Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most famous roles include Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock (2010), Peter Guillam in the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Stephen Hawking in Hawking (2004), William Pitt in Amazing Grace (2006), and his Academy Award-nominated role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Sophie Hunter (m. 2015)
He voiced the character Smaug, and the Necromancer in The Hobbit (2012). Cumberbatch played Julian Assange in the 2013 movie The Fifth Estate. He ranked #1 in Empire Magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" in 2013. He was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2014.
In 2000 Cumberbatch acted on TV for the first time in an episode of Heartbeat, and was on the show again in 2004. He began acting in theatre in 2001. 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.
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