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Bio For: Benedict Cumberbatch
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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Classified) is best known for playing the title role of Sherlock Holmes in Steven Moffatt And Mark Gattiss' stunning adaption of the Conan Doyle books. It is a role that has earned him international acclaim and several awards including two BAFTA nominations and a Critic's Choice Award for Best Actor.

Cumberbatch portrayed Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of War Horse and the part of Peter Guillam alongside Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

In 2011 Benedict returned to The National Theatre, alternating the roles of creature and Dr. Frankenstein in Danny Boyle's production of Frankenstein, earning him a Laurence Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award for Best Actor.

Cumberbatch's incredibly powerful portrayal of Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge Cosmologist in the BBC's highly acclaimed drama Hawking, bought him to the attention of an international audience and earned him his first BAFTA nomination. His second BAFTA nomination came in 2010 for his portrayal of Bernard in the BBC adaptation of Small Island.

His film work includes Starter for Ten, Amazing Grace, Third Star, Wreckers, Stuart: A Life Backward, The Other Boleyn Girl and the role of the dastardly Herburt Marshall In Joe Wright's Oscar-nominated Atonement.

Cumberbatch studied Drama at Manchester University before training at The London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Early TV roles included Tipping The Velvet, Silent Witness, Nathan Barley, Spooks,Dunkirk, To The Ends Of The Earth and The Last Enemy.

On stage there have been two seasons in Regents Park with The New Shakespeare Co., Linsrand in Trevor Nunn's production of Lady From The Sea; George in Tennessee Williams' Period of Adjustment; Teesman in Richard Eyre's stunning West End ensemble production of Hedda Gabbler, for which he received Olivier and Ian Charleston Award nominations; Berenger in Ionesco's Rhinocerus; plus The Arsonists and The City at the Royal Court. In 2010 he took the role of David Scott Fowler in Thea Sharrock's, National Theatre, award-winning Rattigan revival After The Dance.

Benedict recently starred in the BBC/HBO drama Parade's End earning an Emmy nomination for best actor. Last year he played the role of the dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit; Khan in JJ Abrams' blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness; Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate; "Little" Charles Aiken in August: Osage County; and Ford in Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave. A third season of Sherlock aired earlier this year to record-breaking audiences, and Benedict was awarded an Emmy for his work in the series.

Benedict can be seen as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He is filming Richard III for the BBC before taking to the London stage in Hamlet in the summer of 2015.

Movies For: Benedict Cumberbatch
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9 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13) On Video: 4/8/2014 At Theaters: 12/13/2013
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R) On Video: 4/8/2014 At Theaters: 12/27/2013
12 YEARS A SLAVE (R) On Video: 3/4/2014 At Theaters: 10/18/2013
THE FIFTH ESTATE (R) On Video: 1/28/2014 At Theaters: 10/18/2013
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13) On Video: 9/10/2013 At Theaters: 5/16/2013
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (R) On Video: 3/20/2012 At Theaters: 12/9/2011
AMAZING GRACE (PG) On Video: 11/13/2007 At Theaters: 2/23/2007
THE IMITATION GAME (PG-13) At Theaters: 11/28/2014
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (PG) At Theaters: 11/26/2014
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