Fanmail and Autographs

I’d like to send some fanmail to Benedict Cumberbatch. How do I contact him?
You can contact Benedict by writing to:

Benedict Cumberbatch, Fan Mail, c/o Conway Van Gelder Grant, 3rd Floor, 8-12 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HW, England

Professional Enquiries
For all professional enquiries regarding Benedict including interview requests, requests for quotes, requests to endorse charities, invitations for events, public appearances or speaking engagements, film roles etc please contact Conway Van Gelder Grant.

Please note that I cannot assist you in arranging an interview with Benedict.

Can I contact Benedict by email?
No – he does not have a publicly accessible email address. Please note that NOTHING you email to me is seen by Benedict.

It’s my daughter’s birthday next week. Can Benedict please send a birthday card/record a birthday message/do a birthday phone call?
Requests for birthday videos/phone calls/skype chats now overwhelmingly represent the vast majority of the email I receive with thousands of requests a month. I’m terribly sorry but I’m afraid Benedict isn’t able to fulfill requests like this.

Someone I love is terminally ill and all they want is to meet Benedict/speak to him on the phone for a few minutes. Can you arrange that for me please?
I’m desperately sorry to hear that but I’m afraid I don’t have the power to arrange anything like that. Please address such requests directly to Benedict’s agency Conway Van Gelder Grant.

If I write to Benedict or send him something to sign will he send me an autograph?
Unfortunately due to the sheer volume of fanmail he receives (hundreds of letters a week) Benedict is unable to respond personally to fanmail. However, he greatly appreciates all the kind words and support that he receives and he values his fans very much.

How do I know that if I send something to Benedict it will get to him?
All mail sent to Conway Van Gelder Grant for Benedict is passed on to him.

I’m from a charity and we’d like an autographed photo of Benedict or some other prize for our raffle. How can I get one please?
Please send all requests for donations via Conway Van Gelder Grant

We are not provided with autographed photos or indeed any other merchandise (Sherlock or otherwise)that we can send out to anyone for raffles.

Promotion & PR

Benedict is starring in our film/tv series/theatrical production/featured in our book/music project/appearing at our charity gala will you help us promote it please?
Of course. Contact me on [email protected] to discuss how I can help.


I’m coming to the UK in (insert month here). Where can I see Benedict please? I’d like to meet him.
I’m afraid I am not provided with Benedict’s daily schedule. I also cannot tell you where he will be months in advance. Any publicly accessible event that we have had confirmed that Benedict will be appearing at will be promoted on the front page of the website and mentioned on twitter/tumblr. For the most up to date information on Benedict’s appearances please follow Cumberbatchweb on twitter/tumblr which are updated several times a day. If you do not wish to join either social network you can simply bookmark the pages for information.


Social Media

Is Benedict Cumberbatch on twitter/instagram?
No. Benedict is most definitely NOT on twitter/instagram/facebook or any other form of social media. Anyone claiming to be him on there is a fake.

Please note that media outlets unfortunately frequently link to fake accounts so please be wary.

Please don’t be confused by fans who use “Benedict Cumberbatch” in their profile details rather than their twitter handle. I’m afraid Benedict Cumberbatch himself is not following or re-tweeting you.


What is Benedict’s natural hair colour?

Is Benedict married?
Benedict is married to actress and theatre director Sophie Hunter and they have two sons Christopher and Hal together.

Beyond that the site doesn’t discuss his personal life.

What is Benedict’s blood type? What hour was he born?
Whilst I appreciate your enthusiasm for trivia these are questions you’d need to ask his mother Wanda Ventham.

Will Benedict ever come to (insert country name here)?
I am sure Benedict would love to and will do so if his work takes him there. Any planned promotional activities abroad will be mentioned on the site.

What is the story behind Benedict’s bracelet and where can I buy it?
The bracelet is made by Swedart. It’s an authentic Sami bracelet made in Lapland, Sweden. It is made of black reindeer leather with pewter braid and hand carved reindeer antler button. You can buy the bracelet here. Alternatively email [email protected] to order.

I need to contact Benedict directly. Can you please provide me with his mobile number/email address/home address please? I have a legit reason for asking I promise.
I don’t have any of Benedict’s personal details and if I did I wouldn’t send them to you. Please respect his privacy.


So who the hell are you then? Do you work for Benedict? Are you his friend?
I’m just a fan who set up the website eight years ago. Please read the link for the story of how the site came to be.

So you get paid to do this then?
Not a penny.

Is your site popular?
It averages about 250,000 unique visitors a month with approximately 260,000 followers across our social media platforms (growing steadily by the week)

I’d love to help with your site and can provide you with a reasonable estimate for doing so.
Help is always appreciated and I am eternally grateful to all who send me pictures/news/articles etc for the site. However as the site is entirely self funded and is not profit generating I cannot pay anyone for any work.