If you have heard the name ‘Cumberbatch’ (the name has a separate fan base) we are sure you know there’s only one person with that name. And it’s the great sherlock and genius Dr strange, perfect gentleman and oh so handsome, Benedict Cumberbatch. Who is also a great and loving father and Husband.
Keep reading to know about his family life.
But did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch has 3 sons? One of them is Finn Cumberbatch. Even though the great actor and his wife are protective of their personal lives, their fame does raise the questions from the public about the inside scoop of their family lives.
However, with respect to their boundaries, lets know a little bit about their youngest son Fin Cumberbatch.
Finn Cumberbatch is the youngest of 3 sons Benedict Cumberbatch has with his wife Sophie Hunter.
Finn Cumberbatch, came in to this world in 2019. The exact date is not known, because the couple, chose to keep their precious little son out of public’s eye and spotlight.
Finn Cumberbatch is a wonderful 3 year old toddler. He lives with his parents Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie hunter along with two elder brothers, Christopher Cumberbatch (born 2015), Hal Auden (born 2017). All 3 boys are 2 years apart. Its little tribe of Cumberbatch in their house in london. Which is their permanent residency. However, Finn’s Parents do own a lavish property in California as well, and are recently looking to buy a €4 million castle view mansion with 300 acre farm in south-west.
Finn Cumberbatch’s interesting lineage.
What more is there to know about a 3 year old? So lets dive into his lineage. Finn Cumberbatch was born in the house of star and popular hollywood couple Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter. So from the moment he was born, he did have eyes of world peeking through, however his parents are doing a great job protecting him from the world. Finn Cumberbatch is grandson of former actor Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch (ya it’s a family with oddly long but interesting names) and actress Wanda Venthem.
He comes from a family of talent and grace. His great grandfather was a submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch. And his father Benedict Cumberbatch is also a queen favourite and was awarded the commander of British Empire award in 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II, in a traditional ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, for his role in performing arts and charity.
Therefore Finn probably has a lot to live up to.
This was his Paternal side of the family. His maternal side is no different. Sophie hunter, Finn Cumberbatch’s mom comes from a family of Sir michael James Cow, a British Army officer who worked with Prince Henry. Finn Cumberbatch’s maternal grandparents are Anna Katherine and Charles Rupert. Not much is known about them.
Finn Cumberbatch’s world famous Father Benedict Cumberbatch.
After rising to fame as a modern day version of sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch became regular number one on the list of the most desirable bachelors in 2012.
The actor is know for his roles, dr strange, Sherlock Holmes, young Stephen hawking and much more, but apart from that he is also public’s favourite for his chiseled cheekbones, magical eyes, and for his smoking hot British Accent. In fact Benedict fandom is known to be the most loving fandom in Hollywood, because they are obsessed with Benedict, they are respectful and he is always under the spotlight.
A fan was seen cyberstalking outside Benedict’s house.
However, in 2012, after he was listed as most desirable bachelor, benedict reported some cyberstalking incident in which a fan was suspected to be live tweeting Benedict’s every move in his own house. But ever since, there have been no reports regarding his breaching of privacy.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s early life and his achievements.
Benedict Cumberbatch was born and raised in london. His full name being, Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, came into this world on July 19, 1976. He is known for portrayal of his top notch, elite and genius characters, his deep hypnotic voice, and for his unique family name, Cumberbatch.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents were both former actors, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch. Although they were not as huge as benedict but were working hard and earning enough through their careers to give their son a lavish and “ludicrously expensive” education, benedict Cumberbatch expressed in an interview.
Benedict’s Parents didn’t want him to be an actor.
Although the actor has spent his life witnessing firsthand the reality of entertainment industry, his parents didn’t want him to be an actor, which is why they spent tons of money on his education to sort of show him different career choices like lawyers and doctors. Who are of “use to the society” the actor laughed and told Claire Foy
“For a living, very early on dad was working non stop partly to pay for an education to pull me into the idea that it was madness (being in this field)” the actor continued “not being able to plan your family holidays, never knowing wheres the next income’s going to come from” he ended by saying “they (his parents) managed to pay for my ludicrously expensive education that was only to make me see some sense and become a doctor, a teacher or a lawyer, just something of use to society”
But benedict was born to be an actor, and it was evident from very early on in his life.
Even his father recognised his talent when he saw him performing at a university and told Benedict “you are better at this than I ever was and ever will be and I can’t wait to watch you and support you on what I think is going to be a fantastic career”
Well his father was right. Ever since benedict has entered the industry, he has been mind blowing at everything he does.
Benedict Cumberbatch started attending boarding schools since the age of 8, his schooling was done at Brambleyte school and was an arts scholar at harrow school. He has been doing theatre since his schools days and made his first acting debut at the age of 12 playing titania, Queen of the fairies. His teacher used to call him “the best school boy actor”.
Benedict Cumberbatch has traveled quite a bit from very early on, after he graduated, he took a gap year and taught english as a foreign language in Tibetan monastery in India.
He returned to England after a year and studied Drama at Manchester University.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s first break through
He broke through industry in 2004 when he landed the role of stephen hawking, in movie Hawking (2004). After this he landed his major milestone when he played the modern version of Sherlock holmes on british TV series Sherlock Holmes (2010). This character alone earned him great admiration, recognition. He was and still is known for the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Its almost a household name for him.
Moving forward he only did roles that earned him greater name, respect and fame. In 2011 he worked in two oscar nominated movies, tinker tailor soldier spy and war horse. In 2013 he performed the character of ‘khan’ in the star trek Into darkness, and some acclaimed roles in oscar winning drama called 12 years a slave, August Osage county and The fifth state.
Like we said, his career journey has been prestigious, in 2014 he performed a golden globe winning character of Alan turing in The imitation game (great movie). This role alone earned him A golden globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy of film and Television Arts, and a nomination for best actor leading role.
There hasn’t been a single year of his career in which he hasn’t done something worth mentioning.
In 2016 he joined Marvel universe and became a comic superhero Dr stephen strange. A surgeon who turned into a life saving sorcerer and a superhero. His latest movie of dr strange series is Dr strange the madness of multiverse(2022) if you haven’t watched it already, do give it a watch. Especially if you are a marvel fan.
In 2021 he performed a role of volatile rancher in The power of the Dog. Which earned him a Oscar nomination for best actor.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a recipient of British Academy Television award, A primetime Emmy award and a Laurence Olivier Award. He has been on several lists of times and Empire and people. He has been listed as ‘The most sexist Man alive’, ‘The most fascinating people in britain (ranked 5th) , “100 makers of 21st century” and much more.
We can go on and on about his achievements his work in charity. He is an ambassador of various charity organisations. He auctions off his art work for charity. He has been in close affiliation with royal family for his services for great Britain.
Benedict Cumberbatch married theatre and soap opera director Sophie Hunter in 2015. They have 3 sons together, Christopher Cumberbatch, Hal Auden Cumberbatch and Finn Cumberbatch.
Sophie Hunter- An Actress, A soap Opera and theatre Director and performer.
Sophie Irene Hunter came into this world on 16th march 1978. She is an english theatre and opera director. Much like Finn Cumberbatch’s father, his mother is also a talented and hardworking personality.
She made her first debut co directing a play in 2014. Which also won an award. Her parents are Charles Rupert and Anna katherine. Sophie has two Younger brothers, Timothy Michael and Patrick James Simon.
For the love of theatre she co founded a the lacuna Theatre company. She has also served as an associate theatre director at Royal court. She co founded another company called Boileroom, and served as its artistic director. The company earned Samuel theatre award for a play it produced in 2007 called terrific electric.
Sophie Hunter also recorded a french language music Album titled the isis chambers.
She is also know for her character Maria Osborn in Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon.
The couple married in the most private and intimate manner.
It appears that Benedict Cumberbatch is a an old fashioned gentleman when it comes to love and relationships. The oscar nominee traveled to Edinburgh from london in 2014, to ask Sophie Hunter’s mother for her permission to propose Sophie Hunter for marriage. In fact, the couple unsurprisingly enough, broke the news through times newspaper, in a colum of births, death and marriages section.
They got married on 14 February 2015 with a small ceremony ok the isle of wight in England.
What type of girls does Benedict Cumberbatch likes?
Well, of course the Sophie Hunter type. In some of his interviews before his marriage when he was asked what was the one thing he looks for in a girl? He gave a rather detailed and unique answer “A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy” and along with that she should have intelligence (which sophie hunter has plenty). In one of the interviews The actor’s sister Tracy Peacock said “you would have to be a smart cookie to be able
In fact, her sister went on and added “he is pretty much like sherlock, he is quick thinking like him, but not harsh. He is an intellectual”.
In short Benedict is a man of dreams and Sophie is his Queen.