Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Born on
    • July 19th, 1976
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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Acting (71 Credits)

2022Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2021Gypsy Boy
2021The Mauritanian as Lt. Stuart Couch
2021Spider-Man: No Way Home as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2020The Courier as Greville Wynne
2019Brexit as Dominic Cummings
2019The Tiger Who Came to Tea as Daddy (voice)
20191917 as Colonel MacKenzie
2019Avengers: Endgame as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2019Between Two Ferns: The Movie as Benedict Cumberbatch
2018The Grinch as Grinch (voice)
2018Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle as Shere Khan
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2018Patrick Melrose as Patrick Melrose
2017The Current War: Director's Cut as Thomas Edison
2017Sherlock: The Final Problem as Sherlock Holmes
2017The Child in Time as Stephen Lewis
2017Walk With Me as Narrator
2017Sherlock - The Lying Detective as Sherlock Holmes
2017Sherlock - The Six Thatchers as Sherlock Holmes
2017Thor: Ragnarok as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2016Sherlock: The Abominable Bride as Sherlock Holmes
2016Zoolander 2 as All
2016Doctor Strange as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
2015Hamlet as Hamlet
2015Black Mass as Billy Bulger
2014The Imitation Game as Alan Turing
20149 Kisses as Man at Costume Party
2014Penguins of Madagascar as Classified (voice)
2014The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
2013The Fifth Estate as Julian Assange
2013Jerusalem as Narrator (voice)
2013Little Favour as Wallace
2013The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Smaug / Necromancer
201312 Years a Slave as William Ford
2013Star Trek Into Darkness as Khan Noonien Singh
2013August: Osage County as Little Charles Aiken
2012Parade's End as Christopher Tietjens
2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Necromancer
2012Stephen Hawking's Grand Design
2012Parade's End as Christopher Tietjens
2012The Hollow Crown as Richard III
2011Wreckers as David
2011Frankenstein as The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
2011War Horse as Maj. Jamie Stewart
2011Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Peter Guillam
2010Third Star as JamesWatch Free
2010Painted with Words as Vincent Van Gogh
2010Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking as Stephen Hawking
2010The Whistleblower as Nick Kaufman
2010Four Lions as The NegotiatorWatch Free
2010Sherlock as Sherlock Holmes
2010Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking as Stephen Hawking
2009Creation as Joseph Dalton Hooker
2009Small Island as Bernard
2009South Pacific as Narrator (voice)
2008The Other Boleyn Girl as William Carey
2008The Last Enemy as Stephen Ezard
2007Inseparable as Joe / Charlie
2007Stuart: A Life Backwards as Alexander Masters
2007Atonement as Paul Marshall
2006Amazing Grace as William Pitt
2006Starter for 10 as Patrick Watts
2005To The Ends Of The Earth as Edmund Talbot
2004Hawking as Stephen Hawking
2004Dunkirk as Lt Jimmy Langley
2003To Kill a King as Royalist
2003FortySomething as Rory Slippery
2002Tipping the Velvet as Freddy
2002Tipping the Velvet as Freddy


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