Benedict Cumberbatch is one of UK’s fastest rising stars, famed for his award winning, Golden Globe nominated Sherlock (BBC). His numerous films include Stephen Spielberg’s Warhorse, Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Atonement, Starter for Ten, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Hobbit. Next he will be seen starring in Star Trek Into Darkness, August Osage County with Meryl Streep and Twelve Years a Slave.
Benedict recently wrapped The Fifth Estate (Dreamworks) starring as Julian Assange. In late 2013 he will star as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and in 2014 will co-star in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. LAMDA trained, his career began in theatre, most famously starring in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, for which he won an Olivier Award, and After the Dance (both National Theatre). He also worked with Royal Court, Almeida and West End.
In television he recently starred in Parade’s End (HBO), starred in To the Ends of the Earth (BBC), Small Island (BBC), Stuart a Life Backwards (BBC) and was nominated for a BAFTA for his career breaking role as Stephen Hawking in Hawking (BBC).