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Benedict Cumberbatch

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 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. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Benedict Cumberbatch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 19, 1976 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fields of Gold 2002-06-08
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2022-03-24
Known For
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2022-03-24
Movie The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Louis Wain 2022
Movie The Courier Greville Wynne 2021-03-18
Movie The Mauritanian Lt. Stuart Couch 2021-02-12
Movie Spider-Man: No Way Home Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2021-12-15
Movie James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends Himself 2020-05-18
Movie Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self (archive footage) 2020-08-30
Movie Brexit: The Uncivil War Dominic Cummings 2019-01-19
Movie Avengers: Endgame Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2019-04-24
Movie 1917 Colonel MacKenzie 2019-12-25
Movie Between Two Ferns: The Movie Benedict Cumberbatch 2019-09-20
Movie The Tiger Who Came To Tea Daddy (voice) 2019-12-08
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2018-04-25
Movie Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - The Evolution of Heroes Self 2018-03-06
Series Patrick Melrose Patrick Melrose 2018-05-12
Movie The Current War Thomas Edison 2018-02-01
Movie The Grinch Grinch (voice) 2018-11-08
Movie The Child in Time Stephen Lewis 2018-07-05
Movie The Grinch Mini-Movies Grinch (voix) 2018-11-22
Movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan 2018-11-25
Movie Sherlock: The Final Problem Sherlock Holmes 2017-01-15
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2017-10-25
Movie Zoolander 2 All 2016-02-06
Movie Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Sherlock Holmes 2016-01-01
Movie Doctor Strange Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2016-10-25
Movie Magik Lewis 2016-12-25
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Black Mass Billy Bulger 2015-09-04
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Smaug / Necromancer (voice) 2014-12-10
Movie The Imitation Game Alan Turing 2014-11-14
Movie Penguins of Madagascar Classified (voice) 2014-11-22
Movie 9 Kisses Man at Costume Party 2014-12-11
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Noonien Singh 2013-05-05
Movie The Fifth Estate Julian Assange 2013-10-11
Movie 12 Years a Slave William Ford 2013-10-18
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Smaug / Necromancer 2013-12-11
Movie National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Rosencrantz 2013-11-02
Series The Hollow Crown Richard III 2012-06-30
Movie Parade's End Christopher Tietjens 2012-08-24
Movie Frankenstein: A Modern Myth Self / Frankenstein / The Monster 2012-10-31
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Necromancer 2012-11-26
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Guillam 2011-09-16
Movie A Study in Pink (Unaired Pilot) Sherlock Holmes 2011-06-05
Movie War Horse Maj. Jamie Stewart 2011-12-25
Movie Van Gogh: Painted with Words Vincent Van Gogh 2010-04-05
Movie Burlesque Fairytales Henry Clark 2010-01-01
Movie Four Lions The Negotiator 2010-05-07
Series Sherlock Sherlock Holmes 2010-07-25
Movie The Whistleblower Nick Kaufman 2010-09-13
Movie Third Star James 2010-06-01
Movie Creation Joseph Dalton Hooker 2009-09-25
Series Small Island Bernard 2009-12-06
Series The Last Enemy Stephen Ezard 2008-02-17
Movie The Other Boleyn Girl William Carey 2008-02-28
Movie Starter for 10 Patrick Watts 2006-09-13
Movie Amazing Grace William Pitt 2006-09-16
Series Broken News Will Parker 2005-10-31
Movie Hawking Stephen Hawking 2004-12-10
Movie To Kill a King Royalist 2003-05-16
Series Fortysomething Rory Slippery 2003-06-29
Movie Fields of Gold Jeremy 2002-06-08
Movie Tipping the Velvet Freddy 2002-10-22