Born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch on 19 th January 1976
in Hammersmith, London.
Why we love Benedict Cumberbatch:
- For his role in Star Trek Into Darkness, Benedict auditioned on an iPhone in his friend’s kitchen!
- Did you know for his role in Sherlock he learnt to play the violin in a week!
- As well as being an actor and an artist, Benedict is very good at impressions, including Alan Rickman. He was even the voice of Professor Snape on an episode of The Simpsons