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Benedict Cumberbatch

 
Date Of Birth:
July 19, 1976 (46)
Birth Place:
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Bio:
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 19, 1976 (46)

Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Bio:
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Barbican Theatre Production, 2015
Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch Biography

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015, he was appointed a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to the performing arts and to charity.

Cumberbatch studied drama at the Victoria University of Manchester and obtained a Master of Arts in classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He began acting in Shakespearean theatre productions before making his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has starred in Royal National Theatre productions of After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011), winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for the latter. 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 (2004). He gained greater recognition for playing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. For playing the title role in the miniseries Patrick Melrose (2018), he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

In films, Cumberbatch has played Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and has appeared in the historical dramas Amazing Grace (2006), 12 Years a Slave (2013), 1917 (2019) and The Courier (2020). He received critical acclaim and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) and as a volatile rancher in The Power of the Dog (2021). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, Cumberbatch played Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit film series. Since 2016, he has played Stephen Strange in several films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Doctor Strange (2016) and most recently appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

Benedict Cumberbatch Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actor
Benedict CumberbatchHamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Actor Gold Star
Benedict CumberbatchFrankenstein
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Benedict CumberbatchHedda Gabler

Benedict Cumberbatch News

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Announces New Vice Presidents Photo The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Announces New Vice Presidents
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

Following news last week that Sonia Friedman OBE had been appointed President of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Central has announced the appointments of four new Vice Presidents.

Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre Photo Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the UK premiere of David French's classic Salt-Water Moon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 (Press Nights: Thursday, 5 January 2023 and Friday, 6 January 2023 at 7.30pm). It's a splendid moon-filled night in Coley's Point in 1926.

Review: LETTERS LIVE, Royal Albert Hall Photo Review: LETTERS LIVE, Royal Albert Hall
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 28, 2022

Letters Live is a simple concept: some famous people reading out a variety of letters. But it is so much more than that. In a time when people click a button rather than pick up a pen, the event not only highlights excellent performances, but also the power that letters can hold.

See National Theatre Of London's FRANKENSTEIN at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month Photo See National Theatre Of London's FRANKENSTEIN at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The international sensation National Theatre of London's Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Hamlet, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) is returning to the big screen of the Ridgefield Playhouse! Captured live in 2011, this imaginative retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel was experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Casting has been announced for Bad Victims, a new play from award-nominated playwright Joanna Pickering at The Courtyard Theatre, directed by Erica Gould. 

Photos: First Look at MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON - #2B at Synchronicity Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON - #2B at Synchronicity Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 16, 2022

Synchronicity Theatre’s Bold Voices production of Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson - #2B will run September 30-October 23, 2022. Individual tickets start at $25. Check out photos of the production here.

Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan Will Star in Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY Photo Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan Will Star in Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at BAM
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 6, 2022

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has just announced the first major New York revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman at the BAM Harvey Theater beginning February 4 and opening February 23, 2023.

National Theatre of London's FRANKENSTEIN Starring Benedict Cumberbatch To Screen  Photo National Theatre of London's FRANKENSTEIN Starring Benedict Cumberbatch To Screen At Ridgefield Playhouse, October 31
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

An imaginative retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel will thrill and haunt viewers on Halloween night when The Ridgefield Playhouse screens National Theatre of London's Frankenstein on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7pm, as part of the FirstLight Home Care Classical Series.

Hammer Theatre Center to Present MACBETH & FRANKENSTEIN This Halloween Photo Hammer Theatre Center to Present MACBETH & FRANKENSTEIN This Halloween
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Just in time for the witching season, Hammer Theatre Center will present the renowned troupe Actors From The London Stage, performing Shakespeare’s chilling tale of power, envy, and ambition, Macbeth. Hammer Theatre Center will present on its mainstage the National Theatre Live screening of Frankenstein.

MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON Comes to Synchronicity Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

Synchronicity Theatre’s Bold Voices production of Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson - #2B will run September 30-October 23, 2022.

Benedict Cumberbatch Videos

VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for THE MAURITANIAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for THE MAURITANIAN

by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2021

Declared ‚Äútriumphant‚ÄĚ by Clayton Davis,¬†Variety¬†the political thriller is based on¬†The New York Times¬†best-selling memoir¬†Guant√°namo Diary¬†by Mohamedou Ould Slahi¬†and has been hailed as one of the most important and timely films of the year.

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Addresses Doctor Strange's WANDAVISION Cameo Rumors Videoplay
VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Addresses Doctor Strange's WANDAVISION Cameo Rumors

by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2021

Benedict Cumberbatch talks about the rumors Doctor Strange would appear in WandaVision, the reception of his new film The Mauritanian and the premise of his upcoming film The Courier.

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Introduces the National Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN, Streaming Videoplay
VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Introduces the National Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN, Streaming This Week

by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2020

It was recently announced that the National Theatre will stream Danny Boyle's 2011 production of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, as part of its National Theatre at Home initiative. Cumberbatch recorded a special message for fans, ahead of the stream.

VIDEO: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Try a Brooklyn Accent on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Try a Brooklyn Accent on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

Benedict talks about spending time in the U.S. as a kid, vacationing on Fire Island, his rabid fan base across the world, playing Thomas Edison in the movie The Current War, and he reads a Yelp Pizza review with a Brooklyn accent.

VIDEO: See Zach Galifianakis in the Trailer for BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE Videoplay
VIDEO: See Zach Galifianakis in the Trailer for BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE

by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2019

Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show 'Between Two Ferns' and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for '1917' with Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for '1917' with Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden

by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019

Sam Mendes, the Oscar¬ģ-winning director of¬†Skyfall,¬†Spectre¬†and¬†American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic,¬†1917.

VIDEO: James Corden and Michelle Obama Square Off in a US vs. UK Dodgeball Match Videoplay
VIDEO: James Corden and Michelle Obama Square Off in a US vs. UK Dodgeball Match

by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2019

Since moving to the United States for The Late Late Show, James Corden has been searching for a way to determine which is better: the UK or the US. Corden enlists Michelle Obama to put together a group of American all-stars, including Kate Hudson, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Allison Janney, to take on a group of formidable UK opponents. Can James, Reggie Watts, Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Bradley earn honor for Great Britain?

VIDEO: Find Where You Belong in the Trailer for MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE Videoplay
VIDEO: Find Where You Belong in the Trailer for MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2018

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.

VIDEO: Watch Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively on Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively on Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS

by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Check out Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in the newest episode of Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS as they spoof their upcoming film A Simple Favor.

VIDEO: Universal Pictures & Illumination Release A New Trailer for THE GRINCH Starrin Videoplay
VIDEO: Universal Pictures & Illumination Release A New Trailer for THE GRINCH Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

by Macon Prickett - Jun 15, 2018

Academy Award¬ģ nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.


Benedict Cumberbatch Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Benedict Cumberbatch been in?
Benedict Cumberbatch has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Benedict Cumberbatch been in?
Benedict Cumberbatch has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Benedict Cumberbatch's first West End show?
Benedict Cumberbatch's first West End show was Hamlet which opened in 2015

What awards has Benedict Cumberbatch been nominated for?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Frankenstein and Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler .

What awards has Benedict Cumberbatch won?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Frankenstein.