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Benedict Cumberbatch

1976-07-19 London, England, UK

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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions, and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. His television work includes appearances in Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking (2004). He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010. He has also headlined Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End (2012), The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), and Patrick Melrose (2018). In the film, he has starred in Amazing Grace (2006), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Fifth Estate (2013), and The Imitation Game (2014). He also made a brief appearance in 1917 (2019). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit film series. In superhero films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has played Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He has received numerous accolades, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for Frankenstein, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock. His performance in The Imitation Game earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2015, he was appointed a CBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity. The description above is from the Wikipedia article Benedict Cumberbatch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2022-05-04
The Power of the Dog Phil Burbank 2021-09-13
The Courier Greville Wynne 2021-03-18
Gypsy Boy 2021-12-31
Antarctica Narrator 2021-05-17
Sleep Sound - The Legend of Drizzt Animated Short 2021-05-20
The Mauritanian Lt. Stuart Couch 2021-02-10
Spider-Man: No Way Home Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2021-12-15
Letters Live from the Archive: Freemasons’ Hall 2021-03-15
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Louis Wain 2021-10-21
Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange (voice) (archive footage) 2021-11-12
Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel Self 2021-03-22
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020-08-30
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Daddy (voice) 2019-12-24
Brexit: The Uncivil War Dominic Cummings 2019-01-19
Between Two Ferns: The Movie Benedict Cumberbatch 2019-09-20
1917 Colonel MacKenzie 2019-12-25
Avengers: Endgame Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2019-04-24
The Child in Time Stephen Lewis 2018-07-05
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan 2018-11-25
The Grinch Mini-Movies Grinch (voix) 2018-11-22
The Grinch Grinch (voice) 2018-11-08
Avengers: Infinity War Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2018-04-25
Walk with Me Narrator 2017-05-11
Thor: Ragnarok Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2017-10-25
The Current War Thomas Edison 2017-09-13
Magik Lewis 2016-12-25
Zoolander 2 All 2016-02-06
Doctor Strange Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2016-10-25
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Sherlock Holmes 2016-01-01
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Naples '44 Norman Lewis 2016-12-15
Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock Himself 2016-01-11
National Theatre Live: Hamlet Hamlet 2015-10-15
Black Mass Billy Bulger 2015-09-04
Penguins of Madagascar Classified (voice) 2014-11-22
The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Search and Rescue Agent Classified 2014-07-22
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Smaug / Necromancer (voice) 2014-12-10
9 Kisses Man at Costume Party 2014-12-11
The Imitation Game Alan Turing 2014-11-14
Unlocking Sherlock Himself / Sherlock Holmes 2014-01-19
Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Noonien Singh 2013-05-05
Jerusalem Narrator (voice) 2013-11-16
Little Favour Wallace 2013-11-05
12 Years a Slave William Ford 2013-10-18
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Rosencrantz 2013-11-02
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Smaug / Necromancer 2013-12-11
The Fifth Estate Julian Assange 2013-10-11
Solar Superstorms Narrator 2013-02-15
Walking with Dinosaurs narration 2013-12-18
August: Osage County Little Charles Aiken 2013-12-26
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Necromancer 2012-11-26
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth Self / Frankenstein / The Monster 2012-10-31
Parade's End Christopher Tietjens 2012-08-24
War Horse Maj. Jamie Stewart 2011-12-25
Wreckers David 2011-12-16
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein The Creature / Victor Frankenstein 2011-03-17
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Guillam 2011-09-16
Unlocking Sherlock Himself 2010-08-30
Third Star James 2010-06-01
Van Gogh: Painted with Words Vincent Van Gogh 2010-04-05
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking 2010-02-05
Four Lions The Negotiator 2010-05-07
Burlesque Fairytales Henry Clark 2010-01-01
The Whistleblower Nick Kaufman 2010-09-13
The Turning Point Guy Burgess 2009-08-12
Creation Joseph Dalton Hooker 2009-09-25
The Other Boleyn Girl William Carey 2008-02-28
Stuart: A Life Backwards Alexander Masters 2007-09-23
Inseparable Joe / Charlie 2007-01-01
Atonement Paul Marshall 2007-09-07
Starter for 10 Patrick Watts 2006-09-13
Amazing Grace William Pitt 2006-09-16
The Man Who Predicted 9/11 Narrator (voice) 2005-09-05
Hawking Stephen Hawking 2004-12-10
To Kill a King Royalist 2003-05-16
Hills like white elephants The Man 2002-06-01
Fields of Gold Jeremy 2002-06-08
Tipping the Velvet Freddy 2002-10-22
How to Stop Time Tom Hazard
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