Born in the Hammersmith neighbourhood of London to actor parents, Benedict Cumberbatch was destined for big things.
He is known as one of the most famous actors on the planet that also has the most complicated surname to pronounce.
Benedict Cumberbatch was born in Hammersmith, London, on July 19, 1976. His first on screen role was in a TV movie Fields of Gold (2002).
With Atonement (2007) he made his breakthrough in the world of show business. Starring alongside Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Cumberbatch became a world-wide sensation.
He was nominated for the Academy Award in 2015, for his excellent performance in The Imitation Game (2014).
Cumberbatch also has an army of fans that adores him for his TV work, especially for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in hit television series Sherlock (2010-2017).
He was also big in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, lending his voice to Smaug, the dragon.
And from 2016, he is a part of Marvel's cinematic universe, where he is known as Dr. Stephen Strange. Doctor Strange (2016) was his first try on this superhero character, and Cumberbatch reprised that role in last year's hit Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Cumberbatch will be Dr. Strange in at least one more movie, the highly anticipated superhero flick - Avengers: Infinity War (2018).