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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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 2016 Magik (post-production)
Lewis (voice)
 2016 Zoolander 2 (post-production) (rumored)
 2015 National Theatre Live: Hamlet (filming)
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
  The Current War (pre-production)
Thomas Edison
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Richard III
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Benedict Cumberbatch (voice)
 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)
 2011 Wreckers
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
 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 | 8 Articles | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi


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It's the standard actors' joke - "What are you doing after this?" "Oh, if Spielberg doesn't call then I'm going to go on holiday." But a week after I'd said that, I got the call to say I had the job. It's one of those moments you never forget - I just fell off my chair. Which is not a good start to the horseriding. See more »


Attended Harrow, one of the oldest, most-respected and expensive all-male boarding schools in the United Kingdom. See more »


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