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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 17 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Magik (post-production)
Lewis (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)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Richard III
- Richard III ... Richard III
 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 | 7 Articles | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 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:

His character Sherlock Holmes' warm relationship with Mrs. Hudson is influenced by Cumberbatch's own real-life relationship with Una Stubbs, as she is good friends with his mother and she has seen him grow up. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays posh upper-class figures See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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