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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 & 86 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Alan Turing
(2014)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Dr. Stephen Strange
(2016)
Black Mass
Black Mass Billy Bulger
(2015)

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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 2015 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 2014 Nine Kisses (Short)
Man at Costume Party
 2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Smaug
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Smaug (voice)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Rosencrantz
 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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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," and "Love's Labours Lost," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Martin Turner, Rebecca Johnson, Gary Wilmot, Rebecca Callard, Gideon Turner, Candida Benson, Timothy Kightley, Richard Frame, Adam Schiller, Christopher Godwin, Cameron ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 9 Articles | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Alan Turing's royal pardon] The only person that should be pardoning anybody is him. Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It's a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history. See more »

Trivia:

Cumberbatch married theatre director partner Sophie Hunter at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. See more »

Trademark:

Sharp cheekbones See more »

Nickname:

Ben

Star Sign:

Cancer

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