Benedict Cumberbatch

Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Lowest Rated: 23% Zoolander 2 (2016)
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
33% The Current War Thomas Edison 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange 2019
79% Brexit Dominic Cummings 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan 2018
59% The Grinch The Grinch 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War Dr. Stephen Strange $665M 2018
83% The Child in Time Stephen Lewis Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet The War Magician Jasper Maskelyne 2018
63% Naples '44 Actor 2017
93% Thor: Ragnarok Dr. Stephen Strange $315M 2017
89% 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
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 National Theatre Live 50th Anniversary Encore: Frankenstein Actor 2013
65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Necromancer $303.1M 2012
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Frankenstein Actor 2012
75% 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
42% 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
90% Patrick Melrose
2018
Executive Producer Patrick Melrose
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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 Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
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
97% 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
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

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