Short Biographies

Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor London England

Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor who has an obsessional influence on his fans because of his intelligent roles like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Strange. He holds so much of a royal prestige that in 2014 Time magazine included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the world. Cumberbatch has been bestowed with numerous international titles like "Most Eligible Bachelors in the United Kingdom" in 2012 and "Most Fascinating People in Britain” in 2013 by Tatler. His 2010 series 'Sherlock Holmes' gave him sensational recognition, awarding him the title of "The Thinking Woman's Crumpet”. Benedict has his roots laid in London's high society. His great-great-great-grandfather, Abraham Parry Cumberbatch, was a wealthy slave owner in Jamaica. He has also done Shakespearean dramas in school, earning himself the name of "the best schoolboy actor", which was given to him by his drama teacher Martin Tyrell. He's a man of many roles and ventures. Along with theatre, he does television, radio, films, narration, music, philanthropy, is into politics, and has his own production company, known as SunnyMarch Ltd. With his empowering persona, he has done a lot of humanitarian work; he is also the Ambassador for The Prince's Trust. He has also collaborated with the British Royal Family to extend his philanthropic endeavors. Apart from this, Benedict has a spiritual side to him. He follows Buddhist preachings, follows the principles of meditation and mindfulness and describes himself as a not-a-people-pleaser.