Benedict Cumberbatch


Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch recently garnered awards for his performance as Phil Burbank in Jane Campion’s lauded film ‘The Power Of The Dog’. The film won several awards including Best Actor for Cumberbatch at The NY Film Critics Awards, Golden Globe nomination and both BAFTA and Academy Awards Best Actor nominations.

Also known for playing the title role of “Sherlock Holmes” in a role that has earned him international acclaim and several awards including The Primetime Emmy/In 2015 Benedict portrayed Alan Turing in the multi award winning film and several awards including The Primetime Emmy/In 2015 Benedict portrayed Alan Turing in the multi award winning film The Imitation Game which earned him a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. Other big screen performances include the role of the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Khan in JJ Abrams’ blockbuster Star Trek: Into Darkness, Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, Little’ Charles Aiiken in August: Osage County, Ford in Steve McQueen’s Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave and Billy Bulger in Black Mass.

Early TV roles included his incredibly powerful performance as Stephen Hawking, in the BBC’s highly acclaimed drama ‘Hawking’ which earned him his first BAFTA nomination. A second BAFTA nomination came in 2010 for his portrayal of Bernard in the BBC adaptation of ‘Small Island’. Benedict also starred as Christopher Stejens in the Tom Stoppard’s BBC/HBO drama ’Parades End’ based on the acclaimed novels, also earning him an Emmy nomination.

In 2016 his depiction of Richard III in the BBC’s ‘Hollow Crown’ series cemented his place as one of the finest actors of his generation earning him another BAFTA nomination. Benedict joined the Marvel Universe as the titular character in 2016’s Doctor Strange, reprising his role as Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. More recently, Benedict’s performance in David Nicholls’ adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s beloved ‘Patrick Melrose’ has earned him a BAFTA for Best Actor and Emmy and Golden Globe Best Actor nominations. In 2019, he appeared in the HBO/Channel 4 political drama ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ and the Cold War spy-drama ‘The Courier’ . Last year Benedict was seen back in the Marvel Universe in theatres as Dr Strange in ‘SpiderMan: No Way Home’, ‘The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain’ a film about the English artist Louis Wain and “Dr Strange: In The Multiverse Of Madness’. He also completed filming director Wes Anderson’s Henry Sugar due for release later this year. Benedict is currently filming the Netflix drama ‘Eric’.

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