47 Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch

1. Benedict Cumberbatch happily chatted with a couple of lucky kids in New York.

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2. Benedict Cumberbatch is 'sick of camomile tea being called tea'.

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3. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the part, with an American accent—to give him less heart? Our narrator here is Pharrell Williams, whose brief days at work likely.

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4. Benedict Cumberbatch is mean, green and ready to joyfully snarl through the holidays in "The Grinch.

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5. Benedict Cumberbatch appears on special edition of 'Popcorn With Peter Travers' and talks about his new film, 'The Grinch.

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6. Benedict Cumberbatch says recording 'The Grinch' was "weird and wonderful".

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7. Benedict Cumberbatch talks about voicing The Grinch as it is released in cinemas across Kent.

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8. Benedict Cumberbatch says 'The Grinch' has a message the world needs right now.

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9. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch in the newest adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic story.

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10. Benedict Cumberbatch was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity.

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11. In September 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch condemned the UK government's response to the migrant crisis in a speech to theatregoers during a curtain call at a performance of Hamlet, for which he stars.

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12. Benedict Cumberbatch is a founding member of the "Save Soho" campaign which aims "to protect and nurture iconic music and performing arts venues in Soho.

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13. In 2014, Benedict Cumberbatch publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign for UK press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while giving vital protection to the vulnerable.

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14. Benedict Cumberbatch is a straight ally and in July 2013 officiated at the same-sex marriage of friends.

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15. Benedict Cumberbatch stated, "Cancer isn't a disease that needs much awareness, but it does need continued funding for research.

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16. Together with Prince Philip, Benedict Cumberbatch presented 85 young people with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at St James's Palace on 19 March 2014.

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17. In 2003, Benedict Cumberbatch joined the Stop the War Coalition protest in London against the Iraq War.

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18. Benedict Cumberbatch has donated artworks for charities and fundraisers including the Willow Foundation, and Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.

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19. Benedict Cumberbatch is married to English theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter.

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20. Benedict Cumberbatch said of the incident: "It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own.

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21. In 2014, Benedict Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times "100 Makers of the 21st Century", cited as this generation's Laurence Olivier.

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22. On 28 September 2016, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on stage with Pink Floyd member David Gilmour during one of the musician's shows in London held at the Royal Albert Hall.

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23. In 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch narrated the documentary film Jerusalem about the ancient city.

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24. Benedict Cumberbatch has narrated numerous documentaries for the National Geographic and Discovery channels.

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25. Benedict Cumberbatch has repeatedly expressed his affection for radio and has done numerous productions for the BBC.

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26. Benedict Cumberbatch voiced the title character in the 2018 film The Grinch.

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27. Benedict Cumberbatch starred as Doctor Strange in the eponymous film released in November 2016, and in Avengers: Infinity War in April 2018.

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28. Benedict Cumberbatch had a voice role in DreamWorks Animation's feature film Penguins of Madagascar, which was released in November 2014.

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29. Benedict Cumberbatch was cast in February 2017 to star in Patrick Melrose, a miniseries adaptation of the Edward St Aubyn novels, which will begin airing on Showtime on May 12, 2018.

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30. Benedict Cumberbatch has been a brand ambassador for Dunlop and Jaguar luxury cars since 2014.

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31. In April 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for his sixth British Academy Television Award for Best Leading Actor for the third series of the Sherlock.

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32. Benedict Cumberbatch won an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the third episode of the third series of the show entitled His Last Vow.

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33. Benedict Cumberbatch featured in Michael Dobbs' play, The Turning Point, which aired as one of a series of TV plays broadcast live on Sky Arts.

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34. In 2005, Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed protagonist Edmund Talbot in the miniseries To the Ends of the Earth, based on William Golding's trilogy; during filming he experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa, managing to escape.

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35. Benedict Cumberbatch was a part of a cast featuring members of the Royal National Theatre Company in 50 Years on Stage, the Royal National Theatre's landmark event for its 50th anniversary on 2 November 2013.

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36. Benedict Cumberbatch achieved the "Triple Crown of London Theatre" in 2011 when he received the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for his performance in Frankenstein.

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37. Benedict Cumberbatch acted in Danny Boyle's The Children's Monologues, a theatrical charity event at London's Old Vic Theatre, on 14 November 2010.

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38. Benedict Cumberbatch attended boarding schools from the age of 8; he was educated at Brambletye School in West Sussex and was an arts scholar at Harrow School.

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39. Benedict Cumberbatch has received numerous awards and nominations for acting including three Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning Best Actor in a Play for Frankenstein.

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40. Benedict Cumberbatch graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting.

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41. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Grinch, putting on a fine American accent, and Pharrell Williams narrates.

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42. Benedict Cumberbatch reacts to appearing on a Ziploc bag as Dr Strange, discusses the advanced animation in his movie The Grinch and explains why he's a bit of a Grinch about Christmas.

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43. Benedict Cumberbatch takes the lead as the voice of the Grinch.

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44. Benedict Cumberbatch voices everyone's favorite Christmas villain in The Grinch, and it's already an instant holiday classic.

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45. Benedict Cumberbatch said he was able to read the whole thing.

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46. Benedict Cumberbatch is sporting a brand new mustache! The 42-year-old actor was seen out and about leaving the BBC Radio Two studios on Monday in London, England while doing promo work for his new film The Grinch.

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47. Benedict Cumberbatch made a pretty wild fashion faux pas on Monday.

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