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Benedict Cumberbatch is a Actor and Executive Producer British born on 19 july 1976 at London (United-kingdom)

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Birth name Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 july 1976 (43 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he graduated from the University of Manchester and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions such as Love's Labour's Lost (2001), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2001), and Romeo and Juliet (2002). He also portrayed George Tesman in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005 and since then has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.
Cumberbatch's television work includes appearances in Heartbeat (2000), Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before starring as Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He has played Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010. He has also starred in Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End (2012), as well as providing the voices of the British Prime Minister and Severus Snape on an episode of the animated series The Simpsons (2013).

Cumberbatch's first film appearance was in the 2003 film To Kill a King and he went on to appear in the films Atonement (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and War Horse (2011). He has starred in the films Amazing Grace as William Pitt the Younger (2006), Star Trek Into Darkness as Khan (2013), 12 Years a Slave as William Prince Ford (2013), The Fifth Estate as Julian Assange (2013) and The Imitation Game as Alan Turing (2014). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit film series.

Cumberbatch has received numerous awards and nominations for acting including two Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning Best Actor in a Play for Frankenstein. He has also received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock. His portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In addition, he has received six British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations among others. In 2014, Time magazine included him in its annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2015 for his services to the performing arts and to charity.

Biography

While in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 2005, Cumberbatch and two friends were abducted overnight and held at gunpoint by a group of locals. Eventually their abductors drove them into unsettled territory and set them free without explanation. Cumberbatch said of the incident: "It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It's made me want to live a life less ordinary." He subscribes to Buddhist philosophy and has expressed affinity for meditation and mindfulness.

Cumberbatch is married theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter. Their engagement was announced in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times on 5 November 2014, after a 17-year friendship. On 14 February 2015, the couple married at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have a son, Christopher Carlton (b. 2015). Before his marriage to Hunter, he dated actress Olivia Poulet and artist Anna James.

Cumberbatch was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity.


In the media
Cumberbatch did not achieve international recognition until the first series of Sherlock in 2010. He has since been called "The Thinking Woman's Crumpet" and has been a mainstay in numerous "Sexiest Man Alive" lists including that of Empire and People.



Tatler listed Cumberbatch in the "Most Eligible Bachelors in the United Kingdom" in 2012. In the same year, Cumberbatch described a cyberstalking incident in which he discovered that someone had been live-tweeting his movements in his London home. Coming to terms with it, he said, it is "an ongoing process. To think that somebody knew everything I'd done in a day and told the rest of the world in real time!" His photograph taken at the Garrick Club by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda was the cover of Moore's 2012 book An English Room.

In 2013, Cumberbatch was ranked fifth in the Tatler's "Most Fascinating People in Britain" list, higher than the Duchess of Cambridge and just below Queen Elizabeth II. Entertainment Weekly identified Cumberbatch as one of the "50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers" in Hollywood. He has also appeared on the covers of GQ, Time and The Hollywood Reporter's "New A-list" issue.

In 2014, Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times "100 Makers of the 21st Century", cited as this generation's Laurence Olivier." GQ identified him as one of the "100 Most Connected Men" in the UK in 2014. In the same year, Country Life magazine labeled him as one of its "Gentlemen of the Year". In April 2014, Time magazine included Cumberbatch in its annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". Film critic Roger Friedman stated that "Cumberbatch may be the closest thing to a real descendant of Sir Laurence Olivier." In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men. Cumberbatch was the inspiration and focus of the play Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die which, despite its title, was a "love letter" and portrait of the fan obsession surrounding the actor. It premiered in June 2014 at BATS Theatre in New Zealand. The Tennessee Aquarium named one of its otters "Benny" in reference to Cumberbatch's first name after a naming contest on the zoo's website. A wax figure of Cumberbatch has been on display at Madame Tussauds London since October 2014.


Charity and social action
Cumberbatch is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust. He is a supporter and patron of organisations focused on using the arts to help disadvantaged young people including Odd Arts, Anno's Africa and Dramatic Need. Since portraying Stephen Hawking in 2004, he has been an ambassador, and in 2015 patron, for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and in 2014 did the Ice Bucket Challenge for the organisation. He also set up a recovery fund for the benefit of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Cumberbatch has donated artworks for charities and fundraisers including the Willow Foundation, and Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.

In 2003, Cumberbatch joined the Stop the War Coalition protest in London against the Iraq War. He addressed activists in a 2010 protest sponsored by the Trade Union Congress in Westminster on the suggested risks to the arts due to spending cuts expected in the Spending Review. In 2013, he protested against what he perceived were civil liberties violations by the UK Government.



Together with Prince Philip, Cumberbatch presented 85 young people with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at St. James Palace on 19 March 2014. "Our ambition is to extend this opportunity to hundreds of thousands across the UK", Cumberbatch said on behalf of the youth awards programme.

In May 2014, he joined Prince William and Ralph Lauren at Windsor Castle for a cancer awareness and fundraising gala for the benefit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Cumberbatch stated, "Cancer isn't a disease that needs much awareness, but it does need continued funding for research." In September 2014, he participated in a video campaign for Stand Up To Cancer. Cumberbatch posed for photographer Jason Bell for an exhibition at Pall Mall, London from 16–20 September 2014 to mark 10 years of the "Give Up Clothes For Good" charity campaign, which has raised £17 million for Cancer Research UK.

Cumberbatch is a straight ally and in July 2013 officiated at the same-sex marriage of friends. For International Women's Day 2014, he was a signatory of Amnesty International's letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron for women's rights in Afghanistan. Cumberbatch identifies as a feminist.

In 2014, Cumberbatch publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign for UK press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while also giving vital protection to the vulnerable."

In a November 2014 cover story for Out promoting The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch opened up about sexual experimentation during his time in boarding schools stating, “While there was experimentation, it had never occurred to me as, 'Oh, this is that!' It was just boys and their penises, the same way with girls and vaginas and boobs. It wasn’t out of desire." LGBT group Stonewall released a statement praising Cumberbatch's comments, saying, "Seeing someone in the public eye – especially somebody as influential as Benedict – talking positively around gay issues, is powerful for young lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It is often difficult for those growing up to find role models who demonstrate that it is equally okay to be gay or straight."

Cumberbatch is a founding member of the "Save Soho" campaign which aims "to protect and nurture iconic music and performing arts venues in Soho."

In an open letter published in The Guardian on 31 January 2015, Cumberbatch, amongst others, asked for pardons of all gay and bisexual men who were convicted under the same now-defunct "indecency" laws as Alan Turing (whom Cumberbatch portrayed in The Imitation Game).

In September 2015, Cumberbatch condemned the UK government’s response to the migrant crisis in a speech to theatergoers during a curtain call at a performance of Hamlet, for which he stars. He also fronted a video campaign to help the charity Save The Children in its mission to aid young Syrian refugees. He was one of the signatories of an open letter, published in The Guardian, criticizing the government for its actions regarding the refugee problem. He also has gave nightly speeches after his curtain call as Hamlet at the Barbican in London, asking for donations to help Syrian refugees. At the end of the run, the audience contributed more than £150,000 for Save the Children.

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Filmography of Benedict Cumberbatch (43 films)

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Actor

The Power of the Dog
Directed by Jane Campion
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy
Roles Phil Burbank

Voici l'histoire de deux frères : Phil et George Burbank. Phil, l'aîné, est un homme brillant et cruel tandis que George, le cadet, s'avère être un homme doux et sensible. Ils viennent tous deux d'hériter du plus grand ranch de la vallée du Montana. Mais leur relation va vite se briser lorsque George va épouser Rose, une veuve de la région.
1917
1917 (2019)

Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth
Roles Colonel MacKenzie
Rating83% 4.195384.195384.195384.195384.19538
Au plus fort de la Première Guerre mondiale, Schofield et Blake, deux jeunes soldats britanniques, reçoivent une mission vraisemblablement impossible. Dans une course contre le temps, ils vont devoir traverser le territoire ennemi et délivrer un message qui pourra stopper une attaque mortelle contre environ 1 600 soldats, parmi lesquels se trouve le frère de Blake.
Avengers: Endgame, 3h1
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland
Roles Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Rating83% 4.199094.199094.199094.199094.19909
Le Titan Thanos ayant réussi à s'approprier les six Pierres d'Infinité et à les réunir sur le Gantelet doré, a pu réaliser son objectif de pulvériser la moitié de la population de l'Univers d'un claquement de doigts. Les quelques Avengers et Gardiens de la Galaxie ayant survécu, Captain America, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, War Machine, Nébula et Rocket, espèrent réparer le méfait de Thanos. Ils le retrouvent mais il s'avère que ce dernier a détruit les pierres et Thor le décapite. Cinq ans plus tard, alors que chacun essaie de continuer sa vie et d'oublier les nombreuses pertes dramatiques, Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man, parvient à s'échapper de la dimension subatomique où il était coincé depuis la disparition du Docteur Hank Pym, de sa femme Janet Van Dyne et de sa fille Hope Van Dyne. Lang propose aux Avengers une solution pour faire revenir à la vie tous les êtres disparus, dont leurs alliés et coéquipiers : récupérer les Pierres d'Infinité dans le passé grâce à l'univers quantique.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, 1h44
Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto
Roles Shere Khan
Rating65% 3.251513.251513.251513.251513.25151
Enfant, Mowgli est élevé par une meute de loups au cœur de la jungle indienne. Tandis qu'il apprend les lois souvent âpres de la jungle, sous la responsabilité de l'ours Baloo et de la panthère Bagheera, Mowgli est accepté par les animaux de la jungle comme l'un des leurs – sauf par le terrible tigre Shere Khan. Mais des dangers bien plus redoutables guettent notre héros, au moment où il doit affronter ses origines humaines.
The Grinch
The Grinch (2018)
, 1h26
Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney, Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Scott Mosier, Michael Beattie
Roles Grinch (voice)
Rating63% 3.1534853.1534853.1534853.1534853.153485
La période des fêtes est une très mauvaise période pour le Grinch. Et pour cause, il déteste Noël ! Malheureusement pour lui, les habitants de Chouville, le village d'à côté, adorent cette fête et la célèbrent chaque année avec une ferveur démentielle. Las de cette frénésie annuelle, le Grinch a décidé de voler la fête de Noël pour ne plus avoir à endurer cette maudite ambiance festive.
The Child in Time
Genres Drama
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbel Moore, Saskia Reeves, Anna Madeley, John Hopkins
Roles Stephen Lewis
Rating60% 3.000563.000563.000563.000563.00056
Un auteur de livres pour enfants est confronté à la disparition de sa fille unique.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Films about spiders, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Rating84% 4.2477054.2477054.2477054.2477054.247705
Père adoptif de Gamora et Nébula, Thanos a commencé à recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité : la Pierre du Pouvoir, la Pierre de l'Espace, la Pierre de Réalité, la Pierre de l'Âme, la Pierre du Temps et la Pierre de l'Esprit. Son objectif est de réunir ces six gemmes sur un gantelet doré, forgé par le nain Eitri sur Nidavellir, afin d'utiliser leur immense puissance pour détruire la moitié de la population de l'Univers et rétablir ainsi un certain équilibre. Dans sa quête le menant sur diverses planètes, la Terre, Knowhere et Vormir, Thanos est aidé par ses enfants adoptifs : Ebony Maw , Cull Obsidian , Corvus Glaive et Proxima Midnight . Face à cette nouvelle menace qui concerne l'Univers entier, le groupe de super-héros des Avengers, divisé depuis 2 ans, doit se reformer, et s'associer au Docteur Strange, aux Gardiens de la Galaxie et au peuple du Wakanda.
Jungle Book: Origins
Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children
Actors Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Roles Shere Khan
Rating64% 3.2499753.2499753.2499753.2499753.249975
Mowgli, the human child, is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. He learns the tough rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera. Mowgli is accepted by all the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan is not ready to accept.
Thor: Ragnarok, 2h10
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Sur une planète fictive, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Roles Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Rating78% 3.9451053.9451053.9451053.9451053.945105
Après les évènements de Sokovie et l'affrontement avec Ultron, Thor est parti à la recherche des Pierres d'Infinité. Deux ans plus tard, sans résultat, il finit emprisonné dans le monde de Surtur (Muspellheim). Il se libère et vainc le démon enflammé, après que ce dernier lui a appris qu'Asgard est sans défense en l'absence du « Père de Toute Chose », Odin. Thor lui arrache sa couronne que le démon comptait unir avec l'Éternelle Flamme afin de provoquer le Ragnarök, la destruction d’Asgard.
The Current War, 1h47
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton
Roles Thomas Edison
Rating65% 3.254933.254933.254933.254933.25493
À la fin des années 1880, la guerre des courants oppose les deux géants de l'électricité : Thomas Edison et George Westinghouse. Le premier est partisan de l'utilisation du courant continu alors que George Westinghouse, tout comme Nikola Tesla, préfère l'utilisation du courant alternatif.
Magik
Magik (2016)

Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Dominique Swain, Tom Riley
Roles Lewis

Lewis Clark (Benedict Cumberbatch) is an author who stumbles upon a world of magic after his two young children go missing. He starts a quest to try to stop the evil that threatens to destroy both his worlds of reality and magic.
Doctor Strange, 1h55
Directed by Benedict Wong, Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Stan Lee
Roles Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Rating74% 3.7487153.7487153.7487153.7487153.748715
Au Népal, un dénommé Kaecilius, maître des arts mystiques, s'introduit avec ses comparses dans la bibliothèque du sanctuaire de Kamar-Taj afin de s’emparer de deux pages du livre de Cagliostro, après avoir tué le bibliothécaire. L’Ancien tente d’arrêter son ex-élève mais échoue, son disciple parvenant à fuir.
Zoolander 2, 1h40
Directed by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films, La mode
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Olivia Munn, Christine Taylor
Roles All
Rating47% 2.3514152.3514152.3514152.3514152.351415
Le célèbre mannequin Derek Zoolander reprend du service alors qu'un tueur en série s'en prend à des célébrités. Avec l'aide d'Hansel et de la belle Valentina, Derek va se retrouver en plein milieu d'une grande affaire et recroiser la route d'un vieil ennemi...
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Rating59% 2.9969552.9969552.9969552.9969552.996955
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.