By Jack Goldstein

Are you partial to prime British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? if it is as Sherlock, a celebrity Trek villain or any of his multitude of television and picture roles, Ben has endeared himself to fanatics internationally along with his quirky kind and impressive performing skills. during this easy-to-digest booklet are one hundred and one proof approximately him, simply organised into different types similar to his upbringing, awards he has gained, tune he enjoys and masses extra. in case you are fan of every little thing Cumberbatch, then this can be the booklet for you!

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He says that one of his career highlights was being read an unpublished poem by Harold Pinter. For his university dissertation, Ben wrote about how Stanley Kubrick was the world’s greatest director. Ben’s favourite holiday destinations include Namibia, West Bengal and Iceland! His favourite books include Saturday by Ian McEwan and William Golding’s To The Ends of the Earth trilogy. The only long-term relationship Ben has had was with college classmate Olivia Poulet - they dated for 12 years but split up in 2012.

His mother’s name is Wanda Ventham. His father’s name is Timothy Carlton (although he was born Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch). Benedict’s great grandfather was the British Consul General in Turkey. He first studied at Brambletye School in West Sussex, then won a scholarship to attend Harrow School. At school, Ben was a decent rugby player as well as an accomplished painter. Top 10 Film Roles According to a panel of judges, these are the best ten film performances of Ben’s career so far. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) The Fifth Estate (2013) Hawking (2004) War Horse (2011) Four Lions (2010) Atonement (2007) The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Amazing Grace (2006) Acting - Part 1 Although he had the opportunity to attend elite universities Oxford or Cambridge, after finishing school, Ben chose to study Drama at Manchester University.

When asked about his unusual name, ben said it sounded like ‘a fart in a bath’!

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