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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Holmes

Every actor sooner or later has one of the many roles played, after which he becomes known far beyond his native country. So it happened with the hereditary British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who, having played a major role in modern interpretation of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes, became not only one of the most popular and sought-after actors, but also won the love of millions of spectators.

A family

Benedict was born in the hospital of Queen Charlotte on July 19, 1976. Mama actor Wanda Wetham was married twice, the first time for businessman James Tabernakle, from whom in 1958, gave birth to the daughter of Tracy, and the second time for the actor Timothy Carlton, who is younger than her for 4 years.

The debut of the little Benedict took place when he was only 4 days old. Popular in Britain, the parent-actors published his photo in the Daily Mirror.

Recently, the actor is married to Sophie Hunter - a famous theater director. The wedding was held on February 14, 2015, and on July 1, the pair was born the first-born - Christopher Carlton.

Carier start

Benedict's childhood years were spent at Harrow's elite boys' school. Despite the fact that this educational institution was finished by such outstanding personalities as Byron and Churchill, Benedict was extremely shy about his education.

It is noteworthy that for the first time he demonstrated his acting talent in the school theater, where he brilliantly played the role of the fairies of Titania from the play "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Shakespeare). Since the girls in Harrow were not trained, it was decided to entrust this role to a small red-haired boy, who turned out to be Benedict Cumberbatch.

After the release, the future actor leaves for the Tibetan monastery, where he teaches children English. However, after a short time, the life of the teacher bored the active nature of Benedict. He decides to follow in the footsteps of his parents and goes to study at Manchester University, where he duly mastered the skills of acting. After training comes to work in the theatrical company.

However, even in spite of the first successes in the theatrical field, no one at that time could guess how the fate, no doubt, of a talented young man will develop in the future.

Movies with Cumberbatch are a standard of acting. The actor manages to get as much as possible into the role, thanks to which the experiences of screen characters look spectators in one breath.

World Glory

Serious work in the theatrical field at Cumberbatch began only in 2001, after he received the roles immediately on several stages of London. For Benedict, the most outstanding in this field was the work in the play "Frankenstein", staged by the famous director Danny Boyle. Critics appreciated Benedict's ability to reincarnate. It was for the main role in this performance that Benedict, along with his colleague John Lee Miller, received his first and, most notably, the highest in Britain award for his contribution to theatrical activities - the Olivier Lawrence Award.

In August 2015, Benedict again participated in theatrical play, but already in the role of the legendary character of the play of Shakespeare - Hamlet. In the autumn this production was shown by hundreds of cinemas around the world.

However, the truly famous Benedict became precisely due to the performance of the main role in the series "Sherlock", where he starred along with actor Martin Freeman. Most critics noted that Sherlock Benedicta was incarnated 100%.

Sherlock - series "long-liver". His first episode was aired in 2010, while the shooting of new series continues to this day. It is noteworthy that in this series, Benedict's colleagues on the set were his parents, who played, oddly enough, the parents of Sherlock Holmes.

Perfect Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Holmes of the Present. He was an ideal example of what a well-known London detective might be if he were born at the present time. The series, experimentally adapted to modern times, brought the actor worldwide fame. So, for example, the first series of the third season was watched by more than 9 million people. As for the fourth season, its output is scheduled for 2016. However, even now the writers are shocking the viewer with an episode of a new season, which was shown at the Comic-con festival.

Unquestionable is also the fact that the image of the English detective himself turned out so believable only thanks to the level of acting skills that Cumberbatch achieved. Sherlock Holmes in his performance turned out to be as close to the understanding of the modern spectator, thanks to which each new series of the series looks in one breath.

It is noteworthy that the shooting of the fourth season was made in the scenery typical of the Victorian era, in connection with which the audience raised the main question: is the shown excerpt associated with the end of the third season, where the alleged deceased Moriarty appears on the screen with the question: "Did you miss me? "- or shooting in the Victorian style will become an independent work, shown outside the main, modern storyline.

Best Movies

Sherlock Holmes Cumberbatch, although outstanding, but not the only role of this actor. Movies with Cumberbatch stand out among the rest not only because of the extraordinary story, but also due to the beautiful acting game.

The most famous paintings:

  • "The Fifth Power." The actor acts in the role of journalist Julian Assange.
  • Trilogy "The Hobbit". He played the role of an evil sorcerer, and also played and voiced the dragon Smauga with the help of technology capture movements. It is noteworthy that in one of the parts of the trilogy titled "The Battle of Five Armies" his counterpart on the set was made by the same Morgan Freeman, who fell in love with the audience as Dr. Watson from "Sherlock".
  • "Playing in imitation." He played the role of Alan Turing, a famous war-time cryptographer. For this role, Benedict was nominated for many awards: "Oscar", "Golden Globe" and the title of best actor according to the version of BAFTA.
  • "Sherlock Holmes". Actor Cumberbatch for the main role in "Sherlock" received not only world fame, but also the Emmy award (the award was received after the release of the third season of the series).
  • "Hawking." The role of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who, despite progressive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is trying to defend the thesis. For this role, Cumberbatch won the Golden Nymph Award in the category "Best Actor".
  • "Amazing ease". Played William Pete, friend of the main character William Wilberfos. The painting in 2008 won the St. Christopher Prize in the nomination "Best Film".

Press attitude

After watching the series, no one doubts that Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes of the 21st century. This role turned out to be so harmonious that it made him a favorite not only of the public, but also of the press, which relates to the actor more than favorably. The rapid development of his career and creative achievements is written by a wide variety of publications around the world, and the actor regularly appears as a guest on a variety of talk shows in different countries.

Moreover, the actor does not have official pages in social networks, moreover, Benedikt periodically refutes his direct participation in their creation.

Despite this, "public" dedicated to "Sherlock", regularly appear on the Web, collecting millions of subscribers from around the world.

State award

The actor's success in charity and the development of acting and theatrical art were marked at the highest level. So, by the decision of Elizabeth II in 2015, Cumberbatch was awarded the Order of the British Empire of the third degree. In total, there are 5 degrees of this award, but only the holders of the Order of the first two categories have the right to claim chivalry. However, I want to believe that the public's favorite is still ahead.

After receiving the award from the hands of the Queen, Benedict Cumberbatch left the ceremony with his wife Sophie Hunter, refusing to comment, but leaving a short entry in her Twitter, fully expressing the emotional state of the actor: "I'm overwhelmed with feelings and pride."

Interesting facts about the life of Cumberbatch

  1. Benedict often falls into the ratings of the most famous publications around the world as one of the sexiest male celebrities. In addition, he entered the top 100 most influential people in the world, which was created by Time magazine.
  2. Tickets for the play Hamlet, where Cumberbatch played the main role, were sold out so quickly that they set a new record for the speed of sales (formerly it belonged to Bjons).
  3. In order to get as much as possible in the role of Sherlock, Benedikt trained in a violin playing under the guidance of a personal teacher. For maximum correspondence of the performed role, Benedikt repeatedly had to change his weight category. So, for the role in "Star Trek" the actor had to visit the gym to gain muscle mass, and for "Sherlock" to lose weight with the help of yoga and a special diet.

Benedict prefers an active way of life, in connection with which his life has been repeatedly threatened:

  • Was kidnapped in South Africa.
  • Nearly died when climbing Tibet.
  • The ceiling of his room collapsed with an explosion at the Israeli embassy in the neighborhood, fortunately, Benedict himself was not injured.

Thanks to his innate acting talent, Benedikt manages to get as much as possible into the chosen roles, which allows viewers to watch all the films in which Cumberbatch played in one breath.

Sherlock Holmes in his performance was no exception. The series turned out to be maximally adapted to the realities of the modern world and, as a result, close in spirit to modern viewers.

During his life, Benedict managed to fully realize his acting talent, but he did not stop there and continues to take an active part in various filming projects, among which the most popular is still the favorite "Sherlock Holmes".

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