Benedict Cumberbatch’s movies and TV shows have earned him multiple awards nominations and critical acclaim. His portrayal of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in the BBC detective series ‘Sherlock’ massively raised his profile, leading to him landing parts in ‘12 Years A Slave’ and the Alan Turing biopic ‘The Imitation Game’.
His role as the World War II codebreaker earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, where he’s up against Eddie Redmayne for ‘The Theory of Everything’ and Michael Keaton for ‘Birdman’.
Benedict has also cultivated a loyal group of fans - the self-professed ‘Cumberbitches’ - particularly thanks to his Ice Bucket Challenge video, as well as the time he famously confessed he can’t say the word “penguins” in an interview.
He famously likes to keep his personal life private, and doesn’t have a Twitter page, but announced in November 2014 that he was engaged to actress and screenwriter Sophie Hunter. The couple later announced that Sophie was pregnant, and tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day.
The next year looks to be an exciting one for Benedict, as well as the much-awaited return of ‘Sherlock’ to our screens, he will also be treading the boards as Hamlet in the William Shakespeare classic play.