Benedict Wong

Benedict Wong

Highest Rated: 94% Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Lowest Rated: 26% Gemini Man (2019)

Birthday: Jun 03, 1971

Birthplace: Eccles, Greater Manchester, England, UK

A regular fixture in both British TV and American cinema, prolific character actor Benedict Wong carved out a career playing parts on both sides of the law before landing his most imposing role as Kublai Khan in historical epic "Marco Polo" (Netflix, 2014-). Born in Eccles, Greater Manchester to Hong Kong-born parents in 1971, Wong studied Performing Arts at Salford College before making his on-screen debut in the "Small Metal Jacket" episode of anthology series "Screenplay" (BBC2, 1986-1993). Following one-off appearances in the likes of gentle comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" (BBC1, 1973-2010), medical drama "Cardiac Arrest" (BBC1, 1994-96) and detective show "Cracker" (ITV, 1993-2006), Wong landed his first recurring role as DC Frankie Li in Lynda La Plante's "Supply & Demand" (ITV, 1997-98). Wong stuck with the same profession when he was cast as David Chiu for nine episodes of long-running police drama "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010), and went onto add fantasy miniseries "Arabian Nights" (BBC, 2000) and hitman comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (2001) to his resume before making his first Hollywood appearance as a sniper in the espionage thriller "Spy Game" (2001). Wong then showcased his comic skills with roles as Sean Lock's naive flatmate Errol in cult sitcom "15 Storeys High" (BBC3, 2002-04) and gay theatre nurse Terry in surreal hospital-based "TLC" (BBC2, 2002) before returning to more dramatic fare, playing mortuary assistant Guo Yi in illegal immigrant tale "Dirty Pretty Things" (2002), Pete Cheng in Paul Abbott's political thriller "State of Play" (BBC1, 2003) and a medic in Michael Winterbottom's sci-fi love story "Code 46" (2003). Following minor roles in ensemble drama "On A Clear Day" (2005) and Winterbottom's film-within-a-film "A Cock & Bull Story" (2005), Wong played frazzled navigator Trey in Danny Boyle's space epic "Sunshine" (2007) and assistant Ed Gore in "Frankenstein" (ITV, 2007), starred as the mute Chinese gardener Kung Sang in big-screen comedy "Grow Your Own" (2007) and appeared as financial guru William Kwan in the adaptation of Belgian comic book "The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch" (2008). After venturing into children's TV to play the villainous Li in "Spirit Warriors" (CBBC, 2010), Wong landed minor roles in neo-noir "Shanghai" (2010), Aung San Suu Kyi biopic "The Lady" (2011) and spy spoof "Johnny English Reborn" (2011), as well as voicing world-famous pianist Lang Lang in live-action/animation hybrid "The Flying Machine" (2011). Following his performance as Vietnamese drug dealer Vincent in gritty drama "Top Boy" (Channel 4, 2011-) Wong worked with Ridley Scott, playing ship pilot Ravel in sci-fi horror "Prometheus" (2012), and appeared as mobsters in Jason Statham vehicle "Redemption" (2013), superhero sequel "Kick-Ass 2" (2013) and James Corden's black comedy "The Wrong Mans" (BBC2, 2014-). Wong then landed arguably his most high-profile role when he was cast as Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan Dynasty, in big-budget 13th Century epic "Marco Polo" (Netflix, 2014-). Between seasons of that series, Wong co-starred with Matt Damon in the science fiction hit "The Martian" (2016) and Benedict Cumberbatch in the Marvel Comics thriller "Doctor Strange" (2016).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Wong (Character) - 2022
86% No Score Yet Nine Days Kyo (Character) - 2020
26% 83% Gemini Man Baron (Character) $48.5M 2019
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Wong (Character) $858.4M 2019
65% 51% Lady and the Tramp Bull (Voice) - 2019
92% 53% The Personal History of David Copperfield Mr. Wickfield (Character) $1.9M 2019
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Wong (Character) $678.8M 2018
88% 66% Annihilation Lomax (Character) $32.7M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monster Challenge Benedict (Character) - 2018
89% 85% Doctor Strange Wong (Character) $232.6M 2016
49% 38% Redemption Mr. Choy (Character) $35K 2013
73% 68% Prometheus Ravel (Character) $126.5M 2012
No Score Yet 29% The Flying Machine Lang Lang (Voice) - 2011
36% 62% The Lady Karma Phuntsho (Character) - 2011
90% 89% Moon Thompson (Character) $5M 2009
53% 49% Largo Winch Wiliam Kwan (Character) $7.6K 2008
56% 72% Grow Your Own Kung Sang (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 0% Frankenstein Dr. Ed Gore (Character) - 2007
77% 73% Sunshine Trey (Character) $3.7M 2007
68% 72% On a Clear Day Chan (Character) - 2005
51% 58% Code 46 Medic (Character) $197.1K 2003
94% 82% Dirty Pretty Things Guo Yi (Character) $8.1M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Supply and Demand Frankie Li (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 16% Night Watch Guard (Character) - 1995

TV

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88% 94% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The General (Voice) 2019
64% 91% Deadly Class Master Lin (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
72% 76% Electric Dreams Andrews (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
83% 80% Black Mirror Shaun (Character) 2016
66% 94% Marco Polo Kublai Khan (Character) 2016 2014
100% 80% Prey DS Ashley Chan (Character) 2014
95% 95% Top Boy Vincent (Character) 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Storeys High Unknown (Character) 2004 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of Play Pete Cheng (Character) 2003

QUOTES FROM Benedict Wong CHARACTERS

Guo Yi says: There's nothing so dangerous as a virtuous man.