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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 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Richard III
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
 2015 National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 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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His credits at London's Royal Court Theatre include Bérenger in "Rhinoceros" by Eugène Ionesco, Eisenring in "The Arsonists" by Max Frisch (2007) and Chris in "The City", a new play by Martin Crimp (2008). See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi


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[on the need for a female and then a gay president in the United States] You need to have a female president next, and then after that, a gay president. That's the full journey from Obama's legacy onwards. There's a great Morrissey lyric from "America Is Not the World" from You Are the Quarry that goes, "In America, the land of the free, they said / And of opportunity, in a just and truthful way ... See more »


He experienced a terrifying carjacking in South Africa while filming To the Ends of the Earth (2005). He wrote about the experience in an article for The Prince's Trust for which he is ambassador. See more »


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