Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch in 2016 Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. Cumberbatch graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester and 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 William Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'' at the Barbican Theatre.

Cumberbatch's television work includes appearances in ''Silent Witness'' (2002) and ''Fortysomething'' (2003) before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film ''Hawking'' in 2004. He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series ''Sherlock'' since 2010. He has also headlined Tom Stoppard's adaptation of ''Parade's End'' (2012), ''The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses'' (2016) and ''Patrick Melrose'' (2018). In film, 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. From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and the Necromancer in ''The Hobbit'' film series. Cumberbatch portrays the Marvel Comics character Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in ''Doctor Strange'' (2016), ''Thor: Ragnarok'' (2017) and ''Avengers: Infinity War'' (2018).

Cumberbatch has received numerous awards and nominations for acting including three Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning Best Actor in a Play for ''Frankenstein''. He has also received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for ''Sherlock''. His performance in ''The Imitation Game'' earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In addition, he has received seven BAFTA nominations, five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations among others. In 2014, ''Time'' magazine included him in its annual ''Time'' 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". He was appointed with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2015 for his services to the performing arts and to charity. Provided by Wikipedia
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