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With Cumberbatch's acting career spanning over a decade and a gaggle of awards behind his belt it's safe to say there are a fair few special moments to look back on. Here are a selection of our favourite moments!
Being cast as Sherlock Holmes has got to be Cumberbatch's ultimate career highlight!
Benedict just can't resist a selfie like the rest of us! Picture: Twitter
We think Benedict Cumberbatch looks dashing on the cover of GQ Magazine UK! Picture: Platon/GQ From the January issue of GQ, on sale 5th December.
Cumberbatch is barely recognisable on set as Julian Assange.
Watching the F1 racing with Disclosure's Howard Lawrence! "The nicest person to watch an F1 race with... Mr Benedict Cumberbatch." (Picture: Instagram)
Benedict had the chance to meet Prince WIlliam at The Royal Marsden Hospital Dinner he hosted back in May 2014.
Those shades can't fool us! Picture: Twitter
You know you've made it when you appear on Sesame Street! Picture: YouTube
Benedict was nominated for best leading actor for his appearance in Sherlock but unfortunately narrowly missed out to Dominic West in 2012.
Benedict performed in front of 32,000 spectators at the Hay Festival, a literary event, in 2014. Picture: Getty
We'd be looking pleased with ourselves too if we were at The Oscars! Benedict Cumbebatch may not have been nominated for an award but is still a privileged man to be invited! Picture: Getty
This year Benedict didn't win an Oscar (nor he was nominated!) but he had a thrill of a time attending the ceremony and especially the red carpet.
Benedict took his mum to the Chelsea Flower Show preview day in May 2014.
Who wouldn't want a waxwork of Benedict Cumberbatch? We definitely do!
Another royal Benedict can claim to have met. This time it's Prince Edward.