Benedict Cumberbatch name may be hard to pronounce, but none deny the popularity of the actor’s British. Starting from Sherlock Holmes, Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, Alan Turing, the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit movie series, until recently, Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch has many iconic characters portraying successful.
The London-born actor has long pioneered a career in acting, but only through the TV show Sherlock he was widely known. Naturally, Sherlock Holmes version does have a million charisma who managed to captivate the audience. Bids films in Hollywood too many arrive following the phenomenal success on the screen.
But you know if the actor has a lot of unique facts? From childhood to when he was already an international star success, there are a variety of interesting stories from the curly-haired man. Such as what are the story?
1. Not From Ordinary Family
Benedict Cumberbatch was born in the family is enough. Some fathers are famous figures, such as Henry Carlton Cumberbatch meritorious in World War I and II, and Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, the British consul to Turkey and Lebanon in the Victorian era. Both parents Benedict Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, is a veteran actor and actress in the world of British film. For you fans of the series Sherlock who was surprised to see the resemblance between Sherlock and his parents, it is because the parents Benedict himself was the one who plays that role.
Although the profession in the world of acting, Benedict’s parents do not want to see her son become an actor. They accidentally inserted Benedict Cumberbatch to expensive schools so that in the future he does not follow in the footsteps of their parents. Since the age of 8 years, Benedict has been enrolled in a boarding school. He has also been a student of one of the renowned British school, Harrow School. But no matter how hard parents try, Benedict passion in acting was never extinguished. Precisely from year to year, it is getting serious about realizing its goals as an actor.
Benedict Cumberbatch starting debut of theater, through a role play Shakespeare when he was 12 years old. From there, he continued to actively cultivate the field of stage arts. Benedict noted joined the theater club while still studying at Harrow School. He also eventually majored in drama at the University of Manchester, and received a Master of Arts at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
2. Never Abducted
During a visit to South Africa with his friend, Benedict Cumberbatch was mugged and kidnapped by a pack of criminals. It was a moment that until now recollects a thrilling event, where he is almost sure to lose his life. But miraculously, Benedict and his friend managed to escape from his captors. What lessons he took from the event? In an interview, Benedict said, “It’s (almost killed) makes me want to enjoy life in an unusual way. I also realized that in the end we will all die by the way we are born into this world alone.”
3. Have Unique Names Fandom
Each artist or group must have a name popular fandom. It usually represents the name for a group of fans of the artist in question. But you know if Benedict Cumberbatch has fandom names that seem “disrespectful”? Yes, in fact, the group of fans Benedict named themselves as / apology / Cumberbitches.
Because potentially provoke controversy, Benedict himself revealed that he is happy that his fandom name was changed to Cumberbabes only. But regardless of the actor idol, fans Benedict still label themselves as Cumberbitches. Because there is no choice, Benedict finally recognize the name. He even volunteered to welcome the Cumberbitches who attended the interview here:
Benedict Cumberbatch is not the only celebrity who marveled at the courage of the fans. Some fellow artist claims to be “impressed” with Benedict Cumberbatch fandom. Michael Fassbender for example, has mentioned this in the show The Graham Norton Show. Even James McAvoy, without intending quipped, claiming that the name Benedict Cumberbatch is the title fans favorite fandom.
4. The totality of acting Astonishing
The story of a professional actor is not complete without the story of struggle when explore the role. Benedict Cumberbatch became one of the artists who are willing to commit extreme acts on behalf of totality. He claimed to strict dieting and lose weight for his role as Sherlock Holmes. The reason is none other than the interpretation would be to enhance the character of Sherlock, which is notoriously obsessed with solving the case so often made him forget to eat.
Instead, he had to gain weight for her role as villain Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, by consuming 4,000 calories per day. Benedict himself revealed a diet consisting of broccoli, potatoes, and chickens for fattening support his plan. There is a unique story behind the story of auditioning actors currently developing businesses this production house. Before being accepted as an actor Khan, Benedict submit audition videos recorded through the camera phone in the kitchen of his home. He was also deeply fond of Star Trek series and are excited to participate in a new franchise.
Benedict hard work to sharpen his acting totality ended in vain. Who is not fascinated by the action of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes? Renowned director Steven Spielberg even named Sherlock actor cast as the best of all time. In addition, Benedict also managed to silence the cynicism of anti-fans for her role as Khan. For the record, the merger news star who replaced Leonardo DiCaprio in The Imitation Game is indeed were protested by the most rabid fans of Star Trek.
5. wallowing Achievement
Not only acknowledged the audience and fans, the quality of acting Benedict Cumberbatch also bring many awards and nominations. No kidding, he had swept all the highest award for an actor in the field of staging and television, also earned nominations in the field of cinema.
Of course, as an actor Benedict accomplishments achieved through a glass screen role as Sherlock Holmes. He won the trophy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie at the Primetime Emmy Awards. In the arena of film, the actor said he was disappointed for failing to meet the target of having children at age 32 had a chance to enliven the awards season in 2015. He was nominated for Academy Awards for her role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. So far, the actor who married a theater director is already collecting six BAFTA nominations, five nominations SAG Awards, and two Golden Globe nominations.
6. Clever Mimicking Professor Snape
His expertise that is often shown at events and talk show interview. Perhaps because they have an accent and vocal tone Man same British style, easy for Benedict to imitate speech the character played by the late Alan Rickman was. Curious as to what action the actor Sherlock demonstrate sound when Professor Snape?
Because of the similarity assessed almost perfect, Benedict never asked to fill out the sound in one episode of the cartoon The Simpsons. TV shows often featuring parodies of famous movies was indeed never “carry” the character of Professor Snape in the episode Love is a Many-Splintered Thing.
Peek impressions in this video:
7. Turns A Mutant
Benedict Cumberbacth Heterochromia disorder, which makes the color of his eyes could change when viewed from different lighting. It was apparently caused by a genetic mutation, so it is worth he referred to as a mutant, although this mutation does not give super powers like the superhero characters in the film X-Men.
Actor admirer of director Stanley Kubrick is apparently not alone. Other well-known figures such as David Bowie, Kiefer Sutherland and Simon Pegg is also known to be living with Heterochromia. Although the disorder was to obscure the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch eye color, but at least he would not have to try contact lenses if you want to style.
8. Can Marrying People
This single fact is surprising because many of the new marriage in mind when he inaugurated his friend, Seth Cummings. Before you get me wrong, this is not the figure of Benedict pastor or other religious figures are generally asked to marry an ordinary couple. So, how could he legalize the marriage relationship of a couple? The short answer is because it is only to get a license to marry gay couples. Yes, the year 2013 was reported earlier Benedict formalize the marriage relationship with Rob Seth Cummings Rinder, his girlfriend who are both men.
9. Not Forgotten Land
Success wandered in the universe of world cinema, Benedict was happy to take the time to go back to the theater, or just playing in the radio drama. Since its popularity shot in 2010, accounting for the existing 7 dilakoninya performances. He even won the title of Best Actor in Play through the staging of Frankenstein in 2011.
Meanwhile, the actor who aspires to portray Elvis Presley is also widely considered the media as a talented actor voice. Perhaps because of his unique voice and impressive, he was so swamped job filling sound. Benedict frequently had roles in BBC radio drama which is largely the work of adaptation of the famous novel, like Rumpole and the knowl Bungalow Murders by John Mortimer, also neverwhere bouquet of Neil Gaiman.
In addition to radio, extreme sports enthusiast actor also frequently contributed his voice to documentaries. There have been countless number of episodes of National Geographic and the Discovery Channel which contains the narrative. In 2014, he had lined up as the narrator of a documentary film that tells the journey of a phenomenal career footballer Christiano Ronaldo.
10. On charity
In addition to the quality of the acting and popular films starring Benedict Cumberbatch is also known for his concern for others. Currently, he is an ambassador of The Prince’s Trust, a charity organization assisted the United Kingdom Crown. The actor, who married his old friend was also recorded once raised funds with Prince William and Ralph Lauren in Windsor Castle for cancer patients.
Benedict Cumberbatch ever using his profession as an actor to convey their aspirations as well as raise public awareness of social issues. In the closing session of the event staging Hamlet starring Benedict known to express protest against the British government over the issue of immigrants. The actor, who repeatedly has been named as the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine and the Empire have also initiated the making of the video for the campaign to raise money for refugee children. For his achievements in the arts and social activities, Benedict Cumberbatch later received honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) provided directly by the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.