been an opera director. They dated for 17 years before they got married.
They like to keep their personal and public lives separate. The couple has three children together. Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch was their first child born in June 2015, and Hal Auden Cumberbatch was born a couple of years later. Their youngest son, Finn Cumberbatch, was born in January 2019.
Benedict's parents were both actors, and his birth parents have played the role of Sherlock Holmes' parents on TV. His grandfather was Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, a submarine officer who served in both World Wars, while his great-grandfather was a diplomat and was said to have served in the consulates of Lebanon and Turkey. His name was Henry Arnold Cumberbatch. Benedict Cumberbatch has a sister named Tracy Peacock from his mom's first marriage.
Robert William Cumberbatch, Benedict's great-great-grandfather, worked in the British Consulate for Russia and Turkey. Abraham Parry Cumberbatch, his great-great-great-grandfather, was a rich slave owner in Barbados, Jamaica. King Richard III is the 16 times removed third cousin of Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch read a poem at King Richard III's reburial in 2015.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for his lead character in 'Avengers: Infinity War', as Doctor Strange. He is also known for his work in historical dramas like 'The Current War'. His role as an antagonist in 'Star Trek' also became very famous, and he played the role of Khan in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.
In the initial days of his career, Benedict Cumberbatch used his father's stage name, which was Carlton. But when one of his colleagues encouraged him, he started using his family's original surname. He first started his career by working in Shakespearean dramas, and he headlined the 'Parade's End'.
He made his first West End appearance while working for 'Hedda Gabler', in which he played the role of George Tesman. His career breakthrough happened in 2004 when he played the role of Stephen Hawking in the movie 'Hawking'.

Charity Work

He frequently donates and participates in charity events and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Some of the organizations he is related to are; Save the Children, Cancer Research UK, Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Prince's Trust, and many more. 

What awards has Benedict Cumberbatch won?

Benedict has won numerous awards in his career. He has been nominated for two Best Actor Academy Awards for the films 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Power of the Dog'. He has won the British Academy Television - Best Actor Award for his work in 'Patrick Melrose'. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the same awards for his role in 'Small Island'.

Benedict Cumberbatch's Hobbies And Interests

His hobbies are horse riding and snowboarding.

Other Interesting Benedict Cumberbatch Facts And Trivia

  • Benedict Cumberbatch is a versatile actor.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch has a very rare genetic mutation that is not harmful. He was born with two harmless genetic mutations; sectoral heterochromia and central heterochromia. This makes it look like his eyes change color, but the fact is that they are a mix of various colors like blue, gold, and green. This is also why there is a freckle in his right eye.
  • It was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would be the next president of LAMDA on January 16, 2018, after Timothy West.
  • He is a vocal proponent of the existing gender pay gap.
  • He is a distant relative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alan Turing.
  • Martin Tyrell warned Benedict that acting is a tough business.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




183 cm

Eye Color

Blue, Green

Child Star?





Brambletye School, Harrow School

Net Worth



Sophie Hunter


Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, Wanda Ventham


Tracy Peacock

Annual Earnings

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Written by Sridevi Tolety

Bachelor of Science specializing in Botany, Master of Science specializing in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs

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Sridevi ToletyBachelor of Science specializing in Botany, Master of Science specializing in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs

With a Master's degree in clinical research from Manipal University and a PG Diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sridevi has cultivated her passion for writing across various domains. She has authored a wide range of articles, blogs, travelogues, creative content, and short stories that have been published in leading magazines, newspapers, and websites. Sridevi is fluent in four languages and enjoys spending her spare time with loved ones. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking, painting, and listening to music.

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