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Benedict Cumberbatch

Knowledge Identifier: +Benedict_Cumberbatch


Benedict Cumberbatch

English actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1976.

Countries: United Kingdom (61%), United States (21%), (8%)

Main connections: Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game, Actor

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Benedict Cumberbatch was born in 1976 add something


Since 2001, Cumberbatch has had major roles in a dozen classic plays at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Almeida Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre add something


In 2004, he starred as Stephen Hawking in "Hawking" add something


James Langley - Langley was portrayed by the actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC series "Dunkirk"


He made brief appearances in the comedy sketch show "Broken News" in 2005 add something


In 2005, Cumberbatch starred as the protagonist Edmund Talbot in the miniseries "To the Ends of the Earth", based on William Golding's trilogy add something


He was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance as Tesman in "Hedda Gabler", a role he performed at the Almeida Theatre on 16 March 2005, as well as at the Duke of York's Theatre when it transferred to the West End on 19 May 2005 add something


In 2006, Cumberbatch played William Pitt the Younger in "Amazing Grace" add something


Romola Garai - Also in 2006, she starred in the biographical drama movie "Amazing Grace", which was directed by Michael Apted and co-starring Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Michael Gambon


William Pitt the Younger - The 2006 film "Amazing Grace", with Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Pitt, depicts his close friendship with William Wilberforce, the leading abolitionist in Parliament


In 2008 he had discussed with David Tennant taking over the part of the Doctor but had decided not to try for the role add something


In 2008, he starred in the BBC miniseries drama "The Last Enemy", for which he was nominated for a Satellite award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film add something


In 2009, he appeared in the Darwin biopic "Creation" as Darwin's friend Joseph Hooker add something


In May 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an adaptation of John Mortimer's novel "Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders" add something


Also in 2010, Cumberbatch began playing Sherlock Holmes in the first series of the BBC television programme "Sherlock", to critical acclaim add something


In 2010, he appeared in "The Whistleblower" add something


Cumberbatch, a fan of long-running British science fiction series "Doctor Who", suggested in a July 2010 interview that he would be interested in appearing as a main or recurring character on the show, run by "Sherlock" producer and personal friend Steven Moffat add something


Tweed (cloth) - Due to the popularity of Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of "Sherlock", the tweed overcoat entered high fashion in the 2010s


Vanessa Kirby - She has been nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for two consecutive years for five out of the six plays, 2010 and in 2011, where she won Third Prize, Ben Whishaw and Benedict Cumberbatch being previous winners


Gemma Chan - Her other recent television projects include "Fresh Meat", Channel 4's BAFTA nominated and British Comedy *award winning sitcom; "Sherlock", BBC One's contemporary adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson which began airing on 25 July 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews and went on to win the BAFTA for Best Drama Series in 2011; and the fourth series of the BAFTA and Emmy *award winning British sitcom "The IT Crowd" for Channel 4


Tom Hiddleston - Hiddleston appeared with Benedict Cumberbatch, Gemma_Arterton, Eddie Redmayne and Rose Byrne among others in Danny Boyle's one time production of "The Children's Monologues" on 14 November 2010 where he played Prudence, a young girl upset with her mother for her father leaving and excited for her birthday


He played Peter Guillam, George Smiley's right-hand man, in the 2011 adaptation of the John le Carré novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" add something


In late 2011, he played Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" add something


In February 2011, he began playing both Victor Frankenstein and his creature opposite Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein add something


In February 2011, he began playing, on alternate nights, both Victor Frankenstein and his creature, opposite Jonny Lee Miller, in Danny Boyle's stage production of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" at the National Theatre add something


"Frankenstein" was broadcast to cinemas as a part of National Theatre Live in March 2011 add something


Patrick Kennedy (British actor) - He appeared in "War Horse" in 2011 as Lt. Waverley, alongside Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston, and Benedict Cumberbatch


Daniel Rigby - In 2011 Rigby won the Best Actor BAFTA for his performance as late comedian Eric Morecambe in "Eric and Ernie", beating both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for their roles as The Doctor and Sherlock Holmes


Peter Guillam - In the 2011 film version of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Guillam is played by Benedict Cumberbatch


Jonny Lee Miller - In March 2011, at the Royal National Theatre, he played both Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster on alternate nights, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, in a stage adaptation of "Frankenstein"


For the 2012 London Olympics, he did a short film on the history of London for the BBC coverage to kick off the opening ceremony add something


The film received five BAFTA nominations and six Academy award nominations, including the Best Picture nomination in 2012 add something


He reprised the role of Sherlock Holmes in the second series of the BBC's "Sherlock", which aired in the United Kingdom in January 2012 and was broadcast on PBS in the United States in May 2012 add something


In April 2012 Cumberbatch won the Olivier award for Best Actor for the acclaimed "Frankenstein" at the National Theatre, directed by Danny Boyle, with the two lead actors alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature add something


He made appearances for two Cheltenham Festivals, on July 2012 for Music wherein he read WWI poetry and prose accompanied by piano pieces and on October 2012 for Literature wherein he discussed Sherlock and Parade's End at The Centaur add something


For this role, Cumberbatch was nominated for an Emmy in the Lead Actor in A Miniseries or Movie category on 19 July 2012 add something


Rupert Everett - In 2012 he starred in the TV screen adaptation of "Parade's End" with Benedict Cumberbatch


Rebecca Hall - She played the role of Sylvia Tietjens in the BBC/HBO/VRT production of "Parade's End" in 2012 opposite Benedict Cumberbatch


Star Trek Into Darkness - Demián Bichir auditioned for the villain role, but as reported by "Variety" on January 4, 2012, Benedict Cumberbatch was cast


Star Trek Into Darkness - "Into Darkness" was released in 3D. On February 24, 2012, images from the set surfaced of Benedict Cumberbatch's character in a fight with Spock


He will portray the main villain in J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek into Darkness", which is scheduled to be released in May 2013 add something


In September 2013, he has been honored by BAFTA Los Angeles with a Britannia award for "British Artist of the Year" for his "masterful performances in television, film and theatre add something


Cumberbatch is a part of a cast of 100 featuring Britain's greatest actors that will perform in "50 Years on Stage", the Royal National Theatre's culminating event for its 50th anniversary on 2 November 2013 add something


The 30-minute action-thriller short film became internationally available on iTunes on November 5, 2013 add something


Hamlet - In December 2013, he confirmed his return to theatre to play Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at London's West End in the autumn of 2014 add something


Star Trek (film) - The sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness", starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Noonien Singh, was released on May 16, 2013


Madagascar (franchise) - In August 2013, it was reported that Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich will voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent and the film's charming villain, respectively


The Imitation Game - Following the Royal Pardon granted by the United Kingdom to Alan Turing on 24 December 2013, the filmmakers released the first official promotional photograph of Benedict Cumberbatch in character beside Turing's bombe machine on the same day


He is set to return to theatre to play Shakespeare's Hamlet at London's West End tentatively scheduled in late 2014 add something


He will star in the upcoming historical drama film "The Imitation Game" as British cryptographer Alan Turing, which is set for release on 2014 add something


A third series is being broadcast in the United Kingdom during January 2014 add something


In February 2014, he appeared with Sesame Street characters Murray and Count von Count for PBS add something


In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in "The Sunday Times"' "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list citing him as the "next Sir Laurence Olivier add something


In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in "The Sunday Times"' "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list citing him as the "next Sir Laurence Olivier add something


Principal photography is set to begin in April 2014 in Morocco add something


It premiered in June 2014 at BATS Theatre in New Zealand add something


In August 2014, Madame Tussauds honoured Cumberbatch with his own wax figure which will be officially on display starting in October the same year add something


In September 2014, he participated in a video campaign for Stand Up To Cancer add something


On 5 November 2014, Cumberbatch's engagement to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter was announced in "The Times" add something


In December 2014, Marvel Studios confirmed Cumberbatch had been cast as Doctor Strange in the eponymous film, set for a November 2016 release add something


Andrew Hodges - His book, "Alan Turing: The Enigma", is being made into a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing which will be released in 2014


Jeremy Brett - In 2014 Brett was voted the Greatest Sherlock Holmes beating other actors who have played the iconic role such as Basil Rathbone, Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch


Timothy Carlton - In 2014, he and his wife Wanda Ventham appeared in the third series of Sherlock as parents of their real life son Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the title character


Wanda Ventham - In 2014, she and her husband Timothy Carlton appeared in the BBC adaptation of "Sherlock" as the parents of Sherlock Holmes, who is played by their son Benedict Cumberbatch


Keira Knightley - She will re-team with her "Atonement" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch for the 2014 historical drama film "The Imitation Game"


Mark Strong - Strong co-starred in the 2014 historical drama film "The Imitation Game", alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, in which he played MI6 chief Stewart Menzies


Alan Turing - The historical drama "The Imitation Game", directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, is set for cinematic release in 2014


Tye Sheridan - In May 2014, he join the cast of the new Cinelou Films' "The Yellow Birds", based on a novel by Kevin Powers, directed by Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton, along with Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Poulter


Judi Dench - In October 2014 she began filming as Cecily, Duchess of York to Benedict Cumberbatch's Richard III in the second series of "The Hollow Crown"


Keira Knightley - She appeared again with her "Atonement" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch for the 2014 historical drama film "The Imitation Game", which premiered in London, UK, in early October 2014


Sophie Hunter - After a 17-year friendship, Hunter's engagement to actor Benedict Cumberbatch was announced in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of "The Times" on 5 November 2014


Alan Turing - The historical drama "The Imitation Game", directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, was released in the UK on 14 November 2014


The Penguins of Madagascar - A feature film starring the penguins and featuring other characters voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken_Jeong and John Malkovich, among others, was released on November 26, 2014


On 7 January 2015, Cumberbatch's spokesperson confirmed that the couple are expecting their first child add something


In an open letter published in "The Guardian" on 31 January 2015, Cumberbatch, amongst others, asked for pardons of all gay and bisexual men who were convicted under the same now-defunct "indecency" laws as Alan Turing add something


In April 2015, Cumberbatch was nominated for his sixth British Academy Television award for Best Leading Actor for "Sherlock" add something


The awards cermeony will be held in May 2015 add something


The production will be directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman, which will start its 12-week run in August 2015 add something


He received the honour from Her Majesty at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 10 November 2015 add something


William M. Bulger - In the upcoming 2015 film Black Mass, which is based on the life of Whitey, William will be portrayed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, while Whitey will be portrayed by American actor Johnny Depp


Rachel McAdams - In September 2015, McAdams confirmed that she will co-star in the superhero film "Doctor Strange" with Benedict Cumberbatch


Mads Mikkelsen - In late November 2015, it was confirmed Mikkelsen will appear in the upcoming Marvel film "Doctor Strange" alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton


In February 2016, Cumberbatch was appointed visiting fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University add something


Cumberbatch will portray the Marvel Comics character Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; first appearing in the film " Doctor Strange" in November 2016 add something


Mads Mikkelsen - In October 2016, he appeared as Kaecilius in the Marvel film "Doctor Strange", alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton


The Current War - He will star as electricity titan Thomas Edison in the film "The Current War" in 2017 add something


In August 2017, "the Times" reported that Cumberbatch was tipped to play the lead in a six-part biopic about Nigel Farage, based on Arron Banks' diaries "The Bad Boys of Brexit add something


Edward St Aubyn - On 28 February 2017 it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would star as Patrick Melrose in a five-part tv series, with each episode based on a different novel in the series


Cumberbatch will voice the title character in the 2018 film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" add something


On January 16, 2018, it was announced that Cumberbatch would succeed Timothy West as President of LAMDA. add something


Grinch - The Grinch's story will be adapted in animated form in 2018 by Illumination Entertainment, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character