Benedict Cumberbatch


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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born 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 ... See full bio »

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The Imitation Game Alan Turing
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August: Osage County Little Charles Aiken
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Filmography

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 2025 Avengers: Secret Wars (announced)
Doctor Strange
  The 39 Steps (TV Mini Series) (filming)
 2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Stephen Strange
 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home
Doctor Strange
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
Doctor Strange / Strange Supreme
- What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath? (2021) ... Doctor Strange / Strange Supreme (voice)
- What If... Ultron Won? (2021) ... Doctor Strange / Strange Supreme (voice)
 2021 The Power of the Dog
Phil Burbank
 2021 Great British Theatre (TV Mini Series)
Frankenstein
 2021 Sleep Sound - The Legend of Drizzt (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013-2021 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Quilloughby / Severus Snape / Prime Minister
- Panic on the Streets of Springfield (2021) ... Quilloughby (voice)
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... Severus Snape / Prime Minister (voice)
 2021 The Mauritanian
Stuart Couch
 2020 The Courier
Greville Wynne
 2019 The Tiger Who Came to Tea (TV Movie)
Daddy (voice)
 2019 1917
Colonel Mackenzie
 2019 Avengers: Damage Control (Video Game)
Doctor Strange (voice)
 2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch
 2019 Good Omens (TV Series)
Satan
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
Doctor Strange
 2019 Brexit (TV Movie)
Dominic Cummings
 2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Shere Khan (voice)
 2018 The Grinch
The Grinch (voice)
 2018 Patrick Melrose (TV Mini Series)
Patrick Melrose
- At Last (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Mother's Milk (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Some Hope (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Never Mind (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
- Bad News (2018) ... Patrick Melrose
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Doctor Strange
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Doctor Strange
 2017 The Child in Time (TV Movie)
Stephen Lewis
 2017 The Current War: Director's Cut
Thomas Alva Edison
 2010-2017 Sherlock (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Final Problem (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Lying Detective (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Six Thatchers (2017) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Abominable Bride (2016) ... Sherlock Holmes
- His Last Vow (2014) ... Sherlock Holmes
 2016 Richard III: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Richard III (uncredited)
 2016 Doctor Strange
Dr. Stephen Strange
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Richard III / Richard
- Richard III (2016) ... Richard III
- Henry VI Part 2 (2016) ... Richard
 2016 Zoolander 2
All
 2015 Hamlet
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
 2015 Black Mass
Billy Bulger
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Man at Costume Party
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Classified (voice)
 2014 The Imitation Game
Alan Turing
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Benedict Cumberbatch (voice)
 2014 Sherlock: The Network (Video Game)
Sherlock Holmes
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Rosencrantz (segment "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead")
 2013 Little Favour (Short)
Wallace
 2013 August: Osage County
Little Charles Aiken
 2013 The Fifth Estate
Julian Assange
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Ford
 2012 How to Behave (Short)
Humphrey Bogart
 2012 Girlfriend in a Coma (Documentary)
Dante (voice)
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini Series)
Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Christopher Tietjens
 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Peter Guillam
 2011 Wreckers
David
 2011 War Horse
Maj. Jamie Stewart
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter Guillam
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Did God Create the Universe? (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 Sonnet 155 (Video)
Performer
 2011 Frankenstein
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
 2010 The Whistleblower
Nick Kaufman
 2010 Third Star
James
 2010 Stephen Hawking's Universe (TV Mini Series documentary)
Stephen Hawking
- The Story of Everything (2010) ... Stephen Hawking (voice)
 2010 Painted with Words (TV Movie documentary)
Vincent Van Gogh
 2010 Four Lions
Negotiator
 2009 Small Island (TV Mini Series)
Bernard
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Bernard
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Bernard
 2009/I Creation
Joseph Hooker
 2009 Theatre Live! (TV Series)
Guy Burgess
- The Turning Point (2009) ... Guy Burgess
 2009 Burlesque Fairytales
Henry Clark
 2008 Marple (TV Series)
Luke Fitzwilliam
- Murder Is Easy (2008) ... Luke Fitzwilliam
 2008 The Last Enemy (TV Mini Series)
Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Stephen Ezard
 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl
William Carey
 2007 Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie)
Alexander Masters
 2007 Atonement
Paul Marshall
 2007 Inseparable (Short)
Joe / Charlie
 2006 Amazing Grace
William Pitt
 2006 Starter for 10
Patrick Watts
 2005 Broken News (TV Mini Series)
Will Parker
- Hijack (2005) ... Will Parker
- Crime (2005) ... Will Parker
- Tomato Flu (2005) ... Will Parker
 2005 To the Ends of the Earth (TV Mini Series)
Edmund Talbot
- Fire Down Below (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
- Close Quarters (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
- Rites of Passage (2005) ... Edmund Talbot
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Mini 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 Series documentary)
Lt Jimmy Langley
 2003 Fortysomething (TV Series)
Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Rory Slippery
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Jim North
- Legitimate Targets (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 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Warren Reid
- Tell No Tales: Part 2 (2002) ... Warren Reid
- Tell No Tales: Part 1 (2002) ... Warren Reid
 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:

His credits at London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre include: "Demetrius" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the "King of Navarre" in "Love's Labour's Lost" (2001), "Benvolio" in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Orlando" in "As You Like It" (2002), all by William Shakespeare, as well as a revival of the musical, "Oh! What A Lovely War!" ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 14 Articles | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benedikuto Kanbâbatchi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Sophie Hunter  (3 children)

Children:

Cumberbatch, Christopher Carlton | See more »


Relatives:

Cumberbatch, Henry Carlton (grandparent) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The rule of law is being overrun so fast, eroding our civil liberties in a way that fundamentalists could possibly cherish. Yet there is a very real threat, for the other liberty that we could have taken away is our life, at any point, through the act of terrorism. I think intelligence services have really struggled post-Iraq with credibility, and I feel for them to a certain degree. They are ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 28, 2022. See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue-green eyes. See more »

Nickname:

Ben

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