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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 & 83 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Alan Turing
(2014)
Black Mass
Black Mass Billy Bulger
(2015)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
(2013)

Filmography

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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
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 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Man at Costume Party
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Smaug
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2013 Little Favour (Short)
Wallace
 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
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 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
 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
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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He acted in the New Shakespeare Company production of Joan Littlewood's play, "Oh! What a Lovely War!," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Alan Westaway, Laura Main, John Hodgkinson, Carol Macready, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liza Sadovy, Michael Medwin, Timothy Kightley, Michael Sadler, Rebecca Johnson, ... See more »

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1 Interview | 9 Articles | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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[on delivering a successful performance] It's rather like a sportsman, where you hit a sweet spot and think, "Oh, that felt good." You don't necessarily know why it is. It's pretty fleeting, and I guess that's how it should be, because the minute you try to hold on to it, it's too precious, and you start to try to reinvigorate the ghost of what you've done rather than keep evolving it. See more »

Trivia:

Has numerous connections outside the franchise to fellow Star Trek cast members. He played Stephen Hawking, who had previously played himself on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He shares the role of Sherlock Holmes with both Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Plummer. Cast member Karl Urban appeared in the last two Lord of the Rings films, while Cumberbatch appears in the prequel ... See more »

Trademark:

Rich baritone voice See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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