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benedict cumberbatch

Birth Name: 
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Birthday: 
Monday, July 19, 1976
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Birth Place: 
London, England
Height: 
6'0"

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 will also be the voices of both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Early life and education

Cumberbatch was born in London, England, the son of actors Timothy Carlton (birth name Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch) and Wanda Ventham.

Cumberbatch was educated at two independent schools, Brambletye School in West Sussex and Harrow School in northwest London, where he began performing as an actor. After school, he took a gap year to teach English in a Tibet monastery. He then attended the University of Manchester, where he studied drama. After graduating, Cumberbatch continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
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'Star Trek' Sequel Nabs 'War Horse' Actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch, who can currently be seen in theaters in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, has nabbed a major role in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel for Paramount.... Read more
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12 Years a Slave

An intense, powerful, and deeply affecting film with scenes that will turn in your mind long after the credits roll, 12 Years A Slave is an unflinching and sober look at U.S. chattel slavery.... Read more
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Like in any good spy thriller, there is always a mole within the system. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the system is the British Intelligence aka “the Circus,” and the supposed mole is a high ranking double agent within the agency.... Read more
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Sherlock Season One (BLU-RAY)

British people have got to have a lot of free time to keep up with their shows.  ... Read more
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The Imitation Game (Crossword Puzzle)

The Imitation Game (Crossword Puzzle)

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.... Read more
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Penguins Of Madagascar (Antarctica)

Penguins Of Madagascar (Antarctica)

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The Imitation Game (Trailer)

The Imitation Game (Trailer)

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (French Trailer)

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (French Trailer)

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies starring Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen ... Read more
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The Penguins Of Madagascar (Trailer #2)

The Penguins Of Madagascar (Trailer #2)

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind.... Read more
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