It’s been a very big week for celebrity birthdays. Particularly in nerd culture. Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart share the same birthday on July 13th, Vin Diesel turned 53 on the 18th and the 19th marks the 44th birthday of Benedict Cumberbatch.
The British actor is especially beloved in pop culture thanks to his recurring role as Sherlock Holmes as well as Doctor Strange in the MCU. And let’s not forget the female fanbase nicknamed the “Cumberbitches.” Not sure the actor would approve of the moniker, though.
In any case, fans are celebrating Benedict’s birthday on social media with funny tributes which include images from his two most famous roles as well as old family photos and paparazzi shots in which Cumberbatch is having some fun.
Happy Birthday to Benedict Cumberbatch 😭 he’s so fine pic.twitter.com/XOpdW3JpTn
— The Toasted Marshmallow 🔥 (@S_dot_Nicole) July 19, 2020
— 🔎KuKu🩺 (@famima1515) July 18, 2020
— Holson🍉 (@HolsonHolmes) July 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Benedict! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4O8r3orXrH
— cumberbatchlives (@cumberbatchlive) July 18, 2020
— Aunt⁴ Lucy ۞ (@freewomenxgrape) July 18, 2020
Happy birthday benedict cumberbatch pic.twitter.com/XPMcvstCms
— Nti Pingkwin (@SitiMun46327477) July 19, 2020
Happy Birthday Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch! pic.twitter.com/ODLWj8MjLc
— vaa (@devhzdreen) July 19, 2020
happy birthday to my favorite actor benedict cumberbatch hope you’re having a great birthday love you and you deserve all the happiness in the world 🥺🖤🖤.#HappyBirthdayBenedictCumberbatch pic.twitter.com/zchNpfrx7S
— منى (@muii100) July 19, 2020
Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch 🎉🎊 https://t.co/XPzZwAvATj
— Nᥲth Sᥲᥙᥴᥱrbᥲtᥴh ۞ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENEDICT 🎊🎉 (@nathsaucerbatch) July 19, 2020
Happy birthday Benedict Cumberbatch!!!! ❤️🤣 pic.twitter.com/Eu3LjhqPtt
— Lexi ⎊-BEARDED IAN RIGHTS (@whatsdatmumbles) July 19, 2020
Happy birthday to Benedict Cumberbatch aka sherlock Holmes 🙂
— Georgina Johnson (@genohicrazy247) July 19, 2020
in honor of benedict cumberbatch’s birthday, it’s time for a sherlock marathon pic.twitter.com/udSWznRpSJ
— genesᵇˡᵐ (@gh_vzz) July 19, 2020
Benedict Cumberbatch, thank you for Sherlock, thank you for your kindness, your understanding personality, your sweetness. You're amazing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY I LOVE YOU ❤
— hope berry 26 BLACK LIVES MATTER (@Jessicastrawbez) July 19, 2020
Of course, the actor remains as relevant and busy as ever with several films in the can, but the one project that everyone is anticipating most is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It made headlines months ago after Scott Derrickson, director of the first Doctor Strange, left the sequel over creative differences with Marvel. Sam Raimi was then brought in as a replacement, but due to COVID-19, the pic’s release date was moved from November of 2021 to March 2022.
Cumberbatch seems to enjoy bouncing back and forth from superhero movies to period pieces, too. He was seen briefly in last year’s 1917 and in 2020, he has two films – The Courier and Louis Wain – about cold war spies and 19th century artists, respectively.
If and when we’ll ever get season 5 of Sherlock, meanwhile, remains to be seen. But in the meantime, fans still have plenty of projects starring Benedict Cumberbatch to look forward to.