Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Birthday: 1976-07-19
  • Place of birth: London, England, UK
  • Also know as: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Biography

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).

Filmography

Hawking

2004

As Stephen Hawking

Wreckers

2011

As David

Burlesque Fairytales

2010

As Henry Clark

Inseparable

2007

As Joe / Charlie

The Fifth Estate

2013

As Julian Assange

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

2011

As The Creature / Victor Frankenstein

The Imitation Game

2014

As Alan Turing

Magik

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As Lewis

Jerusalem

2013

As Narrator (voice)

Little Favour

2013

As Wallace

Unlocking Sherlock

2014

As Himself / Sherlock Holmes

The Grinch

2018

As Grinch (voice)

The Child in Time

2018

As Stephen Lewis

The Current War

2018

As Thomas Edison

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

2022

As Dr. Stephen Strange / Sinister Strange / Defender Strange

The Courier

2021

As Greville Wynne

Brexit: The Uncivil War

2019

As Dominic Cummings

The Power of the Dog

2021

As Phil Burbank

Stuart: A Life Backwards

2007

As Alexander Masters

Third Star

2010

As James

Van Gogh: Painted with Words

2010

As Vincent Van Gogh

The War Magician

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As Jasper Maskelyne

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

2016

As Sherlock Holmes

How to Stop Time

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As Tom Hazard

Rogue Male

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As

Naples '44

2016

As Norman Lewis

The Turning Point

2009

As Guy Burgess

Walk with Me

2017

As Narrator (voice)

Gypsy Boy

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As

Parade's End

2012

As Christopher Tietjens

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

2019

As Daddy (voice)

Antarctica

2021

As Self - Narrator

The Man Who Predicted 9/11

2005

As Narrator (voice)

Solar Superstorms

2013

As Narrator

The Hood

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As

Amazing Grace

2006

As William Pitt

9 Kisses

2014

As Man at Costume Party

Rio

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As

The Mauritanian

2021

As Lt. Stuart Couch

Spider-Man: No Way Home

2021

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

Unlocking Sherlock

2010

As Himself

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013

As Smaug / Necromancer

12 Years a Slave

2013

As William Ford

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

2018

As Shere Khan

Morning

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As Frank

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

2022

As Self (archive footage)

The Grinch Mini-Movies

2018

As Grinch (voix)

Starter for 10

2006

As Patrick Watts

The Whistleblower

2010

As Nick Kaufman

Penguins of Madagascar

2014

As Classified (voice)

Black Mass

2015

As Billy Bulger

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

Frankenstein: A Modern Myth

2012

As Self / Frankenstein / The Monster

Behind the Scenes With Jane Campion

2022

As Self (Archival Footage)

Creation

2009

As Joseph Dalton Hooker

Four Lions

2010

As The Negotiator

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

2011

As Peter Guillam

Star Trek Into Darkness

2013

As Khan Noonien Singh

War Horse

2011

As Maj. Jamie Stewart

Sherlock: Many Happy Returns

2013

As Sherlock Holmes

Atonement

2007

As Paul Marshall

The Other Boleyn Girl

2008

As William Carey

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

2014

As Smaug / Necromancer (voice)

1917

2019

As Colonel MacKenzie

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

Thor: Ragnarok

2017

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

August: Osage County

2013

As Little Charles Aiken

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

2019

As Benedict Cumberbatch

Walking with Dinosaurs

2013

As narration

Fields of Gold

2002

As Jeremy

Zoolander 2

2016

As All

Girlfriend in a Coma

2012

As Dante (Voice)

To Kill a King

2003

As Royalist

Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

2021

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange (voice) (archive footage)

Doctor Strange

2016

As Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

Production

The Child in Time

2018

As Executive Producer

How to Stop Time

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As Producer

The Courier

2021

As Executive Producer

Rio

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As Producer

The Mauritanian

2021

As Producer

Migrations

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As Producer

The War Magician

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As Producer

Rogue Male

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As Producer

Morning

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As Executive Producer

The End We Start From

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As Executive Producer

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