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Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England, UK. His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, are both actors. He attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting. After he finished school, he took a year off... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Magik (post-production)
Lewis (voice)
 2014 LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game (Video Game)
Smaug the Golden / Sauron the Necromancer (voice)
 2013 Little Favour (Short)
Wallace
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Alan Rickman / Prime Minister
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... Alan Rickman / Prime Minister (voice)
 2012 Girlfriend in a Coma (Documentary)
Dante (voice)
 2011 Wreckers
David
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2010 Third Star
James
 2010 Four Lions
Negotiator
 2009 Small Island (TV Movie)
Bernard
 2009 Burlesque Fairytales
Henry Clark
 2008 Prince Charles' Other Mistress (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 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)
Robin
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Robin
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Robin
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Stephen Hawking
 2000-2004 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Toby Fisher / Charles
- No Hard Feelings (2004) ... Toby Fisher
- The Good Doctor (2000) ... Charles
 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
Royalist
 2002 Hills Like White Elephants (Short)
The Man
 2002 Tipping the Velvet (TV Mini-Series)
Freddy
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Freddy
 2002 Fields of Gold (TV Movie)
Jeremy
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His credits at London's Almeida Theatre include: "Lyngstrand" in Henrik Ibsen's "The Lady From The Sea" (2004), "Tesman" in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" (2005, also West End) and "George Haverstick" in "Period of Adjustment", by Tennessee Williams (2006). See more »

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1 Interview | 6 Articles | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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On Stephen Hawking: He's such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge, phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. You think, "I really don't want to waste this man's time." I was myself rather than thinking, "I'm a stupid actor; how on earth can I impress someone like this? I don't know what to say to make me feel worthy ... See more »

Trivia:

Met Professor Stephen Hawking twice before filming Hawking (2004) to prepare for the role. He then subsequently provided the voice of the physicist in "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" in 2010 and "Stephen Hawking's Grand Design" in 2012 which both aired in Discovery Channel. See more »

Trademark:

Rich baritone voice See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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