Benedict Cumberbatch



Place of birth:

Hammersmith, London, England, UK:


Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. His most acclaimed roles include: Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama "Hawking" (2004); William Pitt in the historical film "Amazing Grace" (2006); the protagonist Stephen Ezard in the miniseries thriller "The Last Enemy" (2008); Paul Marshall in "Atonement" (2007); Bernard in "Small Island" (2009); and Sherlock Holmes in the modern BBC adaptation series "Sherlock" (2010). He is the son of actors Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham.

Film Credits

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
The Courier (2020)
as Greville Wynne
1917 (2019)
as Colonel MacKenzie
The Tiger Who Came To Tea (2019)
as Daddy (voice)
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
as Himself
The Current War (2019)
as Thomas Edison
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
The Dog Days of Winter (2019)
as The Grinch (voice)
Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
as Dominic Cummings
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
as Shere Khan
The Grinch (2018)
as Grinch (voice)
The Child in Time (2018)
as Stephen Lewis
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - The Evolution of Heroes (2018)
as Himself
Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock (2018)
as Himself
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Walk with Me (2017)
as Narrator
Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)
as Sherlock Holmes
Magik (2016)
as Lewis
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
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016)
as Sherlock Holmes
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
as Hamlet
Black Mass (2015)
as Billy Bulger
Lennon or McCartney (2014)
as Himself (archive footage)
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
Unlocking Sherlock (2014)
as Himself / Sherlock Holmes
August: Osage County (2013)
as Little Charles Aiken
Sherlock: Many Happy Returns (2013)
as Sherlock Holmes
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
as Smaug / Necromancer
Jerusalem (2013)
as Narrator
Little Favour (2013)
as Wallace
National Theatre Live: Fifty 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
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Necromancer
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
Third Star (2010)
as James
Four Lions (2010)
as The Negotiator
Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
as Vincent Van Gogh
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
Hawking (2004)
as Stephen Hawking
To Kill a King (2003)
as Royalist
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
as Freddy
Fields of Gold (2002)
as Jeremy
Rogue Male ()
Rio ()
Flying Horse ()
as Harry Larkyns
Gypsy Boy ()
How to Stop Time ()
as Tom Hazard
Louis Wain ()
as Louis Wain
Prisoner 760 ()
as Lt. Stuart Couch
The Power of the Dog ()
as Phil Burbank
The War Magician ()
as Jasper Maskelyne

Production Credits

The Courier (2020)
Executive Producer
The Child in Time (2018)
Executive Producer
The Man Who Predicted 9-11 (2005)
Vocal Coach
Rio ()
How to Stop Time ()
Prisoner 760 ()