Cumberbatch Benedict’s Net Worth is $40 Million.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s net worth is unknown. Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor with a $40 million dollar net worth. He began his professional acting career in 2000 and hasn’t looked back since. He is best known for his roles as Sherlock Holmes in films such as “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and the popular BBC series “Sherlock.”
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on July 19, 1976, and grew up in an acting family. Cumberbatch began his boarding school education at the age of eight, at Brambletye School in West Sussex. He then received an Arts scholarship to attend the prestigious Harrow School, where he was involved in numerous Shakespearean productions. He made his acting debut at the age of 12 in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Cumberbatch volunteered as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in India during his gap year before college. He then earned a degree in Drama from the University of Manchester. He then attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Cumberbatch has starred in a number of successful theater, film, and television productions and has established a reputation for portraying leading men with “issues.” Since 2001, he has starred in major productions at Regent’s Park Open Air, the Royal Court, and the Royal National Theaters. Additionally, he has appeared in numerous Shakespeare productions at London’s Barbican Theater. In May 2005, he made his West End debut in “Hedda Gabler.” He also co-starred in the Royal National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of “Frankenstein” opposite Johnny Lee Miller. Cumberbatch made his television debut in the early 2000s with guest appearances on “Heartbeat” and “Tipping the Velvet.” Cumberbatch made his television debut in 2004 as Stephen Hawking in “Hawking.” He was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for her performance and won the Golden Nymph for Best Actor Performance. In 2005, while filming “To the Ends of the Earth” in South Africa, he was the victim of a terrifying carjacking.
Cumberbatch made his feature film debut in 2007’s “Atonement.” He starred in “The Other Boleyn Girl” the following year. Cumberbatch first starred as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series “Sherlock” in 2010. Throughout the series’ run from 2010 to 2017, his performance and the show as a whole received widespread critical acclaim. Cumberbatch received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won one for his performance on the show.
Benedict starred in four films in 2013 that earned him Academy Award nominations in one or more categories. “12 Years as a Slave,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “August: Osage County,” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” were among those films. He earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in “The Imitation Game” in 2014. Cumberbatch made his film debut as Doctor Strange in November 2016, followed by appearances in “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018 and “Avengers: Endgame” in April 2019. Additionally, he made a brief appearance in Sam Mendes’ war film “1917” in 2019. Cumberbatch won a BAFTA for his lead role in the Showtime/Sky Atlantic limited series “Patrick Melrose” that same year.
Benedict has also done a great deal of voice work in addition to his stage and screen careers. He has a passion for radio work, having worked on a number of BBC productions. His most well-known radio adaptation is “Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders,” a 2009 adaptation of a novel by John Mortimer. He also portrayed Angel Islington in Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” adaptation for BBC Radio 4 in 2013. Cumberbatch read the original BBC radio bulletins for BBC Radio 4 on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Cumberbatch has also narrated several National Geographic and Discovery documentaries, as well as several audiobooks.
Cumberbatch and two of his friends, Theo and Denise Black, were kidnapped in South Africa after busting a tire. They were apprehended by a group of locals, loaded into a van, and driven into uncharted territory. They had been listening to Radiohead’s “How to Disappear Completely” prior to the burst tire. Cumberbatch has stated that hearing the song now provides him with a “sense of reality and a reason for hope.”
In February 2015, Cumberbatch married opera director Sophie Hunter. They had known each other for 17 years prior. Christopher Carlton (b. 2015) and Hal Audren are their sons (b. 2017).
Cumberbatch is a Prince’s Trust ambassador. He is a supporter of a number of organizations that use the arts to assist disadvantaged youth, including Odd Arts, Anno’s Africa, and Dramatic Need. Since 2004, when he portrayed Stephen Hawking, he has served as an ambassador for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Cumberbatch donates artworks to benefit charities and fundraisers for The Willow Foundation and the Thomas Coram Children’s Foundation.
In May 2014, he co-hosted a cancer awareness fundraising gala at Windsor Castle with Prince William and Ralph Lauren. The event benefited the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. In 2014, he posed for photographer Jason Bell at a Pall Mall, London, exhibit commemorating ten years of the “Give up Clothes for Good” charity campaign. It has benefited Cancer Research UK to the tune of $17 million. Cumberbatch is also a co-founder of the “Save Soho” campaign, which aims to protect the neighborhood’s iconic music and performing arts venues.
He has also starred in a video campaign to raise funds for the Save the Children charity, which assists young Syrian refugees. Cumberbatch was a signatory to an open letter published in The Guardian criticizing the government’s handling of the refugee crisis. Cumberbatch was awarded the CBE by the Queen on November 10, 2015, at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his contributions to the performing arts and charity. In 2016, he was appointed a visiting fellow at Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall.