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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 29 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Alan Turing
Black Mass
Black Mass Billy Bulger
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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 2016 Magik (post-production)
Lewis (voice)
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Richard III
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
 2016 Zoolander 2
 2015 National Theatre Live: Hamlet (TV Movie)
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Man at Costume Party
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2014 Special Look (TV Series)
 2013 Little Favour (Short)
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Severus Snape / Prime Minister
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... Severus Snape / Prime Minister (voice)
 2012 Girlfriend in a Coma (Documentary)
Dante (voice)
 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Peter Guillam
 2011 Wreckers
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2010 Third Star
 2010 Four Lions
 2009 Small Island (TV Movie)
 2009 Burlesque Fairytales
Henry Clark
 2008 The Last Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Ezard
 2007 Inseparable (Short)
Joe / Charlie
 2005 Broken News (TV Series)
Will Parker
- Hijack (2005) ... Will Parker
- Crime (2005) ... Will Parker
- Tomato Flu (2005) ... Will Parker
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Series)
- 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 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
 2002 Hills Like White Elephants (Short)
The Man
 2002 Tipping the Velvet (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Freddy
 2002 Fields of Gold (TV Movie)
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He acted in Pam Gems' translation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Lady from the Sea", at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Natasha Richardson, Eoin McCarthy, Geoffrey Hutchings, Tim McInnerny, Claudie Blakley and John Bowe in the cast. Trevor Nunn was the director. See more »

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1 Interview | 9 Articles | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi


6' (1.83 m)

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The only thing that may unite all forms of acting in a sense is no matter what preparation you do, no matter what transformative process you go through, you are always yourself. You are always inside your own skin - you are who you are no matter what the actions of the movement or the effect. You have to have an essential element of you, and that is also what is in the present. Once you're in the... See more »


He experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa while filming To the Ends of the Earth (2005). He wrote about the experience in an article for The Prince's Trust for which he is ambassador. See more »


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