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Benedict Cumberbatch

Mostly Credited As: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sometimes Credited As: Ben Carlton

Birth Name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Date Of Birth: July 19, 1976 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004); William Pitt in the historical film Amazing Grace (2006); protagonist Stephen Ezard in the miniseries thriller The Last Enemy (2008); Paul Marshall in Atonement (2007); Bernard in Small Island (2009); Sherlock Holmes in the modern BBC adaptation series Sherlock (2010); and Peter Guillam in the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
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. The play had a three-month run at the National Theatre. In late 2011, he played Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011). The film received five BAFTA nominations and six Academy Award nominations, including the Best Picture nomination in 2012. He also played Peter Guillam, one of the pivotal roles in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), which was nominated for three Academy Awards and 11 BAFTA Awards.
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. He also stars as Christopher Tietjens in the BBC/HBO co-production television miniseries Parade's End, which first aired August 2012. He will portray Smaug the Dragon through voice and motion capture and will also provide the motion capture for the Necromancer in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. He will also portray the main villian in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek into Darkness, which is scheduled to be released in May 2013.

Benedict Cumberbatch
TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Big Dig (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012)As: Co-narrator -- [Voice]
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012)As: Himself
Parade's End (2012)As: Christopher Tietjens
Sherlock (2010)As: Sherlock Holmes
South Pacific (2009)As: Narrator
Small Island (2009)As: Bernard
The Last Enemy (2008)As: Stephen Ezard
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)As: Edmund Talbot
FortySomething (2003)As: Rory Slippery
Episode Cast Credits 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" special 11x36: (Dec/11/2014) Voiced  Smaug, [Interviewees]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  December 2, 2014 15x336: (Dec/02/2014) As Himself (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), [Interviewees]
  October 9, 2014 15x282: (Oct/09/2014) As Himself 
  March 3, 2014 15x62: (Mar/03/2014) As Himself 
  May 3, 2013 14x123: (May/03/2013) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 66 - Phillip and Lorraine for Text Santa 05x66: (Dec/02/2014) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 7 05x07: (Sep/09/2014) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 3 05x03: (Sep/03/2014) As Himself 
  Series 4, Show 232 04x232: (Jul/28/2014) As Himself 

Phillip's 24 Hour Live TV Marathon for Text Santa (2014) 
  Phillip's 24 Hour Live TV Marathon for Text Santa 01x01: (Dec/01/2014) As Himself (Good Morning Britain Guest), [Featuring]

Charlie Rose (1991) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch; A Painter's Progress: A Portrait of Lucian Freud 23x319: (Nov/28/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 277 39x277: (Nov/25/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 271 39x271: (Nov/17/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch 20x26: (Nov/18/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, Allison Janney 33x56: (Nov/17/2014) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, Allison Williams 01x164: (Nov/17/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Andrew Marr Show (2005) 
  November 9, 2014 10x12: (Nov/09/2014) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, Miranda Hart, Timothy Spall and Maroon 5 16x05: (Oct/24/2014) As Himself 
  Harrison Ford, Jack Whitehall, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt 14x01: (Oct/11/2013) As Himself 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Kim Cattrall, Bonnie Tyler 13x05: (May/03/2013) As Himself 

Stand Up To Cancer (2012) 
  Stand Up To Cancer 2014 02x10: (Oct/17/2014) As Himself (Donate Now Film) 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  October 9, 2014 01x119: (Oct/09/2014) As Himself 
  September 9, 2014 01x97: (Sep/09/2014) As Himself 

ITV News at Ten (1967) 
  Series 42, Episode 201 42x201: (Oct/08/2014) As Himself 

etalk (2002) 
  Robert Pattinson, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch 13x08: (Sep/10/2014) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Great Performances (1974) 
  National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage 41x12: (Feb/14/2014) As (Himself) 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  Sherlock III: (3) His Last Vow 44x08: (Feb/02/2014) As Sherlock Holmes, [Starring Roles]
  Sherlock III: (2) The Sign of Three 44x06: (Jan/26/2014) As Sherlock Holmes, [Starring Roles]
  Sherlock III: (1) The Empty Hearse 44x04: (Jan/19/2014) As Sherlock Holmes, [Starring Roles]
  Miss Marple, Series IV: (2) Murder is Easy 39x21: (Jul/12/2009) As Luke Fitzwilliam 

Timeshift (2010) 
  How to be Sherlock Holmes: The Many Faces of a Master Detective 13x07: (Jan/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  December 16, 2013 04x76: (Dec/16/2013) As Himself 
  May 8, 2013 03x171: (May/08/2013) As Himself 
  May 3, 2013 03x168: (May/03/2013) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  The Typo That Saved Christmaf 04x19: (Dec/11/2013) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 20, Episode 3 20x03: (Jul/14/2013) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  LL Cool J, Alyson Hannigan, Benedict Cumberbatch 05x78: (May/10/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jack Hanna, Benedict Cumberbatch 20x130: (May/09/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing 24x12: (Feb/10/2013) Voiced  Alan Rickman
Prime Minister, [Special Guest Stars]

The One Show (2006) 
  August 24, 2012 07x10: (Aug/24/2012) As Himself 
  August 5, 2010 05x19: (Aug/05/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, The Saturdays, Alan Carr, Red Hot Chili Peppers 01x02: (Sep/10/2011) As Himself 

Curiosity (2011) 
  Did God Create the Universe? 01x01: (Aug/07/2011) As Himself (Guest Host) 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, James Corden, Kerry Katona, Jamiroquai 05x06: (Jan/24/2011) As Himself 

Have I Got News for You (1990) 
  Benedict Cumberbatch, Victoria Coren, Jon Richardson 40x01: (Oct/14/2010) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

GMTV (1993) 
  August 6, 2010 18x218: (Aug/06/2010) As Himself 

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) 
  Murder Is Easy 04x02: (Sep/13/2009) As Luke Fitzwilliam 

Heartbeat (1992) 
  No Hard Feelings 13x17: (Apr/11/2004) As Toby Fisher 

Spooks (2002) 
  Legitimate Targets 02x01: (Jun/02/2003) As Jim North 

Silent Witness (1996) 
  Tell No Tales (2) 06x06: (Nov/20/2002) As Warren Reid 
  Tell No Tales (1) 06x05: (Nov/19/2002) As Warren Reid 
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