20 Pictures of Young Benedict Cumberbatch

Photos of the talented young Benedict Cumberbatch show the English actor who is best known for his outstanding role in the television show Sherlock. But before he was earning acting honors, this is what Benedict Cumberbatch looked like when he was young. Regarded by some as one of the best English actors of all time, peek into what Benedict Cumberbatch looked like as a child and young man.

Born on July 19, 1976, Cumberbatch studied at the University of Manchester then obtained his MA at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first performances were Shakespearian on-stage productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Romeo and Juliet. Cumberbatch has also acted in several plays at the Royal National Theater. His first major film role was in Hawking in 2004 and he has also starred in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Atonement, War Horse, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave and The Imitation Game.

He has been the recipient of two Laurence Olivier Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and an Academy Award for Best Actor. Cumberbatch has also been nominated for five British Academy of Film and Television Arts, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globes. 

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