Benedict Cumberbatch



Place of birth:

London, England, UK:


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his roles on the screen and stage, he has received various accolades throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a British Academy Television Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award. Cumberbatch won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankenstein and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock. His performances in the dramas The Imitation Game (2014) and The Power of the Dog (2021) earned him nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. For playing the title role in five-part drama miniseries Patrick Melrose, he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 2014 Time magazine included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015 he was appointed a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity. A graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, Cumberbatch continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Cumberbatch's television work includes his performance as Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He gained worldwide recognition for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017. He has also headlined Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End (2012), The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), Patrick Melrose (2018), and Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019). In films, Cumberbatch has starred in Amazing Grace (2006) as William Pitt the Younger, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) as Khan, 12 Years a Slave (2013) as William Prince Ford, The Fifth Estate (2013) as Julian Assange, and The Imitation Game (2014) as Alan Turing. He also acted in the historical dramas The Current War (2017), 1917 (2019) and The Courier (2020), and received critical acclaim for his performance in Jane Campion's Western drama The Power of the Dog (2021). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit film series. Cumberbatch portrays Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Doctor Strange (2016), and also voiced the character in the animated series What If...? (2021).

Film Credits

The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2022)
as Daddy (voice)
The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
as Self - Doctor Stephen Strange
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
as Dr. Stephen Strange / Sinister Strange / Defender Strange
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home (2022)
as Self (archive footage)
Behind the Scenes With Jane Campion (2022)
as Self (Archival Footage)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
The Power of the Dog (2021)
as Phil Burbank
Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special (2021)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange (voice) (archive footage)
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
as Louis Wain
Antarctica (2021)
as Self - Narrator
Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel (2021)
as Self
The Courier (2021)
as Greville Wynne
Letters Live from the Archive: Freemasons’ Hall (2021)
The Mauritanian (2021)
as Lt. Stuart Couch
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King (2020)
as Self
1917 (2019)
as Colonel MacKenzie
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
as Benedict Cumberbatch
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
as Dominic Cummings
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
as Shere Khan
The Grinch Mini-Movies (2018)
as Grinch (voix)
The Grinch (2018)
as Grinch (voice)
The Child in Time (2018)
as Stephen Lewis
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
The Current War (2018)
as Thomas Edison
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Walk with Me (2017)
as Narrator (voice)
Naples '44 (2016)
as Norman Lewis
Doctor Strange (2016)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
as All
Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock (2016)
as Himself
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016)
as Sherlock Holmes
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
as Hamlet
Black Mass (2015)
as Billy Bulger
9 Kisses (2014)
as Man at Costume Party
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
as Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
as Classified (voice)
The Imitation Game (2014)
as Alan Turing
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D (2014)
as Narrator (Voice)
The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Search and Rescue (2014)
as Agent Classified
Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet (2014)
Unlocking Sherlock (2014)
as Himself / Sherlock Holmes
August: Osage County (2013)
as Little Charles Aiken
Sherlock: Many Happy Returns (2013)
as Sherlock Holmes
Walking with Dinosaurs (2013)
as narration
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
as Smaug / Necromancer
Jerusalem (2013)
as Narrator (voice)
Little Favour (2013)
as Wallace
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013)
as Rosencrantz
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as William Ford
The Fifth Estate (2013)
as Julian Assange
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
as Khan Noonien Singh
Solar Superstorms (2013)
as Narrator
Stephen Hawking Biography (2013)
Girlfriend in a Coma (2012)
as Dante (Voice)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Necromancer
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012)
as Self / Frankenstein / The Monster
Parade's End (2012)
as Christopher Tietjens
War Horse (2011)
as Maj. Jamie Stewart
Wreckers (2011)
as David
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
as Peter Guillam
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
as The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
The Whistleblower (2010)
as Nick Kaufman
Unlocking Sherlock (2010)
as Himself
Third Star (2010)
as James
Four Lions (2010)
as The Negotiator
Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
as Vincent Van Gogh
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010)
as Stephen Hawking
Burlesque Fairytales (2010)
as Henry Clark
Creation (2009)
as Joseph Dalton Hooker
The Turning Point (2009)
as Guy Burgess
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
as William Carey
Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
as Alexander Masters
Atonement (2007)
as Paul Marshall
Inseparable (2007)
as Joe / Charlie
Amazing Grace (2006)
as William Pitt
Starter for 10 (2006)
as Patrick Watts
The Man Who Predicted 9/11 (2005)
as Narrator (voice)
Hawking (2004)
as Stephen Hawking
To Kill a King (2003)
as Royalist
Fields of Gold (2002)
as Jeremy
Hills Like White Elephants (2002)
as The Man
The War Magician ()
as Jasper Maskelyne
Rogue Male ()
The Hood ()
Morning ()
as Frank
Magik ()
as Lewis
How to Stop Time ()
as Tom Hazard
Gypsy Boy ()
Rio ()
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar ()
as Henry Sugar

Production Credits

The Courier (2021)
Executive Producer
The Mauritanian (2021)
The Child in Time (2018)
Executive Producer
The War Magician ()
Rogue Male ()
Migrations ()
The End We Start From ()
Executive Producer
Morning ()
Executive Producer
How to Stop Time ()
Rio ()