Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Highest Rated: 100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Current War (2017)

Birthday: Jul 19, 1976

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

Credit
No Score Yet Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Stephen Vincent Strange 2022
82% The Courier Greville Wynne 2020
89% 1917 Colonel Mackenzie 2020
60% The Current War: Director's Cut Thomas Edison Executive Producer 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Actor 2019
100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea Actor 2019
79% Brexit Dominic Cummings 2019
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan 2018
59% The Grinch The Grinch 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War Dr. Stephen Strange $665M 2018
No Score Yet The War Magician Jasper Maskelyne 2018
79% The Child in Time Stephen Lewis Executive Producer 2018
63% Naples '44 Actor 2017
93% Thor: Ragnarok Dr. Stephen Strange $315M 2017
30% The Current War Thomas Edison 2017
89% Doctor Strange Stephen Vincent Strange $232.7M 2016
No Score Yet NT Live: Frankenstein 2016 Encore Actor 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
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Necromancer/Smaug $187.8M 2014
90% The Imitation Game Alan Turing 2014
73% 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
66% August: Osage County Little Charles Aiken $29.3M 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Smaug $180.5M 2013
36% The Fifth Estate Julian Assange $3.3M 2013
95% 12 Years a Slave Ford $50.7M 2013
89% Jerusalem Actor 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness John Harrison $228.8M 2013
No Score Yet Little Favour Wallace 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
74% War Horse Major Jamie Stewart $79.9M 2011
92% Wreckers David 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Guillam $20.3M 2011
75% The Whistleblower Nick Kaufman $1M 2011
No Score Yet The Man Who Predicted 9/11 Actor 2011
47% Third Star James 2010
83% Four Lions Negotiator $0.4M 2010
46% Creation Joseph Hooker $0.4M 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
68% 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
60% To Kill a King Royalist 2003

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2018
2016
2015
2013
2012
90% Patrick Melrose
2018
Executive Producer Patrick Melrose 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2018
2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2018
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
2016
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
78% Sherlock
2010-2017
Sherlock Holmes 2017
2014
2012
2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2016
98% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
Richard III Richard 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Richard III 2016
2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2015
2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
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
69% Parade's End
2013
Christopher Tietjens 2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
2009

QUOTES FROM Benedict Cumberbatch CHARACTERS

Stephen Vincent Strange says: I don't believe in fairy tales about chakras or energy or the power of belief.

Stephen Vincent Strange says: Why are you doing this?

The Ancient One says: There are other ways to save lives; so much you don't know.

Stephen Vincent Strange says: ...Teach me.

Stephen Vincent Strange says: Teach me.

Sherlock Holmes says: We all have a past, Watson. Ghosts. They're the shadows that define our ever sunny day.

Sherlock Holmes says: The stage is set. The curtain rises. We are ready to begin.

William Bulger says: Jimmy's business is Jimmy's business.

Alan Turing says: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

Alan Turing says: Of course machines can't think as people do. A machine is different from a person. Hence, they think differently. The interesting question is, just because something, uh.. thinks differently from you, does that mean it's not thinking? Well, we allow for humans to have such divergences from one another. You like strawberries, I hate ice-skating, you cry at sad films, I am allergic to pollen. What is the point of...of... different tastes, different... preferences, if not, to say that our brains work differently, that we think differently? And if we can say that about one another, then why can't we say the same thing for brains... built of copper and wire, steel?

Alan Turing says: Machines can never think as humans do but just because something thinks differently from you, does it mean it's not thinking?

Alan Turing says: Was I God? No. Because God didn't win the war. We did.

Alan Turing says: I like solving problems, Commander. And Enigma is the most difficult problem in the world.

Commander Denniston says: Enigma isn't difficult, it's impossible. The Americans, the Russians, the French, the Germans, everyone thinks Enigma is unbreakable.

Alan Turing says: Good. Let me try and we'll know for sure, won't we?

Alan Turing says: Think of it. A digital computer. Electrical brain.

Alan Turing says: Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. but remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes... hollow.

Commander Denniston says: Have you ever won a war, Turing? I have. Do you know how it's done? Order, discipline, chain of command. You're not at university any longer. You are a very small cog in a very large system. And you will do as your commanding officer instructs.

Commander Denniston says: Yes

Alan Turing says: (clears throat) Who-who is your commanding officer?

Commander Denniston says: Winston Churchill, Number 10 Downing Street, London, SW1.

Alan Turing says: Are you paying attention?

Agent Classified says: We can't all be penguins.

Agent Classified says: Click on the button with the picture of the microphone.

Alan Turing says: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

Alan Turing says: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

Smaug says: Come out. Don't be shy. Step into the light.

Little Charles Aiken says: (getting up) I have a truth to tell.

Violet Weston says: It speaks!

Little Charles Aiken says: I can't believe that I missed Uncle Bev's funeral.

Charles Aiken says: That can't compare to what you have in your heart.

John Harrison says: You should have let me sleep!

Ford says: What is the price for the ones Platt and Eliza?

Freeman says: A thousand for Platt; he is a nigger of talent. Seven hundred for Eliza. My fairest price.

Ford says: You will accept a note?

Freeman says: Always from you, Mr. Ford.

Ford says: I believe Tibeats is skulkin' about the premises somewhere. He wants you dead, and he will attempt to have you so. It's no longer safe for you here. And I don't believe you will remain passive if Tibeats attacks. I have transferred my debt to Edwin Epps. He will take charge of you.

Solomon Northrup says: Master Ford, you must know; I am not a slave.

Ford says: I cannot hear that.

Solomon Northrup says: Before I came to you I was a free man.

Ford says: I am trying to save your life! And... I have a debt to be mindful of. That, now, is to Edwin Epps. He is a hard man. Prides himself on being a "nigger breaker." But truthfully I could find no others who would have you. You've made a reputation of yourself. Whatever your circumstances, you are an exceptional nigger, Platt. I fear no good will come of it.

Smaug says: Revenge? I will show you revenge!

Smaug says: I am King Under the Mountain!

Smaug says: I am King Under the Mountain!

Smaug says: I am fire... I am death.

Smaug says: My teeth are swords! My claws are spears! My wings are a hurricane!

Smaug says: You will burn!

Smaug says: I am fire. I am death.

Smaug says: I am death!

Smaug says: I am fire! I am... death.

Bilbo Baggins says: What have we done

Smaug says: Do not think that flattery will keep you alive.

Smaug says: I am fire. I am Death.

Smaug says: I am fire! I am... death!

Smaug says: I am the King Under the Mountain!

Smaug says: I am fire. I am death.

Smaug says: There is nowhere to hide!

Smaug says: Come now! Don't be shy. Step into the light!

Smaug says: Well, thief! Where are you?!

Smaug says: Well, thief! Where are you?

Kirk says: Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a three-hundred-year-old frozen man for help?

John Harrison says: Because I am better.

Kirk says: At what?

John Harrison says: Everything. Alexander Marcus needed to respond to an uncivilized threat in a civilized time, and for that, he needed a warrior's mind - my mind - to design weapons and warships.

Spock says: You are suggesting the Admiral violated every regulation he vowed to uphold, simply because he wanted to exploit your intellect...

John Harrison says: He wanted to exploit my savagery! Intellect alone is useless in a fight, Mr. Spock. You, you can't even break a rule - how can you be expected to break bone? Marcus used me to design weapons. I helped him realize his vision of a militarized Starfleet. He sent you to use those weapons, to fire my torpedoes on an unsuspecting planet, and then he purposely crippled your ship in enemy space, leading to one inevitable outcome: the Klingons would come searching for whoever was responsible, and you would have no chance of escape. Marcus would finally have the war he talked about, the war he always wanted.

Stephen Hawking says: Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Smaug says: I am King Under the Mountain!!

John Harrison says: He used my friends to control me. I tried to smuggle them to safety by concealing them in the very weapons I had designed. But, I was discovered. I had no choice but to escape alone. And when I did, I had every reason to suspect that Marcus had killed every single one of the people I hold most dear. So, I responded in kind. My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?

John Harrison says: You should have let me sleep!

John Harrison says: Darkness is coming.

John Harrison says: I am better

John Harrison says: I am better.

Kirk says: At what?

John Harrison says: Everything

John Harrison says: Everything.

John Harrison says: You think you're safe, you're not.

John Harrison says: You think you're safe? You're not.

John Harrison says: So Shall We Begin!

John Harrison says: So shall we begin!

John Harrison says: Darkness is coming!

John Harrison says: my name is khan

John Harrison says: My name is Khan.

John Harrison says: If you think you are safe at warp, you're wrong.

James Kirk says: I watched you murder innocent men and women! I will make you answer for what you've done!

John Harrison says: You have no idea what you've done. I will walk over your cold corpses.

James Kirk says: Why would Starfleet ask a three-hundred year-old frozen man for help?

John Harrison says: Because I am better.

James Kirk says: At what?

John Harrison says: Everything. .

John Harrison says: My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?

John Harrison says: Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive. None of you are safe. Have I got your attention now?

John Harrison says: Captain you going to punch me over and over until your arm weakens.

John Harrison says: No ship should go down without her captain.

John Harrison says: You can't even break a rule Mr. Spock, how could you be expected to break bones?

James Kirk says: Give me one good reason why I should believe you

John Harrison says: I can give you 72 captain,and they're on board your ship,they have been all along

John Harrison says: Your crew requires oxygen. Mine does not.

John Harrison says: It seems apt that I should return your crew to you. After all, a ship should not go down with its captain.

John Harrison says: Your captain is back on board. After all, no ship should go down without her captain!

John Harrison says: You can't even break rules, how can you be expected to break bone?

John Harrison says: I surrendered to you because despite your attempt to convince me otherwise, you seem to have a conscience, Mr Kirk. If you did not, then it would be impossible for me to convince you of the truth. 23174611. Coordinates not far from there. If you want to know why I did what I did, go and take a look.

James Kirk says: Give me one reason why I should listen.

John Harrison says: I can give you 72, and they're on board your ship captain. They have been all along.

John Harrison says: Is there anything you would not do for your family?

John Harrison says: You think you're safe, you are not.

John Harrison says: I am better

James Kirk says: At what?

John Harrison says: Everything

John Harrison says: Darkness is coming.

John Harrison says: No ship should go down without her captain.

John Harrison says: No ship should go down without her captain.

John Harrison says: You are a pawn Kirk! You cannot even guarantee the safety of your own crew!

John Harrison says: You have no idea what you have done, i will walk over your could corpses.

John Harrison says: You have no idea what you have done, I will walk over your could corpses.

John Harrison says: Your commanders have committed a crime i cannot forgive, none of you are safe. Have i got your attention now?

John Harrison says: Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive, none of you are safe. Have I got your attention now?

John Harrison says: You think your world is safe, it is an illusion. Enjoy these final moments of peace.

John Harrison says: You think your world is safe? It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned, to have my... vengeance.

John Harrison says: You think your world is safe? It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned, to have my vengeance.

John Harrison says: You think you're safe, you are not.

John Harrison says: You have no idea what you have done. I will walk over your cold corpses.

John Harrison says: I am better

James Kirk says: At what?

John Harrison says: Everything

John Harrison says: You think you're safe? You are not!

John Harrison says: Is there anything you would not do for your family?!

John Harrison says: Is there anything you would not do for your family?

John Harrison says: So, shall we begin?!

John Harrison says: So, shall we begin?

John Harrison says: You think your world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned, to have my vengeance!

Major Jamie Stewart says: Be brave! Be brave!

Stephen Hawking says: There was a young lady named Bright, Whose speed was faster than light, She set out one day, in a relative way, And returned on the previous night.

Bill Haydon says: I thought I'd pop down and catch a glimpse at the new girl before Bland gets to her.

Peter Guillam says: Ah, yes, Belinda the Blonde.

Stephen Hawking says: What if it works for this? Could it work, Roger? What would happen if it did?

Stephen Hawking says: Bang!

Stephen Hawking says: We are very very small, but we are profoundly capable of very very big things

Stephen Hawking says: We are very very small, but we are profoundly capable of very very big things.

Stephen Hawking says: I believe in the possible. I believe, small though we are, is significant that we may be. We can reach our full understanding of the universe.

Major Jamie Stewart says: Gentlemen, it is an honor to ride beside you. Make the Kaiser rue the day he crossed swords with us. Let every man do himself, his King, his country, and his fallen comrades proud. Be brave.

Negotiator says: The report makes crystal clear that the police shot the right man, but as far as I'm aware, the wrong man exploded. Is that clear?