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Benedict Cumberbatch

Highest Rated:   96% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Lowest Rated:   23% Zoolander 2 (2016)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
When British actor Benedict Cumberbatch signed for his first cinematic roles in the early 2000s, he immediately unveiled a proclivity -- and a gift -- for essaying a diverse array of characterizations. Cumberbatch began with BBC television productions, notably a supporting part in the lesbian-themed period drama Tipping the Velvet (2002) and the lead role of the brilliant, physically disabled scientist Stephen Hawking in the BBC telemovie Hawking (2004). Cumberbatch landed one of his first significant international crossover roles (and his first major big-screen assignment) as one of the leads in Michael Apted's arthouse hit Amazing Grace (2006) -- portraying William Pitt, an 18th century British prime minister who crusaded against slavery. While appearing on the British stage and in British television shows, Cumberbatch slowly built up an impressive résumé of supporting film roles. He had a small (but significant) part in Joe Wright's period drama Atonement (2007), and played William Carey, Mary Boleyn's husband in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).In 2010, Cumberbatch took on his breakout role, playing Sherlock Holmes in a BBC series reboot. His career exploded after the show took off. He played The Necromancer/Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy, Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, a plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave and nabbed his first true starring role playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. In 2014 Cumberbatch portrayed the pioneering British mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, and his work earned him a Best Actor nomination from the Academy, the first nod of his career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Jungle Book
  • Shere Khan
2018
No Score Yet The War Magician
  • Jasper Maskelyne
2018
No Score Yet Naples '44
  • Actor
2017
90% Doctor Strange
  • Stephen Vincent Strange
$232.7M 2016
No Score Yet NT Live: Frankenstein 2016 Encore
  • Actor
2016
23% Zoolander 2
  • All
$29.8M 2016
No Score Yet NT Live: Hamlet 2016 Encore
  • Hamlet
2016
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Hamlet Encore Screening
  • Actor
$0.6M 2015
73% Black Mass
  • William Bulger
$48.8M 2015
No Score Yet The Hobbit Trilogy
  • Actor
2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Necromancer/Smaug
$187.8M 2014
91% The Imitation Game
  • Alan Turing
2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar
  • Agent Classified
$70.8M 2014
No Score Yet Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Unlocking Sherlock
  • Actor
2014
64% August: Osage County
  • Little Charles Aiken
$29.3M 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Smaug
$180.5M 2013
37% The Fifth Estate
  • Actor
$3.3M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Wikileaks/HBO Project
  • Julian Assange
2013
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Ford
$50.7M 2013
89% Jerusalem
  • Actor
2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • John Harrison
$228.8M 2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live 50th Anniversary Encore: Frankenstein
  • Actor
2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Necromancer
$303.1M 2012
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • Actor
2012
76% War Horse
  • Major Jamie Stewart
$79.9M 2011
91% Wreckers
  • David
2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Peter Guillam
$20.2M 2011
74% The Whistleblower
  • Nick Kaufman
$0.9M 2011
No Score Yet The Man Who Predicted 9/11
  • Actor
2011
47% Third Star
  • James
2010
82% Four Lions
  • Negotiator
$0.4M 2010
46% Creation
  • Joseph Hooker
$0.3M 2010
No Score Yet The Last Enemy
  • Stephen Ezard
2009
No Score Yet Burlesque Fairytales
  • Actor
2009
43% The Other Boleyn Girl
  • William Carey
$26.9M 2008
No Score Yet Stuart: A Life Backwards
  • Actor
2007
83% Atonement
  • Paul Marshall
$50.9M 2007
70% Amazing Grace
  • William Pitt
$21.2M 2007
90% Starter for 10
  • Patrick
$0.2M 2006
No Score Yet To The Ends of the Earth
  • Edmund Talbot
2005
No Score Yet Hawking
  • Stephen Hawking
2004
No Score Yet To Kill a King
  • Royalist
2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Sherlock
2010
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2016
100% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • Richard III Richard
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Richard III
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Edmund Talbot Luke Fitzwilliam Bernard Bligh Stephen Ezard Bernard Sherlock Holmes
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2013
68% Parade's End
2013
  • Christopher Tietjens
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
  • 2009

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