Image of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

1976-07-19 London, England, UK

Image of Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his roles on the screen and stage, he has received various accolades throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a British Academy Television Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award. Cumberbatch won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankenstein and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock. His performances in the dramas The Imitation Game (2014) and The Power of the Dog (2021) earned him nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. For playing the title role in five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose, he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 2014 Time magazine included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015 he was appointed a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity. A graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, Cumberbatch continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. 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. Cumberbatch's television work includes his performance as Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He gained worldwide recognition for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017. He has also headlined Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End (2012), The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), Patrick Melrose (2018), and Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019). In films, Cumberbatch has starred in Amazing Grace (2006) as William Pitt the Younger, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) as Khan, 12 Years a Slave (2013) as William Prince Ford, The Fifth Estate (2013) as Julian Assange, and The Imitation Game (2014) as Alan Turing. He also acted in the historical dramas The Current War (2017), 1917 (2019) and The Courier (2020), and received critical acclaim for his performance in Jane Campion's Western drama The Power of the Dog (2021). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit film series. Cumberbatch portrays Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Doctor Strange (2016), and also voiced the character in the animated series What If...? (2021).


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Dr. Stephen Strange / Sinister Strange / Defender Strange 2022-05-04
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home Self (archive footage) 2022-05-03
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Daddy (voice) 2022-09-14
The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Self - Doctor Stephen Strange 2022-07-08
Behind the Scenes With Jane Campion Self (Archival Footage) 2022-01-27
The Power of the Dog Phil Burbank 2021-11-17
The Courier Greville Wynne 2021-03-18
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
Antarctica Self - Narrator 2021-05-17
Letters Live from the Archive: Freemasons’ Hall 2021-03-15
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: Union Chapel Self 2021-03-22
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020-08-30
1917 Colonel MacKenzie 2019-12-25
Brexit: The Uncivil War Dominic Cummings 2019-01-19
Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self 2019-09-20
Avengers: Endgame Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2019-04-24
Avengers: Infinity War Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2018-04-25
The Child in Time Stephen Lewis 2018-07-05
The Grinch Grinch (voice) 2018-11-08
The Grinch Mini-Movies Grinch (voice) 2018-11-22
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan 2018-11-25
The Current War Thomas Edison 2018-02-01
Thor: Ragnarok Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2017-10-24
Walk with Me Narrator (voice) 2017-05-11
Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock Himself 2016-01-11
Doctor Strange Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2016-10-25
Zoolander 2 All 2016-02-06
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Sherlock Holmes 2016-01-01
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Naples '44 Norman Lewis 2016-12-15
Black Mass Billy Bulger 2015-09-04
National Theatre Live: Hamlet Hamlet 2015-10-15
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
Penguins of Madagascar Classified (voice) 2014-11-22
9 Kisses Man at Costume Party 2014-12-11
Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet 2014-06-01
The Imitation Game Alan Turing 2014-11-14
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D Narrator (Voice) 2014-09-20
Unlocking Sherlock Himself / Sherlock Holmes 2014-01-19
Solar Superstorms Narrator 2013-02-15
12 Years a Slave William Ford 2013-10-18
August: Osage County Little Charles Aiken 2013-12-26
Jerusalem Narrator (voice) 2013-11-16
Sherlock: Many Happy Returns Sherlock Holmes 2013-12-24
Stephen Hawking Biography 2013-01-01
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Smaug / Necromancer 2013-12-11
The Fifth Estate Julian Assange 2013-10-11
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Rosencrantz 2013-11-02
Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Noonien Singh 2013-05-05
Walking with Dinosaurs narration 2013-12-18
Little Favour Wallace 2013-11-05
Parade's End Christopher Tietjens 2012-08-24
Girlfriend in a Coma Dante (Voice) 2012-11-26
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth Self / Frankenstein / The Monster 2012-10-31
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Necromancer 2012-11-26
War Horse Maj. Jamie Stewart 2011-12-25
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein The Creature / Victor Frankenstein 2011-03-17
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Guillam 2011-09-16
Wreckers David 2011-12-16
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking 2010-02-05
Four Lions The Negotiator 2010-05-07
Third Star James 2010-06-01
Burlesque Fairytales Henry Clark 2010-01-01
Unlocking Sherlock Himself 2010-08-30
Van Gogh: Painted with Words Vincent Van Gogh 2010-04-05
The Whistleblower Nick Kaufman 2010-09-13
Creation Joseph Dalton Hooker 2009-09-25
The Turning Point Guy Burgess 2009-08-12
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
Amazing Grace William Pitt 2006-09-16
Starter for 10 Patrick Watts 2006-09-13
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
Fields of Gold Jeremy 2002-06-08
Hills Like White Elephants The Man 2002-06-01
The Hood
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Henry Sugar
Betrayal of the Shadow Skullen
Gypsy Boy
How to Stop Time Tom Hazard
The War Magician Jasper Maskelyne
The End We Start From
Rogue Male
Magik Lewis
Morning Frank