Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Born 19 July 1976 (1976-07-19) (age 37)
Hammersmith, London, England
Nationality English
Parents Timothy Carlton
Wanda Ventham

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most famous roles include Stephen Hawking in Hawking (2004), William Pitt in Amazing Grace (2006), Stephen Ezard in The Last Enemy (2008), Paul Marshall in Atonement (2007), Bernard in Small Island (2009)[1], Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock (2010) and Peter Guillam in the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)[2]. He voiced the character Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit (2012)[3]. Cumberbatch played Julian Assange in the 2013 movie The Fifth Estate. He ranked #1 in Empire Magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013.

Career[change | edit source]

In 2000 Cumberbatch acted on TV for the first time in one episode of Heartbeat. He began acting in theatre in 2001. He will play Alan Turing in the 2014 movie The Imitation Game. He played Ford in 12 Years a Slave. In 2013 Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television at the Golden Globes.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Cumberbatch was in a relationship with actress Olivia Poulet, whom he met at university, for over 12 years.[4][5] They broke up in March 2011.[6]

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