Benedict Cumberbatch


Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Lowest Rated: 22% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Brexit
  • Dominic Cummings
$NaN 2019
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • Shere Khan
$NaN 2018
57% The Grinch
  • The Grinch
$NaN 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War
  • Doctor Strange
$NaN 2018
No Score Yet The War Magician
  • Jasper Maskelyne
$NaN 2018
81% The Child in Time
  • Executive Producer
  • Stephen Lewis
$NaN 2018
63% Naples '44
  • Actor
$NaN 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok
  • Dr. Stephen Strange
$NaN 2017
33% The Current War
  • Thomas Edison
$NaN 2017
89% Doctor Strange
  • Stephen Vincent Strange
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet NT Live: Frankenstein 2016 Encore
  • Actor
$NaN 2016
22% Zoolander 2
  • All
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet NT Live: Hamlet 2016 Encore
  • Hamlet
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Hamlet Encore Screening
  • Actor
$NaN 2015
73% Black Mass
  • William Bulger
$NaN 2015
No Score Yet The Hobbit Trilogy
  • Actor
$NaN 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Necromancer/Smaug
$NaN 2014
90% The Imitation Game
  • Alan Turing
$NaN 2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar
  • Agent Classified
$NaN 2014
No Score Yet Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
No Score Yet Unlocking Sherlock
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
65% August: Osage County
  • Little Charles Aiken
$NaN 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Smaug
$NaN 2013
37% The Fifth Estate
  • Actor
$NaN 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Wikileaks/HBO Project
  • Julian Assange
$NaN 2013
95% 12 Years a Slave
  • Ford
$NaN 2013
89% Jerusalem
  • Actor
$NaN 2013
85% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • John Harrison
$NaN 2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live 50th Anniversary Encore: Frankenstein
  • Actor
$NaN 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Necromancer
$NaN 2012
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • Actor
$NaN 2012
76% War Horse
  • Major Jamie Stewart
$NaN 2011
92% Wreckers
  • David
$NaN 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Peter Guillam
$NaN 2011
74% The Whistleblower
  • Nick Kaufman
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet The Man Who Predicted 9/11
  • Actor
$NaN 2011
47% Third Star
  • James
$NaN 2010
83% Four Lions
  • Negotiator
$NaN 2010
47% Creation
  • Joseph Hooker
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet The Last Enemy
  • Stephen Ezard
$NaN 2009
No Score Yet Burlesque Fairytales
  • Actor
$NaN 2009
42% The Other Boleyn Girl
  • William Carey
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Stuart: A Life Backwards
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
83% Atonement
  • Paul Marshall
$NaN 2007
68% Amazing Grace
  • William Pitt
$NaN 2007
90% Starter for 10
  • Patrick
$NaN 2006
No Score Yet To The Ends of the Earth
  • Edmund Talbot
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Hawking
  • Stephen Hawking
$NaN 2004
60% To Kill a King
  • Royalist
$NaN 2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% 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 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
83% Sherlock
2010-2017
  • 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 Great Performances
2000
  • Richard III
  • 2016
  • 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
1971-2014
  • 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
84% 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
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest

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