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Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG. Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Alan Turing
(2014)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Dr. Stephen Strange
(2016)
Black Mass
Black Mass Billy Bulger
(2015)

Filmography

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 2019 Now You See Me 3 (announced) (rumored)
 2018 Rio (pre-production)
 2018 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (announced)
Grinch (voice)
 2018 Jungle Book (post-production)
Shere Khan
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War (post-production)
Dr. Stephen Strange
 2018 Patrick Melrose (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Patrick Melrose
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
  Magik (announced)
Lewis (voice)
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Doctor Strange
 2017 The Child in Time (TV Movie)
Stephen Lewis
 2017 The Current War
Thomas Edison
 2010-2017 Sherlock (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Final Problem (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Lying Detective (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Six Thatchers (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Abominable Bride (2016) ... Sherlock Holmes
- His Last Vow (2014) ... Sherlock Holmes
 2016 Doctor Strange
Dr. Stephen Strange
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Richard III / Richard
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
- Henry VI Part 2 (2016) ... Richard
 2016 Zoolander 2
All
 2016 Richard III: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Richard III (uncredited)
 2015 Hamlet
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 2015 Black Mass
Billy Bulger
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Man at Costume Party
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Smaug
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Classified (voice)
 2014 The Imitation Game
Alan Turing
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Benedict Cumberbatch (voice)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Rosencrantz
 2013 Little Favour (Short)
Wallace
 2013 August: Osage County
Little Charles Aiken
 2013 The Fifth Estate
Julian Assange
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Ford
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Severus Snape / Prime Minister
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... Severus Snape / Prime Minister (voice)
 2012 How to Behave (Short)
Humphrey Bogart
 2012 Girlfriend in a Coma (Documentary)
Dante (voice)
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Peter Guillam
 2011 Wreckers
David
 2011 War Horse
Maj. Jamie Stewart
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter Guillam
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 Frankenstein
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
 2010 The Whistleblower
Nick Kaufman
 2010 Third Star
James
 2010 Painted with Words (TV Movie)
Vincent Van Gogh
 2010 Four Lions
Negotiator
 2009 Small Island (TV Movie)
Bernard
 2009/I Creation
Joseph Hooker
 2009 Burlesque Fairytales
Henry Clark
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Luke Fitzwilliam
- Murder Is Easy (2008) ... Luke Fitzwilliam
 2008 The Last Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl
William Carey
 2007 Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie)
Alexander Masters
 2007 Atonement
Paul Marshall
 2007 Inseparable (Short)
Joe / Charlie
 2006 Amazing Grace
William Pitt
 2006 Starter for 10
Patrick Watts
 2005 Broken News (TV Series)
Will Parker
- Hijack (2005) ... Will Parker
- Crime (2005) ... Will Parker
- Tomato Flu (2005) ... Will Parker
 2005 To the Ends of the Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Edmund Talbot
- Fire Down Below (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
- Close Quarters (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
- Rites of Passage (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Series)
Robin
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Robin
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Robin
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Stephen Hawking
 1998-2004 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Toby Fisher / Charles / Party Guest
- No Hard Feelings (2004) ... Toby Fisher
- The Good Doctor (2000) ... Charles
- Hot Rocks (1998) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 2004 Dunkirk (TV Movie documentary)
Lt Jimmy Langley
 2003 Fortysomething (TV Series)
Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Jim North
- Episode #2.1 (2003) ... Jim North (uncredited)
 2003 Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Hand
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Edward Hand
 2003 To Kill a King
Royalist
 2002 Hills Like White Elephants (Short)
The Man
 2002 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Warren Reid
- Tell No Tales: Part 2 (2002) ... Warren Reid
- Tell No Tales: Part 1 (2002) ... Warren Reid
 2002 Tipping the Velvet (TV Mini-Series)
Freddy
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Freddy
 2002 Fields of Gold (TV Movie)
Jeremy
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Other Works:

He acted in Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Martin Turner, Rebecca Johnson, Gary Wilmot, Rebecca Callard, Gideon Turner, Candida Benson, Timothy Kightley, Richard Frame, Adam Schiller, Christopher Godwin, Cameron Blakely, Alistair Robins, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 10 Articles | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[his advice from co-star Meryl Streep] I asked her how she approached the multiple layers of her part. And she said, "I don't know. I don't have a process. It changes with every job, doesn't it?" And I thought, "Oh, thank God, to hear her say it. This whole thing about technique or method? It's bullshit." People say, "Oh, you're so precise." But within that I work very hard to give every part a ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. with whom he shares the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes. See more »

Trademark:

Rich baritone voice See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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