Benedict Cumberbatch is a famous British actor and voice actor. He is most renowned for enacting Sherlock Holmes. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch has played major roles in television series such as ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Doctor Strange.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Benedict Cumberbatch as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Benedict Cumberbatch was born as Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch on 19th July 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. Both parents were actors who discouraged their children from becoming actors.
Benedict studied at Brambletye School, Harrow School, and the University of Manchester. Following, Benedict Cumberbatch earned his Master of Arts in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are married, and they have one child named Christopher Carlton.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Benedict Cumberbatch first enacted in a minor role for ‘To Kill a King’ (2003). He got his major role as William Pitt the Younger in ‘Amazing Grace’ (2006). Since then, Benedict Cumberbatch joined Keira Knightly for their first movie ‘Atonement’ (2007) and later in ‘The Imitation Game’ (2014).
Benedict enacted in Tom Hank’s comedy production ‘Starter for Ten’ (2007) and received a pay-cheque of $246,000.
The most crucial year for Benedict Cumberbatch was 2009. He was cast in the movie adaption of ‘Marple: Murder Is Easy’ written by Agatha Christie. Benedict played Luke Fitzwilliam, the ex-policeman and amateur investigator who gets the killer but when too late. This role of the novice detective led to him playing the major role of Sherlock Holmes.
Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in several plays, movies, and shows. These include ‘August: Osage County,’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘The Fifth Estate,’ ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,’ ‘War Horse’ and ‘Wreckers.’ Amongst his appearance in television series includes ‘Parade’s End,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Top Gear.’
In 2010, after appearing as Sherlock Holmes in joint BBC and PBS television series, Benedict Cumberbatch became famous. After appearing in the 3rd episode of the third series of Sherlock Holmes, ‘Las Vow,’ he won the ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.’ Also, this episode of Sherlock Holmes got him nominated for the 6th British Academy Television Award for Best Leading Actor (2015). Benedict Cumberbatch got nominated again for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his appearance in ‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ (2016).
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Benedict Cumberbatch is $35 Million. Most of the wealth Benedict Cumberbatch earned from playing significant roles in television series and movies. He earned $525,134 per season for his role as Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberbatch is a popular figure in mass media. He is known as ‘this century’s Olivier.’ Benedict Cumberbatch earns $1 million per movie for playing its major role.
Benedict was cast as William Prince Ford in ‘12 Years a Slave’ and earned $230,000 (2013). Benedict enacted as Alan Turing, the British cryptographer, in ‘The Imitation Game’ (2014) and earned $1.2 million. Also, this movie helped him to get nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Benedict Cumberbatch along with Johnny Depp enacted in ‘Black Mass’ distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. (2014). Benedict Cumberbatch earned $946,000 for his acting. In addition to his acting career, Benedict Cumberbatch earns $300,000 from endorsements, appearance as a guest in shows, and his photographs for magazines.
In 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch spent $14.2 million on a huge mansion in Hidden Hills, California. This mansion is a Tuscan villa having seven bedrooms, a swimming pool. In his spare time, Benedict cheers at the Wimbledon stadium or drives around in his car.
In 2017, Benedict began acting as Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange) in television series, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. The story is adapted from a novel with the same name by Patrick Melrose.