Benedict Cumberbatch Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'The Imitation Game' And Facts You Need To Know

Get to know more about Benedict Cumberbatch who has starred in some amazing movies. Below are facts about him that you ought to know about him, including his overall net worth.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'The Imitation Game'  And Facts You Need To Know

Benedict Cumberbatch: Movie actor

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The world is excited about the 'Avengers: Infinity War' a film is scheduled to hit the big screen very soon. What is surprising about the film is that the actors are trending more than the movie itself, but what can we say, it’s nothing less than exciting that the film is due to be release. One of those actors is one of the hottest British hunks in Hollywood right now, the gorgeous Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch is really liked by girls for his handsome face and eyes that change color almost magically. He is an English actor who has starred in several high grossing movies. Not only does he appeared on the big screen he also performs on television, radio, and even in the theater. However, the British hunk is married to the beautiful Sophie Hunter and togther they have two children. So what is about Benedict Cumberbatch that has captured the spotlight? 41-year-old Benedict Cumberbatch was born in West London to actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton at the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough. They moved from there and he grew up in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. His mother was married before she got married his father and she has a daughter from that marriage, Tracy Peacock. Cumberbatch’s grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch was a prominent figure in London’s high society and he worked as a submarine officer of both World Wars. The actor’s great-grandfather, Henry Arnold Cumberbatch was the consul general serving under Queen Victoria and he was based in Turkey and Lebanon. Cumberbatch attended boarding schools since he was eight. His first boarding school was Brambletye School on the west side of Sussex. Cumberbatch then joined an arts school known as Harrow School. He was also a member of the Harrow’s dramatic arts club, The Rattigan Society named after Terence Rattigan. As one of the club members, Cumberbatch was involved in several Shakespeare’s plays and his first role was as Titania, Queen of the Fairies in the famous 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' when he was just 12. His drama teacher, Martin Tyrell described him as the best schoolboy actor he ever worked with. After he left Harrow, Cumberbatch took a whole year as a volunteer in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India where he was an English Teacher. The movie actor came back to England and joined the University of Manchester and studied Drama. He would also attend acting classes at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he acquired an MA in Classical Acting. In January this year, it was announced that Cumberbatch would take over from Timothy West as the president of the London Academy he studied in. After he heard the news, he said he appreciated the honor and stated that he would love to watch the next generation of actors, technicians, directors blossom from the institution. The actor has made quite a net worth starring in films like 'Jungle Book,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' Doctor Strange,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Imitation Game,' and the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War,' as well the animated film, 'The Grinch.'

Inviting fans to tea

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It’s said that the British love tea just like Americans love whiskey. It’s perhaps true, and one Briton who can’t be separated from his tea is Benedict Cumberbatch. This time, he doesn’t want to take it alone but with fans who were willing to give to charity. Cumberbatch sent emails to bloggers inviting them and their readers to come and hang out with him but not by walking in the streets or a bar but raising fund online through Omaze, an online fundraising platform. Cumberbatch encouraged his fans and the fans of 'Avengers: Infinity War' to open their hearts and wallets and donate to charity. Each Omaze donation is an entry to winning the Infinity gauntlet of prizes and also spending quality time with your favorite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch drinking tea and taking selfies. If you want to have a perfect time with him and ask him anything and probably tell him your dreams, then donate and you'll stand a chance to have a moment with him. Apart from having quality time with the star, you will have two tickets to attend the 'Avengers: Infinity War' premiere and everything from airfare to a hotel room will be provided for you. The contest will end on April 6, 2018, so donate more, and who knows, maybe Benedict Cumberbatch will be staring at you like you watch him on TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch knows what to expect from 'Avengers'

Late last year, the 'Jungle Book,' 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,', 'Doctor Strange,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Imitation Game,' and the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and the animated, 'The Grinch' actor teased his fans on what to expect from 'Avengers: Infinity War.' The movie will be the third installment of the 'Avengers' sequel and will unite famous faces seen in the MCU including the common characters in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and Thanos, the villain of the movie. The movie will also mark the first 'Avengers' outing with Doctor Strange and Ant-Man. Doctor Strange was Cumberbatch’s role in 2016. So what did Cumberbatch have to say about the movie? While addressing the press, Benedict Cumberbatch said that the movie was ten years coming and it was a huge amount of work, story lines and it was wholly pointing to a confrontation. He was excited to be part of it even though he was late but still felt it was cool to take part of it. Cumberbatch also told the fans to prepare for a lot of story lines to merge while others conclude if the rumors about some cast deaths come to pass. His entry into the third sequel led to fans asking why Doctor Strange didn’t join earlier only to join the superhero team in their third world-saving outing. That answer is with Marvel’s Kevin Feige. He said to Collider that there were people living in the same world that are preventing the buildings from falling down, robots from doing their thing, aliens also and those people in the movie are literally stopping the inter-dimensional forces from cleaning out all reality. Marvel has always assumed that the sorcerers aren’t needed when there is something in the city, for instance, a bank robbery. Finally, the mystery is solved!

The first trailer of The Grinch is out

Illumination Entertainment, the company that is working on the 'The Grinch,' has released the first trailer for the animation which is set to premiere in the last quarter of this year. The story of the film follows on 'The Grinch,' voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch who has plans to steal Christmas but all of a sudden he experiences a heart growth after he witnesses the locals of Who-vile being good to one another. The trailer doesn’t let the viewers hear much of Cumberbatch as it is more focused on showing the jerkiness of the character. The film is co-directed by Yarrow Cheney who directed 'The Secret Life of Pets' and produced by Scott Mosier. With that team, the movie could result in something genuinely amazing after 'Despicable Me.' The animation itself is however close to Dr. Seuss and tackles the adaptation just like 'The Lorax.' You can check out the trailer below.

Facts about the movie actor and his net worth

He was kidnapped in South Africa

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The actor of 'Jungle Book,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Doctor Strange,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Imitation Game,' and the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and the animated, 'The Grinch' was on tour in KwaZulu Natal and he was travelling back to his hotel when he was ambushed with his group by some men. They were tied up and driven to an unknown location. The wanted to force him into the trunk, but Cumberbatch managed to convince them not to push him in. He lied to the kidnappers that he heard a heart condition and that if they put him in the trunk, he would have improper breathing and die as a result. They just left Benedict Cumberbatch and the rest of his friends without any explanation. But he was really terrified.

Cumberbatch’s eyes change color

Yes, his eyes change color and not with contact lenses, but just like that, naturally. Cumberbatch suffers from an uncommon condition known as Heterochromia Iridis. The disease makes his eyes turn blue or green almost all the time. For some who have this condition, their eyes can turn into two different colors at the same time, but in Cumberbatch’s case, the eyes always match. However, his eyes change from green to blue and from blue to golden or either way from day to day. It’s perhaps one of the reasons why he is considered to be so handsome.

He is an impressionist

Cumberbatch is a talented impressionist. Some of his famous impersonations are of David Tennant, Bruce Willis and Chewbacca, but they aren’t even his best. His most spot-on impression is of the late Alan Rickman. He even voiced Rickman’s Harry Potter character, Snape in one episode of the Simpsons. If you want to see his impersonations, you should probably check him out on YouTube. There was a time that he was on Jimmy Fallon and he put a short impersonation that is also on YouTube.

Cumberbatch has a license to marry

He is already married and no one needs a license to get married, but Cumberbatch has a license to officiate a wedding. It’s proper to say that he has a license to marry other people. When his friends Rob Rinder and Seth Cummings wanted to get married, he got himself a license to marry them, and he was the one who officiated the wedding ceremony at the beautiful wedding destination, Ibiza.

His net worth

Benedict Cumberbatch has a net worth of $30 million dollars, according to 'Celebrity Net Worth.' The actor has made his net worth from performing in movies such as 'Jungle Book,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Doctor Strange,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Imitation Game,' and the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and the animated 'The Grinch.'

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Cumberbatch has come from a family that has a great history and himself, he is an achiever. We can hardly wait to see 'Avengers.' To the girls who want to meet their idol in person, you got to have some love for poor and donate to help them out to stand a chance of meeting the charming actor.

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