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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 & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Magik (post-production)
Lewis (voice)
 2015 National Theatre Live: Hamlet (pre-production)
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Richard III
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Smaug
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Benedict Cumberbatch (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)
 2011 National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
 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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appeared in the highly praised, Danny Boyle directed, production of Frankenstein at the National Theatre, London. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, 1996) alternated the leading roles of Dr Victor Frankenstein & the monster each night. The production was part of NTLive's second season of broadcasts to ... See more »

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1 Interview | 8 Articles | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Like all of these things, like a lot of art, you do the work and you let go. You understand how the thing works and then you let go of it. It should be something you breathe or you feel, not something that you force or try to control. See more »

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His voice has been creatively described by journalist Caitlin Moran as a "jaguar hiding in a cello". According to a film critic, his voice is "so sepulchrally resonant, that it could have been synthesized from the combined timbres of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Alan Rickman holding an elocution contest down a well". The "jaguar hiding in a cello" comparison apparently also clicked with the ... See more »

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Usually plays highly-intelligent and gifted characters See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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