In 2014, Cumberbatch was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
He has won two Primetime Emmy awards for being the Outstanding Lead Actor in Sherlock.
Cumberbatch has a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the drama mini-series Patrick Melrose.
He also has a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) title awarded by the Queen in 2015.
Let us learn some quick facts about the talented actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
|Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
|19 July 1976
|47 Years Old
|Hammersmith, London, England
|Victoria University of Manchester; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Master of Arts- Classical Acting)
|5 ft 9 inches (183 cm)
|172 lb (78 kg)
|Blue-Green (due to heterochromia iridis)
|Sophie Hunter (m. 2015)
|Hal Auden Cumberbatch, Cristopher Carlton Cumberbatch
|2X Primetime Emmy, Britannia Award, BAFTA Award, Laurence Olivier Award, Satellite Award, Critics’ Choice Award
|MG Motors, Dunlop, Google+, Jaguar, Sony Handycam NEX-5N
|Doctor Strange, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit series, The Imitation Game, 1917
|Major TV Series
|Sherlock, Patrick Melrose, Hawking, Brexit, The Hollow Crown, Parade’s End, Good Omens
Benedict Cumberbatch: Net Worth and Income
Benedict Cumberbatch’s net worth of $40 million has been forged through his acting, production, and motion-capture works.
In 2007, he earned $246,000 for his role of Patrick Watts in Starter for 10.
For his role as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, Cumberbatch was paid $500,000 per season.
Cumberbatch’s earnings for the first Doctor Strange movie toppled $5 million. He is in line to bag more than $10 million from its sequel.
He was paid an estimated $23 million for his short role in the 2019 movie 1917.
He reportedly makes more than $300,000 per year from endorsements.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Cars and Houses
Cumberbatch has a large fleet of cars, and they are discussed below:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo’s Giulia is a compact executive car worth $40,000. It offers a sports car-like performance with a powerful engine and good handling.
The $73,100 F-Type is a first-ed luxury premium car with a 2.0L petrol engine. It has 8-speed transmission and can achieve an acceleration of 0-100 in 5.7 seconds.
The Jaguar XJ costs around $150,000. It has a 3.0L Diesel engine with an all-wheel-drive and a maximum speed of 250 km/h.
Mercedes S Class
Cumberbatch owns a Mercedes Benz S500 Plug-in, a hybrid car costing over $310,000. It has an engine of 325 kW, which produces 650 Nm of torque.
Lamborghini Urus 4X4
The Lamborghini Urus is an SUV costing a mouth-watering $470,000. It features a 4WD automatic transmission and runs on a 4.0L bi-turbo petrol engine.
Cumberbatch purchased a Victorian-style townhouse in London in 2015 for $4 million. It is a four-story house with a 70 feet garden.
His wife, Sophie, persuaded him to purchase the residence to bring up their family.
Previously, he had a modest top-floor flat in Hampstead purchased for £475,000 in 2008.
In 2010, he spent another £300,000 on another one-bedroom flat.
In 2018, he put the flat up for rent through Amberden Estates with a monthly rent of £3,360.
He was engaged in a legal battle to renovate the house due to concerns from neighbors and council workers about his plans for a new boiler room. But he eventually got permission.
Cumberbatch owns a Tuscan-styled $14 million mansion in Los Angeles, California.
This secondary residence features a swimming pool, home cinema, bar, gym, library, and spacious garage.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Vacations and Lifestyle
Cumberbatch was in Nepal in the late ’90s during his gap year with his three friends.
His Himalayan adventure turned into a nightmare when the group was left bewilderingly lost and had to resort to Bear-Grylls-esque techniques for survival.
They eventually found their way back, and later, Cumberbatch returned to Nepal to film his movie, Doctor Strange.
In 2012, Cumberbatch experienced the rich aquamarine heritage of Seychelles and likened its famed beaches to paradise.
He stayed at the hotel Banyan Tree Seychelles, which offers a 7-nights stay for £2,299 per person.
He went to Bora Bora, Tahiti, in 2015 for his honeymoon. They checked in at a 5-star hotel and stayed on a water bungalow for some downtime.
Cumberbatch is a fan of extreme sports. During his holidays, he participates in skydiving, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving, skiing, and high-speed motorcycling.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s clothing style presents elements of a classic wardrobe with a bit of modern flair.
He wears formal attire more often than casual wear. His suits tend to be crisp and well stitched.
His best suits are the Spencer Hart suits, Burberry suits, ASOS Slim Fit Tuxedo, etc. These suits are usually paired with light-colored shirts and black & white ties.
During his outings, Cumberbatch also likes to throw on a straw hat, scarves, cravat, trilbies, and thick sunglasses.
His favored outerwear are overcoats, trenchcoats, waxed Barbour jackets, and leather jackets.
In addition, he prefers classic brands such as Ray-Ban, Lacoste, and Barbour for his styling.
His perfume of choice is the Hermes fragrances’ Terre d’Hermes.
He has Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s Tourbillon Enamel and was seen in the £79,500 watch at a gala dinner.
At 2016’s Oscars, Cumberbatch was pictured sipping from a silver hip flask amidst the ceremony.
From an early age, he liked to keep a collection of stuffed owls in his bedroom.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Charity
Benedict Cumberbatch is the brand ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, a charity helping to get the lives of vulnerable people on the right track.
He is a patron of Odd Arts, Dramatic Need, and Anno’s Africa, which use art to help disadvantaged people.
After portraying Stephen Hawking in his 2004 series, he supported the Motor Neuron Disease Association and did the Ice Bucket Challenge for its aid in 2014.
Moreover, he has set up a recovery fund to benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.
He has donated his artworks to charities and fundraisers such as Willow Foundation and Thomas Coram Foundation.
Cumberbatch is the founding personnel of the “Save Soho” campaign focusing on protecting iconic performing arts locations in Soho.
Further, he has supported causes such as Cancer, refugees’ protection, and sexual equality.
Media, Endorsements, Investments, and Book Publications
The theater was their main passion of Cumberbatch while growing up, and he has done plays such as A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Frankenstein & Romeo and Juliet.
He is deeply affectionate for radio and has been involved in many BBC productions. His most notable radio work was in John Mortimer’s novel Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders.
Cumberbatch has narrated numerous Nat Geo and Discovery documentaries. Further, he has narrated audiobooks such as Casanova, The Tempest, etc.
In September 2016, he took the stage with Pink Floyd member David Gilmour in London’s Royal Albert Hall and contributed lead vocals for “Comfortably Numb.”
Vulture Magazine referenced him as “The King of Celebrity Impressionists” for his impressions of Alan Rickman, Jack Nicholson, Chewbacca, etc.
Cumberbatch was appointed as MG Motors’ ambassador for their MG ZS EV in India campaign and appeared in their TV commercials.
He also has narrated advertisements for Jaguar, Google+, Dunlop, and Sony, among others.
In 2018, he was announced as the global ambassador for the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre and represented them in the SIHH luxury watch show.
He launched a production company Sunny March Ltd. in 2013 with some big names in the entertainment industry.
Their first project was a crowdfunded short movie, Little Favor, with a production budget of $870,000.
Furthermore, he has invested in a start-up called Tentrr, regarded as Airbnb for campers, helping them find a spot to pitch their tent.
Cumberbatch’s life was written by Justin Lewis’ in his book “Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography.”
The 2014 book delves deep into his various experiences, acting career, and interviews.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Career
Benedict Cumberbatch commenced his career with classical plays and minor TV roles.
His first big break was in 2004’s TV movie Hawking, which portrayed famous scientist Stephen Hawking’s struggles with motor neuron disease.
His first movie was the college comedy Starter for 10, released in 2010.
In 2010, he got the role of detective Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s TV show “Sherlock.” His performances earned him wide acclaim and 2 Primetime Emmys.
In 2016, he was added to the glittering MCU as Doctor Strange and tasted immense success, appearing in many blockbuster movies.
3 Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch had taken a one-year hiatus to volunteer as an English coach in a Tibetan monastery in India.
His real parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham played his reel parents in “Sherlock.”
He was involved in a carjacking incident in South Africa where he was kidnapped along with other actors and was later let go in a barren desert.
Social Media Presence
Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t have any form of social media. He revealed in a 2016 interview that he wouldn’t join it as it would be a ‘disaster.’
When will the new Doctor Strange movie released?
Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness is set to be released on 25th March 2022.
What is Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife’s net worth?
Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife Sophie Hunter’s net worth is around $1-5 million.